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#authenticevo: authentic teaching and practicing

#authenticevo: authentic teaching and practicing

authentic teaching

jessica

Authenticity is truth in self-expression, in personality, and spirit. Each of us is unique in our character and how we define ourselves as leaders and as teachers. It is important that we remain true to who we are and what we believe in despite our external circumstances. Our authentic self is what you will find when you peel back all the layers and get to the ...

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what to do before your yoga class

what to do before your yoga class

BEFORE YOUR YOGA CLASS

arrive well hydrated!

Drink plenty of water throughout the day leading up to your first class. If you’re taking an early morning class, its a good idea to start drinking water the night before. A hydrated body is able to dispel heat more efficiently, making the 105 degree room feel much more bearable. However, don’t try to drink a lot of water right before your yoga class. Filling ...

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#yogaflashback: before the evolation abu dhabi teacher training

#yogaflashback: before the evolation abu dhabi teacher training

It’s 6 days…

Holy Guacamole…it’s ONLY 6 days until I throw myself headlong into the Evolation Abu Dhabi Teacher Training.

I am filled with so many mixed emotions regarding becoming a ‘yoga teacher’. For so long I have thought of myself as the student. Each teacher and instructor I have ever met has given me a little pearl of wisdom in one-way shape or form. Some teachers have had a ...

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#authenticevo: authenticity means many things

#authenticevo: authenticity means many things

Authenticity to me, in regard to being a yoga teacher, means being myself. Not trying to be someone else, or teach like some other teacher. I can learn or be influenced to some degree by other teachers and what I’ve learned from them, but ultimately it’s me on the podium. If I use a little humor or share yoga philosophy, if I share a little story or ...

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#authenticevo: being authentic at the tulum teacher training

#authenticevo: being authentic at the tulum teacher training

au·then·tic·i·ty
ôTHenˈtisədē/
noun
the quality of being authentic.

au·then·tic
ôˈTHen(t)ik/
adjective
of undisputed origin; genuine.

Lush trees, the sounds of the fullness of the jungle night, heavy warm air and an army of mosquitos are surrounding us. We swing slowly in the hammock as nature around us transitions rapidly into the dark night. It is the first evolation teacher training of 2015, in Tulum, Mexico. We have no cell phone reception, no ...

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#yogaflashback: fun, love, funny, learning all in one

#yogaflashback: fun, love, funny, learning all in one

Wow, where has the time gone!? I can’t believe it’s already week three! This week we are going to step it up a bit learning two postures a day. We’re ready! As a practicing Buddhist, I find my morning chanting of Nam Myoho Renge Kyo has been helping me stay focused on all my tasks during the day. Our posture clinics with Zefea and Torrey ...

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can yoga help postpartum depression?

can yoga help postpartum depression?

Millions of women all over the world find themselves suffering from an illness called postpartum depression, after the births of their children. In fact, according to a study conducted in 2009, over 13% of women develop postpartum depression within a few weeks after the delivery of their baby. What precisely it is and why it affects those that it does is constantly being researched, with new information coming out almost ...

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from homicide prosecutor to yoga teacher?

from homicide prosecutor to yoga teacher?

you bet, and here’s how

I used to be a homicide prosecutor. Now I teach yoga.

I used to walk around a courtroom talking about evidence and witnesses. Now I walk around a classroom talking about dristhi and prana.

I used to help the jury learn about bad guys and murder. Now I help yoga students explore where their bodies and minds can go.

I used ...

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