On the Mat

A Yoga Theme for Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning 1. You: Put your reason for teaching yoga here. 2. Theme: Spring cleaning. Can also work with themes about habits and getting organized. 3. HOVS: Sauca, cleanliness, intention, samskaras, clarity 3. Anecdote: Open your class with any story or dharma talk about spring cleaning and getting organized. Perhaps mention the yoga Niyama Sauca…

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Who Do You Love? A Valentine’s Day Theme

You:                 Why do you teach? Write it here so you won’t forget. Theme:            Who do you love? A take on ‘Safe or Sorry’? HOVs:              Risk vs Reward, Santosha, Contentment and Tapas, or fire. Anecdote: On Valentine’s Day, I can’t help but remember the ones I loved. Did you date the good boy…

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Finish Strong: A Theme Weaver Theme

You:                 Write your “why” for teaching here. Theme:            “Finish Strong” or “Make it Happen,” or “Overnight Success” HOVs:              Possibility, Opportunity, Resilience, Strength Anecdote: There is no such thing as an overnight success. There are years and years of hard work behind every “new star.” How we end this year, is how we begin the…

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Yoga Theme for Holidays

Clarence Oddbody, Angel Second Class You:                 Put your “Why” for teaching here. Theme:            Based on It’s a Wonderful Life, how to get our wings. HOVs:             Remembrance, Effort and Potential, Dreams, Hope, Clarity Anecdote: What will it take for us to get our wings? In the movie,…

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Plan B, or When Life Surprises You

Plan B, or When Life Surprises You A Yoga Theme based on Theme Weaver, The Other Eight Limb Path You:                 (Put your “why” here) Theme for:      Plan B. HOVs:              Resilience, Open to Change Anecdote: When life surprises you. Plan B is the Universe’s plan. The morning after a very surprising election. Contemplation…

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Theme: Fall Leaves

Fall Leaves You:                 Help everyone find clarity on the mat, and purpose in life. (Write your “why” here) Theme:            Fall Leaves. Sometimes loss creates a scar. HOVS:             Grace, Surrender, Boundaries and Healing (Others could be patience, attention, trust, strength) Anecdote:       Every year nature does its thing. The leaves fall to make room…

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Halloween Theme: Zombies and Vampires

Zombies and Vampires for Halloween “The Other Eight Limb Path” ™ of Theme Weaver You:                       (What is your Yoga Teaching Mantra?) I help everyone find clarity in life. Theme:                Zombies and Vampires is a take on the play between individual and community needs. HOVs:                   Self-care vs. being community-oriented. Others: self-knowledge, Svidyaya, compassion. Anecdote: Zombies…

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Independence Day, Inspiration To Go.

Independence Day The “Other” Eight Limb Path by Theme Weaver © You:                 Why do you teach? Write down your Yoga Teaching Mantra. Theme:            What are you willing to fight for? Celebrate success today. HOV’s:             Freedom, Courage, Choice, and Fight the Good Fight. Anecdote: This theme can be modified and used for July…

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I like Corepower, and I cannot lie.

The biggest mistake we can make is to rue the days of small beginnings. If you had told me 20 years ago that someday I would practice yoga, and I would like it, I would have said you were high. When I first started practicing, I was exhausted, overweight and overworked. As a software executive…

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