Most people take Yoga teacher training courses to learn how to teach classes. Over the past few years, there have been a number of Yoga teacher interns who had no desire to teach classes. Instead, their purpose for attending a hands-on intensive, or taking an online course, has been self-development.
Do we have faith in Yoga? If we invest time in daily Yoga practice, we have faith in it. Some of us may have moderate, to deep faith, in the universal concepts of Yoga.
When you think about attending a Yoga teacher intensive, what thoughts come to your mind? Do you think about the rewards of learning more about Yoga, and spending time with people who share your passion for a holistic lifestyle? What holds you back from attending a Yoga conference, which will benefit you? Nine times out of ten, Yoga teachers and serious practitioners are concerned with cost, obligations, or both, when considering attending an intensive or a conference.
In part three of this video series, the benefits of chair yoga training sessions are reviewed. This lecture by Dr. Paul Jerard. E-RYT 500, is based on feedback from yoga teachers who are actively teaching chair and office yoga classes.
Where can we find the best Yoga teacher? Who is the most mystical of Gurus? If I climb one more mountain, will the answers of my purpose in life be revealed when I get to the other side? These are questions each seeker (sadhaka) wants answered.
Not everyone wants to become a Zen master or a Yoga teacher, but everyone wants to maintain control of their mind. Losing control of the mind is also another great fear. Yet, many people let the mind run on autopilot. They wake, eat, drive cars, and work without much creative thought.
We often hear the phrase "yoga off the mat." Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500 gives us some simple explanations of how people can practice karma yoga in real life situations. He also gives us ideas on how karma yoga works. Paul explains how yoga enhances valuable life skills, such as: intuition and awareness. Lastly, he explains how all of these aspects of yoga lead to a happy life.
Evidence, in the form of benefits experienced by long-term practitioners, can be seen in the current economic crisis. Instead of resorting to alcoholism and drugs, a large portion of the public has opted to practice Yoga in classes with like-minded people.
Like everyone else, Yoga teachers get to hear plenty of questions, but some questions come up often enough to develop a standard response. Some teachers do not want to answer them at all. In this case, read on, and you can develop your own canned response.
Matured Yoga teachers tend to be aware of the importance of student safety because experience teaches us to recognize the potential for...