The Challenge: Segmenting Your Class

It can be challenging to accomplish all of your intentions without the class “getting away from you” i.e. becoming imbalanced with too much focus in one area or not enough time left for an adequate Savasana, for example.

More specifically, to skillfully design and teach an effective sequence requires many tasks such as:

  1. Working within a confined time that varies by class
  2. Adhering to wise teaching guidelines and safety cautions
  3. Moving the spine in all directions
  4. Considering all joints
  5. Neutralizing throughout class
  6. Effectively weaving in a theme
  7. Teaching an overall balanced or intentional class while creating an energetic arc from warm up to peak intensity and back down
  8. Meeting the needs of various student types plus adapting for individual needs