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
If you are a student, who is planning on attending a local Yoga class, please read on. If you are a Yoga teacher, without safety...