There are different levels of studentship:

1) Someone who comes to yoga whenever it suits them: This student is wonderful in that they trust their instincts and are willing to try something new. The spontaneous nature will likely reveal itself in class.

2) Someone who come regularly because they have made it a habit: This student will be very consistent in every way. They will likely not improve much, but they will always receive the highly beneficial superfical rewards from a regular practice. I am inspired by students who make a committment to show up and participate.

3) Someone who comes irregulary, but sees that each class is about learning, and this knowledge can build over time.

4) Someone who practices regulary and allows the knowledge to build and effect, slowly, over time.


About Joyce Englander

I teach weekly yoga classes in New York City, which focus on moving mindfully and gracefully with the breath. I believe that learning yoga is similar to learning a language, and the more you are around it the more fluent you become. This blog is an opportunity to share my thoughts and re-visit lessons from class; to create a bridge for students to translate their classroom experience into real life. I am interested in how practicing yoga can help to improve people's lives and reduce needless suffering.
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