What would you ask Professor John Campbell about Yoga?

What would you ask Professor John Campbell about Yoga?

Very few of us will ever get to study at the University of Virginia’s Contemplative Sciences Center, founded by master Ashtanga yoga teacher Dr. John Campbell, Ph.D. But in this episode of Talking Yoga, we get the chance to sit in on one of his classes, so to speak. It’s as if the very questions host Beryl Binder Birch asks John were asked by his students, rather than members of the Talking Yoga community. 

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.

From Yoga Teacher…to Yoga Student…to Yoga Teacher…

From Yoga Teacher…to Yoga Student…to Yoga Teacher…

They say that no man is an island, and that is certainly true of yoga teachers.

Every yoga teacher, whether a beginner fresh out of teacher training with a 200 hour certificate or a master with decades of experience, learned from somebody, and will pass on their own wisdom to their own students.

What questions would you ask a master teacher?

What questions would you ask a master teacher?

One of the aspects we cherish most about Talking Yoga is the honesty and openness exhibited by the master teachers we interview.

And that’s true whether it’s Colleen Saidman Yee talking about how menopause has affected her yoga practice, or whether it’s Kelly Morris talking about how her globetrotting youth led her to become the person she is today.

Talking about #TalkingYoga

Talking about #TalkingYoga

Imagine you were at a yoga retreat and you overheard David Swenson reminiscing with Beryl Bender Birch about what it was like when they were both studying with Pattabhi Jois in Maui in 1989…