Embodied Pedagogy teaches how to examine societal systems of power, identity, agency and structures as an inward process through living meditative practices, while meditative practices cultivate in us an embodied self-awareness of our subjective experience and therefore a greater understanding of our role in these societal systems. Integral Yoga is a meditative practice that I actively teach, compatible with a number of varied meditative practices, both ancient and modern.
This website offers both updates on my educational research on integrating meditative practices into Higher Education Pedagogy as Embodied Pedagogy for holistic development and social equality The meditative practices come from a variety of traditions and modalities and have been used in courses from multiple disciplines; some of the practices can be used as autonomous activities, while others need to be embedded in ongoing living practice and real-world teaching contexts. This website is not intended to be comprehensive, but it is created to be a rich resource of ideas and living meditative practices that can inspire us, broaden our repertoire of teaching tools and connect us with other agents of change. This website also offers updates on my Integral Yogi living and teaching practice.
This space is well suited to you if you are any one of the following:
- A practising yogi;
- A practising integral yogi;
- A habitual meditator;
- A yoga teacher;
- A meditation teacher;
- A travelling yogi;
- A pedagogue;
- A qualitative education researcher;
- A university lecturer, professor or teacher with an interest/experience in integrating meditative practices in their teaching;
- A university lecturer, professor or teacher working in the fields of Education, Social Sciences, The Arts and Humanities;
- A teacher (interested in) promoting students’ holistic development in the classroom;
- A teacher (interested in) promoting social equality in the classroom;
- A university lecturer, professor or teacher who aims to cultivate students’ holistic development through living meditative practices;
- A university lecturer, professor or teacher who aims to cultivate students’ social equality through effective classroom discourses.
In the event that you happen to be all of the above, then this space is truly perfect for you. And you and I are two peas in pod. We seem to be few but are in fact many. And we are growing in numbers every day. This is my work. Take as much as you wish. Go as far as you see fit. Dip in and out, and back and forth, whenever you need to. And join me on your journey.
Uma Shakti Devi
Creator of Integral Yoga World
“I am not the teacher. The practice through the body is the teacher. The technique its assistant”.