Monthly Archives: March 2011

Change in just 75 minutes

Today I participated in my second mentor-related class; and it was a rather different experience from my previous one. This session was good, but different. Here are the highlights: So far I have observed or participated in three mentor-related classes; … Continue reading

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Student Teaching 101

Two weeks ago my group’s academic session was titled “Sequencing 1” – and in those two hours I received some good basic instruction on how to structure a 60-90 minute yoga class. Today I attended the academic session titled “Sequencing … Continue reading

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Want versus need

As I have mentioned in earlier posts, one of the requirements of my teacher training program involves mentorship. Two weeks ago I completed my first mentor observation; today I completed my second (and final) one. Detailed (and lengthy) notes from … Continue reading

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What I Learned In Mentor Session #2

Today I attended my second (of three) small-group mentor meetings.  (If you missed the summary of session #1, you can read it here.)  Three of my peers taught a 30-40 minute segment from a class they developed; during (and after) … Continue reading

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Yoga on and off the mat

A few weeks ago I explained the mentoring component of my yoga teacher training program: I am to have 3 mentor-teacher group meetings, observe an experienced teacher twice, and take two of that teacher’s “general population” beginner-level yoga class (so … Continue reading

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Shifting from learner to leader

Today’s core yoga session was about “sequencing” – specifically, how to put yoga asanas (poses) in a logical order to create an entire yoga class. We have examined and discussed all of the asanas we are going to learn in … Continue reading

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Observations, both external and internal

As I mentioned in my post from last week about the mentoring component of my yoga teacher training program, one of the requirements I need to fulfill is to observe two beginner-level yoga classes, take notes, and ask any questions … Continue reading

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