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good article..


I have been looking for this information. I started planning my own syllabus but this is not something that is covered in teacher training. Flying by the seat of my pants gets exhausting and I teach so much better when I have a plan, even if I ditch it in the end.
Thank you, Yoga Journal. You are a powerful resource for the yoga teachers our here in the trenches.


Awesome article. I have finally worked out a 10 week plan and will build on this. I have started studying training and assessment and can see how important, it is to set out a plan. It also makes life a lot easier!


Thank you for the great article. This has inspired me to write out more lesson plans. I always have better classes and better feedback when I follow a plan. However, as the article states, sometimes you have to ditch the plan! We are teaching people, not poses.

Iyan Yaspriyana-Bali

It's so true, thank you to remind me again. I still need a good plan for my one week retreat, but I'm aware of uniqueness of each group, that why I have to do 'impro' for my practical teaching.


Very helpful article....I am a Yoga instructor and do plan our my lessons, but sometimes get stuck on how to progress and keep things interesting.
Thank You!

b alvarez

I am a high school English teacher in addition to a teacher of yoga. I have always been frustrated in my yoga planning, not knowing exactly how to set a direction. What a wonderful article! What a simple solution! Thank you for this article.


This was a good article. Yes it helps to have a plan and know what we are aiming for, also allowing spontanaiety too! as Lee says sometimes you will have a plan and you walk into a class with students who may need a more therapeutic approach than a dynamic one-this is where the flexibility of our minds as opposed to our body, comes into play! Thank you!


I haven't taught in years, but feel called to begin again to teach a few beginning classes..How do I feel confident in my abilities. I trained in Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy years ago and Hatha Yoga..but haven't practiced as much as before..I still have it in my memory/body and soul..want to share.

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