Individual Consciousness – Integral Yoga
The first principle “Nothing can be taught”
To build the foundation for integral yoga the first principle aims to support me to get to know myself. By knowing myself, I can learn to listen to and act from my psychic being (inner truth).
All that I need for my learning and growth is already within me. Through the first principle I can follow my natural development and find intrinsic motivation. I can expand my faculties of consciousness and learn through curiosity, imagination, critical and independent thinking.
Faculties of our consciousness:
By becoming more and more conscious I get to know myself. As an adult in TLC I work actively on myself to become aware and to transform habits from past conditioning, judgments and fears. As a child, I take part in regular planning and reflection to get to know myself, take responsibility for my learning process, and am open to receiving the support that I need.
TLC’s practices to develop Individual Conciousness
An individualized program for each child
To support children to develop self-knowledge, each term starts with the creation of an individualized lotus diagram for each child together with their mentor. This is a mindmap that gives an overview of what the child wants to learn/explore/develop in the three months to come.
Mentor support for each child and for the whole family.
|My mentor drives with me, and I learn to become independent and to focus my attention.|
|My mentor and I drive together. I learn to plan and to organize myself to follow through with my plans.|
|I drive myself when I can take responsibility for my learning and I am independent.|
Planning and Reflection
To help the child follow through with their term plan, a weekly planning and reflection meeting gives guidance in the implementation process. Through a facilitated reflection the child becomes aware of their learning, highlights strengths and challenges, and learns how to learn.
Mentor (link document)
ATB: Awareness Through the Body
Awareness Through the Body (ATB) are exercises that aim to raise awareness and enable children and adults to become conscious of their own perceptions and abilities so that they become more self-aware and self-directed.
I stand for that which is true to me.
I speak from my heart with care for others.
Learning to live together
I live what I stand for.
Human Unity & Sustainable development