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Pranayama is one of the basic practices of yoga, though it is often neglected in exercise based yoga classes as taught in gyms and fitness centers. Prana means energy, life force or breath. Yama is translated as restraint, or control. When we work with our breath, we gain access to our life force energy.
Video classes will never replace the experience of a live class, but for days when you need a quick practice or inspiration or if you live far from other teachers, these websites are an amazing resource.
What is your message? If you don’t know, your class won’t be as powerful. With that in mind, here are three elements to a great yoga class to contemplate & plan out before you teach.
This is the third in a set of three classes that could be taught in consecutive weeks, building on the same theme of “kleshas into lakshmis”, each week turning a different klesha (scar) into a lakshmi (mark of distinction).
This is the first in a set of three classes that could be taught in consecutive weeks, building on the same theme of “kleshas into lakshmis”, each week turning a different klesha (scar) into a lakshmi (mark of distinction).
This is the second in a set of three classes that could be taught in consecutive weeks, building on the same theme of “kleshas into lakshmis”, each week turning a different klesha (scar) into a lakshmi (mark of distinction)
Because of their high stress jobs typically combined with a caring disposition, school teachers are a great target market for yoga teachers.
We’ve heard it time and time again, you can’t teach if you don’t practice. But when life gets busy, practice can go by the wayside before you even realize what’s happening. Make a decision to feed yourself first so that you have the strength & energy to help others. Here are some strategies I’ve used to get myself on the mat no matter how busy or unmotivated I become.
This class is designed to help beginners ease into the intensity of Hanumanasana (splits). 60 minutes would be plenty for this sequence, or you could repeat the standing poses (side angle & triangle and add legs up the wall at the end and stretch it out to 90...
As yoga teachers, we’ve all heard the complaint that the market is saturated with yoga classes and it’s hard for newer teachers to find jobs. Here are 5 ideas to break out of the “yoga studio or gym” paradigm and reach a larger student base.
This class offers an accessible approach to the most basic arm balances. While designed for a mixed level group, it would also work for a class of strong beginners.
This sequence for a 90 minute mixed level class focuses on becoming more skillful at graceful transitions between poses.
Increases flexibility in the knees and ankles, teaches internal rotation in the thighs, reduces tension in the legs, and aids digestion and soothes abdominal discomfort. It is also one of the classical seated postures for meditation and breath awareness. The steadiness of virasana can be grounding and emotionally soothing.
Please use this list of yoga class themes as inspiration for your classes. The most important thing when using a theme, especially one that someone else thought up is to contemplate what it means to you personally.
When you first start looking into becoming a yoga teacher, it can be a little confusing to figure out what all these different terms mean.
If you’re struggling with making a living as a yoga teacher, you’re not alone. The exceptions to this are often people who teach specialized yoga classes.
So now you know how to evaluate and choose a teacher training that is right for you, but you don't know where to begin looking. Ask around. Word of mouth is the best way to find a good training. If there is a yoga teacher whose classes you like, ask where he or she...
Yoga Teacher Training programs vary as much as yoga styles. They are big money for those who run them, and a sizable investment for those who take them. So research carefully and do not rush into this decision.