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The Art of Teaching: Taking the Seat of the Teacher

with YuMee Chung

Saturday & Sunday, February 19, 20
11:30 – 2:00 pm & 3:00 – 5:30 pm
15 hours
$250 + HST REGISTER NOW

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
The Art of Teaching is a pedagogical skills training for yoga teachers and teachers-to-be who are committed to the craft of teaching yoga. Offering seven essential topics over six efficient weekends, this training systematically unpacks the tools and techniques in the yoga instructor’s toolkit. Whether you teach active or introspective styles of yoga, or both, this training will support you as you deepen your self-awareness and capacity for accurate self-assessment; deconstruct poor teaching habits; move past teaching ruts and plateaus; and uncover your unique teaching voice. Lessons will be reinforced through well-designed homework exercises and practical assignments. Graduates will leave with renewed energy, purpose and confidence in their ability to teach.

COURSE CONTENT:
• Scope of practice and the role of the yoga teacher
• What neuroscience has to say about the acquisition of skill
• Practicum instruction
• How to give constructive feedback to self and others
• Audio and video recording as self-assessment tools and embracing so-called “mistakes”
• Teaching visual learners
• Body language and postural presence
• Pose demos and mirror neurons
• Organizing information in an Asana Rap Sheet

REQUIRED TEXT:
The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle (available at major bookstores and online).
Please read in advance of weekend 1.