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September 7, 2020

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Welcome to the #PracticeWithClara Podcast, where Clara and Stephanie discuss philosophy, yoga, and all things related to the practice.

In this episode, we discussed the benefits and reasons for practicing in the morning,  the four pillars of Indian philosophy, and insights from practicing online versus in shared physical space.

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Why Practice in the Morning

Cultivating a morning practice with Surya Namaskars to connect to the spirit of the sun, the potential of the day, and the light we carry within.


Poses & Pranayama to Do in the Morning

The poses and pranayama to include in a morning practice with insight into Clara’s morning yoga intensives and what she provides students.


Breakdown of Clara’s Morning Intensive

What’s involved in one of Clara’s morning intensive practices; a well-rounded practice anchored with a text and questions to explore yogic philosophy.


The Four Aspects of Life of Indian Philosophy

Understanding the four pillars of Indian Philosophy; Kama (pleasure), Artha (money), Moksha (spiritual liberation), and Dharma (contribute to the community), and how they relate to the practice.


Yoga Teacher Training, Online vs. Offline

Clara and Stephanie share their experience of being in YTT on Zoom versus in-person and the pros and cons of online versus offline.


Activities to Include if You’re Leading a Training Online

Insights and tips on the types of activities to include in your online YTT or workshops to engage with students and keep people inspired and connected to the material.


The Repercussions of Online Learning

What happens when we spend too much time in front of the screen, including Zoom fatigue and anxiety, and how to be more mindful of how we spend our time.


Key Learnings from Online YTT

Clara shares her key learnings from leading a 300-hour YTT on Zoom, including how to appreciate moments of silence, technical tips, and using breakout rooms.