- The teacher holds space for students to do their practice. Teachers provide the framework; students have to do the hard work.
- Sanskrit captures nuances of the practice that cannot be expressed otherwise.
- Teaching acuity comes from three sources: guidance from your own lineage, personal practice and ongoing study of texts. Pay equal attention to each of these sources.
- Themed yoga classes provide meaning and context to a practice.
- Sequence from each category in the eight-step path: sun salutations, standing & balancing, arm balances, backbends, seated, inversions, supine, deep rest.
- Provide assists/adjustments with the intention of compassion, rather than trying to improve your students’ poses.
- Consider creative formats for providing online yoga.
Read and Watch
- Yoga Sutras: Book Three
- Teaching Methodology section on Youtube and in textbook
Setting a theme: create a 15-20 minute sequence that is based on a particular theme. Use one pose from each of the eight steps. (see: Designing a Yoga Class. Use the eight-step path). Hint: expand on this theme/sequence for your final assignment. Upload the video link to Google Classroom.
Reflect on your voice and delivery used in your video assignment
Discuss and Teach
- Together, we will practice each of your sequences.