New group for yoga teachers: Share your expertise and explore new ideas4
Days are dark… nights are long… it’s cold… students are too busy to get to their regular yoga classes… Sounds familiar?
If your well of inspiration is drying up, may be it is time to turn inward and rethink or re-energize your home yoga practice. When we are depleted ourselves, our teaching rings hollow. In my personal experience, my teaching becomes much more rich and potent when I am actively engaged in exploring something in my own practice. The insights and inspirations we experience in our yoga practice resonate better with our students and translate into more impactful classes and private sessions.
So if you feel spent or uninspired in personal or professional life, or have trouble maintaining a consistent personal yoga practice, or just want to experiment with fine-tuning yoga practices to different physical, energetic and mental-emotional states, join our new Facebook group for yoga teachers Your yoga practice: exploration and inspiration. This group will support your home yoga practice, give you a chance to share your ideas about practice design with others, and inspire you to be more creative and precise with your yoga practice design.
Personal yoga practice is a private affair, but it can also be a lonely place. Join our group and share your experience and knowledge, your doubts and concerns, your inspirations and your triumphs. We will start every week with a suggestion for a specific investigation in your home yoga practice and then come back together to discuss our experiences and observations.
Come as you are – you don’t need anything other then your yoga mat and a notebook to join the group and contribute to the conversation. However, if you like visual aids, please consider the tools below. They will make your exploration easier and more enjoyable.
Home yoga practice mobile app: I will be regularly recommending yoga practices from the app, so if you want videos to follow along, please get the app.
Personal Yoga Practice Journal: We will be recording your personal yoga practices and your response to them. Any notebook will work, but the journal makes it easier to keep everything in one place and follow a consistent template. It also helps you hold yourself accountable.
Instagram (@ok.yoga): I will be posting lots of short videos of different versions of poses and referring to them in the group. If you are interested in different pose adaptations and their applications, please follow us on Instagram.
We are almost ready now and preparing great content for you. The group will officially launch on January 3, 2018, but you can Request to join now. Hope you will join us on this journey and share your experience, feedback and ideas. Can’t wait to get started!
Wonderful initiative Olga – and I’d just like to take this opportunity to thank you for your ever generous inspirations you provide via this medium. I have learned a lot from you, and always enjoy reading what you’ve got to say. Best wishes for a happy Christmas and a brilliant year ahead. – Cherise from Adelaide, South Australia
Thank you Cherise! It’s so wonderful to hear that. I hope you, too, have a delightful and peaceful holiday season.
This is a terrific incentive Olga. I will be happy to be a part of the f/b community. I do not own a mobile phone so downloading apps is out for me. Will you be posting the videos on the f/b page as well as the app? Thank you for your inspiratin and encouragement to all of us.
That’s great to hear Maggie, welcome to the group! Yes, most of the videos will be on YouTube, the app just makes it easier to manage them. But you will be able to do just fine without the app. Happy holidays!