Discovery Yoga Teachers'
DYTA, provides yoga teachers from all traditions with a solid sense of
community through ongoing opportunities for learning, sharing and
outstanding network of yoga teachers,
DYTA continues to evolve as
an excellent growth and
support tool, based on active teacher
participation. Quarterly meetings provide a lively forum for a
variety of experiences,
exploration, mentoring, inspiration, and community service.
PLUS there are additional opportunities for
presenters and attendees to accumulate credits
toward 500-hour teacher certification!
fees for DYTA.
Would you like to be involved in
organizing, planning and
future course of DYTA? Are you interested in presenting a
mini-workshop or joining a committee to plan a
community activity? DYTA needs your skills, your energy and your
|Attention all DYTA Members
Thank you all for your loyal
support for Discovery Yoga
Teachers' Alliance (DYTA).
The gathering scheduled for Sunday, November 21, 2010
is cancelled due the upcoming Thanksgiving, Christmas,
Chanukah and Winter Solace celebrations and holidays.
Also, all DYTA gatherings are cancelled until further notice
due to scheduling conflicts, please check the Discovery Yoga
website during January, 2011 for information regarding
scheduling dates for future DYTA gatherings. If you have
any ideas or suggestions for future DYTA gatherings, or if
you would like to volunteer to serve DYTA, please send your
information to Discovery Yoga and include an e-mail address
where you can be contacted.
AND… don’t forget!
There are still plenty of opportunities to meet and share
with teacher friends, meet new teachers and make new
contacts by attending and/or volunteering to teach
Community Yoga on Sundays. Another way to stay
connected is to schedule a “reunion” or “meet up” at
Discovery Yoga with fellow teachers or groups of friends or
students and create your own retreat by selecting and
coordinating from the yoga classes, workshops and
meditation that are offered continually at Discovery Yoga.
Again thank you for your past support for DYTA and Best
Wishes to you all for a wonderful holiday season, hope
to see you all soon on the “mat”!
Respectfully submitted on behalf of Discovery Yoga by:
May 23, 2010
DYTA MEETING: Theme: so here’s the story……..now tell me your
“Suggestions as to what
our meetings will look like without Christopher Baxter”?
2:00 p.m. I am Kat
Doucette, I facilitated the May 23 meeting, we began meeting on time
and I welcomed everyone gathered at Discovery Yoga for the DYTA
- began the meeting by reading notes of previous meeting
- self introduction of each member
- explanation of why I am facilitating this meeting and
asking for the group to help describe what their ideas of future
meetings should include
- invited anyone not on the mailing list and wishing to
be included to supply email address (included)
SUMMARY of May 23, 2010
The meeting began with a review/discussion of the postures and assists
addressed during the previous two meetings. There were some
clarifications/questions/additions regarding assists performed at last
two meetings. The group asked questions and everyone contributed
any personal experiences and advice for postures, these observances and
experiences were gratefully accepted by the group.
Again it was suggested that anyone who had not studied the Anatomy of
Yoga by Paul Grilley, should buy or borrow a copy and study the
information, stressing the quote by Paul Grilley “Two people
doing the same posture are not feeling the same things”.
Discussion of group members on “when do we stop showing postures on the
mat and begin assisting students verbally & physically (touch
assisting/press point assisting), without injury or raising the anxiety
level of the class by not being on the mat”?
Modification of postures for special needs students verses assisting by
letting individual student’s body guide them in postures as long as
there is no risk of injury or accident.
Take a class—get out of the “teacher mode” and into your own practice.
Home practice verses yoga classes
Suggested topics for next
meetings, those suggestions include:
- How to save a class: Verbal clues, blank mind
- Chair yoga
- Wellness, therapeutic yoga
- Additional assists for postures
- Include “teacher’s yoga class”
- Funding, grants--opportunities and how to bring yoga
to the community
- Bring in instructors to DYTA for teacher
classes. (I am not sure how this was supposed to be applied,
because DY offers classes and workshops for teachers as an
ongoing opportunity. ktd)
4:00 PM: Meeting
ended with a grateful thank you to all who attended and participated in
this DYTA meeting.
Date for next meeting was confirmed according to the
schedule: July 18, 2010
Theme for next meeting: How to save a class
The list of next steps
was not discusses at the
May 23 meeting, but I am including this list because there are still
open actions with resolvment required on all entries.
FOR INFORMATION ONLY,
discussed at May 23 meeting.
- Set up teleconference meetings between individuals or
group when necessary to address specific directions or topics to keep
support and connection available between in-person meetings.
- Circulate list of member information for networking
- Notes of each meeting will be transcribed, edited and
circulated to all members. Notes will not include
“action/interaction/co-learning” portion of meetings.
- Listing of members with contact information.
- We will develop a system to have shared
responsibilities for this group to function and facilitation at
- DONE: (ktd)
Develop a Face book (FB) website for group “blog” discussion boards,
after FB demo.
- We will have a steering committee to facilitate more
efficient communications and process between members. Steering
- Bettina Kelbert
- Nancy Detweiler
- Naorah Lockhart
The following information was included in the Nov. 2009 meeting.
Subsequent Meetings have also been coordinated with Discovery’s
- July 18
- Sept 19
- Nov 14
- Hours: 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m. optional meal
- 1:00-4:00 p.m. Meeting/workshops
- Topic of discussion or workshop for next meeting
determined at current meeting, when possible.