Teaching Yin Yoga – The power of our words

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Teaching Yin yoga involves understanding the power of our words as a Yin Yoga Teacher & is a key skill we can learn to develop. Our use of language & words can become the magic medicine for effective practice to our students. Our words can add so much meaning to this beautiful practice.

The words we use can be the primary way in which our students receive the qualities of our Yin teaching.

Our words have the power to integrate fully our class intentions, promote better self-awareness for our students & support them in their journey of body/mind connection, in addition to nurturing students in just the ‘right’ moment. Whether we realise the impact or not.

Teacher power and Self Inquiry

teacher power and self inquiry

Teaching Yin yoga involves a level of self-inquiry to facilitate our own personal growth. There has been a lot of media attention about inappropriate physical contact between yoga teachers & students. This does not mean we have to stop adjusting. Touch is fundamental to human experience. Of course, touch can also hurt. With good reason, we have made moves to protect our students & ourselves. We should always gain consent first & implement strong boundaries. Students need to feel safe. ‘Safe touch’ doesn’t have to mean ‘no touch’.

But, non-sexual abuse of power over students also has an impact. This includes belittling, labeling, ostracising, ignoring, dismissing, intimidating & any form of public humiliation.

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