Teaching Tips

Yoga for the Asymmetric Pelvis

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in Back Pain Relief, Teaching Tips, Yoga Practice Tips | 0 comments

Yoga for the Asymmetric Pelvis

You are invited to a special three hour workshop on Yoga for the Asymmetric Pelvis on April 29th, from 1 to 4 pm, at One Center Yoga. Who is this workshop for? This workshop is ideal if you experience hip pain that is often one sided, corresponding low back pain, or a catch in your ‘giddy-up’! Also excellent for hip differences from scoliosis or post-childbirth. The asymmetric pelvis is my specialty, as I have learned how to manage my own SI joint and hip asymmetries from a tailbone accident years ago and look forward to sharing my insights with all of you! Also, I have finished production...

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Yoga for Core Strength

Posted by on Mar 3, 2017 in Book Events, Teaching Tips | 0 comments

Yoga for Core Strength

Create Stability, Balance, and Ease Join me to explore the ever elusive and desirable ‘core strength’ March 25th at One Center Yoga from 1:00-3:00 pm. The deep abdominal muscles known as the psoas are only one of the players involved in “core strength.” The design of this workshop is to explore all the muscle groups needed to create stability, balance, and ease of movement. A balanced core implies the ability to transfer your body weight from sitting to standing without using the arms as aids and is a prerequisite for managing low back pain. If you are a yoga teacher this class...

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Learn to Be a Bat in Yoga

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016 in Teaching Tips, Yoga Practice Tips | 0 comments

Learn to Be a Bat in Yoga

Supported Shoulder Stand- Sarvangasana is a Longevity Key During the changing seasons, there is one yoga pose that purifies the mind/body and supports a change in perspective—Sarvangasana, shoulder stand. For those students who have mastered some version of shoulder stand and or headstand as a part of their home practice, this statement makes perfect sense. If you are a student who is still hoping to make friends with shoulder stand, the approach I offer here may help. Throughout my years of teaching I have successfully introduced students with a wide variety of physical conditions to the...

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Movement Principles, for Back /Neck Pain

Posted by on Nov 5, 2016 in Back Pain Relief, Teaching Tips, Yoga Practice Tips | 0 comments

Movement Principles, for Back /Neck Pain

A Journey to Relieve Neck Pain. Each person has their own unique structural imbalances that lead to neck or back pain. Here are two examples of students with neck pain who recently attended my back class. They each have their own learning curve to understand the pain sensations from their body as messages. Let’s take a look. Example #1: Neck Spasms in the Sternocleidomastoid Muscle. The sternocleidomastoid muscle or SCM, are long anterior neck muscles that help us to turn and nod our head or lift our head when lying flat. They connect the sternum, clavicle, and mastoid process of the...

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Yoga Teacher Tips: Addressing Difficult Students (2/2)

Posted by on Mar 17, 2016 in Teaching Tips, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Yoga Teacher Tips: Addressing Difficult Students (2/2)

Continuing on my two-part series: To undergo the healing journey, each person will need to embrace the sensations inside their own bodies and the messages that are hidden within. Learning to recognize and inspire positive change is a powerful gift to give through your yoga teaching practice. You can sign up today for my 2016 Transformation Teacher Training. Step 5 – Guide a challenging student into their body. Ask them to feel and describe their pain, the location of the pain, the color of the pain, the shape, and the texture. Guide them in simple deep breathing with long inhalations...

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Are You My Ideal Advanced Teacher Training Student?

Posted by on Mar 10, 2016 in Teaching Tips | 0 comments

Are You My Ideal Advanced Teacher Training Student?

“The teacher is the one who gets the most out of the lessons, and the true teacher is the learner.” ~Edward Hubbard, American Writer To become a really good teacher takes time in study and practice with equal amounts of self-questioning and self-affirmation. As we move toward the new yoga teacher training year beginning April 22nd, I am curious to meet those of you who hear the call to become really excellent yoga teachers. If you’re wondering if this training is for you, please ask yourself these questions. • If you are willing to think outside your own box and realize...

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