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Danae Moore has been pursuing yoga her whole life — though she didn't know that's what it was called. She now lives in Menlo Park and teaches public and private yoga classes across the San Francisco Bay Area.



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Teaching With Intention: Setting Goals to Create Focused, Creative, and Satisfying Yoga Classes

Danae Moore

Teaching yoga is hard! Much harder than I thought it was before I actually tried it myself. There are so many choices to make and so much to think about while putting together and teaching a class: physical poses, transitions between poses, breathing practices, meditation, chanting, music, spirituality, a physical theme, a conceptual theme, the language you will use, readings to share, the timing of each pose or section of class, the energetic quality or flow of the class… Ack!

As a new teacher, it’s a lot to pay attention to and it can be overwhelming. I sometimes felt like there were just too many options to choose from and I found myself either paralyzed by too many choices or creating a 5 hour lesson plan for a 90 minute class.

I quickly realized that I needed a way to focus my efforts. So I came up with a “teaching mantra” that combines a few different pieces of advice that have come my way since I started teaching. That mantra is: Teach with intention.

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September update

Danae Moore

A Shift in Focus

Summer is coming to an end and so is my energy... Which means it's time to refocus and set some priorities! I've decided to cut back on my studio classes to focus on private lessons and yoga at the VA Hospital in Palo Alto (where I currently volunteer as an assistant in their yoga classes and will be joining the teaching staff soon).

First, the bad news

I will no longer be teaching at Worlds Yoga Milpitas (beginning next week) or Blue Iris Studio (beginning in October). I have enjoyed working with all the students and staff of these studios! Please keep in touch and swing by my classes at Avalon in Palo Alto if you have a chance.

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