We can always be better teachers.
As yoga teachers, I think it’s so important that we continue to evolve our practice and our teaching, to become the best teachers we can be.
This post shares a slew of online resources to help you hone your yoga teaching skills. You’ll definitely want to bookmark this page so you can come back to it any time!
The wealth of free knowledge that’s accessible to us now through podcasts is incredible. Check out these podcasts, all intended to help you become a better yoga teacher.
In this podcast, full-time yoga teacher and yoga teacher’s mentor Francesca Cervero offers support to help you feel more confident in your teaching and realistic strategy to help you find more clarity on your career path.
Some of my favorite episodes are 32: Incorporating Non-Yoga Movements In Your Classes with Guest Teacher Cecily Milne, 31: How To Work With Pregnant Yoga Students with Guest Teacher Deb Flashenberg, and 22: 7 Ways To Be A More Confident Yoga Teacher.
This podcast by Mado Hesselink shares information, support, and inspiration for yoga teachers. Topics include the business of yoga, teaching skills, philosophy, ethical and legal considerations, and more.
Make sure you check out Cue your Classes Like a Pro with Laurel Beversdorf, Anatomy and Physiology of Breathing with Dr. Crystal Frazee, and Keeping Your Classes Fresh.
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How we really grow as teachers is through our communities. By coming together to share, support, and hold space for each other to learn and grow. But what do you do if the community in your local area is small or not a fit for you?
There’s a whole world of community available to you online (and you never know, some of those connections could become IRL connections!). First of all, many cities have a yoga teacher Facebook group for that specific city! Do a quick search on Facebook to see if your city has one, too.
Here are some other online yoga communities to help you get started:
- Yoga Teachers [Facebook]
- The Connected Yoga Teacher Group [Facebook]
- Find What Feels Good Kula
- Elevate: Support + Strategy for Yoga Teachers with Francesca Cervero [Facebook]
This article, Your Online Kula: Yoga Communities in the Digital Age, dives into how to build an online community of your own and how to get the most out of any online yoga community.
As teachers, we know that attending classes with other teachers helps us open our minds, inspire us, and offer new areas to explore in our own teaching. For online resources, check out these YouTube channels from experienced teachers:
- Faith Hunter
- Yoga with Adriene
- Yoga with Kassandra
- Brett Larkin Yoga
- Ekhart Yoga
- Body Positive Yoga
- Heart Alchemy Yoga
Classes and Trainings
You don’t always need to go to a class or training in person. Here are some great online classes you can take from the comfort of your own home:
- Master Class: How to Replan Your Yoga Class on the Fly
- (Free) Become a Better Yoga Teacher: How to Find Your Unique Voice
- (Free) Transcending Sexual Violence Through Yoga: 8 Tools for Teaching Trauma-Sensitive Yoga
- There are tons of classes for yoga teachers on Yoga Download, including Fundamentals of Open Hip Standing Poses and Increase Your Yoga IQ
- (Free) Take Your Teacher’s Seat: The Science of the Private Lesson™
- Curvy Yoga: Teaching body-positive yoga that’s accessible to all bodies
There are tons of great websites sharing content to help you be a better yoga teacher. Below are some of my favorites, with a few specific resources from each one.
- The Art of Teaching Yoga: 5 Ways to Self-Assess Your Teaching Skills
- 19 Yoga Teaching Tips Senior Teachers Want to Give Newbies
- The Art of Inside-Out Hands-On Adjustments
- 5 Ways to Creatively Sequence a Yoga Class
- Making Yoga Accessible: Techniques for Adapting Asana
- 10 Great Cues…With Unintended Consequences
- After 10 Years of Teaching Yoga, Here’s What I’ve Learned
- Teaching Tips: Avoid Saying the Same Things the Same Way
- The Art of the Yoga Playlist: How to Be Your Own DJ
- 3 Reasons to Curb Corrections in Yoga Class
- 4 Tips for Ditching “Yoga-Speak” and Finding Your Voice
Of course, don’t forget The Yoga Nomads! Some of our resources to help you become a better yoga teacher are below:
- Advice for New Yoga Teachers from 3 Experienced Yoga Teachers
- 5 Ways to Improve Your Teaching Skills
- How to Sequence a Yoga Class (To Teach Your Best Class Yet)
Have some resources that have helped you become a better yoga teacher? Drop them below!