INSTRUCTOR’S GOOD PRACTICE GUIDELINE

  • ATTIRE
    Neat, tidy, and presentable, and as per centre’s requirement.
  • TIMING
    To arrive 20 to 30 minutes before the class begins. Instructors should be there before the students arrive.
  • FACILITIES
    To check facilities before the students arrive.
  • CLOSING
    To allow about 15 to 30 minutes before leaving the centre so that students may speak with you if needed.
  • PHONES
    Handphones are to be switched off and put away while class is in session. 
  • CONDUCT
    Do not talk down to students. Always find reasons to praise, motivate and help them cope.

    Do not criticise any student or other instructors, or gossip.

    Use appropriate language and terms when conducting classes. 

    Do not allow your ‘ego’ to get in the way at any time.

    Always practice ‘Leadership with Humility’.

    Greet students and other instructors politely.

    Always maintain high standards of professionalism.

    Address Instructors by proper term.

    Do not preach any personal, religious and/or political beliefs in the class.

    Accept the student as they are regardless of gender, age, and nationality.

RECOMMENCED GENERAL CLASS STRUCTURE

  1. Begin with a short practice of awareness and relaxation to prepare students’ attention and focus in class.

  2. Continue with the asana session – commencing with exercises for the joints, followed by Surya Namaskar, and Yoga Asanas.
    Note:
  • Shavasana or other relaxation asanas should be done in between asanas to avoid any undue strain.

  • Introduce counter poses where necessary – Specific counter poses are recommended for certain asana. These are necessary to bring the body back to a balanced state.

  • Take care to mention contra-indications, if any. 

  • Conclude the class with guided relaxation and Pranayama practice.

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