When planning your practicum always remember that this practice has to feel good in your body. It has to be authentic to you as the teacher. The mood you wish to create, the pace, the theme or intention of the practice, and the style of yoga, are all variables and will ultimately contribute to the number of asana you include in your practicum.
“The best way to determine is to take a class you love (online or in person) that matches the style and energy you would like to teach with and to write that out and see how the sequence looks!” ~ Your Yoga Flow Teacher and Faculty member Mark.
As you structure your class, and actively practice it in your own body, you will notice if you are needing to add or remove asana to be sure you remain within the allocated time frame and have the time to incorporate all the other elements needed to present a complete practicum, such as meditation, pranayama, mantra, etc.
A good phrase to remember when planning a class is: "quality over quantity and keep it simple". Allow for space and time in each asana. Your students will appreciate these moments to be in their bodies and on their own journey on their mats.
For further guidance on this refer to the 200hr Teacher Training Program, as there is a “Practicum Sneak Peak” below the Asana Assisting and Adjusting lessons, which shows the criteria for the practicum. It confirms that there is no set number of asana for the practicum but be mindful to keep your class within the allocated time frame.
Happy planning and remember to have fun with it. The process of becoming a yoga teacher requires a lot of trial and error, creativity, grace, and compassion towards self.
Remember there is only ever one first-class and you, my friend have got this!
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