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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: Finding the Guru Within

By Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500 Every Yoga instructor certification course is run a little different from the other. How many certification programs teach interns about finding the teacher within each of us? Many do, but some do not. In fact, some Yoga teacher certification programs do teach, “Guru worship.” The principles of Guru worship do [...]

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 Training Aspects: Ethical Guidelines

The typical 200-hour Yoga instructor certification course contains ten hours of ethics discussions, but how many adults really need to hear it? Apparently, anyone who is in a position of authority must be reminded of guidelines for proper conduct. In any academic atmosphere, the student / teacher relationship must be reinforced with courtesy, respect, and [...]

Yoga Teacher Training Aspects: How to Teach your Students about Presence

By Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500 When teaching students about “living in the moment,” where do you begin? When a student has just come into your class from work, he or she may still be stressed out over commuter traffic, deadlines, quotas, or a family crisis. All of the talk about finding pure consciousness “goes in [...]

Yoga Teacher Training Correspondence Courses: Economic Sensibility

By Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500 Here is a story, which has been heard a lot lately. It does not apply to everyone, but it has become a common theme. You have been practicing Yoga for six to thirty years. Ever since your Guru retired, you have noticed a sudden influx of young, unseasoned Yoga teachers. [...]

Yoga Teacher Training Online Correspondence Courses: The Inside Story

By Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500 Is Yoga certification online a new concept? Not really; correspondence courses have existed for decades - concerning a multitude of subjects. It was only a matter of time for correspondence courses to evolve into online courses. Higher education has learned to adapt to the needs of busy adults, who have [...]

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