Learn to Modernize Your Yoga Teaching Methods

Willow Ryan

Students learn and grow at different rates. It’s best to approach every student differently in order to successfully apply the tools we teach. Each student is unique. Remember this while teaching to large classes. Too often individual needs get overlooked and teaching becomes standardized or watered-down to accommodate the masses.


Here are a few tools for teaching to different learning styles:


Allow for More Silence

Teaching a class can be a delicate balance of talking to the group while addressing the needs of individuals. In my eleven years as a yoga teacher, I’ve found the best tool in teaching is frequent moments of silence. Talking less alleviates the old teaching paradigm of lecturing. Speaking throughout the class keeps students tracking and thinking about what you are saying. Less time is spent actually feeling.


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