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May 25, 2008 - 12:24 pm
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Hello!

I'm new here and I have a couple of questions about this camp-in-a-box:

With the certificate that I'm getting, where will I be allowed to teach then? Everywhere around the world? Is this certificate really accepted?

I'm a little bit sceptical (yet excited) about this possibility to get a certificate just through "self-study" and for such a low price.

Is this certificate really as accepted as other certificates? Ds this "camp in a box" have really the same value and reputation as a "real" teacher training?

I'm really excited about it and I want to do it, I just want to be sure that this camp-in-a-box is the right thing for me!

Maybe I'm going to tell you a little bit about me (also because I'm new here). I'm 23 years old and I started with my Yoga practice in November 2006 - Bikram Yoga. I was already thinking about doing the Bikram Yoga Teacher Training, but the more informations I got about it, the less I was convinced about this particular yoga style. (I think you all know stories about Bikram and about the incredible costs for a regular teacher training, in this case it was more than 11.000 $ and Bikram's certificate would only be valid for three years, and then you have to attend a re-certification-seminar (costs to be announced ;)) and so on... so I didn't feel comfortable with that...) And a few months ago I started to experience circulation problems quite often, due to the heat.... And I'm also someone who really loves to be outside in nature, and I imagine it to be wonderful to practise yoga outside in spring, summer and autumn (as there, you can even deeper connect with the spirit of yoga). I also like it to be flexible in my surrounding, as for the yoga practice I actually only need my body (and spirit), so I also don't really like the concept of always having to be in this "sauna room" to practise yoga.

That's why I found Paul's Teacher Training.

I'm interested in travelling, and therefore it is important for me to know if I would be able to teach yoga with this certificate around the world!

Maybe you can also tell me, if the "camp-in-a-box" is the right thing for me to start with? Or do I need the "Introduction to Teaching Yoga"? As I said above, so far I'm just experienced with Bikram Yoga and a few other postures. And what about all the other packages? I'm a little bit confused with all these different offers and I don't know how and where to start....

Namaste,

flutterby

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May 26, 2008 - 7:33 pm
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Hi There Flutterby,

In short, you can teach with Aura's diploma anywhere. There are some protectionist registries in the UK and Australia. But Aura Yoga teachers are there too.

Cheers,

Vanessa

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Dear Paul and Vanessa,

Thank you for your reply!

So this means that with the camp-in-a-box, I'm a certified Hatha Yoga Teacher, right? So it is the base for everything else but can also stand alone...

So you think that I can already start with the camp-in-a-box, although I'm "just" experienced in Bikram Yoga? Of course, these postures are based on Hatha Yoga, but you always practice just the same 24 asanas and 2 breathing exercises, therefore with these 24 asanas I'm really familiar now, but I don't really know a lot about other asanas. How many asanas will I learn through the camp-in-a-box? I'm just not sure if I need more preparation to start with this camp, or if I'll be fine with it, learning everything with the DVD's and the books.

Is this certification then valid "forever", or do I also need a re-certification (as e.g. Bikram requires) after a certain time?

And one last question about the "scratch & dent clearance sale" offer: so are the books just on the outside "used", or also inside, which means, pages already marked etc. ...

Thanks for all your help!

Namaste,

Carina

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May 27, 2008 - 6:53 pm
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Namaskar Carina,

This is a side note to help you see the value of training with DVD's. Visit: //www.yoga-teacher-training.org/category/videos/

Practice with the free videos they have online. Did you learn anything new? Think about it like this - Video training is very useful, but if you have questions, you can always contact teachers in this forum, Paul, or talk to a teacher near you.

Love and Peace,

Priyah

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Hello,

I have to agree with Priyah. Video training is of extreme value to anyone who is teaching or going to teach yoga classes. The average student might practice with a DVD a few times and put it away, if she dsn't get injured. A yoga teacher will view it, take notes, check off any safety problems, listen to it, and learn something new the first 20 times they play it.

Look at sports - coaches often review film and take a plan out to the next game. Sports like hockey, football, rugby, American football, and basketball move much faster than a vinyasa yoga class. Yet, a trained eye can understand precise movement. In comparison to sports, most forms of yoga are moving at a snail's pace.

There is a big difference in the way you absorb information if you have to study it, process it and teach it. Nobody except a yoga teacher would bother to watch a yoga DVD 20 times or more. It's just a different mindset.

Peace,

Susan

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Hi Susan,

Good point about learning other forms of movement through Yoga. Some of those sports move very fast, yet the eye of a coach will pick it up. This happens in skiing, boxing, skating, dancing and martial arts too. In each case, the coach is a teacher of students. The eye and mind of a teacher is much different from a student. This is not meant to slight students but yoga teachers are in the moment and look at every detail. If teaching yoga is what you do, you will watch the same video 50 times to absorb each detail.

Namaste,

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dear paul,

about the re-certification:

so would e.g. something like the sutras course or the meditation course, chair yoga, kids yoga, level II etc. be valid as a "re-certification"? you said that i could also do workshops at other yoga studios... so i think i didn't get the concept of what is acknowledged as a "re-certification".

you said that the first certification is valid for 2 years, the second for 3 years, and the third and forth and all the rest each time 5 years. so do i have to wait after each certification for exactly 2/3/5 years to do a re-certification? what if in between i do other courses? are they then just "extra qualifications"?

maybe you can bring some light into the darkness :)

thanks again,

namaste

carina

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Dear Carina,

Yes, any of the courses, we have, can be used as continuing education credits (CEUs) for re-certification.

You can also use workshops, seminars, intensive study, online courses, and other forms of training from outside Yoga teacher training facilitators.

You do not have to wait 2, 3, or 5 years, to do a re-certification.

If you take continuing education courses, you can apply for re-certification any time.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact me.

Have a good night.

All the Best.

Namaste,

Paul

Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500

Director of Yoga Teacher Training

Aura Wellness Center

21 Park Street, Suite 202

Attleboro, MA 02703

USA

Tel: 508-222-0092

Fax: 401-633-6081

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dear paul,

so with every course i automatically get these "CEUs" (never heard of that before), and after a certain amount of credits it counts as a re-certification?

you said that i don't have to wait for 2/3/5 years... so if i get it right, not later than after 2/3/5 years i have to prove that i continued my studies, but i can also do that any other time earlier, and after each certification i start again with this "countdown"? e.g. if i do my second certification already a couple of months after my first certification, this second certification is valid for the next 3 years (although i didn't use the "bonus" of my 2-year-first-certification), and if i then do the third certification also after a couple of months (although i would have time to wait for 3 years), this is then valid for the next 5 years, and so on...

sorry if my questions seem a bit silly, but i don't know a lot about the yoga teacher business yet, as i've just been a student so far... :)

thanks for your patience with my questions,

and i'm already so looking forward to my "yoga teacher life adventure",

carina

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Dear Carina,

Your questions are valid. In fact, you are probably mentioning an issue that someone else would like information about.

Our CEU system is not that complicated, but let's cover your concerns.

1. With every course, after your first one, you automatically get CEUs. The purpose is to encourage you to expand your mind, and help you become the best Yoga teacher you can be.

2. Re-certification should not be later than the expiration date on the diploma, but people have life changes, such as illness, moving, changing jobs, a family crisis, or the death of a loved one.

Therefore, there is some flexibility for emergencies, and we work with you on an individual basis. Our graduates are Yoga teachers, who we get to know over time. Our relationships are based on mutual trust.

3. When you have multiple certifications through us, you can apply the CEU's toward all of your credentials. In this case, make it a point to mention it at the time of re-certification and we will generate updated diplomas, with your expanded expiration date.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact me.

Have a good day.

All the Best.

Namaste,

Paul

Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500

Director of Yoga Teacher Training

Aura Wellness Center

21 Park Street, Suite 202

Attleboro, MA 02703

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