Category Archives: yoga lesson plan ideas

Salutation to Earth Day 2017 Yoga Class

I teach all sorts of yoga classes at a variety of locations and I’m always looking for ideas and themes. Another year has passed and just around the corner we celebrate a special day called “Earth Day.” Earth Day is … Continue reading

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1st Week of January…My Yoga Theme

Here it is the first week in January. I have three yoga classes to teach and I expect I’ll see newbies. One thing I see often from people whether they are yoga newbies or seasoned yogis, is people make judgements … Continue reading

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Partner Yoga and the Power of Touch

There are two ways to communicate, verbally and nonverbally. I’ve always learned that the bulk of what we communicate is really done nonverbally. That is our facial expressions and body language. Touch is a form of nonverbal communication too! Problem … Continue reading

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Ashtanga sequence for the gym population

I just recently learned an Ashtanga sequence that is great for the gym if you teach yoga at one. I do. A gym’s yoga clients can be so diverse…lots of ages, different fitness abilities, different reasons for coming to yoga, … Continue reading

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So You Want a Restorative Class…But You Don’t Have Any Props???

The other day, I was at a certain fitness center and learned from the coordinator of their interest in adding restorative yoga classes to their schedule. (They were interested in starting up a yoga program in general). I was thinking … Continue reading

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Fun with Chair

Outside in the gym, they are called squats, but inside the yoga studio, they are known as “Chair” pose or Utkatasana. Just like those squats you do in the gym, chair pose has a variety of variations or options. So … Continue reading

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My First Mind-body Conference

I’ve been teaching yoga for a while and practicing it for even longer. I absolutely love all things “Mind-Body.” However, just recently, I had the opportunity to attend a Mind-Body conference in Denver. This one was by YogaFit. Anyways, leading … Continue reading

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