A Sample of Yoga with Nikki Chau

Do you ever look at a yoga class schedule with unfamiliar teachers’ names and wonder what he or she is like, and wonder if you would enjoy taking a yoga class from them? It’s odd, if you think about it, whomever we choose to do yoga with will be in charge of our physical well-being, telling us where to put our arms and legs for at least an hour, but sometimes we spend waaay more time checking out the specs of a new phone.

It’s hard to know what a teacher is like without having taken a class with him or her. And even then, if you’ve only taken one class, it may not necessarily give you a full and accurate picture. Unless there’s something jarringly obvious, good or bad, like they gave you a Kundalini awakening, or threw out your back, it’s not always clear what working with them is like.

I understand this, and on this blog, one of my intentions is to give you a better idea of who I am, as a person, and as a teacher, so that should you ever decide to check out my classes, you can have some idea of my teaching approach and personality.

So, to start, here is a sample of what I send to my Intro to Yoga class. As my teaching evolves, I have started to send out these notes as a “bonus”, or “extra credit”. I don’t expect all of my students to do anything in particular with them. There are no quizzes or anything like that. It’s all in the spirit of “take what you need and leave what you don’t.”

Having said that, I believe that yoga really becomes *your* practice when you do it on your own, and when it stays with you even after you leave class. So, when I heard that one of my students had started a folder with all of the notes I sent out, and another taped some of my stick figure drawings to her desk at work, I was stoked.

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If you do yoga with Nikki, you'd get class notes like this

If you do yoga with Nikki, you'd get class notes like this