7 Traits of Highly Effective Yoga Teachers

7 Traits of Highly Effective Yoga Teachers

Views from the Podium

It’s unbelievable to me that this fall will mark 9 years from the first time I stepped into a Bikram Yoga class. And I’m very aware as I take the podium day after day how much I remember not only from my first class, but every class in between then and now. There’s not a teacher I can’t recall as each one has left an indelible impression on my practice today. No two classes are alike and each teacher has their own gifts and energy to bring to the 90 minute session that are uniquely their own. Some like to lead a quieter, more meditative class, whereas others are loud and somewhat bawdy in the way they get the masses to move from posture to posture. I’ve had teachers that focus more on the spiritual while others are all about the benefits. There have been instructors that concentrate on the…

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