I had the pleasure of spending this afternoon with some wonderful teachers in training from Semperviva Yoga College. I am extremely grateful for the experience as it helped me investigate my teaching on a deeper level and reminded me of some of the feelings I had experienced as a teacher in training years ago. Whoever thinks teaching yoga is an easy job has got it all wrong! No one sees the hours and hours of practice, study and exploration of the body that happen before one even steps in front of a class to teach. So props to you teacher trainers! You are doing good work in the world.
One of the things we discussed today was the use of music in a yoga class. The choice of music can help to energize, uplift, relax and release, but timing is everything. I spend a lot of time and effort in creating my playlists for classes. To each his own, but here are some tunes that float my boat. (As promised, teacher trainers, this is the playlist we flowed to today!) This playlist was used for a strong hatha/flow class. I hope you enjoy!
“The End”- Llorca
“Whispering Wind” – Moby
“Sure Thing” – St. Germain
“Universal Highness” – Thievery Corporation
“Vivid” – Thievery Corporation
“Universal Traveler” – Air
“Pipes Honour” – Nightmares on Wax
“Sitar-y Thing (Interlude)” – Newton Faulkner
“My Sweet Lord” – Yin Yames
“When The Night Comes: – Dan Auerbach
“Albatross” – Fleetwood Mac
“Shanti (Peace Out)” – MC Yogi
A big thank you to all the fantastic teachers in training from Semperviva Yoga College for your energy and spirit. I had a blast with you all today!
See you on your mat,