Understanding Individual Capabilities


The foundation of effectively managing a diverse group lies in understanding the unique strengths, limitations, and skills of each student. This understanding allows me to craft a practice that respects each practitioner’s current physical condition while gently pushing their boundaries to foster growth.

For instance:

  • Beginners and seasoned vets will require understanding of foundational postures and practices, focusing on building strength and flexibility slowly to prevent injuries.
  • More advanced practitioners might work on refining their technique and deepening their existing practice, possibly exploring more advanced series and variations.

Progressions and Regressions 🔄

It is essential to understand that a person can’t move where they can’t move, and just because they can do something doesn’t mean they should.

There is no moral hierarchy created from range of motion standards. As such, a critical tool in my teaching arsenal is the use of progressions and regressions. Each asana can be scaled to match the practitioner’s current ability, ensuring that no student feels left behind or out of place.

This approach not only accommodates different levels but also personalizes the practice for each student, ensuring that they all receive appropriate challenges and support. 💪🧘‍♂️✨

Thanks, Ron!

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