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7 Tips for Nervous New Yoga Teachers

Written by AYS Founder James Brown. Originally published in The Huffington Post Greatness in any skill comes after a lot of practice, and that practice has to start somewhere. A few weeks ago, I had a text exchange with a yoga teacher who was at that starting point. She was about to teach her first […]

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The Colossal Failure of Modern Yoga

The Colossal Failure of Modern Yoga

Written by AYS Founder James Brown I. Every time I look at the screen to write this I feel nauseous. I taught successfully within the yoga studio system for almost 20 years. But I don’t any more and I think the reasons for it are worth sharing with those of you who still do. I was […]

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Scary Yoga Teachers

Scary Yoga Teachers: A Halloween Rant

by James Brown You know that thing in a scary movie where someone runs from something because that thing is scaring the shit out of them? Well, I recently did just that and the thing from which I finally escaped was the yoga studio culture and community that I’d been practicing and teaching in for […]

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4 things yoga teachers should stop saying

4 Things Yoga Teachers Should Stop Saying

The foundation that I have built my yoga teacher training curriculum on is the belief that the most effective yoga teachers wholeheartedly work toward basing all of their instructions on a clear understanding of the philosophy that underlies asana practice. In a nutshell, we use the body as a tool to concentrate the mind so we […]

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