Overviewbody mind perspectives

This workshop is a practical exploration of the various goals of yoga asana. It introduces different ways of thinking and speaking about the body-mind using the three categories of ‘physical models’, ‘energy models’ and ‘psycho-emotional models’.

The aim is to better inform ‘how’ we practice and teach yoga.  We do this by exploring perspectives on the body-mind that facilitate the cultivation of strength, mobility, awareness, stillness and self-reflection.


  • The goals of modern yoga
  • Introducing the concept of the body-mind
  • Overview of body-mind models
  • Exploration of physical models
  • Exploration of energetic models
  • Exploration of psycho-emotional models
  • Conclusions
    • The role of intention
    • Using different models to prompt new understanding in yoga asana

Who is this workshop for?

This day is aimed at yoga practitioners and teachers interested in clarifying the spectrum of reasons that yoga is practiced in modern society.  It explores the skyscapeunderstanding that the results of our practice are influenced by our intention and the way we talk about the body mind (whatever our practice goals).

Yoga teachers can also expect to learn new ways to communicate effectively with their students.  Yoga practitioners can also expect to learn new ways of thinking about and engaging with their asana practice.

No pre-requisite studies in anatomy are required.

Workshop format

This 1-day workshop (typically 10am-4pm with 5 hours teaching time) contains a mix of tutor presentation, group discussion and practical exploration involving individual asana practice and group work.

Recommended maximum numbers for this workshop are 30 participants.

Tutor biography

Ade works as a Rolfer, Craniosacral Therapist, and Yoga teacher in Henfield, West Sussex.

Ade in his natural habitat

Ade in his natural habitat

His yoga story is centred around a daily ashtanga yoga practice begun in 2000 and involving extensive periods studying with Nancy Gilgoff at her home in Maui.  Latterly, he has also been influenced by teachings inspired by the work of Vanda Scaravelli through explorations with Suzi Daw in Brighton.  He was blessed to study the Dharma with Sonia Moriceau up until her death in 2013.

He completed the BWY Diploma in 2004.  From then until 2014 he taught from a converted barn in the Black Mountains of South Wales.  His bodywork studies and practice deeply inform his teaching, which continues from his new home in Sussex and via workshops in the UK and Switzerland.

He is a Senior Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals and a BWY CPD tutor.  He has been teaching workshops and extended programmes for yoga students since 2006.

Booking this workshop

To discuss availability, fees and partnership delivery options please contact ade@bodybeing.co.uk

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