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Think you don’t fit the mold of a yoga teacher?

The stereotype seems to be a yoga teacher who is size 2-4, modern-day contortionist who belongs on a glossy magazine cover. Her classes tend to be sweat-fests, and she shows off poses that intimidate the s**t of you. And everybody in class looks just like her.

Now imagine the yoga teacher who cares more about making a difference in the lives of others, and embraces the spiritual side of yoga. She guides you to connect with your body and be grateful for what it can do, and doesn’t care about your body shape or hers.

I mentor the second kind of teacher, and if that’s you, grab an iced tea and stick around.

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The non-traditional revolution started here

If you’ve taken yoga in any north Texas yoga studio, chances are good you’ve taken from a Purple Lotus trained teacher. I have the oldest Yoga Alliance approved program in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex.

I have more than 10,000 hours of teaching yoga, and for 16 years, I’ve been mentoring and certifying teachers, many of whom have gone on to start their own studios, teacher training programs, and other yoga related businesses.

You can be a non-traditional teacher too

While knowledge of the postures is the first step in becoming a skilled instructor, it’s not the only one. (And just because someone else CAN do all the cirque-like poses doesn’t mean they’d be a good teacher.)

It’s not about the yoga voice, Sanskrit-fluency or even wearing size 2 fancy pants….It’s about how the participants feel during and after class. With my Texas accent, butchered Sanskrit, and size 8-10 off-brand yoga pants, I teach one hell of a class.

 

The number one fear holding you back

I've been practicing and teaching yoga for a long-a$$ time--like 20 years--and I get this question at least once a week. More if I'm getting close to a new session of teacher training. {Clears throat}....Please allow me to ascend to my soapbox for the duration of this...

What Michael Phelps Can Teach You About Teaching

Undeniably Michael Phelps is probably the greatest and most well-known professional swimmer of our time. In 2012 summer Michael took the record for most medals in an Olympic career. He competed again in 2016 and added to his stash of gold medals. So you might be...

11 Ideas for Journaling

Writing in a journal is a great way to empty out the clutter from your mind. I’ve been a “journaler” most of life. Like many of my yoga practices, I ebb and flow in the activity. I was a heavy journaler during my divorce in 2008, using it to pour out my...

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