The holiday season can be full of fun and folly. Yet the additional demands on your time and energy can leave you frustrated, irritable, and unable to release physical tension in the body. That’s why I developed this yin yoga sequence
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!
You make the most of your energy and focus when you act from inspiration. That’s why this post is chock-full of fantastic quotes you’ll be excited to share with your students. And it lists the best books for yogis to keep
As yogis, you have incredible tools to find inner balance. Yet you’re human and life can sometimes seem overwhelming. You can spread yourself too thin and feel you don’t have enough time or energy to accomplish what you want and need
Deliberate practice is the third ingredient to mastery as a yoga professional. It’s what removes the feeling of being stuck in your business and unlocks a heightened level of performance. This commitment to small, unrelenting improvement is also what builds the
Last week we discussed how ongoing learning keeps you on the cutting edge as a yoga professional. Yet it’s really the good habits you embody on a daily basis that internalize your new knowledge. Those good habits form the foundation for
Mastery as a yoga professional is established through a commitment to ongoing learning and excellence in the field. Yet in yoga, there is no predetermined course outline or education curriculum to gain such mastery. Instead, you have to create a schedule
Most vinyasa classes today link postures together in a fast-paced sequence. Yet many times you want to teach students to connect more deeply with their body and mind. That’s why a slow flow style class is so appealing! You get to
In order to thrive in the yoga industry (or any field), it’s essential to know your strengths. It’s from this understanding of your unique interests that your natural talents can shine. You can get energized by your work--not drained from it.
If you want to manage or own a thriving yoga studio, it’s essential to build a strong team of teachers--and keep them motivated to perform at a high level over time. Yet, these leadership skills are not frequently taught in the
At the end of every yoga class, you lead your students into a peaceful savasana. Yet many times nearby road noise or the loud chatter of other students just outside the studio walls can be very distracting. This can be a