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