EPISODE 250

The Art and Science of Teaching Yoga Online – Part 2

with Lily Dwyer Begg

Transitioning from in-person classes to online can shake up every aspect of your teaching. When Lily Dwyer Begg dove headfirst into this process, she found greater clarity in her voice and a blossoming creative potential in her teaching. In this episode, Lily shares advice for the art of teaching yoga online including demonstration, verbal cues, class planning, and how to substitute direct touch. She also reveals some of the challenges and opportunities that arose when she stopped teaching at studios and started running her own platform.

Episode Highlights

Transitioning from in-person classes to online can shake up every aspect of your teaching. When Lily Dwyer Begg dove headfirst into this process, she found greater clarity in her voice and a blossoming creative potential in her teaching. In this episode, Lily shares advice for the art of teaching yoga online including demonstration, verbal cues, class planning, and how to substitute direct touch. She also reveals some of the challenges and opportunities that arose when she stopped teaching at studios and started running her own platform.

 

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

00:00 Introduction

00:53 A comparison between teaching in person and online

08:35 The unexpected benefits of teaching online

10:29 The benefits of livestream classes (vs on-demand)

18:11 The business of teaching online

22:31 Things that don’t work well in online classes

29:37 Why it’s best to start with a single class vs a full schedule

31:24 The types of classes that tend to do well online

33:18 Different approaches to demonstrating in online classes

35:28 The art of verbal cueing and how to improve your cues

41:20 The role of touch in yoga and how to substitute touch online

49:15 Lily’s class planning process

54:35 Why the limits of teaching online are also the benefits

 

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