In Episode 24, Amber Karnes and Jivana Heyman sit down to answer questions submitted by our listeners and community. First, Jivana and Amber talk about the ways that we can offer accessible classes in the new virtual landscape while taking into consideration the impact of the pandemic on teaching yoga. Jivana shares a list of his favorite texts for studying yoga philosophy, and finally, Amber and Jivana give some tips on how to include philosophy and self-study in your classes. This conversation was an invitation for Amber and Jivana to answer questions from listeners and share some of their favorite learning resources.
This week we explore:
- How they each feel about the pandemic’s influence on the year and the pending vaccine
- How to support students with an accessible yoga class in the virtual landscape
- The importance of having grace and compassion for ourselves as teachers we learn to navigate the virtual teaching spaces
- The importance of making sure your class descriptions provide clear indications of things like who will be served, the types of movement and what they can expect from the class
- The importance of asking your students for feedback on the classes you offer as a learning tool
- The importance of continuing our studies of yoga philosophy
- How to build time into your class offerings for check ins, talking about the philosophy of this practice and cultivate a community learning space.