Yoga Teaching

Remembering Nancy Gilgoff

Reflections on Nancy Gilgoff's Teaching "As a teacher give freely, don't hold back." From her website: Nancy Gilgoff began practicing Ashtanga Yoga in 1973 with...
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Short Ashtanga Practices

Short Ashtanga Practices Firstly, we have to pay homage here to the orginator of this idea David Swenson. His Ashtanga short forms have been invaluable...
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The Yoga Teacher-Student Relationship

Is it really such a big deal, after all? Can’t we be adults about it like any normal relationship, apply our regular ‘boundaries’ and operate...
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Quality Over Quantity in Practice – Less is More

The trouble is, from every angle in the modern-world these days we are given to believe that more is, indeed, always, more. We have been...
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Yoga Adjustments

Nb. This is me, I admit. All of us change over time with experience - as these photos show. My attitude towards adjustments has changed...
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Is Stopping Students in Practice a Useful Teaching Technique?

  This is the current style of teaching as it’s passed down from Mysore. Teachers trained here usually carry on this approach where sometimes the...
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Tips for Downward Facing Dog

  (Adho mukha svanasana)   This is a posture you probably spend most time in throughout your whole practice. It’s fundamental then, that we get...
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Reflections on The Role of a Yoga Teacher

The role of the yoga teacher is not an easy one to navigate. Learning is not done by gathering information. Often a student has arrived...
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