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Advice… …to my younger self

What I wish someone had told me when I started to teach yoga. By Claudia Brown

When I was doing my yoga teacher training I didn’t plan to be a teacher. Sounds odd? I just fancied the challenge and wanted to learn more about yoga. I began flirting with the idea of running a little class when friends and colleagues asked if I would be teaching as they wanted to do some yoga. I didn’t know that three years later I would be a full time yoga teacher and running my own yoga business.

After I qualified, I decided to hire a room and run a class ‘f or fun’. I had my rosetinted glasses on at that point. In the movie, Field of Dreams, Kevin Costner’s character says, “Build it and they will come …” and I envisaged flocks of yogis pouring thr ough the doors for my classes. Here’s what I know now:

First lesson:

Schedule classes to suit you (the teacher) not the public

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Welcome to the November issue of OM Yoga & Lifestyle magazine, the UK’s best-loved yoga read. We’ve got an incredible 164 pages of amazing yoga for you this month, featuring everything from practical tips and instruction on the mat through to anatomy, meditation and spiritual yoga insight. There really is something for everyone. And it’s not just about doing yoga either, it’s about living yoga as well. Inside, you’ll also find healthy eating recipes, new foods and other products, plus yoga fashion and travel and retreat ideas to keep you inspired on and off the mat. Let OM magazine fuel your practice this month, it’s the complete magazine for all things yoga, health and wellness. Namaste.
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