Without the proper training and preparation your yoga teaching experience can be:
quite overwhelming and disheartening
These are the comments from many students that come to our YogaFX Yoga Teaching Academy for retraining. Many students that have already completed a RYT 200 hours elsewhere, have left that course feeling underwhelmed and under prepared to embark on their Yoga Teaching career.
THE FOLLOWING 5 TIPS and information will help you feel more relaxed, more prepared and ready to teach your yoga class.😀
5 Yoga Dialogue Tips For Yoga Teachers
Public speaking is difficult enough without having to pronounce Sanskrit, name muscle groups and tell people where to put their limbs like an elegant game of Twister. But that’s what teaching yoga requires, if your goal is to guide your students safely through your class, and have them coming back for more.
It’s all about what to say when to say it and how to say it
During our time visiting many yoga teacher training’s around the world, we discovered that the yoga students only practiced any yoga dialogue when they were trying to teach each other.
Maybe you too can also see the problem with this lazy approach by the RYS’s.
A popular saying comes to mind
The Blind Leading The Blind
Of course it is impossible for a student of a yoga teacher training, to teach a fellow student of a yoga teacher training, what to say, when to say it and how to say it, if neither of the students have had any dialogue coaching or practice first, with an experienced yoga teacher.📢
The results are of course predictable
It wasn’t surprising when you heard shortcuts such as, “Right arm on there, right hip move a bit forward. Lift left foot. Flex foot! Stand there, don’t move. Erm ”
For many new yoga students, the brain can’t keep up with new yoga terms, new yoga postures, remember a sequence and deal with standing in front of large groups of students trying to put it all together. Remember each student is waiting on your every word. Daunting yea!
There is zero structure to this teaching methodology, and the results are as you would expect. CLASS FREEZE being the most common.
Here are the top five recommendations from our experienced YogaFX teachers.
Not only will the following give you a few tips on how to prepare, it will also give you a sneak peak on how we prepare our students during their RYT 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training with our team in Ubud, Seminyak and Canggu Bali.
It is only with the correct dialogue and excellent instruction, will you have the ability to teach a great, seamless yoga class. The added advantage being that it will also and help you to overcome any public speaking fears.📣
1. Leave out unnecessary words.
Words and phrases such as “um,” “erm” “now go ahead…” and “begin to…” “Remember to….” are fillers that offer no help to your students and take up precious time.
To avoid “class freeze” learn dialogue
It really is that simple
Any presentation that you have ever listened to has required the presenter to prepare, rehearse, practice, and then deliver.🔊THERE ARE NO SHORTCUTS to giving an excellent yoga class. Each Yoga class that you teach Is your opportunity to make a difference.
During your RYT 200 Hour’s YogaFX Teacher Training, our very experienced team of yoga professionals will teach you The 20 Most Important Keywords of Yoga Teaching.
As a result of their guidance’s, you will have the confidence and ability to keep your students engaged, motivated and enthusiastic.😀
You won’t believe how much time you gain by being concise, deliberate and by giving clear instruction about each posture.
To see your yoga students practicing, enjoying and following your dialogue with a clear beginning, middle and end is a joy and fulfilling.🎉
2. Listen To Yourself.
Often, the shorter and simpler you keep your dialogue, the better. You’ve probably experienced this before: You’re in a particular pose and the teacher keeps going on and on about how you should just relax, let it go, ignore the pain, breathe into the pain etc. When in fact all you can think about is, “I wish they would stop talking and get us out of this crazy pose?!”
Be Short Sweet Concise
Think about your next sentence– will it add value to the posture? or are you just killing time by nervously filling the silence?
At YogaFX International RYT 200 hour’s Yoga Teacher Training Academy in Ubud Bali we will reveal to you :
The One Yoga Teaching Secret That Will Transform Your Dialogue and Release You From “class freeze” forever!
3. Less Is More
The need to fill up every nook and cranny with words is exhausting. And for good reason:
Silence is scary to most teachers But how about an organic pause❓
There are times, many times in a class where you must pause and allow your students to take it all in. Students need time to embrace silence in order to practice control of their breath and mind. Without having the distraction of what’s coming next.
The pause doesn’t have to be dramatic, it’s has to be organic.⏸
A yoga class is as much about what you don’t say as it is about what you do say
We will teach this yoga class technique to you !
JOIN US for your RYT 200 Hours here in Ubud Bali. We would love to see you here.
4. Project your voice.
Seems like a no brainer, but there’s nothing worse than a student in the back row of a large yoga room having to strain to hear you because you are not loud enough. You can always tell who they are because they’re craning their necks, looking to see what their neighbor is doing.
We will teach you to find your teaching voice. To fill your lungs and to teach with authority not arrogance. Reach every student from the front to the back row effortlessly.🗣
5.The 20 Yoga Teaching Keywords And The One Yoga Teaching Secret That Will Change Your Teaching Experience – Forever!
Of all the tips, this is the one that helps define who you are as a yoga teacher. What you say in class has a big effect on students and can either leave a good or bad impression.
Our YogaFX International Yoga Teaching Academy in Bali, like any professional teaching Academy, comes with its own unique original set of 20 Yoga Teaching Keywords Must Haves.
These Yoga Teaching Keywords have been tried a tested by our teachers throughout the world.
Our YogaFX yoga Teaching Academy has an accumulative 20,000 + hours of yoga teaching experience
From this solid foundation you develop your own voice, style and there’s no reason you can’t get creative.👍
Instead of “lift your arms up” what else is there?
Replace “bend to the right” with something dynamic.
Forget “glide, float, drift” to the top of the mat, your students are already asleep.
Once you MASTERED A GREAT DIALOGUE, you will relax, be comfortable, flexible and easy. And so will be your class. Teaching your yoga class becomes a joyful, effortless experience, and you’ll be amazed at how much authority you now will bring to it.
And by the way that fear of public speaking is nowhere to be found❓