I'm Sara Holliday, and I'm going to be giving you tips on how to teach a beginner yoga class. The most important thing is that your new students feel comfortable when they come t your yoga class and I'm going to give you some tips to help your students feel at home. When you teach a beginner yoga class, it's really important that you let your students know that almost everyone feels that they are not flexible when they first start a class and that's okay. Remind them to go at their own pace and to incorporate yoga blocks. Show them how to use them too. Demonstrate that they can be used flat, up a little bit higher or all the way up depending on the tightness that they have in their legs or arms. Also, let them know the basic yoga postures that you are going to use in your yoga class. Let them know that whatever they experience in the class is individual and that yoga is about doing your own personal best in that moment so some days we're more flexible than others. So for example I might demonstrate a few basic yoga poses that I would do in my class like Downward Dog and demonstrate these will be a few poses that we're going to do in class. So you show them Downward Dog and what to expect there, explaining to hug your elbows in towards your ears, lengthen the tailbone high while pressing the heart center. Explain about what you would do when you teach the class. Show them perhaps Warrior I, another common posture. Your hips should be forward, extending the arms up overhead and if they have flexibility in the arms, bringing the hands together if they don't, open. Also maybe show them Warrior II. Hips are sideways, shoulders relaxed, looking over the fingertips. Most importantly let them know that they are welcome in your class and you are happy to have them there.