Areas Of Concentration
The Art of Sequencing
Empower Your Students to Explore.
Refine sequencing skills to allow for fluid natural progressions of poses and authentic movement to offer a fuller yoga class experience. Learn how to develop your own fun sequences. Discover advanced anatomical sequencing to keep your students safe. Utilize the process of layering in your classes for progressive development of postures.
Sharpen Your Vision
Truly seeing your student is one of the keys of an artful intuitive teacher.
Learn to look at and read the subtle body. What is subtle body feedback? How can we notice this and what does it mean? What is the appropriate approach to this information? Over time and with practice this subtle body communication will become a natural addition to your teaching skills.
Your Teaching Voice
Your voice provides the framework for your yoga class.
Find more clarity in your voice, your tone and pacing to create a specific perspective for your classes. Unleash your authentic Self. Learn techniques and develop your authentic voice to bring about a smooth, uplifing and supportive experience for each student. Using your voice as a tool, set the mood, tone and pace for your class.
The Art of Cueing
Cueing techniques enable students to move through your class all the while maintaining focus on their own practice.
Learn how to be articulate, clear and fluid with options to help students move safely; how to cue to a mixed level class; and alignment points. Fine tune detailed and articulate cueing to set your students up for success. Develop sensitivity to safely assist in a beneficial manner to make a positive impact on your students.
Class Plans and Themes
Let Your Teaching Come Alive.
Add structure and meaning to your classes. Learn effective methods to create inspiring class plans with meaningful themes. Develop sources of inspiration for your classes. Create meaningful material for privates, series, and workshops. Refine your skills on how to set the stage for an amazing yoga class and close it with ease and grace.
The Seat of the Teacher
Taking the Teacher's Seat Allows Students to Feel At Ease.
Defining your safe-zone, projecting your boundaries. How and when to say, "no thank you." Embodying the yamas and niyamas. Build a framework which allows you to learn, stay flexible and change course when necessary, with room to grow and adapt to changes. Develop new ways to stay inspired and excited to teach regularly for a long time.
The Business of Yoga
Get a better grasp on your yoga business.
How to develop relationships with yoga studios.
Landing that teaching gig and how to get yourself on the schedule.
Class scheduling, building your classes.
Privates: skills for taking on private yoga students.
Intake forms for private clients and how this process can translate to group classes.
Setting up class/expense tracking system.
Independent contractor vs. employee status.
How much insurance do I need?
Pranayama and Bandha Techniques
Breath and Connection are the Cornerstones of Yoga.
Gain a comprehensive knowledge of breath and bandhas and how to utilize the various techniques for the greatest benefit of the student.
Instruction on the bandhas, refine teaching techniques, learn in what context they would be used, and embrace the use of the bandhas into your own personal practice as well as into your yoga classroom.
Instruction and use of breath and pranayama techniques, how to use pranayama for specific needs.
Iyengar, Vinyasa, Restorative, Gentle, Yin Yoga, Chair, AcroYoga are each solid highly regarded styles of yoga.
Explore and delve into one particular style or a variety of yoga styles to truly broaden your knowledge and view on how to use various styles and teachings. Enhance your own personal practice and become adept at weaving them into your yoga classes.