By Kathryn Boland There I was, in my typical Tuesday night yoga class. We were warmed up and moving into some vigorous Warrior flows. Having been on my feet all day long, my quads whimpered for mercy as I bent deeper into Utthita Parsvakonasana (Extended Side Angle Pose). Ok, true, maybe my alignment got a [...]
It is quite the journey for an introvert or an extrovert to stand in front of a class of eager students, who expect you to be entertaining, athletically gifted, and philosophical. Truthfully, all of those characteristics combined in one package are a bit of an oxymoron.
Cultivating an internal and an external sense of abundance will help your Yoga students to resonate with the highest energy of the holiday season. A peaceful, expansive sense of abundance will also help to offset the frenetic pace of the consumer and social aspects of many holiday gatherings.
As a Yoga instructor, cultivating a sense of gratitude in your Yoga classes is particularly appropriate during the holiday season. Gratitude is defined by Webster’s Dictionary as a sense of appreciation or thankfulness. To feel a sense of thankfulness also elicits a profound sense of being blessed as we walk through the world.
Combining two very different practices may mean that you attract a wide group of students, who would not have participated in the "original" format- or it may mean that you have a group of people disappointed when their expectations are not met. Students may have a poor understanding of one or both practices and feel dissatisfied, leading to lower retention rates. If you choose to offer fusion style
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At the beginning of class, fairly bright lighting should be used. Once students have completed their warm up stretching and the instructor is satisfied that each individual is capable of performing the poses correctly, atmospheric lighting can be used. Likewise, all students should have soft mats, which will allow them to complete the session without injuring their backs or necks.