What Do Students Expect from Yoga Teachers?

What Do Students Expect from Yoga Teachers?

Most people don’t expect to hear a master teacher say that for the past 10 years, her only mission is to say as little as possible to convey as much as possible. 

And that’s just one of the surprising insights Elena shares with host Beryl Bender Birch in Now, Yoga with Elena Brower.

She describes the place where everything begins and ends, where everything is possible: “Somewhere between the knowing and not knowing, going and not knowing, jump into the interval in between.” And then Elena describes how Navajo artisans deliberately wove an imperfection into their textiles – it was the seam that led them in and out of the textile, and made it as potent as it was.

There is an intimacy, an honesty and a sense of vulnerability that pervade this episode. Elena explains how her students are looking to her for her truth, which is exactly what she’s looking for from her teachers.

What about you? What are you looking for from your yoga teachers? And, if you’re a teacher, what do you think your students are looking for from you? Tell us in the comments below, or in the discussions about this episode on Twitter and Facebook. Be sure to include the hashtag, #YogaTeacherTruths.