How Can Yoga Teachers Help Beginners?

by Peter M. Mr

By Amruta Kulkarni, CYT 500

As a yoga teacher, you want to welcome new people with open arms.  People new to a yogic way of life are taking a big step, just by visiting a studio or ashram.  We may view it as a small hurdle, but new students want to shed the label “beginner” as soon as possible.  The best way a yoga instructor can help is to provide handouts, information and explain that some information on the Internet is erroneous or intended for teachers.

The research a beginner will perform before starting up will vary depending on the person’s intentions and whether or not they will be participating in a class or practicing alone.


All beginners should first research the different yoga schools to decide which one is right for their needs. Some people begin a practice wanting to lose weight, and these people should try more physically challenging schools like Vinyasa or Ashtanga, which includes a fast-paced flow of poses. A student looking for a more relaxed and calming style, which tends to slow down metabolism, might prefer Iyengar practice.

In Studio or at Home?

At Home

Beginners who want to practice on their own will need to perform a lot of research on various poses and breathing techniques. One of the best ways to do this is to find a beginner video series or online web tutorial from a reputable source that offers in-depth instruction.

Reputable videos or online tutorials are good starting places, as long as they fit the beginners’ needs. However, new students should still perform research on asanas, pranayama, meditation and their purposes, to begin building a strong repertoire of yogic knowledge. The more a student knows about basic breathing technique theory, for example, the better he or she will be able to put it into practice pranayama correctly. To be more enlightened about How Can Yoga Teachers Help Beginners visit

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