The Alignment of Language: Linguistics and Cues in Yoga Classes

For Yoga Teachers!

This online course is designed for yoga teachers who want to learn more about refining language and cues in yoga classes. Yoga teachers who participate in this course will receive 2 non-contact Yoga Alliance-approved CEUs. It's all online. And a portion of the course is even available via podcast. So you can sit under the bodhi tree, at your convenience, with your laptop and headphones and learn without having to commute, spend a fortunate, or carve out a full weekend for training.

Earn 2 non-contact, Yoga Alliance-approved CEUs.

Oh! And keep scrolling to check out a free sample video lecture and infographic from the course!

What's this course about?

What we say matters! And if you are a yoga teacher, the things you say in class (and how you say them) deeply affect the student's learning experience. It's no secret that yoga is becoming increasingly popular in the West. And though this era offers an exciting opportunity to share the teachings and benefits of a yoga practice, it also means teachers must cultivate effective teaching methods. As such, yoga teachers must explore the best way to meet the needs of their diverse students. And, more than anything else, in an āsana classes, yoga teachers meet those needs through cueing.

As such, yoga teachers must be skillful in their personal communication and cueing methods so that they can reach the ever-growing and evolving yoga population. Students are coming to classes with different cultural backgrounds, experiences, knowledge, and needs. So the big question is, as a yoga teacher, how are you going to reach those students through skillful language and cues? Additionally, how can you be effective and efficient in the way that you cue? And, maybe most importantly, how can you cue in ways that cultivate authenticity while still honoring yoga's history and lineage--and meet the students' needs?

The answer to the above questions? Well, it varies. But one way is through language. As teachers, we must study our own language habits, patterns, and cues in the effort to evolve as communicators in the yoga classroom. Join me for this fully online, self-paced course that uncovers the theory and practice of effective cueing in yoga classes!

Over the course of two modules, we will cover the following topics:

Module 1:
  • Lineage
  • Language
  • Sanskrit
  • Linguistics (the scientific study of language)
  • Sociolinguistics (the relationship between social factors, culture, diversity and language)
Module 2:
  • Cueing
  • Gross Alignment
  • Fine Alignment
  • Cueing from the outside in
  • The Koshas

Aiming to meet the needs of all learning styles in an online environment, this course offers video lectures, podcast lectures, visuals, audio recordings, reflection questions, and practice assignments. Not only will you leave this course with new knowledge, you will have skills to implement immediately into your yoga classes.

Course Content Sneak Peek!

Sociolinguistics Overview Video

Cueing Infographic

Why should you take it?

Yoga teachers must always remain in the seat of the student. To continually refine our own practice and teaching methods not only improves our own understanding of yoga, it serves our students as well. There are endless asana labs and anatomy workshops. But one area that we forget about as teachers is...teaching. This course, like most courses through Rebecca Warfield Yoga & Wellness will explore academic theories that move beyond the physical practice and into teaching methodologies inspired by tried and true educational methods.

Your Instructor

Rebecca Warfield
Rebecca Warfield

Rebecca Warfield is the host of Dharma Drops Podcast and the founder of the Dharma Drops yoga-ish lifestyle brand.

At Dharma Drops, we appreciate the diversity of the full human experience. You don’t have to practice yoga every day. You don’t have to be a vegan. You can be a vegan. You don’t have to believe in the vibrational healing powers of crystals. Or you can. There is no one-size-fits all here. As such, we're dumping out the proverbial yoga Kool-Aid. Come as you are. You are welcome here!

And just a heads up, some of the Dharma Drops content is NSFW. Sometimes we talk about Krishna. Other times, we drop the f-bomb.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

This course is closed for enrollment.