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“The stars exist that we might know how high our dreams can soar.”
I am ever so grateful that Aura Wellness Center offers a certification course that can be completed by correspondence. It has given me the opportunity to realize a long-held dream of teaching yoga.
As a qualified consultant in the uses of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator™, now having the training to offer Yoga classes will allow me to provide my students with resources to experience their life path from a perspective of mind, body and spirit.
I feel that Aura Wellness embraces the true meaning of ‘Yoga’ – forming a worldwide union of like-minded individuals who are spreading a message of compassion through their teaching.
I am proud to be a part of this family.
Graduate, Yoga Teacher Training Online
Birch Bay, Washington
Thank you so much for the opportunity and guidance with my meditation course. I loved the text and really appreciated the helpful accompanying CD’s and DVD. It was a very thorough course without being overwhelming. I found the test a wonderful challenge – it covered all of the material, and helped me be sure that I really understood the concepts, and had an opportunity to learn the methods firsthand. Meditation has helped me personally in so many ways.
This course allowed me to take my practice to a higher level, and gave me the wisdom and confidence to start teaching meditation to groups. I am very thankful for this course and look forward to teaching my first group class next week! If anyone asks me how to support or enhance their meditation practice, are guided to teach meditation to help others, or are searching for a way to really enrich their own lives, I will happily refer them to Aura.
Certified Meditation Teacher
Hari Om Paul,
I received my certificate today and I am thrilled. Thanks so much for everything.
As a mom of a small child I would not have been able to attend any Yoga School for a Yoga Teacher Training program but with your help I was able to do it in my own time. I started ‘practicing’ with a few friends being a teacher from home. I have converted a small room in my house with a separate entrance as a studio (taking 6 students) and already by word of mouth I had requests when they can start doing Yoga with me.
Now that I am officially certified I can contact them and tell them to come!
Paul & Marie,
Thank you so much for providing this excellent comprehensive training course. I deeply appreciate the content and methodology of the program as well as the personal support that you gave throughout. I have received so much to pour into the lives and practice of my students. They will benefit greatly from the training that I received through your Yoga teachers’ training course. I will always be grateful to you and look forward to more of the training that you have available.
It has been a real pleasure. I will live up to the honor of the ethics and to the reputation of your school. I will look forward to receiving your newsletters and updates as well as further training in the future.
(Oh, and you can use this email for testimonials or promotion. I would be honored and will be sure to pass along information about your course to other Yoga teachers.)
I am profoundly grateful.
I want to thank you for giving me the opportunity to get a yoga teaching certificate without having to spend lots of $$ and giving me lots of my time to acquire it. You really need one these days to continue teaching and it gives me great pleasure to tell clients that I graduated with honors at the Aura Wellness Center.
The Aura Yoga Teacher Certification course let me fulfill the dream of a lifetime. I have been practicing yoga since 1975 and started teaching in 1987. I opened my own studio last year, 2007, and realized that I needed a certificate to validate my experience. Aura has made this happen for me. My studio is growing and I believe in my dream. Thanks for helping me fulfill it.
Certified Yoga Instructor
Dear Paul and Marie :
I received the beautiful certificate yesterday. I want to say thank you for everything. The AURA YOGA TEACHER TRAINING was life transforming! I had no idea how detailed, organized, and professional this program would be.
I got much more than I ever could have dreamed. I have deepened both my practice of yoga and my spiritual practice as a whole.
WOW! It definitely was an intensive program I feel great about the accomplishment. It is life training.
Being a yoga teacher, I feel honored to be a part of peoples’ lives in a positive way. I will enjoy to help others build the connection between the breath, body and mind.
Thank you very much!
Certified Yoga Teacher
I want to thank you for the wonderful experience I have had going through your self-directed yoga teacher training program. I have always wanted to teach yoga and because of your program I am now able to. It has been a true honor and pleasure to learn from you. I have pulled out my certificate so many times already and smiled at it. I am thrilled to be a graduate of Aura Wellness Center.
To anyone interested in a long distance program, this is the one. The books, videos, CD’s and other reference material included in the kit provided me with endless and valuable information that I know I will continue to reference. Every time I had a question, and there were many, I knew I could count on a response from Paul within a day. He was and continues to be extremely giving of his vast knowledge and time.
I had caught the yoga bug! I fell deeply in love with the practice of yoga while sitting in pigeon position and decided this would be my future. I began to investigate my options for training and certification and quickly realized that given my current responsibilities I could not spare weekends, weeks, travel time and costs to achieve my goal. I am a mother of four bright and healthy children and married to a pilot who spends much of his time on the road. I was at a loss.
I scanned the Internet and found Aura Yoga Teacher Training at home. Wow. My heart leaped but I was skeptical. Can this program really lay the groundwork for becoming a yoga teacher? I sent a link of the website to my current yoga teacher for her review and she gave me the professional thumbs up.
The study materials presented all the vital information a yoga teacher has to know, plus business ideas, plus bonus materials. That combined with personal and studio practice and a heart willing to learn made it possible to confidently finish my certification. I completed the program in about a year. But the real kicker is, during that year I also made an international move from America to Switzerland. Guess what! I didn’t lose any time or effort I put into the program. Once I arrived in my new home I just picked up where I left off and completed my certification.
Long story short… I have my first class beginning in the coming month and I am confident that I will lead the class effectively! Thanks for all the help.
Certified Yoga Teacher
Thank you so much for going to the extra effort to make this class both affordable yet “packed” with powerful & very interesting information!
Both my daughter & I are so excited to become Yoga Instructors & this fantastic study class is probably the best we could have ever found!
Thank you again for the time it must have taken as well as research to put this together…
AURA’s Yoga Teacher Training Certification was exactly what I needed, with my busy lifestyle it is very hard to take a few weeks off at a time to attend a on-site training. I have a full time job and play bass with Chapel Hill band Feeding the Fire. I was able to easily adapt the training to my current schedule and complete it in less than 2 months. I’m teaching private lessons and have started teaching at Franklin Street Yoga Center here in Chapel Hill. I highly recommend this course to anyone looking for an alternative to on-site training.
Thank you very much Paul!!
Graduate, Online Yoga Teacher Training
It has been almost a year since my certification and I do apologize for not writing sooner. It is very easy to get caught up in life! I do want to thank you for the opportunity to take your home study class and complete your course in my own time without the enormous expense. I have been teaching in a small setting since March of this year and the class has made a difference in several students’ lives. (Including mine) And that’s what matters. It really is amazing and mind-boggling the different “types” of yoga certification that are out there. I just wanted people to experience what I have through yoga and to be of service, if I could. Please accept my heartfelt gratitude and appreciation!
Dear Paul and Aura Yoga,
I would like to thank you for the excellent Yoga Teacher Certification programme and your professional service. The camp-in-a- box gave me the necessary background knowledge and confidence required to teach others and understand the many complexities that is Yoga.
I was so excited to receive my Yoga teacher certificate and have hung it in my studio. I am busy building up my classes and have already a loyal and regular following.
I highly commend Aura Yoga’s programme to anyone wanting to embark on this path. Body, Mind and Spirit.
Thank you kindly once again.
Certified Yoga Instructor
Paul’s program is top-notch. Studying at your own pace rather than a pace set for however many students worked very well for me. Paul was with me all the way, my emails were answered quickly, and phone calls just as quickly. I feel I’m as well rounded as a beginner teacher as I would have been if I had been on site. The AURA yoga teacher training program is great.
Your curriculum was as comprehensive as I had hoped; it pulled my years of study together concisely and with extreme clarity. Thank you for giving me the confidence to share my love of yoga with others!
Working with Aura Yoga has been a wonderful experience. Paul has always been flexible, helpful and quick to reply to all of my emails. I just finished my re-certification process, which deepened my sense of security in my teaching. Being a student of life and of Yoga, I am constantly looking to build my mental library. The recertification process led me on a wonderful learning journey that was prompted by Paul’s Yoga Teacher Training materials. Kudos to you Paul for putting together such a wonderful program!!
DEM, CD,CCE, BC, CYT, Reiki Master
I would highly recommend Paul Jerard & Aura Wellness Center, whether to learn or get certified as a yoga teacher.
The certification course & diploma that I have earned has not just made me a bonafide teacher, it has made me become a student once again. I have realized that its more than just getting a diploma, it is all about continuing education & learning more about yoga. You get updated especially on anatomy, physiology & many more. The books & videos provided are “must haves” that I will surely keep them for further references & education. More power to Aura Wellness Center & I look forward to teaching in my new home (UK).
Roberto Carag Dario
Yoga Instructor Training Graduate
The Aura Yoga Teacher Training has allowed me to deepen my understanding and personal practice of yoga and at the same time share my enthusiasm with some of my colleagues from work. Even though, I think, that ultimately, a live training/workshop is better in some respects, sometime situations make this impossible. This is a very good alternative.
Living in Vietnam and being tied to work for certain periods of time makes it pretty much impossible for me to do face-to-face training. This program allowed me to work at my own pace, enjoy what I was doing and reading, while continuing with my daily life.
Paul always answered my emails very quickly and respectfully, the materials are of a high quality and varied and the assignments are thoughtful and helpful. Thank you for my certificate!
Dear Paul and Marie
I would like to thank you for giving me the opportunity to complete my Yoga Certification with Aura Wellness Centre. The programme ‘Camp in a Box’ is a thorough programme that allows one to study in depth yoga philosophy, health issues, asana practice, pranayama and relaxation; all of which are vital components of all yoga classes. I am particularly grateful for the many books and DVDs I received after enrolling in your programme, whose aid has undoubtedly been invaluable. I am sure that all your students (former, current and future) are/will be very grateful for the knowledge gained through these resources. I am sure I will come back to them again and again. I have been practising Yoga since 2002, but after completing the programme I feel confident as regards the combination and sequence of asanas I use in my Vinyasa classes. This is all thanks to you. I feel that I have gained a lot of knowledge and confidence after completing your programme and I know that I made the right choice to study with Aura Wellness Centre. I couldn’t be happier! I also need to add that I am very content with the prompt communication we had throughout my studies with Aura. As other students have noted, your prompt communication continues after students complete your programme and this is really important, knowing that your Institution always takes students’ best interests and progress at heart. Be sure that I will highly recommend your programme and Institution to anyone who expresses interest in beginning his/her journey in Yoga certification.
May you always remain as productive and creative as you currently are!
Yoga Teacher Training Graduate
Dear Mr. Jerard,
Just a note to let you know that the Certification Course arrived yesterday. I was so surprised and happy that it traveled here so quickly — when you only posted it on Saturday. It was so exciting to unpack. Let me exclaim what a lovely “Camp-In-A-Box!” — organized so well and packed so beautifully. Thank you for this and for offering this course — each a beneficent gesture.
Namaste — Have a fine week,
The Aura Wellness training course was comprehensive in scope: the DVDs, books, lesson plans and written communications provided a complete learning experience. The books and DVDs are resources that will form the basis of your yoga reference library. Aura Wellness provides the materials and the support one needs to become a confident and competent yoga instructor. Working with Aura Wellness was — and continues to be — a great experience!
Barbara J. Euser
It took only one week, after receiving my certification from Aura Yoga, to begin teaching… and I am enjoying it totally! I feel very well prepared to answer any question the students may ask, whether about the history of yoga, a variation of a particular asana, or how to deepen one’s meditative practice. The time I spent in the leisure of my own home learning about yoga was a truly enjoyable experience and now I am imparting that knowledge to others. You provided an outstanding curriculum – and I feel that my money was well spent.
My class includes all ages and all levels of physical fitness but we work together within our diverse limitations and ranges of mobility using recommended variations to create a harmonious whole. The new yoga practitioners can observe how much more flexible they can become by looking at the advanced students; the advanced students are able to see how far they have come, so each group is encouraged. Also, teaching yoga was going to be a part-time venture for me, but I have been offered a chance to teach it regularly at a local facility and I admit that I am excited about this prospect. None of this would have been possible for me without your program.
Aura Yoga has provided me with the certification to teach something I love and the chance to broaden my horizons in dozens of ways. Please accept my heartfelt thanks. I wish I had done this many years ago, when I first started practicing yoga.
Feel free to use my name and email address as a reference, should any prospective student have questions regarding this home study program. But they need to be prepared: I can only encourage them with the highest, most positive enthusiasm possible.
Thank you, Paul. You helped make a dream come true for me… and little by little I believe we will all make a difference in the world – one thought, one posture, one breath at a time.
With deepest appreciation,
Chelsea Lane Barrington, CYT
Dear Paul and Marie and all at Aura:
This note is to say thank you for the gift of the Aura Teacher Training. The quality was more than I had wished for or anticipated, the training comprehensive and the support was and is invaluable. I was certified in April and have been busy with yoga ever since. My initial intent was not to teach but to expand and grow in my own practice, but opportunities to teach presented themselves, I took advantage of them and now I teach and love doing so. I look forward to a lifetime of yoga with Aura as my learning center.
As you can see by the accompanying photo, my practice goes with me wherever I am. This summer I was in Seattle area visiting my brother, hiking in the Cascades where he took this photo.
Thank you again
Yoga Teacher Training Graduate
Dear Paul, Marie and Friends at Aura,
I have just received my certificate and would like to thank you for your guidance and support during my journey towards it.
I found your Yoga Teacher Training programme very thorough, well structured, and immensely enjoyable. You compiled a great selection of excellent resources including your own books and DVDs. They provided me with an abundance of knowledge and wisdom that I will continue to immerse myself in and share with my students. Thank you for the material related to developing a yoga business – such an important aspect of teaching yoga, often omitted by other Yoga Teacher Training providers. Also, thank you for your continuous support through regular Newsletters and inspiring articles filled with practical ideas.
Thank you again, Paul and Marie, for all your help, and for offering this wonderful course.
Hi Paul and Marie,
I received the certificate this week, without any problems, like always. Thanks a lot!
I loved studying with you and I am already teaching in several places and areas. I am pretty busy and loved to study when I have time, sometimes late at night or on weekends. Short weekend courses wouldn’t have had value for me, as nowadays a diploma is necessary. In the way I studied with you I could bring my own ideas, studies and perfectionate. Of course, I was very pleased to receive “high honors” and A + grade!
Congratulations to you: I think your training is PERFECT!! You always kept in touch with me, responded to my mails and your material was excellent! A big THANK YOU and a KISS (here in Brazil we give a hug and a kiss!) from Brazil.
Let’s keep in touch, cause this will not be the only certificate I will do with you!
Dr. Lu Sicaha
I would like to say a big Thank You to Paul and Aura Wellness Center/Yoga Teacher Training for the wonderful opportunity they presented to me. Now I am on my way to realizing a big dream in bringing health and wellness to others ~ Angela
My whole life and way of living has changed dramatically since beginning this course. I am amazed at the internal effects of my learning and practice; I am peaceful and moderate and have done away with many unhealthy habits. My spirituality has blossomed. My relationships made more healthy and pure… Yoga and this course may have saved my life!
In deep gratitude,
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