“mini yogis minute” tip of the week

Welcome to the "mini yogis minute" weekly yoga tips for teachers and parents looking to create a more fun, engaging, and effective practice for their children. Be sure to check out mini yogis teacher training for all the tricks of the trade!

"Just chill" seems to be the mantra of yoga teachers the world over. Yoga instructors are notorious for showing up for classes late--or sometimes not even showing up at all. Nevermind that teaching yoga is a job, why does it matter if you show up ten minutes early or ten minutes late for a class anyway? What's so important about time?

Here's what's important about time: time is limited. Time is valuable. When you show up late for a class, you are, in essence, telling your student "my time is more valuable than your time." And it's not.

Chilling on your own time is your own business. But telling--or expecting--someone else to chill on time is condescending and disrespectful.

People have schedules. Kids, in particular, have insane schedules these days. There's homework, and lessons, and teams, and meals, and other kids, and jobs, and...life.

If you respect your students--and I hope you do--prove it. Show up on time, every time. Or even better, make it a habit to always arrive at least 5-10 minutes early.

And that's the mini yogis minute tip of the week. Check back every week to learn something new!

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