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 and/or Samskaras, which are the unconscious habits that hold us back. Weeding out. Becoming conscious. Finding clarity. Taking care. Reinforcing intention. Growing something new.

5. Contemplation
Shift can only happen when we can see clearly. Spring is a time to do that. We water and tend our garden of the transformation we want. Weeding out the things that no longer serve.

6. Golden Nuggets:

• Shift Happens.
• Spring clean your practice.
• Pay attention.
• Habits thrive in the unconscious.
• Notice everything.
• Housework is the reason people go to work.
• Breathe in dirt; Exhale flowers.
• Tend your practice.
• Seek the light.
• Turn toward the light.

7. WBF: Habits are there to wake us up. Spring cleaning is a way to bring everything to light, and create the transformation we desire. If we have clarity on the mat, we can have clarity in life.


“You leave old habits behind by starting out with the thought, ‘I release the need for this in my life’.”
Wayne Dyer.
“A weed is a plant whose virtues have not been discovered.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
“To tend a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” Audrey Hepburn
“Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habit. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.” Lao Tze

© Wildhorse Ventures and Michelle Marchildon for Theme Weaver: Connect the Power of Inspiration to Teaching Yoga

Download the PDF here: Theme for spring cleaning


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