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Cheeky Yogi Teaches for the First Time – blood, sweat and a sandwich

Cheeky Yogi Teaches for the First Time - blood, sweat and a sandwich

I had spent hours agonising over the contents of my first ever class. So many decisions.

Pranayama? Yes. Something short, but essential.

Music? Yes. A carefully crafted playlist to enhance the yoga journey.

Chanting? Yes. 1 short mantra, 3 OMs, and 3 Shantis.

As soon as I was allowed to teach yoga (half-way through my 200-hour course), I set up a 6-week beginner yoga course in my local, damp and dark village hall. Ready with my matching purple mats and yoga blocks, incense to mask the fumes, and a few electric candles (think health and safety) for ambience. I had genuinely thought of everything; even a selection of herbal teas should people mingle after class and create the epic yoga community I envisaged. I had invited a few work colleagues and friends to join me for free. I might not make a whopping profit, but at least the class wouldn’t be empty and the real punters would feel this was an actual pukka yoga class.

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On Yoga Teaching: Are you Ready to Run a Workshop?

On Yoga Teaching: Are you Ready to Run a Workshop?

You’re an established teacher, with regular yoga classes and a foundation of good teaching experience. You’ve been thinking about leading a one-off workshop, but you’re not sure if you’re ready or not. (more…)

Poppy Pickles
Cater yoga training to your life

On Yoga Teaching: Common Mistakes That Harm Yoga Teachers

On Yoga Teaching: Common Mistakes That Harm Yoga Teachers

Most people wouldn’t regard being a yoga teacher as a particularly taxing or harmful career. But there are pitfalls that many of us fall into as we progress and learn as yoga teachers. (more…)

Poppy Pickles
Pregnancy Yoga Guide

On Yoga Teaching: 8 Business Tips for Teachers

On Yoga Teaching: 8 Business Tips for Teachers

This scenario might be familiar to some yoga teachers…

You’ve passed your yoga teacher training course! You’re now officially allowed to teach yoga to other people AND get paid for it! You’re euphoric and relieved! And then you realise that you now have to set up your own yoga business, and the learning from scratch starts all over again.

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Poppy Pickles

Mamas in Class. Teacher’s Guide – Part II

Mamas in Class. Teacher's Guide - Part II

As a society, we give expecting mums a lot of focus. There’s pregnancy yoga, an array of body therapies, pampering sessions and baby showers. The birth itself is the spotlight. We make birth plans, go to active birth classes and everyone is really excited about the due date. (more…)

Hanna Skomra