First, Do No Harm. Next, Ensure a Good Experience for Everyone.
The very first step of the first limb of yoga is ahimsa, nonharming. With this goal in mind, we seek to keep our students safe in class. Once their safety is ensured, our choices in how we set up and manage the classroom directly affect the quality of the students’ experience and the feel of the class. In this online course with me and my co-owner Lies Sapp—plus special guest, first-aid teacher Kathy DiBlasio—we investigate all the choices that contribute to the safety and quality of your class. Learn how to handle classroom disruptions from heart attacks to fart attacks with grace and confidence.
What You’ll Learn
From handling emergencies to calming chatty students, choosing music to using proper guidelines to touch, liability to audibility, we cover all elements of the teacher’s role and choices. After taking this course, you’ll feel capable, confident, and equipped to handle whatever comes your way.
classroom setup, lighting, temperature
setting the tone with a proper introduction and overview
handling medical emergencies, from serious to minor
basic first aid for issues yoga teachers may encounter
the obligations and liabilities of being a yoga teacher
speaking to students outside of class about sensitive issues from odor to proper teacher-student boundaries
managing student behavior in class to ensure a pleasant experience for everyone
working with studio owners and fellow teachers to build a strong container for your class
And yes, we address graceful ways to allow for various body issues that inevitably occur in class, from farts to erections.
How You’ll Learn It
When you sign up for the course, you’ll receive instant, lifetime access to more than eight hours of video:
nine lectures and discussions
three varied yoga practices to help you consider how particulars affect student experience
hundreds of ideas for clear communication with your students
If you track Yoga Alliance CEUs, you can claim 8 for completing this course.
Work at your own pace and at a time that’s convenient for you, and use your lifetime access to review the materials at your leisure.
All of my courses have a free sample unit. Please enjoy!