As a yoga teacher and studio owner, I meet many people with a broken body, mind and / or heart. (When I say “a broken body, etc. – I mean it in a very compassionate, non-patronizing way.) They inquire about Yoga, hoping to improve their condition. The people can be divided into two groups. First, […]
*** Here’s how my mind works This is the master plan layout of my modules, the Hot Yoga Level II teacher training, beginning next week. We will understand, apply, analyze, evaluate, create, and teach. The learning objective is a solid, overall improvement in teaching skillfulness of each Participant, including the course director (yours truly). By the way, […]
I have many friends there! But I’m sure that all the pain and confusion will eventually turn out for the best. “To evolve, or not to evolve – that is the question!” [Click on the photo to read the article, or here]
In my approach to Hot Yoga, called the Hot Yoga Evolution*, we begin the class with 2-3 Sun-salutations. We think that doing salutations is a good idea for several reasons. Today, I will explain one of them: the Teacher is able to qualify the ability of each Student, as well as qualify the ability of […]
Doing your daily Yoga practice, you can re-learn your physical and mental methods for living in a state of harmony. To achieve the harmony, we must free you from the bodily discomforts: we stimulate physical healing. We must also address the mind. Nowadays, the mind is easily affected by worries, anger, greed, jealousy, selfishness, and a […]
With dedication to those Yoga teachers who continuously attend different training programs, and asana workshops, but teach not at all or just a little: “You can only research and learn so much. At some point you’ll have to actually go out and do something with what you’ve learned. If you don’t, you’ll be exactly where […]
The essence of the tree is patience. Patiently able to stay in one place for a long time, in balance, and in harmony with the surroundings.
The whole purpose of training, instruction, education, is to enable people to learn. My mission is not to transmit information, I’d rather want to enable my learners to transform themselves, and be able to apply the training material in real-life, daily teaching situations.’ ~ Tomasz G. Again: ‘The whole purpose of training, instruction, education, is […]
Any Yoga teachers begin the class by asking: “Any injuries?” Everybody is injured. Take a moment to think about this.
Have no fear, we are here! People want to ease the stiffness of the body, be empowered to follow their heart, and use the mind toward fulfillment of their full human potential. We are dedicated to helping people activate that potential in this lifetime. The Hot Yoga Evolution has been created in 2007 as an answer […]
I’m on the wonderful Pema Chodron’s emailing list. Here’s the gem from today: Any Encounter offers us a choice This is an idea that seems difficult for Westerners to accept: when someone harms us, they create the cause of their own suffering. They do this by strengthening habits that imprison them in a cycle of pain […]
Many new Yoga teachers commonly make a mistake thinking that if they participate in more teacher training or asana workshops they will get better at teaching. They usually will not. And if they would, then only indirectly. For new teachers, the direct shortcut to ‘getting better at teaching’ is accomplished by: Yoga and meditation practice, […]
Cesarean sections cause many problems for females. It is common that they develop back pain within as early as 2-3 months after having the cesarean section during delivery. This seems to be quite common, so I did a little research (one of my longtime gurus is here), came up with a theory on the problem, […]
“The Four Agreements” book by don Miguel Ruiz is on the recommended reading list for all my Hot Yoga teacher training programs. Conscious living = conscious teaching!
Are you in that part of the Hot Yoga community which is in crisis because of all the scandal, controversy, accusations, lawsuits, ethical misalignment? Perhaps you feel angry, frustrated, disappointed, unsure what’s next? The next step is to forgive, let go, heal. And move on. Learn from others’ mistakes, and do a better job yourself!
Hot Yoga Evolution is an approach, not a method. It is an approach to ‘being’ and a way of life. It is not a method, where a set of rules or dogma are to be followed by all in the same way. At the heart of our approach to teaching Yoga are such universal values […]
A common question I get from Yoga studio owners is HOW TO ADD HOT YOGA CLASSES TO THE SCHEDULE. In order for a non-hot studio to have hot classes on the schedule, a studio owner would need to hire a trained Hot Yoga teacher (s), or get certified for teaching Hot Yoga themselves. The teaching […]
A scripted (dialogue) based teaching can be boring and overwhelming, both for the Students as well as the Teacher herself. I call this unfortunate situation “Death by Dialogue”. In my experience working with “scripted teachers”, teaching dialogue has become so ingrained in their method, that just wanting to change this will not work. That can […]
As we say in the Hot Yoga Evolution: “Every Yoga teacher has the potential to be great; every Yoga class is high-stakes; and every Yoga student group deserves the absolute best.” Our Teacher Training Manifesto: Treat your Student-group as King Share from Your Heart and Touch People’s Hearts Help Them Follow What You’re Saying Teach […]
When it comes to a hot yoga teacher training, a common question people ask is: “Will I get a certificate?” That’s a stupid f***ing question. A more important question to ask is how competent will I become, once the learning objectives have been accomplished.
*CONNECT *ASK QUESTIONS *ENCOURAGE *LEAD TO SATISFACTION *FOLLOW UP Watch video: The whole webinar (and more) here.
Is this tea??? Can’t be, because it tastes a bit like coffee. Is this coffee??? Can’t be, ’cause it tastes a bit like tea. Hmmm… Very tasty! But confusing… All things Japanese fascinate me.
We are really excited to announce that for the first time ever, we have a Level II Hot Yoga Teacher Training in December! This course is designed for: *Existing Hot Yoga teachers (any style) *Existing non-Hot Yoga teachers (any style) *Students with 2-3 years experience (who like a challenge) It’s a 100hr certificate course, and […]
Hot Pilates? Hot Ashtanga? Shit, don’t get me started… Part 1 In a Hot Yoga studio, one does not have to create other, new “hot” classes to entertain the bored students, and keep them from leaving to other more entertaining studios! First of all, Yoga is not really designed for entertainment purposes. Secondly, it’s not […]