If you are interested in teaching yoga, one of the first steps in learning how to make yoga classes interesting. While you may have all the necessary props and clothing, a bit of humor goes a long way. Imagine how students will react when they learn how to twist their ankles in downward dog stances. How about teaching a class that requires students to do backbends while repeating the same pose?
Teaching yoga can be challenging for several reasons. First, yoga poses are not easy to master. It takes a significant amount of skill, patience, and practice to master these poses and become an accomplished yoga teacher. The second challenge is finding the right poses that will interest your students. As a teacher of yoga, you need to know which poses your students are interested in learning and practicing. If you don’t know what they are interested in, you won’t be able to teach them how to master certain poses and you might not get the most benefit out of your teaching of yoga.
One of the best ways to make yoga classes interesting is to introduce props. Teachers can use objects such as blocks, chairs, blankets, walls, and mirrors to help students learn certain poses. These props help students focus on the poses and ease into them. You may want to use one type of prop over another during a transition from one pose to another. For instance, you may wish to have one block during a downward-facing dog position and then have a block or another block placed on top of it once the pose has been mastered.
Have fun changing up the props. This is a good way to make each class unique. You might try using a new yoga accessory like the headstand, which is a great way to increase versatility as well as help you keep your pores from becoming stagnant.
In addition to using props to help students learn and practice yoga poses, you can also encourage them to use them. You can even take an object from the class and show it off to your students. Have your yoga students practice some poses on your private yoga studio floor, then show off their moves. Students will enjoy learning how to perform these movements and you can show them off in front of other students!
Ask your students to come dressed differently
Another way to make yoga classes interesting is to ask your students to come dressed differently than the other students. If you have a couple of gay students in your class, you can ask them to dress differently than everyone else. The basic idea is to make yoga more comfortable for everyone. It’s OK to allow your gay students to express themselves. After all, this is only one class and they are only doing it because they want to learn new things. It’s also OK for them to wear whatever they choose.
Use your imagination
If you want to make yoga classes more fun and interesting, then don’t be afraid to let your imagination run wild. There is no need to limit yourself to traditional props like yoga balls, yoga straps, and blocks. There is no reason why you have to stick to the same props.
To sum up
It’s easy to fall into a rut when it comes to teaching yoga. This is especially true if you have been doing the same types of yoga for years. One way to avoid this problem is to make yoga classes more fun and dynamic. Try adding new people, asking your students to bring different items, and even challenge yourself by trying out something new. You never know what innovative idea you could come up with to make yoga lessons more fun.