Basic Spiritual Principal by Julia Cameron

Basic Principles of the Artist’s Way:

1.    Creativity is the natural order of life. Life is energy: pure creative energy.

2.    There is an underlying, in-dwelling creative force infusing all of life--including ourselves.

3.    When we open ourselves to our creativity, we open ourselves to the creator’s creativity within us and our lives.

4.    We are, ourselves, creations. And we, in turn, are meant to continue creativity by being creative ourselves.

5.    Creativity is God’s gift to us. Using our creativity is our gift back to God.

6.    The refusal to be creative is self-will and is counter to our true nature.

7.    When we open ourselves to exploring our creativity, we open ourselves to God: good orderly direction.

8.    As we open our creative channel to the creator, many gentle though powerful changes are to be expected.

9.    It is safe to open ourselves up to greater and greater creativity.

10. Our creative dreams and yearnings come from a divine source. As we move toward our dreams, we move toward our divinity.

Master Your Yoga Observation Skills

Teachers Assessment

The following assessment is designed to help you evaluate your observation skills on many levels.After each question, the recommendation is made based on your answer that will help you develop better observation habits.Don't be afraid to let other aspects of your teaching take a backseat focus on this habit, It will pay off.

How do you set up your room?

  1. I don’t worry too much about it , I let the students put their mats down wherever they're feeling it

  2. I preferred to get involved in math placement because the symmetry have cc everyone more easily and the group is more cohesive.

    • you have answered number one, you may consider giving yourself to lease to work with your students before each class on specific met set up as outlined in the course and see how that affects your teaching and the feeling in the room ( i.e your perch)

  3. What is your tendency in the yoga room?

    1. I've caught myself using back and forth timidly at the front row

    2. I notice I can sometimes be a clamper

    3. I've noticed that sometimes can I can be a one by oner

    4. When I feel I'm confident I have been known to have her in the corner rather than working the room

    5. I practice with the students in the front of the room

    6. I feel good about how I work the room and I get to all the students at least once or twice per class

    *If you have answered 1,2,3,4,5… Take the next few weeks to focus strongly on your presence and positioning in the room, making sure to look inside the rows of mat, walk gently, There and see the big pictures by getting a better vantage point I Love what at the right perch from time to time. If you teach and practice at the same time. Challenge yourself to simply say cues without movement.

  4. When you give instruction do you check If the students are actually following your instructions, I do say say you because you're supposed to?

    1. Don't check the students careful to see if they carried out my instructions

    2. I think a given climbing kids out of the habit, but I don't really check if the students got it

    3. If I given an alignment, I scanned the students to to see if they understand

      *If you have answered a 1 or 2 give yourself two weeks to get in the habit of looking to see what happens in a given appointment cute. Take action to help students apply what you thought.

  5. When you look out at your students do you tend to:

    1. Notice all the problems of what is not working about the poses?

    2. See the beauty and greatness in their poses even if they're not perfect and then get excited to make the process even better

      *If you have answered 1 give yourself one week to simply look at your student from the perspective of what is working, what is beautiful, and what is inspiring about their practice.

  6. How sensitive are you toward your students

    1. very sensitive - I make a point of of being present

    2. Could be more sensitive

    3. I'm not tuned in to my students

      • if you have answered 2 or 3 Spend an extra three weeks focusing on feeling your students energy, and reading their facial expressions, asking them how they're doing in with the way to workInside and outside of class and listening to that breath.

    6. How are you with ‘corner’ students

    1. I definitely have students who seem to disappear and I forget they are in the room I can't believe they were in the room at all

    2. When I have Corner students, I almost got remember to make a point contract with them during class

    3. I'm on high alert for corner students to make print getting or to them at least once every class

      *If you have answered B,give yourself one week to focus on getting into the habit of interacting at least once or twice during class with your corner student.

  7. Do You check in regularly with your students with injuries? Do you check in with your students with special needs such as pre-and post-data, since with immune system disorders and bad blood pressure?

    1. I don't really know who has what injury or condition when they come to class.

    2. After the students tell me about an injury or problem, I just don't into take it easy and modify as needed because I don't want them to do anything I could get them hurt. I don't check in or go back to the student after that.

    3. If it's didn't tell me about an injury or problem, I don't feel qualified to house I just wanted to take it easy, modify and listen their body

    4. If it's too student tells me of a problem to have, I am vigilant and checking constantly throughout class

    *If you have answered 1, 2 or 3consider taking the next three weeks to constantly check in with your students who know head injuries are special needs, or for them to the therapist or other practitioners in the area who might be more powerful to help, and if you don't want to fight in yoga therapy to get additional training to augment your repertoire.

Make a list of your regular students attend to reach out to you are ask you questions:

I do acknowledge the students for their dedication, enthusiasm and consistency in the practice?

Make a list of your railer students were quiet, never talk to you, not really asked questions ever stopped you before or after class:

*For the next weeks, make an effort to get the students to learn more about them, would be to for the vein, our poses in joy, how long leaving tracking yoga and show interest and strike up a conversation

  • Inspired by my teacher Amy Ippiloti