Yoga: Practice and Teach

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I have two regular teaching yoga gigs!

 

 

imagesEvery Tuesday night at the Cambridge YMCA I teach 75 minutes of Form and Flow. The class is free to YMCA members, but my guests can come for $10, and use the rest of the facilities as well.

 

 

Alternating Sundays, starting December 14, and continuing January 4, January 18… I am teaching a 90-minute men’s vinyasa class. This by-invitation-only group was where I took my first yoga class almost ten years ago! Most of the practitioners are middle-aged men, though men of any age and condition. Spoiler alert: a naturist founded this group; we practice naked. If this sounds erotic, it isn’t. However, it really helps practitioners to align their body.

I am still aimages-1s novice as a teacher, finding my own voice, as they say. I lack the confidence of people who’ve been teaching ten, even twenty years; and the certitude of teachers who adhere to a particular discipline. I find that teaching enhances my own practice – I concentrate on the particulars and logistics of the classes I take in a fresh way. And the feedback I get from students reinforces that my teaching – very structured and high energy, like me – is improving all the time, as I find it easier to align my class with the yoga experience in the studio.

If you’re interested in coming to a YMCA class, contact me at fallonpaule@gmail.com. If you’re interested in the Sunday men’s group, contact Bob Sparling at yoga4men@comcast.net.

 

 

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About paulefallon

Greetings reader. I am a writer, architect, cyclist and father from Cambridge, MA. My primary blog, theawkwardpose.com is an archive of all my published writing. The title refers to a sequence of three yoga positions that increase focus and build strength by shifting the body’s center of gravity. The objective is balance without stability. My writing addresses opposing tension in our world, and my attempt to find balance through understanding that opposition. During 2015-2106 I am cycling through all 48 mainland United States and asking the question "How will we live tomorrow?" That journey is chronicled in a dedicated blog, www.howwillwelivetomorrw.com, that includes personal writing related to my adventure as well as others' responses to my question. Thank you for visiting.
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