Learn How To Facilitate Circles

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Learn How To Facilitate Circles

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Date: Sun 27 March 2022

Time: 0930-1230 BST (UK Time)

Cost: £45

Feedback from attendees of Tessa's Trainings:

“Thank you very much for yesterday’s course. It was very interesting and helpful for my teaching. I found the content and your delivery was just right and the ability to interact over zoom was done so well. Thank you. 

I spent about an hour telling everything from the workshop to my husband. That is always a good sign, to want to share everything!” Ruth Barber., Attendee, Birth Trauma Workshop

"I really enjoyed this workshop.... I liked Tessa's examples ...Tessa guided some great visualisations ....I left feeling resourced and inspired with plenty of new material to explore in classes." Amba Cooper- The Pelvis in Pregnancy

"I did enjoy it, very much.  Many thanks for sharing your experiences and knowledge, and for providing a stimulating forum for discussion." Una Bentley - Biomechanics of Birth

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Course Outline:

Facilitating a circle of people, with a non-judgemental and safe space, is an enriching experience.  Facilitation of a circle looks easy when it is done well, but there is a lot going on behind the scenes to make it a place that people trust to share.
The workshop will model the principles of holding a circle as well as explicitly detailing the factors to consider when setting one up, including:
  • the four foundational principles
  • creating a trauma-sensitive space
  • sole facilitating and co-creating a circle
  • structuring a circle
  • deepening connection with listening partnerships
  • venues and pricing/ donations

There will not be a recording of this workshop available as participation and experiential learning is key. 

By the end of this training you will have:

  • experienced the benefits of sitting in circle
  • gained practice in circle holding
  • understood how to manage some of the major challenges of circle holding
  • an understanding of the key differences between in person and online circle holding

Tessa has run online women's circles throughout the lockdowns and this format can work very well, including the use of breakout rooms.  She has been running her women's circles for 7+ years, mostly in person, and girls / mother and daughter circles for 4 years.

 

"Thank you for your care and thoughtfulness. It was so helpful to be with a group of women that I could feel safe with and your space holding is perfect." Kailash

 

"It was wonderful to be held in a safe space with other likeminded women.  You and your home are so welcoming. That has been my best circle so far." Billy

 After this workshop you will be able to confidently plan and hold your first circle or reflect on and grow your circle-holding skills.  These safe spaces are so necessary and appreciated.

Please feel free to contact Tessa with any questions at hello@tessayoga.co.uk

At the end of the training, you will receive Certificate of Attendance from Yoga Teachers Forum.

 

Tessa Sanderson

About the facilitator - Tessa Sanderson:

Tessa has run online women's circles throughout the lockdowns and this format can work very well, including the use of breakout rooms.  She has been running her women's circles for 7+ years, mostly in person, and girls / mother and daughter circles for 4 years.

She has also taught Pregnancy Yoga for 15 years and has 12,000+ teaching hours under her belt, including Well Woman and Mother & Baby Yoga, Restorative and Birth Preparation workshops.  She has taught yoga in four diverse cities: London, Southampton, Bristol and Reading. She is the author of Pearls of Birth Wisdom: An Inner Journey with Stories, Insights and Practices.

Tessa is a member of her local Maternity Voices Forum at the Royal Berkshire Hospital and runs the Everything Baby Berkshire network for antenatal and postnatal professionals.  She has a PhD in Medical Sociology and loves using balloons as props in her pregnancy classes. www.tessayoga.co.uk  IG@tessa.venuti.sanderson and @birth_wisdom_pearls