Mat chat
This presentation is the property of its rightful owner.
Sponsored Links
1 / 15

Mat Chat PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 97 Views
  • Uploaded on
  • Presentation posted in: General

Mat Chat. A Yoga Teacher’s Collaborative. When a beginner cannot access a pose the teacher must ask themselves… is it lack of ability or lack of body awareness ?. This is very tricky because often beginners do not know this answer yet and cannot provide feedback.

Download Presentation

Mat Chat

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript


Mat chat

Mat Chat

A Yoga Teacher’s Collaborative


Mat chat

When a beginner cannot access a pose

the teacher must ask themselves…

is it lack of ability or lack of body awareness?

This is very tricky because often beginners do not know this answer yet

and cannot provide feedback.

How can we, as teachers, help them with this?


Yoga is

YOGA IS…

...a state of being.

…an awareness of the authentic self.

When that awareness comes, we can radiate our true nature –

that which already is.

Yoga is not the asana…

…it is the residue that is left in the wake of the practices associated with yoga.


Beginners

BEGINNERS…

...are a large portion of our student population.

…come to class with low body awareness.

..work so hard in the postures that they need continued cueing to stay in the practice of yoga not simply the in the asana.

…are new to the philosophy.

…like all of us, crave a connection to themselves and need tools to carry that off the mat.


Mat chat

TEN MOST IMPORTANT THINGS TO TEACH BEGINNERS


1 trust yourself first and always

1. TRUST YOURSELF FIRST AND ALWAYS.


2 breathe

2. BREATHE

Breath is the doorway to the present moment.


3 teach how to stand and sit with natural spinal curves

3. TEACH HOW TO STAND AND SIT WITH NATURAL SPINAL CURVES.

….tadasana is THE universal pose.


4 relaxation

4. RELAXATION

Teaches beginners the process of dis-identifying with their thoughts.


Mat chat

5.

DO NOT OVERESTIMATE OR UNDERESTIMATE THE BEGINNER.


Mat chat

6.

WHATEVER HAPPENS, TREAT EACH PERSON WITH RESPECT.


Mat chat

7.

TEACH THEM TO NEVER, EVER, EVER PUSH THEMSELVES.


Mat chat

8.

ASK PERMISSION TO TOUCH YOUR STUDENTS.


Mat chat

9.

HAVE FUN!


Mat chat

10. RITUAL


  • Login