02B South Of The Border.mp3
04 I’m Kissing You.mp3
05 Kia Mau Ki To Ukaipo (Don’t Forget Your Roots).mp3
06 Rescue Me.mp3
07 10,000 Hours.mp3
08 Electric Feel.mp3
09A everything I wanted.mp3
09B Lose You To Love Me.mp3
10 Two One, Four.mp3
B1 I’ll Fall For You.mp3
Stay in a Balance Frame of Mind
This means coming to class with a positive,
respectful attitude. Acknowledge that your
participants are on individual journeys and your
class will gain a more authentic mind-body feel.
That super calm, faux-spiritual voice comes across
as inauthentic and ill-fitting. Your class is an adult
space so respect your participants enough to
teach in your own voice, just keep it calm.
Keep Cues Simple
Although Yoga poses are often technically
complex, your class will not hear you if you ‘talk
their ears off’ with too much cueing. Use the
three-part process to keep it simple and effective:
• Set up clearly using 2 to 4 Layer 1 Setup cues.
These cues should put people into the shape
of the pose, explaining simple alignment and
breathing. Think of “which body part are we
moving in which direction”. This helps people
feel confident and comfortable.
• Teach any necessary Layer 2 options then
pause to look around at your members.
• Layer 3 cues are often a response to what
we see. Refer to the Technique Manual and
choreography notes for a wide variety of
these. You might need to add another breath
cue, coach deeper into the feel of the pose,
motivate, connect, explain a benefit of the
pose, or just be SILENT.
This is SBS
S Set it up, B Breathe it up, S Silence it up!
Our silence allows us to stay more
IN THE MOMENT.
Don’t Waste Words
People will naturally follow our movement; so
choose follow-up cues that describe the feel or
detail of the poses that they cannot see eg “Arms
light and long” gives length to a move, rather
than “Take your arms out to the side”, which they
can see. “Big toes and heels together” gives
technical detail rather than “Feet together”.
Ask yourself, “What do I want my class members
to experience in each pose of this track?”
Using your own class-focused objectives will
give you a powerful sense of purpose and allow
your love of BODYBALANCE to shine through!
This will make your members feel more included
in the experience and, by planning objectives
before each class and teaching the full variety
and flexibility of them, you will keep it fresh and
And if you want to further develop your expertise,
revise and relearn your Program Manual and your
filming footage. Try a Yoga, Tai Chi or Pilates class
taught by an expert (remember, we do modify
some exercises to safely fit into a Group-Fitness
setting). There are also some excellent texts,
videos and music available, such as:
Moving Towards Balance, Rodney Yee with
Nina Zolotow (Rodale)
Journey Into Power, Baron Baptiste (Simon and
Dynamic Yoga, Kia Meaux (Dorling Kindersley Ltd)
Awakening the Spine, Vanda Scaravelli (Harper