Can We Get a Little Integrity Around Here?

By Michelle Marchildon | Aug 25, 2018 | 1 Comment

Now that Facebook is deleting a multitude of fake accounts, I wonder when they will get around to deleting the fake yoga teachers? You know the ones I’m talking about. Yoga is more than just poses. There is a system of integrity behind it which seems to be almost forgotten these days. For example, I…

HOV – Hard or Helpful?

By Michelle Marchildon | Aug 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

If there is one place that causes the most confusion in creating yoga inspiration with the Theme Weaver method, it is using the HOV. What is an HOV? HOV stands for Human Operating Value. An HOV on the highway is the lane reserved for Higher Occupancy Vehicles. You have the sense of fullness. In this…

Yoga Theme: Always Be a Beginner

By Michelle Marchildon | Aug 15, 2018 | 1 Comment

  A Yoga Theme for Teachers Always Be a Beginner You: Why do you teach yoga? Theme: Enjoy being a beginner again. Going back to school. Theme for fall. HOVs: Ahimsa, Non-Judgment, Beginner’s Mind, Possibilities Anecdote: (Put here any brief story you have about when you went back to school, or learned something new.) Years ago,…

What Makes a Good Yoga Class?

By Michelle Marchildon | Jun 25, 2018 | 3 Comments

And what makes a really bad one?  Greetings fellow yogis. I have just returned from a really crazy, really bad yoga class. It was so wrong, that my friend and fellow teacher wants her money back. It was so wrong, that I feel slightly mistreated. It was so wrong, that I am compelled to write…

Yoga Theme for Three Goddesses

By Michelle Marchildon | May 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Theme Weaver: The Goddesses: Kali, Sarasvati, Lakshmi Your Why: Put your reason for teaching here. Theme: Three Goddesses of Hindu Mythology HOVs: Self-reflection, Self-Knowledge, Clarity  Anecdote: In Hinduism, the three Goddesses represent many facets of one self, the beauty, the fierce and the cultured academic. In yoga, Sarasveti the intellectual, might be represented by alignment-based…

Maybe We’re to Blame?

By Michelle Marchildon | May 10, 2018 | 2 Comments

There’s an ad going around featuring puppies and kittens and babies being born with the tagline, “We want to make Facebook like it used to be.” You know, before we effed it up. I’ll confess, I haven’t been as active on Facebook as I once was. But it wasn’t Mark Zuckerberg or the Russians that…

Theme Weaver: Be A Beginner

By Michelle Marchildon | Jan 8, 2018 | 2 Comments

Yoga Theme:   Be a Beginner, Always Your Why:       Write why you teach here. Theme:             Be a beginner and have no judgment. HOVs:              Ahimsa, Non-Judgment, Beginner’s Mind Anecdote: January is a good time to remember that no matter how experienced we are, we will always be a beginner on the mat.…