About Yoga With Goats   By Michael Gleason Many yoga poses are named after animals – pigeon, down-dog, and cobra – but only recently have live animals been incorporated into the practice itself. Enter yoga with goats. What started in Oregon and Arizona is moving across the United States. First, this is the chance to become more connected [...]

Yoga Students and Comparisons to Instructors

By Kathryn Boland You're Not Me - Avoiding Students Comparisons to Instructors Have you noticed students making comparisons to instructors in yoga practice - in less obvious signs (such as glances and facial expressions) or more directly (such as clear verbal statements)? Do you wonder how best to balance modeling mindful, strong and anatomically informed [...]

Teaching Inversions For Mood Elevation

By: Virginia Iversen, M.Ed. Is there a method for teaching inversions and raise the mood of an entire class? Teaching mood elevating Yoga classes, which address and ameliorate the underlying causes of anxiety and depression, are a wonderful way to uplift your Yoga students and serve your community. In addition, gearing some of your classes [...]

How Much Do Yoga Instructors Make?

In truth, business and marketing are a mystery to most Yoga instructors because they do not see it as important. Some business managers operate successful Yoga schools and employ teachers to keep the operation running. Business and Yoga are strange bed fellows, but a teacher who really knows the business is more likely to have a 401k, make a good salary, and sleep at night.

Unethical Yoga Teacher Practices

Ethics and philosophy are covered in every Yoga teacher training intensive, but there is no guarantee an instructor will walk the straight line for life. Yogic methodology is based on a foundation of principles including compassion, integrity, truthfulness, kindness, generosity, patience, forgiveness and helpfulness.

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