EPISODE 256

12 Tips for Teaching Large(r) Groups

with Mado Hesselink

Teaching large groups can be intimidating! But it’s also fantastic for improving your teaching skills and boosting your confidence. This episode focuses on the unique challenges and opportunities involved in teaching large yoga groups. Learn to embrace the challenges of large-group instruction and develop your ability to offer high-quality instruction to groups of any size.

Episode Highlights

Teaching large groups can be intimidating! But it’s also fantastic for improving your teaching skills and boosting your confidence. This episode focuses on the unique challenges and opportunities involved in teaching large yoga groups. Learn to embrace the challenges of large-group instruction and develop your ability to offer high-quality instruction to groups of any size.

 

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

00:00 The benefits of teaching larger groups

05:15 Why teaching large groups is so nerve-wracking

07:02 Why it’s important to keep your class plan simple in a larger group

09:33 How to encourage focus and engagement in a larger group

10:12 How to balance different personality types when it comes to student participation

12:04 How to manage student questions to avoid getting thrown off track

15:06 How to provide an intimate experience in a large group

17:14 Thoughts on physical touch in a large group

19:17 How to bring attention back to you after small group or partner work

21:06 The role of visual aids in a larger group

22:51 How to utilize assistants when teaching a larger group

24:54 How to learn your student’s names (even if you’re usually terrible with names)

26:52 How to facilitate connection between students in a larger group

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