Dear Yoga Teacher who is Uninspired About Your Class Themes,
I get it. Really. I’ve been there myself more times than I care to remember. Teaching multiple classes a day and trying to stay inspired, to sound fresh and interesting, to uplift. After all, it’s our job, right?
Of course, I can give you a list of 100 class themes that you can use, I can share with you breathtaking quote after breathtaking quote that you can read during your centering and again in Savasana. I can tell you the themes that have most inspired my students.
But here’s the thing:
The ONLY themes that truly inspire are the ones that are meaningful and authentic to YOU. In your practice and in your life. Right now. This week. The ones you’ve not just been moved by in the moment when they’ve shown up on your feed, but the ones you’ve sat with, inquired into, contemplated, and applied. The wisdom you've made your own, that you’ve explored in your body, your mind, and your heart.
These, and only these, are the themes that will move your students.
What's the real key to inspiring students with your class themes?
It’s simply this: Loving your own studentship in yoga. Cherishing your own practice. Nurturing it, Prioritizing it.
There just isn’t any way around it, if you aren’t inspired about and connected to your practice, then no matter how many inspiring quotes you read, they just won’t land.
It’s only when you are deeply connected to your yoga, not only on the mat of course, but in your life, that your words will carry the energy of true inspiration, that the inspiration and wisdom you share will sparkle with the light of your own highest wisdom. And this spark will light up those you serve. Naturally, authentically, effortlessly.
Whether it’s the fruit of your inquiry into a sacred teaching or inspiration found in the beauty and intelligence of nature, speaking from your own contemplated, digested, and assimilated experience works. Every time.
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