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the seat of the teacher.

June 21, 2014

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“We don’t empower our students. The direct experience of success is what empowers our students. Our job is to create an atmosphere where the most amount of success is the most likely to happen. The education and the knowledge and experience become the agents of empowerment, and the students get to claim that for themselves.”  (Christina Sell)

“What I’ve found over 20 years of teaching is that there’s really a feedback loop between your practice and your teaching. It’s in your yoga practice that you get inspired, that you have insights, that you try out new sequences, that you get to work with the playlist you’re creating and see how it feels in your body, so that you know the experience your students are going to have. Practicing yoga is really important if you want to teach.”   (Julian Walker)

“If you teach yoga or hold space for others in any way, it is vital that you have a space that someone else is holding for you – a space where you get vulnerable and are seen; a space where you are held accountable and get nurtured in a compassionate way; a space where you can shed the teacher role and receive.”  (Hala Khouri)

 

from elephant journal

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