Yoga Class Themes
Use A Quote For Your Next Yoga Class Theme
Coming up with a memorable “yoga class them” is the holy grail for most yoga teachers. Though, you can save yourself a whole lot of time by simply using an inspirational quote. Here are the steps to use a quote for your next yoga class theme.
Take a look at the quotes below…
“Yoga accepts. Yoga gives.” ~ April Vallei
Cannot do yoga
“You cannot do yoga. Yoga is your natural state. What you can do are yoga exercises which may reveal to you where you are resisting your natural state.”
Control the breath
“When the breath wanders the mind also is unsteady. But when the breath is calmed the mind too will be still, and the yogi achieves long life. Therefore, one should learn to control the breath.” ~ Hatha Yoga Pradipika
Fight or flight mode
“Concentrating on poses clears the mind, while focusing on the breath helps the body shift out of Fight or Flight mode.” ~ Melanie Haiken
“You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside.”
Need not be enduring
“Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.”
“When asked what gift he wanted for his birthday, the yogi replied: “I wish no gifts, only presence.”
“Yoga is 99% practice and 1% theory.” ~ Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois
“Yoga has a sly, clever way of short circuiting the mental patterns that cause anxiety.” ~ Baxter Bell
“If I’m losing balance in a pose, I stretch higher and spirit reaches down to steady me. It works every time, and not just in yoga.“
Yoga is a light
“Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame.” ~ B.K.S. Iyengar
Choose a quote that resonates with you.
Read the quote to your class at the beginning. Then throughout the class keep weaving the quote into the fabric of the class. This helps to bring the quote to life and turn an ordinary class into a potentially life changing class for one of more of your students.
For example, if your quote is:
“Growth is the most important thing there is.”
…you could include these asanas into your yoga lesson plan.
Tree pose (growing roots)
Cobra pose (growing a new skin/body)
Mountain pose (growing taller)