yoga teacher training

Do You Have a Teacher's Soul?

Do You Have a Teacher's Soul?

And no, I do not mean that you have a soul in a jar somewhere. That would be weird. And gross.

What I DO mean is that some people are natural born teachers.

They love helping other people learn. A passion for and knowledge of the subject matter is helpful to teaching of course, but the skills - and dare I say talents - that make someone a good teacher don't have much to do with what they are teaching.

When Does Movement Become Yoga?

When Does Movement Become Yoga?

One of the (many) things I love about leading yoga teacher trainings is the interesting conversations that come up.

 

For example, this weekend gone, we talked about the difference between movement and yoga, and at what point can you call yourself a yoga teacher.

 

Is it when you teach a certain set of positions or movements? Is it when you can perform a certain set of poses? Maybe when you’ve mastered the ancient philosophy?

Five Out Of Five Isn't Always Best

Five Out Of Five Isn't Always Best

Teaching isn't an act of perfection. It's a learning process.

If someone tells me they didn’t understand an instruction I gave, GREAT! Then I know, and I can work on making it clearer.

If a teacher trainee gives me feedback on things they found frustrating in the course? 

Excellent, the next round will be better.

Five out of five is flattering of course. But most things can be improved on and full marks don't give you anywhere to go.