This is a round about story about how I figure out what to teach in a yoga class.
I have a particular teaching situation in that I don’t teach regular weekly classes. The students that I do see regularly, I only see once a month for teacher training. Otherwise, I teach workshops and other special classes to groups of people that I don’t know. When I teach a workshop, there is a theme that is the focus of the teaching and therefore I don’t go into foundational yoga teaching, even when I see the need in particular participants. Sometimes I try to sneak in foundational teachings, but sometimes it’s just not appropriate to the theme and to the amount of time given.