Teaching Therapeutic Yoga Classes
a talk with Kaya for yoga teachers and teachers-in-training
This is the first half of a talk / discussion with me from Yoga Teacher Training at the Stress Management Center of Marin! It gives you a glimpse into some of the lecture and discussion of continuing ed and teacher training studies with me. Please CLICK HERE to learn about upcoming awesome therapeutic yoga trainings at SMC - study at the 200, 500 and even 800 hour levels with masters of several different major styles of yoga. You can also email SMC director and founder, Robin Geuth - firstname.lastname@example.org
Topics Covered in this Talk!
What is your role as a teacher? Is "teaching" different from "instructing"?
What is the value of a class versus a private session?
What makes a class therapeutic (class size, teacher bhāva, intake etc.)?
How to promote and cultivate the inner experience in a group context?
How to support a group dynamic while meeting individual needs? Does this sometimes mean referring students to another class (eg. pregnant, high needs), and how do you handle that!
Language in your teaching
Cultivating a transformational relationship with your students.
The value of an opening ritual, the value of closing ritual.
Balancing entertainment / new things versus repetition and ritual.
How to incorporate Restorative and Yoga Therapy principles into any style class or environment?
Handling emotional release in students