Here is a simple graphic I’ve been using in my training programs (and in yoga classes) to explain why the yoga I teach is different from other kinds of yoga out there. When I moved to Asheville in 2001, I realized I had a problem. I couldn’t figure out why people weren’t coming to my… Continue reading Why I don’t take my yoga hot and sweaty
I met Sarit at an Eat, Breathe Thrive yoga workshop in Los Angeles. I was immediately drawn to her. She looked so cool, calm and comfortable in her own skin. Throughout the workshop, I continued to be charmed by her honesty, authenticity and welcoming nature that made anyone around her comfortable in her presence.… Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Yoga Teacher: Sarit Z Rogers
Admittedly, my yoga journey began as an accident or possibly divine intervention. A writer that I admired was co-teaching at a yoga and writing retreat in Mexico and I planned to attend in hopes of practicing wordplay with like minds. It just so happened that my divorce became final two days before the retreat began.… Continue reading Compassion by Example: My Personal Story of Healing
The heart is like a garden: it can grow compassion or fear, resentment or love. ~ Jack Kornfield One of the first questions I ask of my YTT (Yoga Teacher Training) students is: “Why is ahimsa, compassion, the most encompassing of all the yamas?” Students answer with beautiful replies like this one from Jennifer Fogle:… Continue reading Teaching Compassion for Yoga Teachers: Stage One
A special chat for yoga teachers with special guest, DJ and master yoga teacher Julian Walker. Topics covered include: 1) Why is it important for yoga teachers to master music in yoga class? 2) How can music transform a yoga class? 3) What is the number one mistake new yoga teachers make when using music… Continue reading Mastering music in yoga class #yogachat
As a veteran yoga teacher, (I’m in my 21st year teaching professionally) as well as a teacher trainer, and mentor to new teachers, I am fascinated with the journey we are on —and with what it is that makes some of us thrive while others struggle. But in line with my title, perhaps it is helpful… Continue reading Your #1 Key To Successfuly Teaching Yoga: Authenticity
Want to practice Yoga but don’t know how to pick a Yoga teacher right for you? This “CALM” check list will help you to find the right Yoga teacher for you.
This month in our “A Day in the Life of a Yoga Teacher” series we are featuring a yoga teacher near and dear to my heart. From the very first moment that I walked into her class, I felt like I had come home. I was completely enveloped by her warmth, her vivaciousness, her precision… Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Yoga Teacher: Debbi Murphy
Welcome back to our new series, “A Day In the Life of a Yoga Teacher”! Part two in this series finds us on the other side of the country in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. We had the opportunity to interview a certified yoga therapist who primarily teaches soldiers, veterans and military dependents. What is her… Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Yoga Teacher: Melissa Aguirre
I actually did want to teach yoga when I forked over practically 3 grand for a teacher training, but stay with me. Yes, I most definitely did want to teach yoga. Hard. I wanted out of my current job, out of my current life. I wanted to be the beautiful yoga fairy that made me feel so… Continue reading The Case For Yoga Teacher Training
UPDATE: Please visit this link and complete as many questions as possible to be featured! Dear Readers, We are currently looking for other yoga teachers to profile in our new blog series, “A Day in the Life of a Yoga Teacher”. The first entries in the series will be written blog posts and in the… Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Yoga Teacher – Want to be profiled?