If you want to join us in a Free mindful relaxation for dance teachers session tomorrow morning at 10am (UK time 8 May 2020) all you need to do is leave a comment below and the joining Zoom link will be emailed to you today or first thing tomorrow morning – remember to check your junk mail folder in case it has landed there.
These short sessions take about 30-40 minutes and they are a great way to do something for you during lockdown and the challenges that it brings for dance teachers. You don’t need to have done any mindful relaxation before. The session can be done sitting in a chair, sitting on the floor or if you prefer, you can lie down.
Don’t forget that you can join Sho for FREE mindful relaxation sessions for dance teachers on Friday mornings at 10am (UK time) during lockdown.
To register interest all you need to do is leave a comment on this post – below. You will be emailed a link the day before the Free session so you can join the session on Zoom.
This is a great time to do something for yourself – dance teachers are often busy helping others but with lockdown you may have 30-40 minutes on a Friday that you can spare to join this session. No experience in mindful relaxation is required and you might find that you want to use the skills we use at other times during the week and also with your students in the future.
Just leave a comment below if you want us to send you a link to join the FREE Friday sessions.
NB: the link being sent out on Thursday (23 April) will enable you to join the mindful relaxation session each Friday morning. You won’t need to get a different link for each week.
Work is taking place on a new short online CPD course for dance teachers: Positive psychology for dance teachers. When this new course is available to book details be will posted on this site. Alternately you can contact us to register your interest in Positive psychology for dance teachers.
Positive psychology for dance teachers
The goal of positive psychology in well-being theory,…is to increase the amount of flourishing …
Seligman M E P (2011) Flourish: A new understanding of Happiness and Well-Being – and how to achieve them London Nicholas Brealey Publishing
…to facilitate the flourishing of each individual dancer by valuing them for what they are as well as what they can do.
Botham S (2000) A Dancer is a Person – poster presentation IADMS Conference, Miami, Florida
Current CPD courses
Current short online CPD courses for dance teachers
During lockdown all the short online CPD courses have adjustments made to the week 3 work to enable courses to be completed without the need to teach a class. An adjusted reflective exercise can be done instead of the usual relfections on the taught class or session.
Following on from the recent test session we are planing to do some more Free Mindful Relaxation sessions for dance teachers during the lockdown period.
Sessions will be once a week on Friday mornings at 10am (UK time) beginning Friday 17 April 2020 until further notice.
Each session is FREE and will be about 30 minutes mindful relaxation and if wanted perhaps a short chat afterwards.
Nourish yourself with a little bit of mindful relaxation. You don’t need to have done any before. It’s about feeling comfortable and doing something for you – sitting or lying down it is up to you.
These online sessions are done via Zoom. To participate we need to email you a link to click on to join the session. The easiest way to do this is if you can leave a comment below on this post and we can send you a link to the email address connected to your comment. The link will be sent out the day before the mindful relaxation session.