I've been spending a lot of time marking lately.
So's Karen. See? (Both pics of our our efforts are from our instagram):
It would have been so much easier if we just handed everyone notes and pre-written cues, but we believe in training our teachers to understand the anatomy and question why we are teaching poses in whatever way they choose to teach, rather than just regurgitating from a script.
Knowledge is power.
And it seems our trainees agree. We've started getting really nice reviews as they register as members of Yoga Alliance.
And they've been saying nice things too:
Of course, they worked really hard for the knowledge and results they've gotten. It's worth reading about what it's really like to take yoga teacher training before you take the step. And then there are also these five essential things to consider before becoming a yoga teacher.
We expect a lot of our students, and in return we give a lot of ourselves:
Time, support, business coaching, teaching opportunities, extensive feedback.
We also expect them to give us honest feedback.
I think that's gone a little TOO successfully in some cases: one student actually pulled me up one day for being lazy with my teaching (he was right by the way and I loved that he (a) noticed (b) felt comfortable to point it out. We are all human, and the learning process works best when it's a two-way thing).
If you are interested in finding out more about our training, click across and investigate.
And here are some more teaching tips and tricks: