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The Yogi Code of Conduct: 8 Tips for Creating a Healthy Student-Teacher Relationship

I had an interesting encounter with a student in class last week. She was doing what I would call a yoga performance -- deep scorpion dogs with a collapsed back; loud, sensual sighs; and generally deviating from the sequence. She resisted receiving personal guidance from me in the form of some not so friendly looks and words, so after my 3rd attempt, I gave up so as to not make the entire class about her alone. This experience left me feeling completely disrespected, truth be told, angry. It got me to thinking about the yoga community and practice itself and there a few "do's and dont's" I wish to throw out there. 1) If you go to a public class, respect the teacher and other students and sta

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