A group taking a yoga teacher training often starts out as strangers and ends with many friendships being forged over the time together. Shared learning, vulnerability, and intense curiosity fuel the growth of those relationships. So does trust and clear communication.
About Kym CocoHi there! I'm Kym Coco, an ocean-loving yogi who is passionate about writing, travel, and great food (among a long list of other things). I feel absolutely alive on my mat, and I created Swagtail as a way to channel that prana into powerful, practical tools that can be used by other fabulous teachers in the yoga community!
Fear helps us survive dangerous situations, but it is unnecessary for almost everything else. Instead of removing this life-saving emotion, you can embrace courage in the face of it to still lead a magnificent, creative, and successful life. Yoga helps you
Communication with others happens countless times in a day. Yet, we rarely stop to reflect on the listening skills required to create harmonious relationships. The skills of listening can be especially important in the business realm because they affect how you
Yoga is a practice, and profession, based on integrity. While you want trust to be the foundation for your business relationships in the field, a written yoga contract can be a supplemental measure to ensure this is the case. Plus, it’s
As an independent contractor in the yoga field, it’s essential that you use written agreements to keep integrity and clear communication at the forefront of your business relationships. The sample yoga contract below covers the 10 points you'll want to consider
Dhanurasana is an energizing pose that elongates the spine, opens the shoulders and expands the heart. And, if you (or your students) tend to shy away from backbends, this 75-minute flow sequence will make this challenging pose much more accessible.
The thrill of adventures call us to explore a world outside our home, and yet being on-the-go can take a toll on our bodies. Long periods in a seated position are often required on a journey. This can result in spinal
To maintain a healthy spine and move gracefully between yoga poses, it's essential to strengthen your core. While you might think a strong center is only necessary for more challenging poses, like inversions, it is also necessary for better balance and
Your unique voice is the way in which you share your passions, skills, and experiences with the world. There are many ways to do this, in fact. When you speak passively or aggressively, it can alienate your message from being heard.
Clear communication is enhanced when you can confidently speak your truth and respectfully listen to others (whether you agree with them or not). Being an assertive communicator is the first part of this equation. This involves articulating your thoughts with clarity,