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How to Teach Yoga Breath Awareness Meditation for Children

When teaching classes, almost every yoga instructor agrees that focusing on the breath is the easiest way to help students focus. Depending on the age of the yoga student, teaching children to be aware of their breath can be just as effective as teaching the practice to adults.

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Teachers Mixing Yoga and Money

Another new emerging concept is the teacher owned co-op studio. The tricky aspect of this is finding enough teachers with the same types of goals that work well together. One way to work out expenses is to figure out space cost per hour, and work out a plan around that.

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Teaching Students to be Present for Yoga Practice

Yoga posturing is a practice of the body’s core and limbs which work alongside the breath. In a Vinyasa style class, as students move from one position to the next, the yoga instructor will note whether to breathe in or out, for example: “breathe in, upward-facing dog, breathe out, downward-facing dog,” and so on. Breathing in this way with each position allows the body to flow easier and gentler through the positions. This method is especially valuable for beginners who may feel that some of the movements are difficult to master at first. Adding the breath makes each position flow into the next and provides a fluidity that could not be achieved otherwise.

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Teaching Yoga: The Best Methods for Observing Yoga Classes

Good yoga teaching encompasses a wide range of skills and knowledge. The best yoga teachers are often “naturals,” having an innate ability to reach students in a positive, uplifting manner. However, many important teaching skills and methods can be learned. The most successful teachers are constantly self-evaluating, observing peers, and continually striving to make themselves more effective. Observation in itself is somewhat of an art, with different methods appropriate for various situations. When evaluating other yoga instructors, it is important to focus the observation on a particular skill or method.

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Ultimate Guide to Teaching Hatha Yoga Classes

By Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500, YACEP There is much to consider when thinking about teaching Hatha Yoga classes. In general, Yoga has become increasingly popular among people looking to improve their health and sense of well-being. Many doctors and health experts have noted that Yoga has been proven to alleviate depression, back pain, arthritis, and …

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