By Paul Jerard Let's face it, Yoga teachers who live in Northern climates have been looking forward to a break from the "winter chill." Your Yoga students have also been looking forward to the warm weather and they want to take a vacation. What can Yoga teachers and Yoga studios do to compensate for the [...]
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By: Virginia Iversen, M.Ed. Teaching outdoor Yoga classes can be a special treat depending on your climate. During the balmy days of summer, teaching classes outside can easily facilitate a sense of gratitude and appreciation for the natural beauty that surrounds us. If you live in a temperate climate zone in the United States, you [...]
By Sangeetha Saran Yoga can be a very emotional and mentally stimulating practice. However, no one can deny that it has a strong physical component as well. Yoga uses every muscle of the body and requires the practitioner to stay focused and engaged physically throughout the class. This is why many teachers focus on addressing [...]
One thing that a yoga teacher overcomes is the feeling of awkwardness in front of people. Yoga classes are run as a group activity, and you will absolutely develop self-confidence and poise over time. You can do this at first by teaching small yoga groups, until you are able to feel comfortable in larger groups. Practice is a great way to perfect any skill. Teaching groups, big or small, is a great way to jump start your self-confidence.
Additionally, there is no financial risk in teaching classes part-time at a fitness club, church, community center, or a local yoga school. Many successful studio owners started out by teaching at night and working a 9 to 5 job for a full-time employer. This gives a yoga instructor time to calculate the risks of expanding or playing it safe and investing one’s earnings toward a retirement fund or your next vacation.
As a Yoga instructor, do remember to include the practice of pranayama into your classes. These breathing exercises are fundamental to soothing and balancing the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems. This balance promotes both the calming and energizing effects of a great Yoga class.
If you teach vinyasa, hot or power Yoga classes, you might not get many requests for an expanded relaxation segment. Specific classes attract specific students. That said, if you just completed a restorative Yoga teacher training course, the end of your classes should focus on deep relaxation.
When you become a yoga instructor, you learn that some students only want physical fitness. They don't care about mental and emotional benefits. Any discussion of chakras, mantras and mudras will make them stampede toward the door.
Laughter Yoga - are you serious? Many Yoga teachers don't even consider it. Yoga is a serious art, science, and way of life. Should we...
Teaching yoga requires creativity, consistency, study, and a lot of practice. As a teacher, you may be asked about yoga for sciatica...