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All The Reasons Why Mindfulness Is Not a Waste of Time

You just finished teaching a particularly challenging group exercise class and decide to end the session with a bit of quiet reflection. Your students aren’t used to the tradition of Savasana, and some have even admitted to you that they dislike yoga, so you decide to ease them in gently, offering options for different waysContinue reading “All The Reasons Why Mindfulness Is Not a Waste of Time”

When and where can you use mindfulness in your fitness classes?

The great thing about mindfulness, is it can be practiced at any time. This means you can use mindfulness techniques at the beginning, middle, and end of your group fitness classes or personal training sessions. At the start of your class you can cue grounding techniques to help your students arrive, ease out of theirContinue reading “When and where can you use mindfulness in your fitness classes?”

Using Mindfulness To Overcome Your Nerves Before Teaching Fitness

“How did you get over feeling anxious before teaching?”  Can I loop you in on a secret? I’ve been teaching for over a decade and I still get incredibly nervous sometimes before teaching. Teaching fitness classes is essentially the ultimate form of public speaking. Not only are you speaking in front of a group of people, youContinue reading “Using Mindfulness To Overcome Your Nerves Before Teaching Fitness”

Mindfulness: The Simple (but not easy) Act of Paying Attention

What is mindfulness? It might be easier to think of times when we are not mindful. Driving home after teaching several classes back to back at the studio, pulling into your driveway and realizing you can’t remember the trip home. You were too caught up wondering if that one student liked your class. Or perhapsContinue reading “Mindfulness: The Simple (but not easy) Act of Paying Attention”

How Busy People Find The Time for Mindfulness & Movement: The Waiting Game

I have heard this one many times before, and I have even said it myself, “I’m so busy, I just don’t have time for _______.” I just don’t have the time to sit and meditate. I just don’t have the time to fit in a workout today. Usually the posts I’ve seen that follow upContinue reading “How Busy People Find The Time for Mindfulness & Movement: The Waiting Game”

Walking: A Moving Meditation

Seated meditation is not everyone’s cup of tea. And that’s okay. Just because you find seated meditations, especially seated meditations in silence, difficult doesn’t mean you’re bad at practicing mindfulness. Mindfulness can be found in many different activities (washing the dishes, combing your hair, coloring, petting your dog or cuddling with your cat, even goingContinue reading “Walking: A Moving Meditation”

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