Resources, Style-Specific

Lessons Learned Teaching Yoga to Seniors

0 Comments 28 July 2014

By Linda Fenelon. When I said Yes to teaching yoga to a 75 year old couple I thought I would be the one bearing gifts. Turns out I was the receiver, not the giver. Here are 5 surprising things I learned about teaching yoga to Senior Citizens. Breath is everything A sixty minute class focused […]

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Teaching Yoga as a Moral Philosophy

Philosophy

Teaching Yoga as a Moral Philosophy

0 Comments 21 July 2014

By Hari-kirtana das. Most people come to a yoga class for the physical practice. After a while, some may  develop an appreciation for the psychosomatic aspect of yoga. Yogis who take their practice to an even deeper level may feel inspired to re-evaluate how they live in the world and how they act in relationship […]

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Resources

Tips for Teaching the Individual in a Group Setting

0 Comments 07 July 2014

By Kate Connell. As a teacher who specializes in one-on-one instruction through private yoga sessions and mentoring yoga teachers in the art of teaching private yoga, it can come as a surprise to some that I still teach a few group – led classes. I’ve elected to hang on to my beloved regular yogis and […]

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Resources

“Practicing Yoga” is So Much More Than Getting to the Mat

0 Comments 23 June 2014

By Laura Erdman Luntz.  I can honestly say in 25 years of practicing yoga, I have never missed a day. Not one. Before you think I am doing something you could never do, read on: Yoga is a truly beautiful life philosophy, a way of living that opens our hearts to more compassion, authenticity and […]

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Themes

Just. One. Word.

0 Comments 16 June 2014

By Michelle Marchildon.   There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; Not going all the way, and not starting.  -  Buddha   Just. One. Word. That’s all it Takes to Make A Better Class. Theming is hard. In fact, most people would rather do anything other than speak in […]

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Resources

5 steps to take your yoga biz virtual

0 Comments 10 June 2014

By Kate Connell. The world of online yoga has exploded. There are online group-led classes, therapeutic one-on-one sessions schedule via Skype, and teacher trainings ranging in subject from adjustments and assists to teaching private yoga. And there is a slice of the yoga mat for all of us! This list is a short-cut guide to […]

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Philosophy

Tips for Teaching the Gunas

0 Comments 01 June 2014

By Hari-kirtana das. The gunas – the three qualities of material nature – are a secret hiding in plain sight. Sattva (purity, goodness, and knowledge), rajas (action, passion, and attachment), and tamas (inertia, ignorance, and oblivion) are present everywhere. But because they’re affecting us we can’t easily see them. It’s a little like trying to […]

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Children's Yoga, Resources, Style-Specific

5 Tips for Teaching Teen Athletes

0 Comments 19 May 2014

by Deb Bowen. While working to complete my YTT teaching hours, I decided to practice my new skills on my 13 year old son and his basketball team.   He recently recovered from a sports related overuse injury and I knew  yoga would provide him with much needed flexibility, body awareness and relaxation. I spent […]

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