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Starting Out: 10 Steps to Begin Your Journey After Teacher Training

When it comes to teaching yoga, we are always students … we have to be, in order to delve deeper into our personal practice and encourage others to do the same. If you are just embarking on a path post-teacher training, here are 10 points to ponder from Shannon LaSpina, RYT 200 that can help you find the equanimity you need to succeed.

How to Set Up Your Own Yoga Service Class

Are you a yoga teacher hoping to teach yoga in prisons, at shelters, or to at-risk youth? Starting a yoga service class is no small task. Learn about trauma informed yoga and find ideas on next steps below.

Rock Your Yoga Classes : Session 2 The Cueing Template – Effective Cueing for Yoga Teachers

Cara Bradley, author, teacher, and founder of the award-winning Verge BodyMind shares her experience and proven strategies for moving bodies and inspiring students.

Effective Cueing for Teachers, Session I

Cara Bradley, author, teacher, and founder of the award-winning Verge BodyMind, shares effective strategies used by master teachers to boost your confidence, improve your communication skills and win over your students.

Training in Trauma Informed Yoga

If you’ve thought about teaching yoga in a jail, domestic violence shelter, or youth group home, you’ve probably wondered how trauma informed yoga is different from “regular” yoga. Now, how do you get training … and do you really need it if you’re already a 200-hour or 500-hour yoga teacher?

How is trauma sensitive yoga different than traditional yoga?

Trauma sensitive yoga is a term that’s quickly making it’s way into mainstream yoga.  More and more you see classes and trainings that focus on this – as there is an obvious need for teachers who are aware and trained to share this with those in need.  But what exactly does trauma sensitive mean?  Who is it for?  Why do we need it? Kate Rice, Chicago-based trauma-sensitive yoga teacher, shares some insight.

Best ways to LOSE a new student…Before they get in the door!

You can put in the highest quality furnishings, stock your boutique with trendy clothing, and put your hand carved Buddha at the front door – but none of this will bring a new student back if things go wrong in other areas – or if you don’t get them in the front door! Some studio owners neglect to address the simplest of details – that can make or break a first-timers struggle just to get to class.

Yoga Teacher’s Toolbox: The Student Connection

In this third installment of Teacher’s Toolbox, Verge Yoga founder Cara Bradley, CSCS, ERYT, focuses on three areas that can help yoga teachers optimize their connection with students in every class.

The Yoga Teacher Body

The stories we tell ourselves as human beings hold us back from being who we truly want to be. And the stories we tell ourselves as yoga teachers counter the very clarity we seek to share with students. Gwen Soffer, co-founder of Enso studio in Media, tells us what it takes to get untangled in this thoughtful blog.

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