BUSINESS OF YOGA & THE PSYCHOLOGICALLY SAFE CLASSROOM
KAREN WASLH & ABBY WALSH
8 CEU’S (SIX CONTACT, 2 NON-CONTACT)
Part One: Even yoga teachers need a business plan. Learn how to create a business plan, set goals. track progress and market yourself. Explore where you want to go and how you plan to get there.
Part Two: What does “holding space” even mean? How do you create a safe space for students to practice? What role can social media play in your relationships with your peers, students, and employers? What are the written and unwritten rules for ethical behavior?
Part Three: Exploring gender in the classroom. The landscape is changing – how can I make room for that in my classroom? This workshop will focus on creating a safe and gender-inclusive classroom. We will identify aspects of gender-diverse experiences that may present in the classroom. We will also work on integrating gender- and body-inclusive language in our verbal cueing.
Monday, February 17th
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Karen Walsh, E-RYT 500, owns Be Here Now Yoga where she has been teaching yoga for six years. Karen takes pride in finding the right modifications for each student, regardless of aches and pains and the ever-changing body. Karen teaches all types of yoga but enjoys teaching Prime of Life Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Yoga for Beginners and Restorative Yoga to Live Cello.
Karen is certified in Prime of Life Yoga, Yoga for Cancer Care, Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga, and studied with Jillian Pransky, Leslie Kaminoff, Larry Payne, and Richard Miller. Karen is currently studying Yoga Therapy with Brandt Passalacqua of Breathing Deeply Yoga Therapy
Abby Walsh, RYT-500 taught yoga at Be Here Now Yoga in Flemington, NJ for five years. She has taught preschool and children’s yoga, teen empowerment yoga, and alignment-focused yoga for adults. She relocated to Santa Cruz, CA to pursue her doctorate in the field of developmental psychology. Her research focuses on gender and ethnic identity in children as it relates to their experiences with media and technology.
In her spare time, Abby enjoys curling up on the couch with Netflix or a good book, or a rowdy day at Comic-Con.