It’s Arm Balance October! Level Up Arm Balances! All month in my seminar-style class we’ll work on arm balances, progressing weekly to more difficult poses at the end of the month. Fridays 230-330 @Asheville Community Yoga. There will be homework. Week 1: Crow pose Week 2: Crow and side crow Week 3: the Koundinyasana poses…

New Yoga Teachers: Tips For Subbing Yoga Classes

Yay!  You finished your yoga teacher training, and you’re ready to hop into the classroom.  One of the best and most traditional ways to get started is to make yourself available to substitute teach classes for other teachers.  By “make yourself available” I mean, be ready to drop everything and hustle over to the gym…

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Against Government Regulation of Yoga – 100%!

News out of Colorado that a State executive who oversees the licensing of yoga studios is cracking down on competing yoga studios.  Read more here:  ARTICLE.  Yes, I predicted this *years* ago when I first learned about the Yoga Alliance and what their mission was. I used to prosecute licensed professionals for violating their licensing…

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Trikonasana Three Ways

Video: Trikonasna three ways: from standing; from Warrior II; and from lunge. Watch my lower hand as it gets lower with each variation into the pose. My new favorite is from a lunge working upwards, it seems to get the deepest stretch. Trikonasana Three Ways from Michael Palermo on Vimeo.

New Yoga Teachers: Adjust My Pose!

Today’s blog post is meant to encourage new yoga teachers to start actually looking at bodies and making corrections.  I’ve said it before, get off your mat and walk around the room and look at bodies. Why?  Glad you asked, my friend!  As a new yoga teacher, you have to define for your students what…

Phew, It’s HOT in Here, Eh Teach?

Being in charge of your studio during class is a fundamental skill all yoga teachers must have.  For their money, the students want you to give them as full and enjoyable a yoga experience as possible; you must put thought into every aspect of the class besides just music and sequencing.  Included in that is…