During this module, faculty will teach yoga as if to people who have never taken yoga before. By bringing a beginner’s mind to the practice, participants will deepen their knowledge of the asanas.
After the practice, trainees will discuss their reactions to the teaching, and talk about how teaching to beginners is different from teaching experienced practitioners. Instructor will identify common mistakes beginners make and the most effective ways to help beginners develop their practice.
In consultation with the instructor and one another, trainees will plan how they might teach a yoga class to beginners. By the end of the training, trainees will have a complete, reviewed class plan for teaching a beginner yoga class.
Trainees will be able to list differences between teaching beginners and leading experienced practitioners; list common mistakes made by beginners, and ways to facilitate safe practice; and plan and lead a class that is appropriate for beginners.