Teachers Corner

Here, you will find articles related to all things teacher-oriented, including the business of yoga, teaching tips, and how to flourish as a teacher.

Posted on January 19th, 2015 by in Teachers Corner, Yoga

Reading, Writing, and Yoga: Tips for Yoga Teachers Working with Children

by Jane Rosen When people learn that I teach yoga to children, they react in one of two ways. Some think it’s cute—children are so adorable, and how precious it is to teach them yoga. Others shrink back in horror, certain that my young students are hyperactive and unmanageable, grateful that they don’t have to […]

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Posted on December 24th, 2014 by in Conscious Living, Teachers Corner, Words from the Wise, Yoga

The Teachings of Swami Kripalu

The Teachings of Swami Kripalu Swami Kripalu was a devoted yogi with an inquisitive mind who explored every facet of the yoga tradition. During his lifetime, he generated a large body of teachings that fall into two major categories: a universal set of teachings encouraging everyone to cultivate personal health, well-being, and a virtuous character; […]

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Posted on September 1st, 2014 by in Teachers Corner, Yoga

How to Keep Your Teaching Fresh: Yoga Instructors Share Their Secrets

by Sarajean Rudman Keeping your yoga teaching fresh and inspired is not only great for your students, it’s essential for you. Your students can sense when you’re feeling stagnant, just as they can tell when you’re passionate about what you’re doing, and they will reflect that energy back to you. When planning for a yoga […]

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Posted on August 4th, 2014 by in Teachers Corner, Yoga

Six Keys to Staying Centered in a Vigorous Yoga Class

Even when you feel ready to go deeper in your yoga practice, classes that are labeled “advanced,” “Level 3,” or “vigorous” can feel intimidating. So how can you play your edge and also stay safe in your body when you find yourself in a more challenging practice? Here are six ways to stay centered when […]

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Posted on April 14th, 2014 by in Teachers Corner, Yoga

Yoga in Schools Isn’t Just for Kids: How Teachers Benefit

by Jane Rosen Two years before the end of my 36-year career as an educator, I started practicing yoga and sharing it with my fourth-grade class. In those two years, I saw the profound effects of yoga on my students’ learning, the emotional climate of my classroom, my interactions with students, my satisfaction with teaching, […]

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Posted on December 5th, 2013 by in Outside Our Walls, Teachers Corner

Nurturing our Teachers

by Helene McGlauflin As a school counselor, I know firsthand that teaching in a public elementary school is incredibly demanding on the physical, intellectual, and emotional levels. Teachers are exposed to and frequently catch colds, flus, and other illnesses. They’re expected to serve, perform, and multitask at high levels. They need to be loving, kind, […]

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Posted on November 4th, 2013 by in Teachers Corner

Yoga, Seva, and Naps

with Micah Mortali, Director of the Kripalu Schools of Yoga and Ayurveda What brought you to your current role at Kripalu? I came to Kripalu for teacher training in 2004. After graduation, I went back to my life in outdoor education, but something in me had shifted dramatically, and I knew I had to come […]

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Posted on October 29th, 2013 by in Teachers Corner

Six Tips for Opening a Yoga Studio

by Janis Bowersox Thinking about taking the next step in your yoga business and opening a studio? Here are some words of wisdom from Janis Bowersox, former owner of Yoga for Everybody, a Kripalu-affiliated studio in Fairfield, Connecticut, and coauthor of the guidebook So You Want to Open a Yoga Studio. 1. Take responsibility. With […]

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