My best advice for building a thriving teaching practice…

Yoga is about union and relationship, right? Yoga is about the relationship of my wrists and my shoulders in downward dog, the relationship between my breath and nervous system in pranayama, and the relationship between my mind and the present moment. Yoga teaching is also about union and relationship, right? Yoga teaching is about the… Read more

It’s time to chat about…CHATTING

“I’d be really interested to know how you move your student into the yoga practice if they really want to ‘chat’ at length about what’s going on in their lives at that moment?!”   “I usually end up chatting for about 15 or 20 minutes before we start the yoga practice, and since I want… Read more

What kind of person can be a successful private teacher?

“Does it take a certain kind of personality to be a successful private teacher?” This is a question I get asked all the time. Or, sometimes, people will tell me, “Oh, I can’t teach private lessons because I’m too social and outgoing, and it is not enough stimulation for me.” Or, “Oh, I can’t teach… Read more

Donation Based Yoga Classes…Good for the People? Bad for the Industry?

I was recently asked a question: Do you think free/donation based yoga classes drive down the value people place on yoga instruction? This was my short answer: I certainly think there is a place for free or donation based yoga classes. I know that we all aspire to have these practices be available to all… Read more

What is the purpose of the practice?

What is the purpose of the practice? Nothing about yoga is permanent, static, or universal. As of course you know already, the only consistent part of our human life is impermanence. Within that fluidity though, I am going to share my personal {current} thoughts on the purpose of the practice so that I may take… Read more

The Case for Leveled Classes

I would like to join the intelligent chorus that calls for having {mostly} leveled asana classes at yoga studios. I know that running a financially viable yoga studio is incredibly challenging. And bless those who undertake that work…you will NEVER see me own a brick and mortar yoga space. Between paying rent and {hopefully} paying… Read more

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