Cues to Retire: Yoga Teaching Skills, Strategies and Philosophy

Listen in or read my intro notes from a recent group yoga coaching session for yoga teachers where we explore cues and alignment ideas to consider retiring
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Big News Coming Soon for Trinity Yoga Teacher Training!

I've spent the past few months asking a lot of questions, and soon I'll have some big news about our yoga teacher training options. Over the past few months Yoga Trinity achieved new credentialing levels, so along with those upgrades, I wanted to make some changes to our teacher training offerings to better me..read more

Responding to Tricky Yoga Student Situations

Responding to tricky student situations as a yoga teacher can be challenging. We can often feel unprepared or lack resources to deal with conflicts in class or challenges in student management. It’s useful to consider your guidelines, boundaries, and how you will respond wi..read more

How Do I Choose a Theme for a Yoga Class?

I received this question by DM the other day, and I'll hope to answer, but this is a huge question with different answers for each unique teacher! However,  I will try to share a few brief notes below to give you some ideas to start with: There are a wide variety of ideas and strategies for theming your classes that wil..read more

Quick Yoga Tip: Where to Stand on Your Mat in Sun Salutations?

When deciding where to stand on your mat for sequences like Sun Salutations A & B (Surya Namaskara), consider two things: 1) Where your feet can land when you step, jog, or hop your feet forward and back from your Half Forward Fold. 2) How far forward your hands need to be from your feet to trans..read more

Facing Our Fears

What if someone walks out of your yoga class?
  We talked about this the other day briefly in our YTT group coaching session, and I thought I’d share a few notes from that discussion. For yoga teachers, or any teachers I suppose, the fear of people walking out can be a source of anxiety before it even happens (it might never hap..read more

Sequencing and Theming Yoga Classes – A Balance of Planning and Adaptation

For me, sequencing has always been a balance between preparation and planning and then adapting in the moment. After years of trial and error, these days my aim is to strike a balance somewhere between inventing a class on the spot, and spending hours each week planning classes. I love ..read more

Ever Wondered What We Talk About in Yoga Teacher Training?

I’m in the midst of a yoga teacher training right now, and thought I’d share a few of the helpful teaching strategies and mantras we’ve talked about.  Scroll down for a few of the conversations we've had recently, including:

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Q: How do we give students space between instructions? I'm finding this really hard, and feeling like I'm talking through the whole class. A: I am answering this as a chronic over-cuer, but I do hope to continue to improve my cueing skills to create more time and space for students to feel and inquire into their body/experience. The idea behind this prac..read more

Yoga Teaching Skills

Developing Your Own Cuing Style

I had an email from a teacher trainee this week with a concern that comes up quite regularly and is, I think, worthy of some further discussion. The concern was about how often, particularly as teachers in training, we find ourselves using the cues we hear our teachers saying. This might feel like ‘co..read more