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Over the years, I’ve noticed that the teachers I am most deeply inspired by are not necessarily the ones who teach to huge numbers, nor do they have the most polished presentation. They are not necessarily the teachers with the most magnetic charisma, nor are they the ones that can effortlessly achieve every asana. The teachers I learn the most from are those whose commitment to their practices shines through their teaching, bringing it alive with the energy of their own experience and inquiry. It sparks within me the longing to practice with the same dedication, which in turn, hopefully allows me to offer the fruits of my own learning to students.Read More
I created the Skilful Yogi Mentoring Program to support teachers to continue along the ever-unfolding path of their own studentship. As our Fall session wraps up, its clear that this program is succeeding at providing a framework (content + community + resources) for committed teachers to make real shifts their experience of yoga and in their teaching.Read More
Unlike most other subjects, being a student of yoga is not only about the knowledge we gain or the skills we sharpen. It’s about walking a path that takes us to the higher realms of wisdom and freedom. It’s a continual unfolding of the truth inside.Read More
The power of good, specific feedback is that it points out what works and what can be added to make it even better instead of playing on the no-win territory of right and wrong.Read More
You might not always feel confident that you are a good teacher. That’s okay though, as long as you know how to be a good student.
Taking the seat of the student gives you permission not to know. In the not knowing lies the vast expanse of possibility and discovery. In this space you have the freedom to explore, experiment, ask questions, break out the books, clarify, try things out, make mistakes and learn from them.
When in doubt, become a better student.Read More
Today I’m introducing the fall 2015 session of The Skilful Yogi, an online mentoring program for yoga teachers. I created and piloted this program last winter. Throughout the offering of the program and in my reflections since then, I’ve become even more convinced that this type of work is essential for all yoga teachers. Here’s why.Read More
One of the skills we develop as yogis is being so focused on what we are doing that we forget about what we think our limits are. Suddenly, sometimes in spite of our selves, we find our body going beyond what we thought was possible.Read More
Both relationships are built on exchange and transaction, but can come with very different expectations and promises.
3 ways to walk the talk.Read More