118: My Group Class Planning Process

In January of this year I started sharing my group class planning process in short videos on Instagram (you can see them here) and y’all had questions! The more I shared, the more questions I got! So today we’ve got a solo episode on the podcast where I am answering all your questions about my group class planning process.

This is the third episode in a series all about teaching group yoga classes and you can listen to the first ones here:

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • how I try to bring recognizable sun salutation templates AND sequences that vary into each class
  • why a thread of physical and emotional consistency woven throughout class makes it memorable to students
  • a deep dive into the template I use in every class I teach
  • what I recommend for teachers who often run out of time in class
  • different ways to get inspiration for a theme
  • a discussion on whether to create new sequences for every class or recycle old class plans
  • what to do when the class you planned won’t work for the students who showed up

After I recorded this episode, I taught four classes that are perfect examples of the things I discussed in the episode. Click here to buy this bundle of four classes at a discount.

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