The Different Aspects of Yoga Instructor Training

Written By Paul Jerard Training to become a yoga instructor consists of many different aspects, such as learning about proper diet, asanas, relaxation and meditation, enlightenment, pranayama and others. Each is equally important in order to become a well-qualified yoga instructor. A good training program will not omit these aspects from their curriculum. Asanas Aspect [...]

Yoga Teacher Training Aspects: The Motivation to Improve

By Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500 There is a myth, which makes its way around alternative healing circles. Basically, there is a massive proliferation of the belief that visualization and wishful thinking are enough to succeed in life. The words work, motivation, and action, are not “in style” or “politically correct.” Sorry to say it, but [...]

Yoga Teacher Training: Explaining Attachment to Outcome

By Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500 What is the method used by veteran Yoga instructors to reach their highest potential? Some teachers joke about it by saying, “Practice, practice, study, and practice again.” While this is partially true, there is also a step-by-step process to reaching your full potential as a Yoga teacher; but some people [...]

Yoga Teacher Training Aspects: Class Presentation

By Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500 Once you have become a certified Yoga instructor, there are a number of ingredients involved in your class presentation and future growth. Any person, who teaches any subject, must have good diplomatic skills. The leap from student to teacher is a large one, and it comes with newfound responsibilities. You [...]

Yoga Teacher Retention Tips

By Paul Jerard How can Yoga teachers make new students realize the value of long-term training? Is it just luck, or where you are located, that draws appreciative Yoga students? Is there a method for teaching Yoga to new students, without scaring them off? Let's look at many solutions to keep the interest of your [...]

Secrets of Exceptional Yoga Teachers, Part 2

By Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500 Professional and responsible Yoga teachers become exceptional Yoga teachers. The Yoga teacher who shows up late for class, is disorganized, and does not have a hint of lesson plan in his or her head, will not be successful. As a Yoga teacher, your conduct should be professional at all [...]

The Truth about Options for Yoga Teachers, Part 6

Just to "scratch the surface of the iceberg," here are a few ideas to consider. Prenatal Yoga is a specialist's field. Just because you briefly covered it in a level 1 Yoga teacher training, does not mean you should enter this field without a specialist education and certification in Prenatal Yoga. Each trimester is handled differently. The first trimester can be as dangerous as the third trimester, if a student is not receiving specialized Prenatal Yoga instruction. The last trimester is similar to Chair Yoga, but that does not qualify a Chair Yoga instructor to work with pregnant students.

Yoga in Practice: Train Your Mind for Empowerment, Part 1

Recently, there have been some objections to using words like empowerment, abundance, success, and achievement, within Yogic writings. However, it would be much more difficult to open the doors of my wellness center, in North Providence, if I were homeless. Imagine the number of children, teens, adults, and seniors, who could not reap the benefits of Yoga, if every teacher took a vow of poverty.

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