Whether it’s taught online or in person, a well-themed yoga class uplifts students and shows them the true connection to heart that yoga offers. But it can be tough to know where to start, and inspiration takes work. Join Sage Rountree, E-RYT500, and Alexandra DeSiato, E-RYT500, authors of Teaching Yoga Beyond the Poses, for this workshop.
In this enhanced in-person workshop, you'll learn to integrate themes, ideas, and inspiration into your class to help your students feel more connected. Whether you’re a new teacher who now feels comfortable with poses and is ready to weave in more, or an experienced teacher who feels like your classes have hit the doldrums, you’ll get all you need to uplift your students in both video and in-person classes.
This unique format includes both self-paced preparation, live meetings, and continued mentorship after the weekend workshop.
A month before the workshop, you’ll gain access to an online course that lays the groundwork for the work we will do in person. Please budget at least four hours to prepare your homework in the weeks before the workshop.
Then we meet in person at Carrboro Yoga Company Saturday, March 26, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., and Sunday, March 27, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. (There is no Sunday afternoon session, freeing you to travel.) If you're coming from out of town, our Travel Accommodations page has suggestions.
In short lectures, full group discussion, led movement, journaling, and small-group exercises, we will explore mindful themes to elevate any class for every student in a way that feels individually authentic. You’ll leave with a host of ideas that will keep you and your students inspired every day.
The experience continues as you develop themes on your own and share with the group, with Alexandra, and with Sage, to get continued feedback and suggestions for more ways to elevate your classes.
Required reading: Sage Rountree and Alexandra DeSiato, Teaching Yoga Beyond the Poses. Please purchase this book on your own in your preferred format. Paperback, e-book, and audiobook editions are available.
This is a required module for Carolina Yoga Company's advanced studies teacher training; it is also open to everyone. You'll get the most benefit if you've been regularly teaching for at least a year. If that doesn't describe you but you are still eager to take the workshop, please contact Sage to discuss your unique situation and determine whether this is the right fit for you.
Currently, proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is required to enter the studios.