Sign up now for Yoga Journal’s new online course Inclusivity Training for Yoga: Building Community with Compassion for an introduction to the skills and tools you need as a teacher and as a student. In this class, you’ll learn how to better identify student needs, make compassionate and inclusive language choices, gracefully offer pose alternatives, give appropriate assists, reach out to neighboring communities, and expand and diversify your classes.
Yoga teacher Chelsea Jackson Roberts has a saying about self-care that we love: “drink as you pour.” It’s a saying she learned from her teacher, Swami Jaya Devi at her home studio, Kashi urban ashram in Atlanta, and one she aims to personally adhere to. As a yoga teacher and the facilitator of Yoga, Literature, & Art Camp, an annual summer program for teen girls, Jackson Roberts knows how important it is to replenish your prana shakti, or vital lifeforce energy. Holding space for growth, creativity, agency, and autonomy requires a huge amount of focus and care. Here is Chelsea’s go-to pose for restoring her own energy so she has more to give. All it takes is a few minutes!