What makes me unique as a Yoga teacher.

Alicia’s online class

I have been teaching Yoga now for 1.5 years, at least 3/4 classes a week. That makes ~250 classes!

Over the last year, my classes have developed a lot. I started teaching a very simple Vinyasa sequence, the one I learned in my 200h YTT, but soon I started innovating! I had many years of practice behind me, so it was not hard to come up with new sequences.

All my classes are different, and I always try to add a surprise factor in them! However, the structure remains the same; opening of the class; bringing awareness to the breathing and focus on the inner-self, warm up, long standing sequence, short seated sequence & relaxation.

I like to keep some consistency so the student can identify patterns and is able to learn the sequence fast. I also try to keep a balance of holding & flowing, the first round we would go slowly on each side, to go deeper & focus on alignment, after we would coordinate with movement & breathing.

I put a lot effort on making my classes special, on offering a unique experience that will leave a nice memory on the student.

What it is important to me when designing & teaching sequences:

  • Well structure & good transitions.
  • Balance between holding & flowing.
  • The class feels dynamic & fun.
  • There is a part of strong practice that challenges the student.
  • A good Savasana.

And yet, the most important thing for me is the experience my class creates for my students & the emotions it generates on them. I love to hear comments after my class, I embrace feedback and take action upon it.

Thanks so much for reading and if you have practiced with me, please let me know how you felt 🙂

Published by aliciaparra

I am a psychologist, yoga lover & teacher. Currently based in Malta, working as a talent acquisition partner & yoga teacher.

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