What Students Want: Limit How Much You Single Out a Student: Beginners: What Students Want

Thinking of teaching as providing guidance vs. correction can set a tone of support and growing self-reliance among students.

  1. There is a risk that students who are singled out for support may feel that they are “not good at yoga” or they may simply be uncomfortable with such attention. Thus, when you are considering attending one-on-one to promote safety or comfort, you may wish to carefully consider how often you single out a particular student.
  2. One option, if the number of students is small enough, is to assist each student individually so no particular student feels like she is getting more “correction.”
  3. Be sure to teach some safe pose versions that students can do “right enough” without your individualized teaching.