Teachers Notebook: Practices for the Pre-Holiday JittersFriday, October 28, 2016
Master Trainer Katie Schuver, who teaches YogaFit for Balancing Moods , offers some teaching tips to help your students manage pre- and post-holiday stress.
We’re moving into the holidays now, which can be a bit stressful whether we relish the flurry of shopping, baking, and entertaining or are haunted by...read more
More than an apple a dayTuesday, October 4, 2016
Yes, an apple a day is a great idea, but that's not the only thing that'll keep the doctor away. To really ensure you get the nutrients your body requires, you'll need to incorporate a variety of nutrient-rich foods filled with vitamins C and E, antioxidants, beta-carotene, and bacteria-fighting properties. Look for fresh...read more
Teacher's Notebook - Backbends: How to PropTuesday, October 4, 2016
Skila Ramirez offers some unusual ways in which to use props to help students engage their core, fire up their adductors, and open up their mid back (the thoracic spine) without causing stress or undue strain on their lower backs.
By strengthening the core and lower back extensors, and stretching...read more
PROPS: Who Needs Them and Why Use Them?Tuesday, October 4, 2016
PROPS: WHO NEEDS THEM AND WHY USE THEM?
(adapted from Yoga At Home: Inspiration for Creating Your Own Home Practice, by Linda Sparrowe)
For a lot of students, having to use props is a sign of being less able, less flexible, and less cool than the others around them. And, sadly, we as teachers can inadvertently...read more
Things We Love From Banyan BotanicalsTuesday, October 4, 2016
We needed something to shore up our immune system when our busy teaching schedule keeps us on the road for days at a time. Our friends at Banyan Botanicals delivered.
This thick, dark herbal jam has become a favorite among YogaFit teachers, particularly those of us who have busy travel schedules and need to...read more
Community Corner: Yoga Plays OnTuesday, October 4, 2016
The first time Kristen Queen, a professor at Texas Christian University School of Music, took a yoga class was in 2006 with a wonderful YogaFit instructor. Even back then, she says, she kept noticing the effect yoga had on the way she taught music—the little nuggets that would surface whenever she worked with her flute students. It might...read more