Teaching uses a system of layering so that information is conveyed to the student by a number of means. Students absorb and understand differently. Some students learn visually whilst others require conceptual understanding through detailed instruction before being able to perform the asana. Some aspects are best understood by doing the asana first. For these reasons teaching conventions utilise visual, descriptive and experiential emphasis.
These layers are delivered not progressively or sequentially but rather in response to the experience of the students before us. The layer of instruction is made meaningful in the time and place of the teaching experience.
Pacing. How does the timing of one asana relate to another? How does the pace of the class adapt to reflect the capacity and energy of the student?
Coordinations. Coordinations is where two or more points are linked together. It involves/engages the student in what they are doing. It integrates the instruction into the body by making the student feel and observe the point intimately (directly) rather than intellectually.
The Foundation of Teaching Checklist form on the USB key is a useful tool for reviewing your teaching.