How will I learn and practice cueing and timing skills, via the Aura Wellness Center distance learning yoga teacher training program?
Cueing and Timing for Teachers(6 posts) (6 voices)
Please visit: http://www.yoga-teacher-training.org/category/videos/
Let us know if you want to learn anything more about practicing, observing, assisting adjusting, modifying, cueing and timing. The last time I counted the demonstration and lecture times up, Aura Wellness Center gives you 10 hours of video for nothing. That say a lot about what they're all about. If you have any questions, I'd be happy to answer them.
When you view videos of lectures and demonstrations about yoga teacher training, you learn how to teach yoga classes. Of course there is much study and practice involved in perfecting the skills needed to become a yoga teacher. The web clips that Gator has pointed you to are like the tip of an iceberg, but Paulji and Aura Wellness Center freely provide more information to instructors than any other supporting organization. This forum, the Facebook page, their blogs, videos, podcasts, and newsletters are a free resource to yoga teachers everywhere. Every site with this much information charges a subscription or membership fee.
When I take Classes I just pay attention to every little thing the instructor did and how and take note of how different people teach & how they cue & time the transitions. I think it depends on what you are trying to achieve in the class for pace & how vigorous vs. meditative the class is. Then you see how to fit postures in with other elements to fill up the hour without rushing too much or going too slow. Sometimes less is more too especially for beginner classes to build confidence and focus on alignment. Honestly I listen to Yoga videos on my iPhone while driving around in my car ! It helps me though...
Pranam Fellow Yoga Teachers,
I believe Kerry is onto something here. Absorb all the information possible to become the best possible yoga instructor. I vividly remember a conversation about the lifetimes required to learn all there is to know in terms of the sum total of yogic knowledge. It was then that I realized that I will never know everything, but Paulji pointed out the use of technology for learning and how we can use time wisely. He did also point out technology as addictive, but can be used wisely.
Also, beyond technology it's repetition that makes the teacher. You teach, you learn and you improve on this journey. We are the lucky ones in this life. Many people don't know how to relieve their suffering. It's our purpose to help as many as we can, but alas there isn't enough time to help all who need it.
Hi There Chrystie,
Cueing can be learned through the practice of teaching yoga classes. Repetition is an important part of yoga teacher training. Whether you study at home or at an ashram in India, you still need to teach classes regularly. If you are up to your neck in studies, it's good for teachers in training to run mock classes. You could have your family and friends as students. When you finish any yoga certification course, you still need to practice all the time. All active teachers practice and study for life.
About timing: Do you mean the timing of your cueing, the timing of a flow or the timing of how long your students would hold a pose? Please get back to us.
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