8 Tips to Creating and Managing Great Yoga Class Plans

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8 Tips to Creating and Managing Great Yoga Class Plans

What is yoga?

In short, yoga is the stilling of the fluctuations of the mind…20 million yogis-worldwide.

The 2012 study shows that 8.7 percent of U.S. adults, or 20.4 million people, practice yoga. Of current non-practitioners, 44.4 percent of Americans call themselves “aspirational yogis”—people who are engaged in trying yoga. due to this trend, we need yoga coaching classes.


So how to organize yoga classes ?


Yoga class planning is a big part of a yoga instructor’s teaching career to assure that classes are safe and exciting, but it can be challenging to hold class themes fresh and original.

Managing personal yoga study is a primary part of teaching, but it is comfortable to get associated with favorite postures and sequences.

Yoga teacher coaching can take you only so far. You still have really to lead a yoga class by yourself. If you’ve trained at any Yoga Center, you’ve had some experience that gave you the foundation for success. Like life, yoga requires constant learning and a unique approach. Incorporate new ideas, such as the 8 tips below, continue with your formal practice and learn through trial and error, and you’ll learn the techniques to lead a yoga class successfully.


With this in mind, here is a list of 8 simple ways to keep classes encouraged and coordinated using the teaching sources we have already acquired.

Upgrading your yoga class planning and organization

#1: “Get Prepared.”

Having all of your journals, sketches and plans in one spot is the start point for getting prepared. Try compiling a journal that consolidates all of your class notes with dedicated divisions for class types. Paste in pages from other records or form up a stack of photocopies if you can’t bear to rip pages. Alternatively, a useful solution is to invest in a printable class plan that can be organized in a filing system that allows for reshuffling of pages to accommodate variations and expansion.


#2: “Be Consistent.”

Keeping one dedicated spot for class plans will soon build into a precious class teaching manual. Consistency will also help you keep track of your class history to assure variety and avoid repetition.

Look at senior class prep data to see which postures, breathing techniques or series you may have used in the past but have approached away from.


#3: “Take Advantage of Old Stuff.”

Review, senior class prep notes, and yoga class plans to see what poses, breathing procedures or series you may have used in the past but have drifted away from. There is a reasonable prospect that there is a vinyasa or a transition that you haven’t used for a while which you can now resurrect with a new perspective.


#4: “Fusing Plans.”

Experiment. Try taking the opportunity sequence of one of your favorite class plans and merging it with the regular flow section of your most recent vinyasa to build a potpourri style class.

it is easy to get hooked up with relying on our favorite postures and sequences.


#5: “Design a System.”

Over time, as you accumulate all of these new, inspiring series and class plans, you can create a system designed by level, pose group, anatomical focus, spiritual theme or whatever another way you approach your schooling. Using a simple, adaptable filing method such as the disc system from Arc at Staples will enrich your yoga class plan ‘go to’ center for motivation and direction.


#6: “Reuse, Recycle, Regenerate.”

Every written note has something to contribute whether it be a list of poses or records from a coaching manual or a favorite reference, book or piece of music. Take advantage of what you already have.


#7: “Read & Review.”

Always maintain your reading whether it be digitally on blogs and websites or in your stack of magazines and books. Your endless reading, researching, and concern about yoga will continue to inspire. Remember that even the earliest and most experienced master is always still a student.


#8: “Repetition is the mother of skill.”

Even a beginner can create and memorize a few key yoga sets or exercises to use at a moment’s notice. Spend time noting students’ most simple ailments and challenges; you can easily prepare for those. Moreover, there’s no shame in repeating classes, day to day or week to week. Repetition can focus your students on a particular area of the discipline and can help you clarify how you teach it in the years to come.