"Yoga teachers talk about “holding space” for their students or for a room. It really is an important part of finding calm in yourself and finding calm within a group of people. I wouldn't have thought that it was possible to do that over a computer screen. I'm finding over and over again that that is possible. We really can find really meaningful social connections, we really can share and occupy space and similar experiences in real time over our screens."
Suzanne LaGrande interviews Tara Atkinson, a yoga therapist and teacher who teaches diverse communities in Portland, Oregon. Since the Covid-19 Pandemic she has started teaching a daily yoga class on Zoom.
In the interview she talks about:
Learning to Teach Yoga Using Zoom
People Being Starved for Social Interaction and Seeing Familiar Faces
Yoga for Mental Health
How it's Possible to "Hold Space" From A Distance
Face to face vs. Virtual Connections
Focusing on Staying Present and Making This Day Better