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Category: Teach yoga

The simplest thing you can do to be more successful

The simplest thing you can do to be more successful   Without placing your hand on your chest or taking your pulse, can you count each time your heart beats? Go ahead and try it for thirty seconds. I’ll wait. How did you do? No judgment if you couldn’t feel anything or if you felt a lot. When this same...

You’re going to mess up. Here’s how to move on

You’re going to mess up. Here’s how to move on   As five new students trickled into my morning yoga class, my smile widened. A class that previously had averaged two to three people was now filled with nine. I love the energy that’s created when this group size practices together. It’s enough for...

The 1 thing you are not responsible for

The 1 thing you are not responsible for   Now that I’m a full-time yoga instructor, I’d like to confirm a suspicion I’ve had for a while: Teaching yoga has made me second-guess myself more than any other trade or profession I’ve tried. The idea of not being able to know...

30 days to You again with You Again Yoga

30 days to You again with You Again Yoga   There comes a certain point when you’re tired of waiting. You’ve prayed and sweated and stretched and cried the heck out of whatever is making your life uncomfortable — yet it remains. Maybe all it needs is one more Sun Salutation, you think,...

10 WordPress themes under $99 for yoga bloggers

In another life (or at least the earlier years of this one) I was somewhat of a Web geek. Well, okay, I still am. And it’s this part of me – the part that loves beautiful design and used to be a decorating editor for HGTV.com – who cringes when she sees...

40 creative yoga class themes

Becoming a successful yoga teacher means becoming an expert instruction giver. Concise and precise cues allow students to float in and out of asanas. But equally important, and likely to resonate long after your students step off their mat, is the class theme or...

5 useful speaking tips for yoga teachers

Public speaking is difficult enough without having to pronounce Sanskrit, name muscle groups and tell people where to put their limbs like an elegant game of Twister. But that’s what teaching yoga requires if your goal is to guide your students closer to samadhi,...

5 things I learned during my first year teaching yoga

April marked my one-year anniversary as a certified yoga instructor. More unbelievable than the fact that students actually keep coming back is the fact that I keep waking up before 7 a.m. on the weekends. In fact, teaching vinyasa yoga has become such a routine that...