“Self-trust is the first secret of success.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
(This week's newsletter was composed by our dynamic on-demand teacher and full time writer Elinor Cohen. Check out her Instagram HERE and her amazingly empowering advanced & intermediate sessions on our on-demand archives.)
Do you know the right way to teach yoga? How about practicing it? Sorry to disappoint, but these are trick questions: there is no right way to teach or practice yoga!
Some instructors teach yoga by demonstrating the entire class. Others walk around and let their verbal cues guide the practice. One is not more correct than the other but as a student, it's important to ask yourself: do I need the demo?
There are so many ways to benefit from a yoga practice, whether online or in studio with fellow yogis. Regardless of where or how you practice, it's important to ask yourself if you really need a demo or if you're relying on it simply because it's there.
Having a teacher demonstrate challenging poses can be helpful and valuable, especially if you've never done the pose before and you're learning it for the first time. Additionally, it's great to use demos to check for form and alignment. On the other hand, it's equally important to ask yourself if you really need the guidance or if you're watching the instructor out of habit. At that point, it may be time to turn off what you always do and tap into your intuition.
Questions to ask yourself when it comes to taking a yoga class with vs. without demos:
- Do I really need the demonstration or am I just used to it?
- Do I trust myself enough to know how to come into these poses on my own?
- Is the teacher giving clear, accurate cuing? If so, I may not need to watch them the entire time. In these cases, perhaps your breath can be your guide.
Consider these questions the next time you take a class (with or without a teacher's demonstrations). It may just upgrade your entire experience and show you how advanced of a yogi you truly are.
$150 UNLIMITED ALL SUMMER
Want yoga for the next 59 days at a discounted price? $2.54 a day to invest in yourself and your yoga practice. On-demand classes, unlimited live sessions for $150 and you'll have all the perks till August 31, 2023. Lock up this deal now.
PRIVATES: ONE-TO-ONE WORK!
If you want to set up any private sessions or events, please contact me through email. You can learn more about privates: CLICK HERE!
We've added single class purchases to our on-demand offerings. How does it work? A $17 payment will give you access to a single pre-recorded class with Victor or anyone on his staff. The private link with unique access code will give you entry to that class, which you can load anytime you want. You'll have 24-hours of unlimited access to that class. No refunds, returns and you must use that class within 24-hours of receiving it before it expires. You can request a teacher featured on our on-demand options.
Yoga with Victor's mentorship program for teachers looking to sharpen their tools and hone in on varying skills that will make you more proficient at sequencing, teaching anatomy, or widening their skill set to become a successful instructor and craft your own business model.
YOGA AT OHHHMMM LIVE VIRTUAL SCHEDULE:
*ALL CLASSES EST
*SESSIONS 45/60 MINUTES
*WAIVER STATEMENT: I understand that I must be in good physical health to participate in these classes, that my participation may cause an injury and that I should consult with my physician before I take a class. I am taking these classes at my own risk. I waive any claim for personal injury and any other damages that I may have against the school, studio and/or the teachers who are offering these classes.
REGULAR RATES:(when submitting payment, in note section state email for delivery of services)
VENMO -- @Vicyasa
Paypal -- Victor@YogawithVictor.com
Facebook: Yoga With Victor - Vicyasa™
If I'm doing it, I'll be talking about it. Yoga chatter & more.