7 Years Experience
Delray Beach, FL
I'm a certified yoga instructor specializing in Bikram Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Restorative Yoga, and Children's Yoga. My style of teaching emphasizes a safe, supportive environment in which students can explore, be challenged, and find their own inner teacher. I want students to emerge from the classes feeling relaxed, open and alive. Ask me anything about yoga. Anything!
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Absolutely not. In fact, you will learn how to do so much in your teacher training. TT doesn't just teach you how to teach a class. It will undoubtedly deeped your asana practice. Jump in!
It is my opinion that a persons practice should not be predicated on the teacher. The goal of our yoga practice should be to attain a relaxed and/or meditative state that would not be affected by what is going on around us, including what a teacher is saying (other than posture instruction). That being said, I have been in your shoes many times, even as a seasoned yogi. I believe when that happens, it is an opportunity for us to look inside and see what is really bothering us. Often what bothers us about someone or something, is a reflection of what is going on inside.
No, I have not but I just watched a couple of video's about it and it looks very similar to power vinyasa yoga which is great. I honestly think it's marketed toward men, so they think they're not doing something sissy ;)
My personal opinion is to go up and talk to the girl you're interested in after class. There are no tricks. Just be real.
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I don't believe it will actually "widen" your hips, but hip opening exercises will help make your hip flexors more malleable (flexible) and aid in prevention of future injury.
The most I have taught in 1 day was 4 classes. At the time, I was a full time studio manager and instructor, teaching 15-18 classes a week. I will admit that 4 classes a day was too much for me. However, I was teaching in New York City and it was HOT yoga. New York in and of itself is exhausting and being in the hot room was a bit taxing.
Teaching is certainly a very relaxing experience, but at this point in my life, I would not exceed teaching 2 per day because I would like to practice as well, and have enough energy to give to my family when I come home.
You're exactly right. Assuming you are doing the postures correctly, you should actually see progress (even if it seems microscopic) in every class. You will eventually have an "a-hah moment" in each pose. When you are focused on your breath, listening to the instructor, and doing it in your body, you will no doubt find progress. I just had a baby and it's taken me about 8 weeks to get my pre-pregnancy practice back (and having a baby changes your body dramatically).
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