Don't insist a student take a pose s/he doesn't want to do. Don't ask twice. Respect your students' body wisdom. Become unattached to that teacher/student hierarchy. Teach your students to trust themselves. That's how they'll make friends with their bodies. That's how they'll heal.
I wanted to share this excellent 30-minute yoga routine by Valerie Goodman of YogaRevelation. She is an excellent teacher and has an inspiring story of how she began yoga practice. This is a beginning-level routine, and gentle, yet thorough. I usually do this practice a couple of times a week in addition to my other… Read More
“A qualified yoga teacher will know which practice is fit for each student.”~ Yogi Sri Dharma Mittra Some Answers From Yogi Sri Dharma Mittra – Interview By Adam Frei Adam Frei: For many practitioners today, yoga seems to mean Asana...
Oh, the dark side of self-promotion. When yoga teacher and friend of IAYB Rainbeau Mars asked her publicist contacted the Huffington Post to inform them that Mars requested guests do a three-week cleanse leading up to her July 2 marriage to Hollywood business manager Michael Karlin, she probably didn’t expect an internet backlash. But that’s [...]
When I began yoga teacher training, I wanted to deepen my yoga practice. I wanted to understand correct alignment, to learn more arm balances and inversions, and to understand the history and philosophy of yoga. During the course of my …
?"...but I'm not givin' up! I'm just givin' in..." --Florence and the Machine, Never Let Me Go? A woman walks into yoga class late -- she doesn't like the breathwork that the teacher leads the students through 10 minutes prior...
Oh yes, yoga is popular. So are yoga injuries and egos and teachers giving wonky adjustments. Oh my. In response, the trend of voicing consent is also growing in popularity. Prefer not to be touched? Just say it and namaste it. And then trademark that bitchin’ slogan! (Kidding.) Some yoga [...] The post Yoga and the Dawn of Touch ‘Consent’ Cards appeared first on YogaDork.
My teacher introduces herself as Yoga Bandana, or at least thats what it sounds like to me. We begin class by setting an intention, she suggests 'Gratitude' but i've done hot yoga before so my intention is 'To Not Die.'
Another one bites the dust. UPDATE below. (And, no, it seems Bikram can not avoid being attached to scandal, in case you were wondering.) It may have come as a shock to hardcore hot benders when they heard Bikram Yoga Union Square would be shutting its doors May 29 without [...]Show More Summary
Turquoise is a misunderstood stone, with its cracked, veined surface conjuring up muddled Southwestern stereotypes: the great aunt from Taos living in an artists' commune; the new-age hippie yoga teacher; or the cowboy with an eye for flair. But turquoise is also the color of summer — an anthem of ... More »
Robert Sturman, a California artist, traveled to Kenya to document the work of the Africa Yoga Project, a nonprofit group that teaches and employs yoga teachers and conducts free classes in institutions like prisons and orphanages.
When your yoga teacher gives you verbal instructions about the position of your hips or comes over and coaxes you to deepen the bend of your knee in warrior I, he or she is working with you on your alignment. The idea that there is an...Show More Summary
Practitioners have been using yoga as a means for back pain relief for quite some time now. This handy infographic is perfect as a quick reference guide for teachers, students, people new to yoga and people looking for a natural …
Where do personal healing, community wellness and yoga intersect? Activist and yoga teacher Jardana Peacock explores this in a courageous and intimate story. Originally featured on The Feminist Wire, reposted with permission from the author. Some stories you don’t want to tell. Some places you just don’t want to return to. But some stories [...]
I teach yoga at a local college—to enrolled students, for credit. It’s rewarding—student ages generally range from 17 to 22 and most are yoga “newbies.” I get to be their very first teacher and and it’s a role I take …
A rooftop yoga class is making waves in New York, and it's taking place at none other than The James Hotel. Led by a local NYC yoga teacher, the class was launched last year and has been slowly gaining momentum, no thanks to the jaw-dropping views seen from the top of the hotel. Show More Summary
Yoga teachers can go a long way toward taking care of their students by avoiding triggering traumatic responses in those students have traumatic injuries. And you should, as part of responsible, ethical teaching practice.
Mandy Ingber is known for teaching trikonasana to actresses like Jennifer Aniston, Brooke Shields, and Kate Beckinsale. She shares her celeb yoga secrets.
Many yoga teachers seem to be afraid of imparting all of their knowledge. Kino MacGregor does the opposite, proving both her teaching ability and business savvy by explaining everything in as much detail as possible.
Gaining Yogic Wisdom While Sailing Down the Pacific West Coast. I’m a little bit of everything; a yogi, sailor and teacher. In October, I sailed from Vancouver, Canada to Ensenada, Mexico to travel and teach yogic knowledge. When I enrolled at a new studio that was close to the boat before leaving, I thought it [...]