Why I Advise Against A Traditional Centering

You guys have got to hear this story of the “creative” restorative yoga class I taught on Sunday… This past weekend I taught a yoga class for an urban retreat my friend Jamie hosted in NYC. We rented a yoga studio to use for the class, and I was there bright and early at 7:30am… Read more

Limited Spots Open for 1×1 Mentoring

Last week I wrote to you about yoga teacher burnout. We looked at some of the causes, and some small but meaningful solutions. Have you tried any of the things I suggested? I’d love to hear what you are noticing. But…I have a confession to make… as common as teacher burnout is, I almost never… Read more

Causes Of {and Solutions For} Yoga Teacher Burnout

Today I want to address an all-too common problem in our yoga world. Yoga Teacher Burnout. Do you have it?  Here are the signs to look for: You don’t have time to do your own practice and your body feels yucky. You feel resentful of your students because they get to move their bodies in… Read more

Why is teaching yoga 1×1 so uncomfortable?

I met an extremely experienced and knowledgeable teacher at a continuing education workshop a few weeks ago, and she sent me this message when we returned home, “I’d love to hear your theories on why it’s challenging for someone to teach privates, it’s always been curious to me, because I’m confident in my teaching skills… Read more

The Case for Teaching Without Demonstrating

I’ve got a question for you… Do you demonstrate when you teach? Do you even do parts of the practice with your students? Do you use your body to teach, or do you use your words? As a rule for myself, I demonstrate as little as possible when I’m teaching, which almost always means I… Read more

Tips for Teaching Curvy Private Students: Guest Post by Anna Guest-Jelly

I have a very special treat for you today…my friend Anna Guest-Jelly!  If you don’t already know Anna, she is wise, thoughtful and funny and a very skillful {and successful} yoga teacher.  Anna Guest-Jelley is the founder of Curvy Yoga, an online yoga studio and teacher training center that helps people of all sizes find true… Read more

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