hatha yoga teacher training courseBy Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500

Recently, I spoke to our newest Yoga teacher intern about our Camp-in-a-Box Yoga teacher training correspondence course. He lives in Argentina, and I thought this interview would be good to share with our visitors, members, interns, and alumni.

Q: Will the Yoga teacher training package you provide be enough to make me competent enough to teach Yoga. This is bearing in mind that I do not have access to a local Yoga instructor, who can supervise my Yoga teacher training.

A: Yes – The Aura Yoga teacher training course is entirely complete, and if you wanted to send me an early video, or DVD, to monitor your progress, I would be happy to give you a review for free.

A mirror, camera, and audio recorder also make great learning tools for monitoring your progress, while you prepare to become a Yoga teacher. Do not judge yourself too harshly. This is a common reaction, when we record anything we do. When we you can get by our own self-criticism; you will be on the path to become a Yoga teacher.

Within your Yoga teacher training course, there are step-by-step instructions, numerous resources, and we also point you in the direction of additional Yoga teaching resources. In fact, any time you have a question, you can send me an email. Some Yoga teacher interns call me by telephone in the afternoon, on week days.

Q: On receipt of the Aura Yoga course material how do I proceed with my Yoga teacher training? What do I need to have in order to fully benefit from the Yoga instructor training material?

A: Upon receipt of your Yoga training course material, you will receive step-by-step instructions – however, let’s go over the highlights of your Yoga teacher certification course.

1) You would want to focus on your written exam first. Set a goal of reading a realistic amount of pages each day. For example: if you were to read 10 pages per day – within 3 months – you would have your written exam complete.

2) You would have developed a complete lesson plan for your Yoga class with Question 50 of the written exam.

3) You would pick a health topic to write about for your essay (3 pages – typed). It could be an overview of Yoga, and its relationship to health, or it could be Yoga and its relationship to a specific ailment. Either way, it is your choice, and I would pick a Yoga and health subject that motivates you.

4) Once you have your Yoga lesson plan template, you can start to refine it for your practical exam (video or DVD). As far as VCD’s, or DVD’s, we can read any format – from any part of the world. We cannot view video tapes that use PAL format.

5) In your Yoga course, there are also a number of continuing education resources, for Yoga teachers, such as – How to set yourself up in business – Chakra Balancing – and Marketing your Yoga studio.

You should not get side tracked by these during the Yoga certification process. Therefore, focus on your Yoga teacher written exam, the essay, and the practical exam first – and in that order.

Q: What Yoga teacher training level should I start from, and how do I proceed to the next teacher levels.

A: You should start with a Camp-in-a-Box, which is a Level 1, 240-Hour, Yoga teacher training course.

Q: Are there additional costs in your Yoga teacher course, which I need to be aware before I start the training, so that I can factor them in.

For International Yoga teacher interns, the only additional cost would be, if customs charges an Import Fee, on educational materials.

Q: When I finish the Yoga teacher training, can I use your Yoga certification diploma to teach Yoga in a neighboring country?

A: You can use your Yoga teacher certification in any country. I am not aware of any country that does not recognize our Yoga teacher Certification. As it would be – we have Yoga teacher graduates worldwide.

Q: I have developed a strong awareness of the benefits of Yoga. There are no Yoga teachers in my locality. Can my Yoga training develop my awareness into a life long career, as a Yoga instructor?

A: To be honest – Yoga teacher certification is the first step in the journey of teaching. As you progress – you will either do independent research or take more Yoga courses. This is the way it is for all Yoga teachers. Most of the time, we tend to focus on finding answers to helping our Yoga students, who have ailments. As a result, you will most likely research methods for helping your students.



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