Yoga classes can vary tremendously. From a gentle Yin to a sweat filled Power class. One thing that many teachers try to do is to create a "theme" that carries throughout the class.
This does not need to be a complex task. It can be as simple as breath. Reminding students to concentrate on the breath and incorporate a specific pranayama exercise here and there. It's one of my favorites. Without the breath, yoga really isn't yoga after all.
This theme can also be centered around for example "back bends" or a "peak pose" like Natarajasana.. These examples are themes many teachers use. Backbends are very popular, as are hip openers
Below is a link to a reminder of how to incorporate a "theme" into your classes. If you are looking for a few different ideas, this may spark your creativity.
Remember to make it your own by being true to yourself and always adding a little "YOU" to it.
Try these new creations out in your home practice beofre taking it to a class. If you do not teach yoga, this is still a great way to spice up your home practice. Create your own classes! You can do it! It doesn't have to be perfect. Perfection is an illusion.
I always try to have fun in yoga. The picture below was from a shoot in Sayulita. I was playing around with some seated poses. Seeing what "looked good" to the photographer and just kept doing my thing. Until that happened. What fun! AND, I put together a few new moves. Had a good laugh, and continue to laugh everytime I see this pic!
Debbie Krejci E-RYT
become a yoga teacher