Posts Categorized: Teaching

The Toughest Part of Yoga Teacher Training

We’re in our eleventh round of 200-hour yoga teacher training at Carolina Yoga Company. (Join us for the twelfth! Or go deeper with our 500-hour advanced studios yoga teacher training!) As usual, we have a lovely crew of earnest students who anticipate a journey of self-discovery and growth that will be difficult at times. But… Read more »

Watch: Live Stream of Yoga for Athletic Balance, Free 10/2

Brave new world that has live streaming in it! Starting Monday, October 2, my Yoga for Athletic Balance class at Carrboro Yoga Company will be available for you to follow along in real time wherever you have an Internet connection. These classes will join the almost 100 videos I already have available at YogaVibes.com, and… Read more »

Newly Certified: Melissa Butler

Meet Melissa Butler, one of the newest certified Sage Yoga for Athletes teachers. Melissa was part of the sweet group that did the in-person five-day at 1440 Multiversity in the Santa Cruz mountains. A formidable runner, she was up and cruising over the no-joke hills every morning, and she would recommend the local high school… Read more »

Newly Certified: Shelley Sams

Meet Shelley Sams, one of the newest certified Sage Yoga for Athletes teachers. Although she has been a student of ours at Carrboro Yoga, she’s now living in Malawi, where she teaches both locals and expatriates in Lilongwe. If you’re living there, you probably know her already—the yoga scene is tight-knit—and if you aren’t, let… Read more »

Sage Advice: Balance Professionalism and Personality in Yoga Classes

Your teaching persona should be authentic to your day-to-day self, but that doesn’t mean you would share with your students in the same way as you would with your friends. I explored how to find the right balance in an article for Yoga Journal, “Balance Professionalism and Personality In Yoga Classes.” Yoga fosters connection, including a… Read more »

Sage Advice: Medical Emergencies in Class

The first article I ever wrote for Yoga Journal gives advice to yoga teachers about how to deal with medical emergencies in class. Despite every studio’s and teacher’s efforts to create a safe environment, such medical emergencies do happen in yoga classes, as a result of either an acute injury or an underlying condition. Knowing… Read more »

New: Core Strength for Real People: Pinup Warmup

Want to move over the long weekend without having to stand up? Here’s a preview of my new Pinup Warmup sequence, which focuses on mobilization through the shoulders and spine and activation of the muscles that move the joints in the upper body. As a bonus, you’ll get to hold several poses with your hand… Read more »

Not Too Late for Summer Intensives

Today feels like the first day of summer proper, as the first weekday with the kids out of school. If your summer isn’t booked down to the last minute, there’s still time to join me at one or more of these upcoming intensives: Yoga for Athletes: Balance, Strength, Flexibility, and Focus 1440 Multiversity, Scotts Valley,… Read more »