Confidence is overrated

You don't need confidence to teach. Confidence is a state of you thinking about you. The truth is, "you" is a construction. It's an idea. It doesn't really "exist" in an objective way. So why should anyone have confidence...

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How to quickly build rapport with your students

"Rapport is the ability to enter someone else's world, to make him feel that you understand him, that you have a strong common bond. It's the ability to go fully from your map of the world to his map...

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How not to give variations in a yoga class

When you teach yoga, there are multiple ways of thinking about variations to postures. Is a pose complete at a certain point? Does it fail if it does not reach that point? It is quite common for teachers to say...

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Have you hit a plateau in yoga practice?

Have you hit a plateau in yoga practice? Does it seem like you're not improving in your yoga practice? Or burnt-out from teaching too much? When you started practicing, you saw and felt great changes in your body- and probably...

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How changing perception of time can stop an addiction

Have you ever been addicted to something? That urge that pulls you to act in some way can be overpowering but usually leads to results that are not in your favor.  Whether your addiction is as benign as just...

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Forget the name of the yoga pose for better results

Learn how you can actually take yourself further in many ways by temporarily 'forgetting' you call it "yoga pose X". There is a reason why "yoga backbends" often elicits straight up fear. Yet is it the topic or the...

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Overcoming FEAR in yoga inversions

Many people feel hesitation when it comes to yoga inversions but still really want to do them. "Getting" a yoga pose after many years of work is a memorable experience and provides the doorway into increasingly advanced postures. If...

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Strategies for fun and memorable yoga classes

Some things stick with us for life. Great teachers can engage your attention more fully, and package information in a way that can get you to remember it longer. Ultimately some learning experiences are deeper than others and it's more about...

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