In my experience, using yoga stick figures as part of my teaching toolkit is the easiest and most effective way to communicate with my students and myself! The stick figure system takes a bit of practice, but once you get comfortable with it, you’ll experience so many benefits. I've learned stick figures from my teachers, and I also recently took an online stick figures course that I highly recommend (more details on the course below)! Here are some of the reasons I think EVERYONE needs to use stick figures!
OK NOW WHAT?? HOW DO I BEGIN MY JOURNEY WITH STICK FIGURES??
I’m glad you asked! All you need is someone who knows the system RELLY WELL to teach you. In order to be effective with stick figures, you want to practice them, use them all the time, and have someone teach you the system!
I highly recommend this online course at omchantress.com. It is easy to follow, and Flissy gives you all the tools and techniques for the effective use of stick figures! She provides practice sheet downloads and sample sequences, plus the course is in video form, so you can always go back and watch parts that you might need to refresh. Even after using stick figures for years, this course was very helpful for me in continuing to learn advanced techniques and hash out some of the trickier things you may not learn in your basic training. For instance, one piece that was especially helpful for me was her instruction on how to include all the different types of props for a restorative class! Her fun and sweet personality makes this course so enjoyable, and I think it includes all of the details you’ll need for basic and advanced use of stick figures!
I hope this has been informational for you, please let me know if you have questions about using stick figures or the recommended course above! Happy teaching :)
B is a 500-hr Yoga Teacher with the American Viniyoga Institute, a Reiki Master, Seicheim Master, and sparkle enthusiast!