School starts in September up here in Canada and last week while I was registering my oldest child for high school, I had an awkward experience that you may be able to relate to.
Due to a variety of circumstances, my child is attending a new high school with none of their friends, so we made a point of reaching out to the school to ask for some first-day tips.
The Principal was amazing and gave us a personal tour, but as soon as she found out that I was a yoga teacher, felt the need to say ‘I can’t do yoga, it’s too slow for me.’
I’ve heard this exact statement so many times, have you?
Part of me feels that these moments are opportunities to educate and explain the nuances of yoga where the postures are only one part of a complete lifestyle.
But another part of me often feels like these comments are rarely made at the right time or place for a deep discussion and I just continue to contribute to the small talk.
Dispelling some misconceptions
Do you find people often have a preconceived idea of what yoga is and are therefore unwilling to try it and by default miss out on all the benefits?
This week we are continuing to promote our own upcoming 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training and dispel some misconceptions about yoga by sharing our seven myths of yoga video on our YouTube channel.
Sneak a peek about myth number one, a 60-second reel highlighting the important point that yoga is not all about Asana.
Hear us expand on this one particular myth, watch the full seven myth video here:
Do you ever find yourself conflicted as to when and where to teach about yoga?
How do you handle these situations and these misconceptions?
Feel free to share this video with your students and get more information about becoming a yoga teacher trainer yourself by downloading The Experienced Yoga Teachers Guide to Becoming a Trainer.