I have been teaching yoga since 2017, and virtually since March 2020. It’s been quite the journey learning my style and groove, and creating my ideal class.
Before I share more, I want to acknowledge that I am a white woman from Canada, so my yoga programming is based off of historical teachings, but is naturally modified for the Western world. I have done a bunch of research into how I can be more respectful to tradition, and in the end of it have learned that it is important to recognize my background and that my yoga class is NOT the traditional movement.
When I teach movement as a western woman, I focus more on utilizing my knowledge of therapeutic movement and anatomy to bring safe movement to the people in my class, as well as incorporating my knowledge of mindfulness and calming strategies to bring peace and calm to the hour.
Something that is a big strategy for me to help myself calm is a good playlist. I have taught with “yoga music” before, with instrumental music and with songs with words. I love a mix of both, and using songs that bring a sense of nostalgia, have a good musicality and bring coziness to the space. I love organizing my playlists so they fit the movements that I am teaching and the energy that I want to share with my class.
Long introduction just to share the playlist that I have used most recently. It is an hour of sweet music that brings me joy, and whether you want to use it for yoga, meditation, cooking, studying etc, I hope you enjoy it !
If you have suggestions for future playlists or would like more of my playlists please let me know!