I feel a little embarrassed that when I first started teaching yoga I had trouble with pacing. I would run out of time and cut the savasana to 2 minutes. Then overcompensate for the next class and run out of poses and give a 15-minute relaxation!
It took me a couple of years to get really good at pacing. There were fewer standards when I took my first teacher training in 1998 and I did not learn about pacing.
When I look back on it, my lack of training also made it difficult for my students. They didn’t know what to expect. To create a professional class, you want students to feel safe, and one way they feel safe is with predictability.
Covering the Core Curriculum
Pacing falls under “Teaching Methodology” in the Professional Essentials category of core competencies.
For a Yoga Alliance Registered School Training, at least 50 Hours go in the Professional Essentials category. This includes pacing and also sequencing, cueing, and other important Teaching Methodology competencies listed in the image above.
In today’s video we’re taking a deeper look at the Teaching Methodology competencies for the 200-hour training. We talk about what it is, why it’s important, and one of the fun activities we use to make the training experiential and not lecturing.
While this is part of our Manual Writing Series, the manual is just a part of well-thought-out training. You’re planning how students will learn so they feel confident.
Preview the Training Before You Teach It
Those using our program can see how we teach students in our upcoming 200 Hour YTT online course starting Sept. 27. This training will be taught by the Ambassador founders (that’s Aruna and Claire and Parampreet) to actual students.
This will let you see exactly how the training is delivered to make it a little easier to offer to your students.
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