Below, teachers will find ideas for growing their reach, the importance of communication, and how Erica's listening skills have developed during her yoga practice and profession.
You'll hear a bit about my previous academic life and so a lot of talk about music, creativity, and getting the "Download."
We started off getting our technology working correctly. I asked Erica if she had been using more technology in her teaching/interfacing. This recording picks up there:
Signature System around Body Image Health
Bose wireless headset
Lead classes over phone.
Intentional weekly class: class solution for self-directed students who need the space to be held
4:00 the soul in the windows [eyes] or in the voice?
How is vocal quality considered when speaking/teaching?
Voice is attached to breath, life force
Voice a closer connection to the essential nature of a person than their eyes?
Connected to consciousness, connected to will, intent.
8:30 Why Adam Corrolla's Love Line fascinating.
11:40 Judy Garland and Ella Fitzgerald --voice of their times.
12:30 Urban women on the frontier of linguistic development
14:00 Do we posess or value class [refinement] any more?
15:20 Vocal teacher as bodyworker
19:15 High school band and orchestral education and the movement to adult learning
22:00 Music accesses different parts of the brain than speech alone.
24:20 Do the small wins matter?
The Heart of Yoga, book best promise we can make is to help.
Is this a stance of humility?
27:00 How does Service fit into the yoga community?
29:20 You're paid to get yourself there and take yourself away. Everything else is for free.
31:00 Have you noticed a trajectory of development in your listening/hearing skill set since you've started yoga?
Communication contracts, listening, following instructions this is how people interpret [everything!], I won't ask you to do what you cannot. Student contract includes precise execution of instructions.
Truthfulness in listening and speaking.
Observe reaction. Can this person convey what they mean, what they want? Can I take at face value?
"Let me be clear about what I'm saying."
Wrangle: expose people to more esoteric experiences in their practice.
Reaching to describe things, ineffable, intangible. Language must then be increasingly clearer.
Complexity with simplicity. Simplexity.
37:15 What does Ana Forrest say to Erica regarding teaching?
38:00 Discerning between saying something that is clever and heart is yearning to express it.
"The desire to say something clever usually comes from insecurity."
Impulse comes from the wrong place.
Get comfortable with feeling uncomfortable while teaching.
40:00 Erica reflects on Chicago workshop experience as a listening experience, teacher to group.
40:50 Being clever is kind of defense mechanism
41:00 How the heart's message is like a bubble.
43:00 Yin Yang and
When things come from the heart, there's a need to reach for it.
Channeling. Clarity of speech bypasses brain like a download.
49:00 The class as an organization of energy, a web
50:00 Om as evidence of change