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Preventing the #1 Yoga-Related Injury

10 Comments 30 August 2011

  Sacro-Illiac pain is quickly becoming the most common yoga-related injury. Characterized by localized pain in the sacrum, where the spine meets the pelvis, it tends to manifest only on one side. The root of the problem lies in hip instability, often due to childbirth or menopause, and exacerbated by the way common poses are […]

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Dear Teachasana: How Do You Know When You’re Ready to Teach Full Time?

4 Comments 26 August 2011

Dear Teachasana: Do you have any tips for those of us juggling a full time job and teaching yoga? How do you find the time to promote yourself without over committing? At what point do you know you’re ready to cut down on working or jump ship altogether? ~Yoga Teacher A Dear Yoga Teacher A, Thanks […]

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New City, New Possibilities

4 Comments 25 August 2011

While going through my teacher training, I remember hearing that a good time to begin teaching is when you have students.  Many teachers have started this way, when over the course of their time as a student, someone offers them the opportunity to step into the seat of the teacher.   So you just moved to a […]

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Shhh…Class in Session

7 Comments 23 August 2011

One of my former yoga students, who is now a yoga teacher, told me that during slower-paced classes, she worries that she isn’t talking enough. “Should I fill the space?” she asked. I’ve been there, too. When I first began teaching more Restorative and Yin-style classes, I thought the dead space meant complete boredom. But every time I […]

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Dear Teachasana: What should my teaching resume look like?

5 Comments 19 August 2011

Dear Teachasana:  What does a Yoga Teacher’s resume look like? I have seen a few studios, gyms, and recreation centers look for them but not sure how much information they want. Do we include all of our work experience or just what is pertinent? I would love to hear about best practices too. Thanks! ~Yoga […]

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Socializing with Students – To Brunch or Not to Brunch?

16 Comments 18 August 2011

Think about the people who come to yoga. They’re just the kind of people we’d probably like to hang out with when we’re not busy teaching. We share an interest in yoga, and in physical and emotional health. So who could possibly be harmed by nurturing friendly connections with our students outside of class?   […]

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The Art of Teaching Mixed-Level Classes

6 Comments 16 August 2011

Many great classes emerge from a room full of people practicing at different levels—someone who has been practicing for a few months can find inspiration next to the seasoned yogi, who in turn may be invigorated by newer students’ enthusiasm. Yet this is one of the most challenging aspects of teaching yoga. We must harness […]

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Dear Teachasana: Teaching without Props

8 Comments 12 August 2011

Dear Teachasana, I am a new teacher, and I am teaching two volunteer classes to beginners in venues that do not have blocks available (park and library). My teacher training thoroughly addressed the needs of beginners, but focused on the use of blocks. I encourage students to obtain and bring props to class and the library […]

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