My latest on Yoga Journal: 5 Easy Fixes For Mixed-Level Classes

Posted by on Aug 2, 2016 in Blog

I recently wrote a piece for Yoga Journal on some of the challenges of teaching the ever-popular “mixed-level” class. Even though these types are classes can be tricky to teach, I think they do serve many purposes, including fostering a sense of community and a supportive atmosphere among students. For teachers, it can be a bit of a mixed bag. On the one hand, we become more creative in our sequencing and are often forced to think outside the box in order to keep the class content and level inclusive. On the other hand, the discrepancies in students’ abilities can sometimes be SO extreme that it’s hard to know how to keep everyone happy and safe. Luckily, when you start building some teaching experience, it becomes apparent that this issue isn’t as overwhelming as it would initially appear, and you’ll quickly develop your own arsenal of tricks to deal with these situations. The YJ article has five of my favourite shortcuts to crushing the mixed level class, and was inspired by a workshop I attended with the lovely Amy Ippoliti. Click here to read it and let me know what you think!