Teaching the Spiritual Essence of Yoga with Integrity
Recognize that each of your students comes to class with different backgrounds, aims, and expectations.
Remember the difference between religion and spirituality. An atheist may lead a more spiritual and giving life than someone who professes to practice religion.
Above all, use the KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid) principle. This is fundamental in teaching essence, and it never fails.
There are many ways that we can learn and convey essence, and these are just a few suggestions. The most important thing is to be authentic with students. Pretence and hypocrisy are obvious to everyone except the hypocrite. Allow the light of yoga to shine through you, and it will be visible to others.
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