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    • New Teacher Questions

      Are you new to teaching and looking for advice from experienced teachers who have been in the field for a while? If so, please feel free to post your questions here. If you are an experienced teacher, please feel free to help out.

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    • Business and Marketing your Business

      This is a new frontier for many of us. You wanted more time to practice Yoga and teach stress management to others. You came into Yoga teacher training because of your passion for it, but now you may find it a struggle to keep your studio open. You may also find a lack of knowledge about marketing on a shoe string budget. Business coaching services are expensive, and you just want to learn how to get a positive return on your investment. Are you looking for insider secrets to turn your business around? You are in luck because this forum can help you learn how to survive any economy and stop wasting money on poor marketing investments and overhead.

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    • Should I teach Yoga? Is this right for me?

      One of the biggest leaps in life is from student to teacher, but isn't it true that all teachers are perennial students? Do you have questions about the perceived problems of teaching classes? Whether you are a teacher or student, you can share your questions, concerns, or answers.

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    • Regulations

      Yoga teachers are subject to many different types of regulations, depending on where they live, and work, and whether they are self-employed, independent contractors, own their own studio, or work for someone else. Regulations you may need to be aware of can vary from those that are business related (such as business licensing and taxes) to those that carry health responsibilities (such as ensuring that students are informed about safe and proper techniques) and liability or insurance concerns. What have your experiences been with regulations? What difficulties have you encountered? Can you offer suggestions and tips for teachers who are just beginning? Please be sure to mention where you live so we can learn how things are done elsewhere.

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    • Restorative Classes

      The Restorative Yoga teacher training course we teach has a little extra emphasis on Anatomy and its specific relationship to Yoga. It also contains a complete section on contraindications, lesson plans for ailments, use of props, and modifications. In total, it is a 320 hour Yoga teacher course. Do you have any questions about this course? Would you like to share your experiences in taking this or a similar Yoga teacher training course?

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    • Level 1 Yoga Teacher Training

      The generally agreed number of minimum training hours is 200, but there are level 1 programs with 320 training hours or more. Do you feel the standards are just right? Can level 1 be covered in less than 100 hours? Our teacher correspondence course averages 240 hours to complete. Do you think it covers too much? No matter who trained you for level 1, what would you like to be emphasized in the syllabus? Was any subject under or overdone?

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    • Prenatal Classes

      These days, there are more opportunities to take a Prenatal / Postnatal Yoga class, than ever. There are many benefits and precautions involved in Prenatal classes. Do you have an experience from a prenatal class that you want to share? Are you curious about the benefits or precautions of Prenatal classes?

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    • Kids Classes

      Kids Yoga is catching on, but some geographic areas seem to struggle with captivating the interest of children. Is this due to teaching techniques or is it a regional difference? Is teaching children an untapped market, where children learn life skills and stay fit? Is Yogic exercise a good form of therapy for attention deficit disorders? Can you picture yourself playing Yogic games with children? What goes on in a Kids class?

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    • Level 2

      Most level 2 Yoga teacher training programs average 500 training hours minimum and 100 hours of teaching time. Do you feel this is enough? What do you think the emphasis of level 2 training should be? Should it expand into each area of your training, or are there specific areas you would like to cover in more depth.

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    • Yoga Sutras Study Group

      Study and research of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras is ongoing with this interactive group of teachers, Swamis, Gurus, Scholars and Enthusiasts. Now, you can look deeper into the many aspects of Patanjali's writings.

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    • Yoga and specific health conditions

      Has Yoga helped you or someone you know with an ailment? Do you have questions about asanas, pranayama, or diet for specific conditions? More and more people want natural solutions rather than radical therapy. Sometimes, we have no choice, but to opt for radical medical procedures. In this forum we'll discuss the role of Yogic therapy as an option for treatment of ailments and conditions.

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    • Yoga for seniors – is it safe?

      More and more seniors are participating regularly in Yoga. They are a very enthusiastic and appreciative age group and they also often have a little extra time to reap the many benefits of Yoga. But where do seniors study? Has Yogic exercise been safely modified for seniors? Why is it that Grandma takes more classes than anyone in the family? Some of us are seniors already, and some of us will be very soon. Please let us know what you think.

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    • Prenatal Yoga (Yoga during pregnancy)

      Has a Prenatal class helped you or a friend? Prenatal Yoga has many benefits for expectant mothers. However, there are also many contraindications and each teacher or prospective student should be aware of them. A few of these conditions include persistent bleeding, diabetes, hypertension, pre-term labor, cervical insufficiency, or pubic pain. What are your thoughts and experiences about Prenatal and Postnatal classes?

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    • Yoga for Kids – any concerns?

      More children are getting exposure to Yogic exercise at an early age. Many of us see the benefits for children are dealing with attention deficit disorders and the battle against obesity. Have you seen benefits for children in taking classes? What about safety issues? Should we be supervising them once they start to practice at home? Should parents take an active role and participate with children? These are just a few of the many issues involved when children start practice. What are your thoughts?

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    • Yogic dieting and Ayurveda

      Is it as simple as understanding your Dosha, or should everyone be eating a more alkaline diet? Does Ayurveda seem too complicated to grasp the concepts? There are a lot of misconceptions about Ayurveda exercise prescriptions and dieting. This is a very vast field. We welcome the opinions of Ayurvedic doctors and the general public.

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    • Yoga Therapy Questions

      Issues concerning the benefits or quality of Hatha Yoga as a therapeutic application. This forum is open to therapists, therapeutic teachers, physicians, chiropractic doctors, physical therapists, nurses, and serious participants.

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    • Yogic Styles

      Please let us know your thoughts about your favorite aspect, type or style, and why? (Note: This is not an open door for back biting. Although some of us have different opinions about classroom safety, the amount of physical exercise, lack of or too much meditation time, pranayama, and other issues, it is best to express positive opinions about all styles or types of practice).

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    • Personal Experiences – Why do we love Yoga?

      Has your practice done something for your physical, mental, or spiritual health? Have you ever left a class with a significant piece of knowledge that you would like to share?

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    • Sanskrit – What does that mean in English?

      Do you feel that using Sanskrit terms in an English speaking class is confusing? Or would you rather teachers used more Sanskrit? Do you feel that two or three names in English for the same pose are confusing? Would you just like to learn some Sanskrit terms? This forum is for sharing and learning about Sanskrit.

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    • Open Discussion

      Discuss any issue about or aspect of Yogic studies here. This forum is open to all practitioners and teachers.

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