Yoga teachers are frequently asked about their journey. What drew us to yoga? When and how did we know. Much like their personalities, every teacher’s journey to teaching is also unique.
The Urdhvadhanurasana has come a long way…
The more time I spent practicing yoga, the more I felt there wasn’t enough time! I registered for a yoga teachers’ training course and started thinking realistically about the profession. I knew that I was teaching to become a better student, and not the other way around.
Over the years, as demand for my teaching grew, I realized that I was constrained by time and geography. There are many who express an interest in my classes, but are unable to travel from, say, Bannerghatta Road. Just making YouTube videos, or creating a generic module wouldn’t work. Live interaction is essential when it comes to movement-based practices.
The idea for the ‘The Yoga Practice‘, came to me while discussing ‘what more’ with a student during a break in class. Why not create a hybrid module of customized videos and face to face interaction. All students will get videos customized for them, and they will be able to practice yoga at their convenience AND in the comfort of their own homes. Plus, once a week we schedule a catch up call where I observe students’ asanas, answer questions, clarify doubts and plan the next week. Below is an example of a video we shot for a student. It’s one of the prettiest videos we’ve done and I watch it all the time.
So, if you or someone you know wants to incorporate yoga into their lives but don’t have access to a good teacher, or has time constraints, then you might want to take a look at this module. It’s helped many people steadily improve their health and increase their wellness quotient. Leave us a query on the blog with any questions you have.
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“The secret of change is to focus all your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new,” -Socrates.
The last couple of months have been crazy busy for me. I’ve been meaning to do this post for many many weeks now, but was only able to get to it today. I’ve been teaching my regular classes, have a couple of retreats and workshops under my belt, have designed new classes and modules (including The Yoga Practice, which I’m so incredibly excited about) and have found time to travel as well!
The year is far from over, and I have my annual trip (study retreat?) to Pune coming up in August and September. We’re also working on refining The Yoga Practice and getting the word out there as much as we can about it. My practice is going well, and I see improvement in my students almost daily! The first half of this year has been very rewarding.
I’ve also been working on consolidating everything I do under one platform. As my practice gets more focused, so does my vision for ‘Yoga With Pragya’. At the beginning of this year I had an idea of where I was headed and over the past couple of months the vision has became clearer. Our new website is a step towards a more organised initiative. As my practice deepens, my teaching becomes more refined and I’m getting very creative with how I can help people across the board.
We’re building something useful, helpful and, most of all, accessible to all those who are interested in yoga, holistic health and a wholesome lifestyle. Most of you have been following this blog for many years. I hope you will stay with me as I grow, expand and evolve further. Subscribe to our new blog here: http://yogawithpragya.in/blog/. While you’re there, please browse the site and leave us constructive feedback. We’re really excited about the great things we have in store for you. Please share with all your friends and subscribe to our other platforms as well (Facebook, YouTube & Instagram).