Posts Tagged: teacher training

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 »

Read: Comfort and Affliction

To help students progress, a yoga teacher (or a coach) needs to know when to push and when to back off. I wrote a piece on developing this skill that’s online at the prAna blog. Journalist Finely Peter Dunne famously said the job of a newspaper is to “comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.”… Read more »

Watch: Yoga for Athletes Teachers’ Lounge: Backbends

Second in my Yoga Vibes series of ten practices filmed at my Teaching Yoga to Athletes intensive is an investigation of both passive and active backbends. These simple but powerful poses can improve posture, increase balance in the body, and prevent injury in athletes and everyone. Watch the preview or the full class here. Take… Read more »

Read: Sustainable Yoga Teaching

In my latest post at prAna Life, I talk about ways to structure your teaching schedule so you have a sustainable yoga career, rather than burning out. “Practice becomes firmly grounded when well attended to for a long time, without break and in all earnestness.” —Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, trans. Swami Satchidananda As a yoga teacher,… Read more »

Read: 6 Steps to Creating a Welcoming Class

Over at prAna Life, I offer six steps to setting a welcoming, nurturing tone that will make your students feel safe and right at home. While the piece is specifically about yoga, it would work in any movement class, and virtually any class at all. Attending yoga for the first time—or taking a class with… Read more »

Teaching Yoga to Athletes: An Online Course and Certification

Teaching yoga to athletes is my life’s work. This niche lies at the intersection of my professional training, vocation, and passions: studying philosophy and literature; developing strong teaching skills; training, racing, and coaching; practicing yoga. I’m hugely excited to share this field with you in a one-of-a-kind online course on teaching yoga to athletes. This… Read more »