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Now it’s time to learn from one another – not just to get feedback on our own teaching, but also to observe and offer help and support to your peers as well.
We can gain a lot from watching other teachers work with their own students, and our hope is that we’ll be able to get deeper into the nuances of teaching Yin Yoga.
Josh and Terry will send you an email with links to the individual videos for you to review. Please read the instructions and criteria carefully before you get started.
- Watch each of the assigned videos and collect your comments on each one.
- You should have at least one comment to offer for each video, though more are welcome.
- Please try to keep your comments brief, 25-50 words for each video.
- Comments should be constructive with the intent to help your fellow students.
Criteria for Comments
While you don’t have to comment on every one of these elements for each video, use these criteria to help guide you in your assessments.
Look for the teacher’s cues about the intention of each pose.
- Are they identifying the target area(s) and and giving the proper cues?
- Are they helping the student assess whether or not they are achieving the intention of the pose?
- Does the student seem to understand each instruction? Could the cues be clearer or better articulated?
Look for the teacher’s recommendations for modifications.
- Are they properly assessing the student’s individual abilities and/or needs?
- Are they giving clear instructions about how to best achieve the intention of the pose?
- Are they able to assess and instruct a student to back out of a pose that’s too intense?
- Are they offering modifications if the particular pose is too challenging for the student?
Look for the teacher’s delivery of Yin Yoga concepts.
- Do they bring in the Four Principles of Yin Yoga, either directly or indirectly?
- How are they using their voice – and leaving silence where necessary?
- Is their tone and tempo appropriate to the student, or does it feel too rushed (or too slow)?
- Overall, are they teaching the proper principles of Functional Alignment in Yin and Yang Yoga?
Submitting Your Review
- Once you’re done, please compile everything in one report – you can put it all in one email, Word doc, or Google Doc.
- List each video (with accompanying link) with your comments under each one.
- Email your report to Josh and Terry at email@example.com
Once all the assessments are collected from the group, we can meet as a group to discuss.
- Josh and/or Terry will send you a compiled version of all the comments for the discussion.
- Josh and/or Terry will invite you to the first live Group Discussion (conducted via Zoom).