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April 27, 2015
We have all wondered about a "smoking gun" in yoga. The idea that a teacher could potentially hurt one of her students should bother all of us, but how can we prevent it? What precautions can we make in our classes? How many hours should yoga teacher training courses be to make teachers safe? How much continuing education should we take on? All teachers should know that assisting isn't simply pushing students deeper into a pose!
Adjusting needs to be done gently and who wants a "gorilla" for a body mechanic. How do we stop the ego maniac student with a medical condition, who wants to be pushed by the gorilla for a body mechanic? What about the no pain - no gain teachers? Yes! I'm stirring up some issues, but I want to hear your ideas. The reason being: we can share ideas about safety precautions in our classes. We can create a system of checks and balances. Most of us have safety checks, but we should share ideas to make our yoga classes extremely safe. Let me know where you stand.
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