This week’s episode is filled with nuggets of how to be seen, relatable, and successful as a yoga teacher. Together, Michael and Byron share what has brought them back to yoga classes over many years of practicing and how new teachers can leave a meaningful and memorable impact on their students.
Byron and Michael dive into sequencing – not just for the safety of the physical body, but also as a priming mentally for the students. They dive into the importance of time management when moving through the class in order to teach a professional class.
Byron also mentions how yoga teachers need to be changing and adapting in their own lives on a daily basis in order to sustain a career as a yoga teacher. In order for your own practice, your personal life, and your teaching skills to expand and grow, it is crucial to be doing the work. That can look different from person to person, but in this discussion, they emphasize the need to remain open rather than complacent.
They also touch on sound, tone, and language as tools that are necessary in order to create a true transmission in the room from you to your students. Michael and Byron emphasize that teachers need to make sure the yoga is landing in a way that allows students to connect with their bodies, find focus, balance, and peace in their practice.
Listen to this awesome episode for more tips and tricks that are useful for new and seasoned teachers alike!
- 00:00 Introduction
- 02:36 Sequencing for time
- 03:40 Important elements of sequencing
- 06:57 Personal Development
- 09:36 Importance of learning
- 12:06 Slow down speech and language
- 12:54 Reading the room
- 16:56 Value of a 90 minute class
- 19:22 From Warm-up to Flow
- 22:37 Teaching yoga isn’t about you
- 23:38 Simple sequence & Simple language