New research undertaken by IASeminars has found a new technique phenomenally effective in increasing the amount of information retained during courses by their delegates.
Delegates attending some trial IASeminars’ courses were encouraged to adopt a wide variety of different yoga poses whilst instructors covered topics such as IFRS and US GAAP. The more complex the topic, the more difficult the yoga pose.
Instructor Bill explains:
“Here at IASeminars we are always looking for innovative new ways to teach our delegates. We started off with some simple downward facing dogs whilst teaching about financial instruments, and in some of our more advanced classes, added in the odd headstand. The results have been amazing. Not only can they fully understand the intricacies of IFRS but they come away significantly more flexible and calm than they were before”.
We interviewed delegate Anne Real to find out how she got on:
“I must admit I was a bit sceptical before the course started. I couldn’t see how standing on my head whilst learning about financial instruments would help me learn any better. I couldn’t have been proved more wrong! Although I had issues raising my hand during the quiz, I’ve found that all information from the course has really sunk in. Not only that, that niggling back problem I had has melted away”.
The only slight side effect reported so far is that to remember some of the information when back in their office environments, trainees are finding themselves having to adopt poses such as the warrior by their desks, which has proved a teeny bit distracting for colleagues.
IASeminars will be rolling out their yoga teaching techniques across all global courses over the next few months, so make sure you bring your mat to your next IASeminars training course!