In this second episode of our Begin Again series, we talk about what keeps us motivated to practice when yoga is feeling stagnant and Jason offers useful tips for teachers who are faced with the difficult (but rewarding!) task of teaching yoga to beginners.
He also talks about how to introduce philosophy to beginning students and how to motivate students to keep coming back to their mats.
Here’s an overview of the episode:
- Why beginning again can be a great thing even for experienced yoga practitioners
- Some common mistakes yoga teachers make when they teach beginners
- How to approach teaching philosophy to beginners in a way that doesn’t confuse or overwhelm
- How he navigates sharing the philosophical dimensions of yoga so that they are useful to everyone regardless of their cultural and ideological belief systems
- Tips for being a good host to new students and why he thinks that’s a key component to keeping students motivated
- BONUS: Jason explains some of the yamas and niyamas and puts them into a modern context
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