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06 Apr
Posted by Nikola Ellis

5 Things Yoga Teachers Should Do During COVID-19

How're you doing? I mean it. Gently check in with yourself and see how you're feeling. In this COVID-19 world, many of us are overwhelmed and stuck in survival mode. I get it. It’s happening to me too. But staying in survival mode will stop us from serving our students and building stronger communities. As we deal with the new challenges we are all facing, here are 5 things yoga teachers can do right now to support themselves, their students and each other.

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31 Mar
Posted by Nikola Ellis

Your students need calm - here's your free meditation e-course

 

We could all do with a big dose of calm right now. The anxiety, stress and fear generated by the COVID-19 crisis is real. Governments are ramping up mental health services to cope with the fall-out. My students, some of whom have been resistant to the idea of meditating for years, are asking for more meditation and relaxation in (online) class.

 

Several of the yoga teachers I mentor have asked for more meditation resources, so I've developed a free meditation mini e-course for you and your students. In this interactive online course, you'll learn:

 

  • The neuroscience of meditation - WHY it works
  • How to practice and teach 3 different meditation styles
  • How yoga and meditation work together
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26 Mar
Posted by Nikola Ellis

Yoga teacher resources for a COVID-19 world

You KNOW the world needs yoga right now. But it can be overwhelming for yoga teachers to know where to start. We are also being impacted by the unprecedented social upheaval caused by corona virus. 

That's why I am sharing Adore Yoga's teaching resources freely to help you look after yourself and your students.

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24 Mar
Posted by Nikola Ellis

Videos guides to teaching yoga online

I LOVE how creative and innovative the yoga teaching community is. And right now, you're showing up exactly when you're needed most. As yoga studios and gyms shut down, yoga teachers who never thought they'd have to wrap their heads around technology are finding new ways to serve their students.

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23 Mar
Posted by Nikola Ellis

Why the world needs yoga teachers right now

If you're a yoga teacher, you are one of the most important people on the planet right now. You know why? Because you have the skills to lead a revolution in kindness, compassion and the vital life-skills that we all need right now.

 

Who better to lead our communities through this challenging time than yoga teachers? Let's look at all the things your an expert in: 

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21 Mar
Posted by Nikola Ellis

Perfectionism will stop you teaching yoga online

Let's be honest. Many of us yoga teachers have a streak of perfectionism a mile wide. And that gets in our way. It stops us from taking risks, innovating and doing our best work. If you're trying to get your yoga classes online in the current challenging climate, nothing's going to get in your way faster than perfectionism. Here's why. 

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21 Mar
Posted by Nikola Ellis

How do I edit my yoga class video?

Recorded a yoga class on Zoom and want to edit out the bit at the beginning where you were shouting at your kids to be quiet?

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20 Mar
Posted by Nikola Ellis

What platform should I use for storing my yoga class videos?

If you're teaching yoga online, you need to record and store your classes. Even if you're live-streaming, it's a good idea to record classes so that current students can access them and future students can get a taste of what you do! So where should you store your videos?

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16 Mar
Posted by Nikola Ellis

A quick and dirty guide to teaching yoga online

Lots of yoga teachers are, quite justifiably, worried about making an income and serving their students during the COVID-19 lockdown. 

 

One of the best ways to keep students safe and the bills paid is to teach online. But if you’re a technophobe, where do you start?

 

This simple guide is designed for yoga teachers who are thinking about teaching online but have no idea where to start. That was me a few years ago. 

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15 Mar
Posted by Nikola Ellis

Can you meditate with your eyes open?

Not everybody is comfortable closing their eyes to meditation. People with PTSD, anxiety and many beginners often find closing their eyes to meditation confronting and uncomfortable. This  video blog walks you through a moving meditation that is done with the eyes open. How does it work and what are the benefits?  Watch the video or read the transcript below to learn more.

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