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 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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Small Amounts of Loving-Kindness Meditation Lead to Big Change

One increasingly popular form of meditation is loving-kindness meditation (LKM), the practice of wishing one’s self and others to be happy, content, and at ease. In the yoga tradition, loving-kindness is seen as an opportunity to “cultivate the opposite.” Where many meditation techniques encourage students to explore difficult feelings or emotions directly, in loving-kindness, the […]

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Posted on July 6th, 2013 by in Teachers Corner, Yoga

Down Dog, Up Dog

Stephanie Knox Cubbon I came to teaching yoga for the same reason many people do—because yoga transformed my life and I wanted to share the gifts it had given me with others. I chose Kripalu, quite simply, because of Stephen Cope. Right around the time I discovered yoga, my cousin recommended that I read Yoga […]

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Posted on June 15th, 2013 by in Teachers Corner, Yoga

Top 5 Things We Love About Wanderlust

Every year, we look forward to supporting the ecstatic festival that is Wanderlust. The chance to be in the Vermont hills—soaking up the mountain energy, reveling in yoga immersion, and communing with our peers and community members, is a high time of the year. 1. Community: Wanderlust brings so many different people together, and we […]

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