I’m excited to announce two upcoming book events!
First, arrival immanent, I am releasing a slighted edited version of Moving Beyond Technique, including new ways to connect with me and a new Introduction, plus some other surprises! Currently, we are scheduled for a September release, so stay tuned. There will be a small window to the second edition for FREE through Amazon
Second, my new book — what I’m calling The Big Book on Teaching (not sure if that will be the actual name of the book, but it’s certainly getting that nickname as it grows to upwards of 300 PAGES!) is nearly ready for it’s first round of edits. Our release date is January 2016 and trust me there will be plenty of fun fanfare to be had in the weeks leading up to the launch.
I am currently looking for teachers who want to share their stories in The Big Book on Teaching. The book covers everything from professionalism (boundaries, marketing, carving out a niche, creating a reputation and more), to personal development, self-care, meditation, and other mindfulness practices, to programming and presentation skills, to hardcore business strategies, to teaching technique and key skills to develop to increase student motivation, success, and retention. So…I’m looking for Case Studies to incorporate that reflect challenges and success in these areas and others.
Basically, I want you to tell me about your teaching:
- How did you come to teaching?
- What motivates you and keeps you sane?
- How did you come up with your teaching style?
- What are you constantly challenged by, inspired by, driven by?
- How did you choose your TT program?
- How did you choose your mentors?
- AND what burning questions do you have?
The last one being a very important one, as I want to make sure The Big Book on Teaching actually and thoroughly answers the questions you have about making your teaching more powerful, authentic, lasting and lucrative.
Share with me! Share with your community!
Email me your stories at firstname.lastname@example.org
I can’t wait to hear what you have to say!
Get the book now on Amazon.com:
To better serve those of you diving in to “Moving Beyond Technique” I would like to invite you explore my new online course mini-course “7 (Crazy Awesome) Strategies For Setting Your Teaching On Fire” for FREE!
It’s easy. Click HERE!
What the book is about:
“Moving Beyond Technique: How to Nurture Passion, Master Your Craft, and Create a Thriving Pilates Business,” Lopez deftly and compassionately guides both new and seasoned Pilates teachers through the often-ignored realities and challenges of being a body/mind/movement teacher. She delves deeper than teacher training manuals and over-billed continuing education courses to give readers practical and vital tools to:
- identify core commitments
- create boundaries
- face and defeat demons
- establish ultimate teacher/student relations
- amplify client/student retention
- revitalize their love of teaching
With personal inventory check-ins, practical checklists and other real-life strategies for boosting business and fostering richness in a service-based career, “Moving Beyond Technique” helps readers rekindle their love of teaching and amplify the meaning and joy in their work.”
What People Are Saying
The teacher of a mindful practice must maintain his/her healthy inner framework for why we do what we do. Only with our own solid core – of values, personal vision, and heightened awareness of possibilities and process, can we maintain a balance of passion and boundaries; especially when uncertainty hits us square in the face. At that point when we realize there are no safety nets, Chantill’s words of wisdom are a welcome acknowledgement of our fears:
Why am I teaching? What do I have to give? What do I want out of a teaching career?
Aware to the possibilities of personal transformation in our students, and within our own lives, Chantill poses questions and practical exercises to heighten and hold onto the enduring reserve it takes. This is a worthy book to sit alongside any teaching manual.
Refreshingly honest, authentic and inspiring. Chantill, and her ultimate guidance in this powerful book, is the voice that yoga and Pilates teachers have been searching for…even if they didn’t know it. Teachers: For your students and your own inner peace, read (and do) this book. It will make a difference.
Transferring educational instinct into workable, measurable progress is something Lopez performs brilliantly. Read this book and improve your Pilates teaching and business acumen no matter where you are in your path.