How to teach skeptics, so they learn to love their yoga practice

What are some of the qualities that allow a yoga teacher {especially a private yoga teacher} to facilitate the most meaningful changes in their students’ lives? I believe having the confidence, ability and willingness to meet your students where they are makes you a teacher that can help students on the deepest, most wide-reaching levels…. Read more

How much of your private yoga lessons should be planned ahead of time?

This question came in on the blog a few weeks ago: Hi Francesca, Thank you for taking the time to answer questions! I wonder how you format your class content if a student does not lead you to it by way of the questions they answer during the intake process? IE: Do you just create… Read more

UGH…what to do about chronic re-schedulers…

Last time on the blog I answered some questions from our community, and then in came several more questions I’m excited to answer! Here is an edited version of some of the questions that came in:     from Emily “I’ve been teaching yoga in and around Chicago for about 8 years and over the… Read more

Your Private Yoga Questions…Answered!

  I am just back from a fabulous vacation and beautiful wedding on the beach in South Carolina! One of my oldest friends got married, and it was quite the party. The groom and I have known each other since 1986! Our parents are best friends and he was the person that introduced my boyfriend… Read more

Self Care Sadhana…my morning ritual that changed everything…

Having a consistent, daily contemplative practice has radically changed my relationship with myself. For many years I had a pretty regular asana/meditation/running practice but it was random and irregular. In the fall {in the midst of some really challenging personal times} I made a very strong commitment to myself and and my daily practice. At… Read more

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