Are you ready for a makeover? In this weekend, we will work together to give your teaching language a glow-up—not plastic surgery! We are looking to enhance the good and buff the rough edges, not to reconstruct you into a cookie cutter automaton. Our work together will burn off any excessive, vague language and polish your words to a bright shine, so you can most clearly deliver yoga's benefits to your students.
This workshop includes detailed self-assessment assignments to complete before we meet, so please budget at least four hours to prepare your homework in the weeks before the workshop.
Our in-person sessions will:
+ Create a safe space for self-improvement + Investigate the kind of feedback we get as yoga teachers + Explore how to give and receive critique effectively + Practice cueing movement in ways to suit all learning styles + Include exercises to reveal our individual habits of verbal and nonverbal communication + Prompt you to decide what's already working well and what could be done differently + Support you with concrete suggestions for how to be the clearest communicator you can be + Set goals for you to level up your teaching language to help your students better
After the workshop, you'll do another self-assessment, and you'll send a video to Sage for review and more goal setting. When you put in the time and work to refine your language, you'll become a better teacher, and your students will benefit greatly.
We meet Saturday, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. and 2–5 p.m., and again Sunday, 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.
One month before the workshop, you'll get access to the online side of the course, with a few videos to watch and written instructions on how to perform a useful self-assessment before we meet in person.
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.