KYTA Support Sessions for Changing Times

Free for Members. £5 donation for non members

Workshops led by experienced teachers with the aim of
providing additional tools and support, 
to help process the changes in our community.
You can also join a Zoom Meeting

Sharmila Devasya: Trauma Sensitivity in Kundalini Yoga [ September 19th ]

Paula Hollings: Coping with Disillusionment  [ 3rd October ] 

Ratan Veer Singh: Being A Male Teacher (workshop for men) [ 17th October ] 

Angad Kaur:  Reconciling Sexual Histories (workshop for women) [ October 31st ]

Trauma Sensitivity in Kundalini Yoga with Sharmila Devasya

Saturday 19th September
10am-1pm on Zoom
Maximum of 20 attendees

This thee hour workshop will be an experiential discovery of Trauma and how it impacts our lives, beliefs and behaviours. Every human encounters trauma at some point in life and living in these turbulent times is a recipe for traumas to play out. It’s vital for our mental and physical health that we become more aware of trauma in ourselves, and its effects on our relationships and within our yoga classes.  This workshop is an invitation to actively take better care of ourselves, our students and improve safe and ethical practice.

We will explore:

* How trauma shows up?
* Trust and safety
* Role of the Thymus Gland and Nervous system in trauma
* Trauma recovery process
* Referrals

Kundalini Yoga is a powerful practice and it often brings up trauma and it’s imperative as Teachers that we can support students to the best of our ability. We will also be engaging in discussions on:

* Self Regulation
* Self Care
* Supervision





NON MEMBERS (£5 minimum donation)

Past Workshops

Deep Listening, Relational Listening in Times of Need

Saturday 22nd August
1.30-4.30pm on Zoom
Maximum of 14 attendees

In this three hour workshop Nam Prakash will share with you some of the skills she has learnt from her work as a Gestalt Psychotherapist on relational and deep listening but, as this issue is showing us, we need to move away from verticality in teaching circles so, please, let’s view this as a coming together of all of our wisdom to allow healing to flow where it is needed.
Relational listening is not quite the same as active listening – it involves listening for your internal response. Can you recognise your own congruent reaction and not judge either yourself or the other? Do you have “Healer’s twitch” and rush to rescue or fix? Do you run over your set time boundaries (or not set any!) when supporting others?
Relational listening is useful, for example, at times when someone needs to be heard and understood, when they need to clarify a problem or when someone needs to get in touch with and understand their own experience. It may not be so useful when someone is very upset, angry or frustrated and in this workshop we will discuss what may be more helpful at these times.
In deep listening we may
• inquire, attune and dialogue
• follow the other’s focus and not your own
• attune empathically
• see what is absent as well as present
• not avoid tension and conflict
• pause, reflect and share your own feelings, responses
• rehearse possibilities
• make contact deeper in the dialogue of blockages rather than seeking to resolve it


NON MEMBERS (£5 minimum donation)