Hauora Yoga Conference is a three day educational event where the professional yoga community in Aotearoa New Zealand connect, discuss, learn, innovate and practice together.
Keynote By Donna Farhi
Empowering People Through Interoception: Restoring Full Sensory Capacity
“Almost anyone can learn to think or believe or know, but not a single human being can be taught to feel. Why? Because whenever you think or you believe or you know, you’re a lot of other people, but the moment you feel, you’re nobody-but-yourself.” ~ e.e. cummings
Did you know that “Simon Says” learning perpetuates disconnection from felt sensation? How do movement teachers and instructors educate students about the difference between positive intensified sensation and “bad pain” so they can differentiate between sound and unsound practices?
Join Donna on an educational and empowering journey as you learn how to shift from being an audiovisual teacher to a kinesthetic facilitator.
In the West we go about learning movement in the same way we approach academics–through the visual and auditory sense channels with the kinesthetic sense remaining undeveloped, ignored, and mistrusted. Whether you work one-on-one, or whether you teach group classes, Donna will explore how you can create structures for learning that improve people’s ability to tap into their felt sensation and to use it as a potent navigational system. She’ll discuss why the myth of “no pain, no gain” has created an epidemic of both chronic and acute Yoga and fitness injuries, and how unraveling the unscientific basis of this myth can help people to appreciate pain as a messenger asking them to make new choices.