Don't miss The Art of Teaching Yoga, a mentoring program for registered yoga teachers at Yoga Journal LIVE New York, April 21-24. Register now!
At The Art of Teaching Yoga, some of our favorite master yogis will guide an intimate group of students through Yoga Journal LIVE events and teach YOU how to use what you already know to become a better teacher. We asked one of these seasoned yogis—Coral Brown, a teacher trainer, holistic psychotherapist, and longtime student of Shiva Rea—for 4 reasons why you should register for this groundbreaking course, which counts toward 22 Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Contact hours.
1. You'll connect with a mentor.
"With the increase in certified teachers, there is an increase in the attendance and amount of workshops, festivals, and conferences," says Brown. "The Art of Teaching Yoga offers the opportunity to connect directly, one on one, with a mentor. Through this mentorship, students will be able to identify their strengths, interests, and areas of growth."
2. You'll receive personalized instruction.
"Students often leave a workshop or event overwhelmed with information, whether it's new, or a different perspective on what they already know," says Brown. "Our role is to help students further process this information as it applies to specifically to them. We will help students translate and integrate the material and decide which content fits into each individual’s teaching style and background. With this additional support, each student will go home prepared to teach what they have learned."
3. You'll get one-on-one time with master teacher trainers.
"Spending time with a teacher trainer outside of an actual teacher training gives students the opportunity to pick the teacher’s brain, and in doing so students create a mini teacher training tailored to their specific needs," says Brown.
4. You'll build on your strengths and tackle your weaknesses.
"Simply knowing our strengths and areas of growth changes our perspective," explains Brown. "In the Art of Teaching Yoga workshop, we will create an environment for taking the first step, which is to recognize our specific skill set, likes, dislikes, and areas of growth. Having this information gives us the power to make choices that will steer us in the direction where we are most likely to thrive. We will also encourage students to investigate, with a sense of humble confidence, their areas of study and teaching that need cultivating."
The Art of Teaching Yoga workshop will also help you work on your presentation and leadership in the classroom, advanced and safe sequencing, clear alignment instruction as well as how to include yoga philosophy and anatomy in your classes. Just cannot wait? Spots are limited. Register for The Art of Teaching at Yoga Journal LIVE! 2016 now.