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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 37-39
Do yogis have “Learning Styles”? (A somatic solution)


Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2H9, Canada

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William Ben Strean
Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, 4-417 Van Vliet Complex, Edmonton, AB T6G 2H9
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-6131.194558

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Background: "Learning styles" has captivated a great deal of attention in yoga teacher training. The triad of visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning styles has been particularly popular; yet as Sharp et al. asserted, such an approach trivializes the complexity of learning and compromises scholarship at all levels of the education community. Aims: This paper addresses that although there is great merit in recognizing yoga students' differences and preferences, many uses of learning styles in yoga teacher training are superficial and promote self-handicapping. Conclusion: A somatic perspective (from soma, the body in its wholeness) offers a framework to reconsider the depth of effective learning.


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