Tag Archives: Teaching

The Fine Art of Being Boring

I spent three years worrying I was boring my therapist to tears. Lord help me, I wanted to be a little nuttier. Instead, I felt I was dysfunctional enough to need therapy, but not enough to be a remotely interesting … Continue reading

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Caffeine, Nicotine, and Inappropriate Feelings (or: what not to do your first week of yoga.)

In 1996, I took my first yoga class. I only took a second one because I had instantly developed a crush on my teacher. I would like to offer my youth as my excuse – I had no idea yet … Continue reading

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Teaching Beginners: A How Not-To

  Let me tell you how not to teach a beginning yoga class: Back at the beginning of my stint teaching our Yoga Basics class at It’s All Yoga, I was an earnest young teacher with a lot of ideas. … Continue reading

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