Teaching People, Not Poses: An Online Teacher Training Workshop


with Hala Khouri and Jay Fields

We are making these three 75min session audio recordings from the Teaching People, Not Poses webinar available as an online teacher training workshop that you can purchase right now!

Price: $70 for all three 75 minute audio recordings of the live interactive webinar!

What does it mean to teach people, not poses? What stops many teachers from doing it? Why is it hard to train teachers to teach people?

Hala and Jay host an online series that explores these questions. It offers you practical techniques for how to move past simply sharing instructions to being able to connect with the people on the mats in front of you with more presence and purpose.


Session 1 / Next-Level Teaching: What it Means to Teach People, Not Poses
During this session, Hala and Jay share their experience, both as teachers and as trainers of teachers, regarding the challenges and benefits of teaching people. They discuss why yoga teachers, both new and experienced, often default to simply teaching poses rather than speaking to the whole experience of their students’ bodies, minds, and hearts.

It’s hard to teach to the whole person–doing so requires a quality of presence and self-awareness that can feel daunting. We think that it’s worth it, and we want to see you bring more of YOU to your teaching!

Session 2 / Passion, Purpose and Embracing Your Inner Critic
Hala takes you deeper into your own personal exploration around how you show up as a teacher.  We  look at your critic and your cheerleader, and  talk about the importance of knowing your purpose as a teacher and letting that guide all that you do.

Sessions 3 / Tools for Transformative Teaching
Jay looks at specific places where teachers get tripped up and offers techniques and assignments that will help you bring more of yourself to your teaching. We look at how you can quiet the voice of the inner critic and let the more vulnerable parts of you be seen, as well as find inner resources that allow you to stay present with yourself and your students as you teach so that your teaching can be just as growth-oriented for you as it is for your students.


This practical, experiential 3-part workshop is perfect as:

  • An introduction for those considering joining us for the full training
  • Continuing education on this topic for seasoned teachers
  • An accessible learning experience for those who live to far away and cannot join us in Santa Monica

(Stay tuned, we will have additional online modules available in 2018!)

Ready to download? Cost is $70 for all three audio recordings of this teacher training workshop —comprising almost 4 hours of content!.