teaching people, not poses: evolve your practice with jay fields’ online courseJay Fields charmed the yoga underground with her poignant and down-to-earth book, Teaching People, Not Poses: 12 Principles for Teaching Yoga with Integrity. Now the California-based yoga teacher is bringing the book’s simple lessons to life with an interactive online course for “yoga teachers who want to feed souls, not egos.”

The 12-week course starts September 15 and there is a free info session call on September 5.… Read more

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teaching people, not poses: evolve your practice with jay fields’ online course

Jay Fields charmed the yoga underground with her poignant and down-to-earth book, Teaching People, Not Poses: 12 Principles for Teaching Yoga with Integrity. Now the California-based yoga teacher is bringing the book’s simple lessons to life with an interactive online course for “yoga teachers who want to feed souls, not egos.”

The 12-week course starts September 15 and there is a free info session call on September 5. This is what Fields promises will go down in her course:

Using personal story, current research in neuroscience and quantum physics, experiential teaching and open dialogue,  we’ll take one week each to focus on one of the 12 principles from Jay’s book.

This online course is highly interactive, giving you the opportunity to ask questions and to have great conversations with other teachers with similar interests and passions. There is also an option to make it a more personal and profound learning experience by signing on for mentoring sessions with Jay throughout the course.

In between sessions there will be tips and practices to “take to the mat” to help you embody the teachings and to really change the quality and depth of your teaching.

If you’re a budding (or even highly experienced) yoga teacher, the course will help you develop more confidence and authenticity in your voice, know how to teach from your experience, cultivate embodied self-awareness, and be able to offer your gifts without insecurities getting in the way.

If you’re not convinced, sign up for the *free* September 5th info call.
Jump in and register for the whole 12-week course here.
Get to know Jay Fields in this IAYB interview.

Here are the 12 principles of Teaching People, Not Poses:

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  1. hey roseanne,

    great post! we have monthly (planning on twice monthly) teacher meetings at our studio. we bought all our teachers this book; we’re going through it chapter by chapter, first reading it aloud to each other and then we go through it paragraph by paragraph and talk about the chapter(s), sometimes expanding on things. we discuss the chapters in relation to our own practice, personally and collectively, both in and out of the studio, and we even use the chapters as springboards for how we can take the points further.

    this kind of engagement with our teaching is so necessary, and such a great prompt for “going deeper”. So glad she’s created this course.

    thanks for being amazing.

    eric

    • so glad to hear that you’ve shared this book with the teachers at your studio, eric! amazing! jay has indeed written a gem of a book, and the course is very valuable too!

  2. Thank you so much, Roseanne, for sharing this information with your amazing community, and for rooting for me!
    And Eric, wow. I am beyond thrilled to hear about how you are using my book to support the personal and collective development of your teachers. That is exactly what I dreamed would happen when I wrote the book. I checked out your studio, Moksha Yoga in Burnaby online, and it looks like you have a very special group of teachers and heartfelt offerings. I’m honored to be a part of your community in spirit!

  3. An excellent piece of advice that is offered here, that I believe will be very encouraging for a lot of people who are seeking to practice yoga.

  4. Is this book not valid if i do not teach Yoga ? or can it work for someone who teaches themselves yoga ? Jill xxx

    • good question, jill! the book is written for yoga teachers, from the perspective of someone who teaches yoga. while a lot of the info is specific to situations one may encounter as a yoga teacher, there is also lots of general wisdom that can benefit anyone who practices yoga (or lives a life!). the book would surely benefit your independent yoga practice. enjoy!

  5. Wonderful principles that should be incorporated into all forms of teaching, not just yoga!