This Online Yoga Instructor Manual reveals many of the main concepts of yoga instruction to help give you an edge in your yoga classes. Reflected upon this manual during teaching for significant improvement in teaching strategy, techniques and performance.
In this yoga teacher training manual we examine all of the elements involved
in teaching the most effective yoga classes possible.
"The perfect class will challenge those who wish to be challenged
while comforting those who wish to be comforted."
This online manual is designed to aid yoga teachers in continual
on class presentation and professionalism.
When one seeks to continually improve a class presentation one attains
a high state of awareness in teaching techniques greatly improving
classes along with practitioners likelihood of returning.
Learn how to teach yoga classes that have a deep impact on physical strength, endurance and flexibility while affecting those who attend in a positive mental and spiritual way.
Yoga Teacher Training - The Art Of Teaching Yoga - Fundamentals
Teaching Beginners Yoga
Beginners fall into a special need category. Careful attention
must be given to beginners
throughout a yoga sequence to avoid injury and to ensure their return.
Stages of Learning Yoga
Learn how to use the Koshas as a reference to analyze practitioners
learning ability. Understanding practitioner abilities as an individual and as a
as a whole class is imperative to giving the best class possible.
Motivation and Adherence
Motivating practitioners and encouraging them to return is fundamental
to increasing the size of classes and the progress of practitioners.
The Art Of Cueing a yoga class
Properly guiding practitioners though various yoga poses is quite and art
and can always be improved.
Commands that are spoken should be accurate
to the motion and actions being performed.
Class Design and Exercises Yoga classes prosper when time has been taken to plan out good safe yoga exercises routines that blend well throughout various parts of a yoga class and has safe alternatives for beginners.
Making Classes Flow Studies have shown participants greatly prefer yoga classes that flow well. This means that the transitions from one yoga posture to the other are smooth and feel good.
Learn some great flows for your yoga classes.
Execute Proper Objectives During Class Having a clear perception of class objectives enables instructors to have a
clear perception of a well rounded class.Establishing proper class objectives includes targeting muscle groups for strength and flexibility and measuring practitioners response.
Practitioner safety is key. Practicing teaching strategies that involve safe guidance and variations protect both practitioners and instructors. Safely guiding practitioners through sequences that involve dangerous transitions and positions is essential for maintaining the health of practitioners.
Prenatal Yoga The amount of women who practice yoga throughout their pregnancy has dramatically increased in recent years. This means that more pregnant women will be attending your classes even if they're not designed for prenatal women. This information is designed not only to aid prenatal class design but also deal with prenatal practitioners who wander into the average yoga class.
Measuring Class Effectiveness
The ability to measure the effectiveness of your classes is also essential in being able to understand and measure your teaching ability. Methods of measuring effectiveness include observing practitioner’s ability to follow your guidance, observing how quickly practitioners are able to flow freely through your classes with limited guidance, and having practitioners that gain the knowledge for self correction and self improvement.
Mental and physical well-being is essential for an instructor to give a quality class. Getting into a healthy routine involving proper exercise, proper arrest, healthy eating and healthy breathing is essential. An unhealthy instructor will be in a state of suffering during teaching and the suffering will be reflected in thoughts and words and actions as much as one may try to hide.
Ideal Yoga instructor
Yoga instructor attitude, personality and professionalism are strong motivating factors in providing a positive upbeat environment and encouraging practitioners to return to class on a regular basis.
Teaching Quality Meditation and Relaxation
The ability to teach quality meditation techniques at the end of class and then finish with some deep relaxation techniques. High quality meditation and visualization is a wonderful way to end a yoga class. High quality subtle relaxation instruction in Savasana the corpse pose.
Teaching With The Yoga Sutras
Learn how to bring Patanjali's ancient teachings into yoga classes.
It is these touches bring the very essence of yoga into a yoga class.