Teaching Tip: Balancing the Student’s Wants and Needs

February 10, 2014    BY AnaMargret Sanchez

In teaching private sessions, how do you balance what the student wants with what you think they need? Anamargret explains that it takes time for a student to trust your knowledge as a teacher, which happens when the student starts to feel good after doing what you suggest. She describes how, as that trust is built, the balance shifts from doing mostly what the student wants to doing a lot more of what you think they need. The big thing, she says, is being present and open to the student.

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AnaMargret Sanchez
AnaMargret Sanchez has studied extensively with Rod Stryker and is a certified Para Yoga teacher. She also has extensive yoga therapy training, has trained in India at the Viniyoga school founded by T.K.V. Desikachar, and is certified by Judith Lasater as an advanced restorative yoga trainer. In addition to group classes, she teaches workshops, leads retreats and coaches private students. Her classes are strong and fun, and create a compassionate space for students to shine in their own light.

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