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CORE values

Core values are the fundamental beliefs or principles that drive our actions. They are what makes us tick and what truly inspires us. To get our set of core values clear, we must be able to explore what matters most in our life. Knowing our core values helps define who we are as a person and as a professional. These values consciously and unconsciously drive our decision making in every aspect of our life. If we orient our lives around our core values, there is no need to push ourself to be motivated or to spend too long agonising over decisions: our values will motivate and guide us.


Determining what our core values are is fairly easy; living by them, however, takes courage. Among other things, it means being willing to say no to opportunities that don't align with our values. If we have the courage, living by our core values will distinguish us as leaders and teachers. Our bravery will be rewarded by energy and passion in our yoga careers.


Loyalty | Community | Quality | Light hearted | Responsibility |Leadership | Respect  |Community |Integrity |Generosity | Creativity |Grace | Dignity | Having fun |Having an impact | Uplifting | Service |Design sense | Setting standards | Nurturing | Support | Excellence | Mastery















Through the endless possibilities that yoga brings, the first step in teaching is knowing from your experience so far; ‘what does it for you?’ When a teacher has clarity of purpose, all the other qualities of teaching become clearer and more aligned. Teaching from belief and understanding of what and why you are doing what you're doing will keep you inspired and on track and resonate well with the students allowing them to get the most out of your classes.


Define your purpose - write a clear, concise statement that declares your mission look at it at least once a day. The subconscious mind is like a magnet, and when it has been infused with a definite purpose it has a decided tendency to attract all that is necessary for the fulfilment of that purpose. Like attracts like. Follow your statement with definite plans and backing those plans with persistence, which does not recognise failure. Be congruent with your words and actions, get on top of your thoughts and believe, or do the work to allow you to believe that any thing is possible. 




Start from where we are and who we are, with whatever knowledge, skills and experience we have in the moment. Working with whoever shows up for class, teaching students who’s conditions, intentions, learning styles and needs are widely varied. It is in the variability/contrast of ourselves, our students and each class that we find renewed stimulation of self exploration and self transformation, growing with the flow of change. There is no end to the evolution of that which we all are. Yoga is an unending process of self discovery and transformation. “Variety's the very spice of life, that gives it all its flavour.” - William Cowper


We will never know it all or ‘get there’ it would be boring if we did. Sometimes the first step won't bring us to exactly what we want, but it may be close and we’ll learn something on the way. Continue walking forward wherever we are at, and we will reach our goal. Successful people are not only willing to get uncomfortable, but know they have to make a habit of it if they want to stay successful. If you wish to be one of these people, then keep moving forward and pushing through those obstacles, keep growing.

class NAME

confusion ?


Who do we want to show up? By being clear what we are teaching we are more likely to gather the students that vibe with us. Think about these class names from a perspective of having never been to a yoga class before and write a short class description for each. How would you describe your personal practice? Write a few of your own class name ideas and descriptions. 










Create and maintain a space that is conducive to student comfort, focus and ease. Be attentive to the physical setting and the sense of energy of the room. 


  • Set space

  • The floor 

  • Walls 

  • Air 

  • Light 

  • Music 

  • Aroma

  • Props


The class room will determine max class size and orientation of the mats. We want to make sure we can see our students, they can see us and there’s enough space to cue, adjust, and move around. Consider:


  • Students needs

  • Students abilities

  • Front facing/back facing or both

  • Community facing

  • Organise them or they set themselves up


set some RULES


Clearly communicating a code of conduct avoids issues and maintains a welcoming communal space where students can feel relaxed and understanding of boundaries. No clear guidelines leads to confusion and mayhem. 


  • Pre Arriving. Class levels & prerequisites. 

  • Booking / Drop in rules / Course / Commitment block / Individual class.

  • PARQ forms / Yoga readiness 

  • Cleanliness + Scents 

  • What to wear + bring

  • Arriving on time / students arrival. 

  • Greeting chat

  • Shoes out, phones off

  • Talking during class / laughing

  • Clearing away / Departing on time

  • Available for questions / Goodbye chats / Boundaries.


QUIZ the



Getting to know your students before starting will allow you to assess the students suitability and expectations of the class. You can learn wether you will need to make any adaptations for the student or give them extra attention and advise areas for them to keep check of throughout. 


  • Have you practiced? 

  • How long / Frequency? 

  • Which style? 

  • Expectations?

  • Any previous exercise background? Day to day work/life?

  • Injury? Pregnant? 

  • Anything they’d like to inform you about

Before starting the class ask the group if anyone has any injuries or anything they’d like to notify you about. Ask if anyone would prefer not to be assisted or touched. If using oils ask for allergies. During the class keep observing and asking, never assume anything. 


Class Naming
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