While many yoga teachers stick to a fairly regular sequence from class to class, there are always opportunities to build in a focus on a central theme. While sometimes this can be a spiritual theme, it can be a physical theme as well. I love to focus on a physical theme because it shows students how the postures, breathing and sequence all work together to support each other and create growth and change in the body.
There are many essential themes you can weave into your classes. These concepts can be introduced early on in the class and then reiterated in different ways throughout. Some essential themes you can build into class are: