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CE Workshop | The Art of Asking: How to Teach Inquiry-Based Yoga Classes

August 16, 2022, 12pm ET


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About This Workshop

A yoga class is a fine balance of the objective and the subjective: the yoga teacher offers a sequence and suggestions, and each student learns, experiences and integrates the class content differently. We know our students are unique individuals; so how can we offer classes that leave space for those differences while leading a group?

In this workshop, Erin Ehlers will offer a short asana sequence to demonstrate how to balance objective instructions and posing questions to develop your students’ understanding of themselves. In our discussion, you will learn:

  • How asking your students the right questions can inspire self-reflection
  • Examples of how to cue these moments of inquiry and instigate awareness
  • How inquiry can enhance your teaching and infuse your classes with a sense of curiosity

About the Presenter

Erin has taught yoga for 20 years. In these decades of devotion to the practice, she’s been a hustling freelancer, a studio owner and now connects with many students online. You’ll find her teaching in-person whenever she can, and she loves putting the online names to in-person faces.

In her classes, it’s evident that she values understanding more than achievement. You’ll see that she teaches movement skills as a means of doing a yoga pose. A modern understanding of movement does not oppose the philosophical traditions of yoga, rather these two elements combine to create deep self-inquiry.

She considers herself to be an educator, so her classes are meant to inform and illuminate. Her plank poses will refurbish your upper back, her balance poses will set your glutes aflame. Humor is her secret ingredient for teaching.


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