I would be an ethereal creature floating through a room filled with incense while I instructed a sea of yogis how to achieve the same spiritual wholeness and secret knowledge that I now possessed.
Over the past decade, I’ve gradually realized that teaching yoga is not about trying to be a guru, or about how cool my sequences are, or whether I teach at The Most Serious Yoga Studio in town.
It’s about helping people explore what yoga means to THEM, even if that has nothing to do with being spiritual.
And in a corporate setting, it usually doesn’t. Students have one hour away from their desk to work on the basics.
Beginners and seasoned practitioners come together to get in touch with their bodies and minds.
At hOM, we set up pop-up studios in corporate spaces.
Learning to teach in these spaces has helped me grow as a teacher by showing me what the average person needs from yoga- quick and dirty and in under an hour!
Everyone can benefit from a simple class, from the so-called guru to the beginner who thinks he should wear socks on the mat.
The look of honest gratitude on corporate students’ faces after class is more rewarding than any gratification you may (secretly, shhh) feel about being the revered guide at the head of the Serious Studio class.
If you’re just starting out as a teacher, or as a seasoned teacher stepping into the corporate sphere,
here are 7 tips that I hope you find helpful:
7 Tips For Teaching Yoga In A Corporate Setting
7. Avoid Sanskrit.
6: Avoid chanting.
5: Keep it simple.
4.5: Keep it simple part 2:
4: Be mindful of what you wear to class.
3: Explain the yoga-y stuff.
2: Emphasize chill over firey.
1: Finally, smile and have fun!
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