Planning your teachings ahead of time can bring some powerful benefits:
And when your plans include workshops or a series of classes, you get these additional benefits:
We offer support for creating a plan to progressively cover a topic through a series of classes or workshops. The classes can be tied together based on a philosophy or anatomy topic, an asana category, yoga tool such as pranayama, or many other themes.
This is different from planning one class. You’ll find deep support for planning a specific class throughout the site. This section does not duplicate that; rather, here we are providing planning support for choosing to teach particular topics over a series of classes in a strategic way.
Any topic you choose should, of course, be one that you have practiced for a long time.
We have broken down each topic into a relatively large number of sub-topics so that you can easily choose to cover each individually or to combine them. For instance, you can focus the first class of a series on an Introduction or Overview or you can combine the Introduction with the next sub-topic for your first class.
For example, you can cover the Yamas and Niyamas in 10 or fewer classes, or you can feature them in 12 or more classes by including an introduction to the Sutras or Eight Limbs, or by creating a class not only for each of the last three Niyamas but also one on Kriya Yoga, for instance.
The world needs you to be sharing the inspirational teachings that you love to share! And by doing this through workshops, you can secure student pre-registration and more revenue.
We strive to save your planning time so that you can go deeper into the areas where you add the most value.
See our member lesson for structured outlines for more than 20 different workshop themes.
Each series can last anywhere from 4 to 12 weeks, and we include quick links to teaching content. Examples include Yamas & Niyamas, Seasonal Yoga, Energy & Subtle Body Anatomy, Kleshas, Asana Categories, Strengthening, and many more.
We also offer affordable student handouts to support your workshops. (No membership needed.) Information below.
We offer professionally-designed student handouts for various series topics. The content is top-notch and will add value to your offering. You can use the strategic flow of the handouts to guide your workshop structure, or simply offer them as background to support in-class practice. Prices as low as $12 each, including rights to copy and distribute to your students.
See excerpts and a sample below, and find them all in the Store.
To see a complete Student Handout, click here:
Workshop Handout – Forward Bending
We think you’ll agree that it is:
Please let us know what you think and if there’s anything else you need.
Choose from the following series topics. Each bulleted item is a separate Student Handout. To see the content covered in each handout, go to the Store.
- Forward Bending
- Core Strengthening
Ayurveda & Yoga
- Dosha-Balancing Asana
- Diet & Lifestyle
- Eight Limbs Introduction
Stress & Yoga
- Nervous System
- Yoga for Stress Reduction
- Breathing Practices
- Yoga Nidra
- Asana & Sequences
- Alignment & Devotional Practices
With this 3-minute slide show, we hope you’ll get a sense for how uniquely powerful the Asana Teaching Guides are in offering truly valuable support in your lifelong quest to optimize teachings for all students.
Asana Teaching Guides (available in the Store) can serve as a life-long teaching resource. The guides are precisely organized PDFs that give you quick and comprehensive reference for teaching, cueing, sequencing and adapting poses. They include pictures of dozens of variations with instructions.
The following samples are excerpted from MULTIPLE, DIFFERENT guides in order to give you a sense for the scope, structure, precision and quality of the materials.