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Is There a Need for Continuing Education?
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January 10, 2008 - 7:48 pm
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We have discussed teacher training programs for some time now and I wanted to open up a new topic for discussion. This topic is continuing education after one is certified as a Yoga instructor. What are all of you doing to continue the learning process and refine your teaching skills? For me, I find that taking the time (and expense) to do advanced teacher training workshops is a wonderful way to enhance teaching skills. Whenever possible I also take Yoga classes from other instructors, often when I am traveling. What are all of you doing? What experiences have you had related to continuing education?

Look forward to your reply!!

Namaste,

-Don

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About Continuing Education for Yoga Teachers

Yoga teachers should begin their career with a plan ready for continuing education. It is an important aspect of teaching yoga that cannot be forgotten. Teaching yoga requires a long-term dedication to learning about yoga, as it is a constantly evolving art. A teacher who does not continue their own education with become stagnant in their career quickly, but utilizing the continuing education opportunities available for yoga teachers can help a yoga teacher, new or old, flourishes.

As soon as the first certificate is received, it should be copied and laminated. The copies ensure that nothing is lost, and the lamination protects the copies. One copy should be placed in a folder intended for continuing education purposes. Any future classes taken will require proof of certification, and the certificates or paperwork associated with the continuing education courses should be added to this folder. This is a way of keeping everything organized that everyone can implement.

To be a good yoga teacher, one must remain a yoga student at heart. Taking yoga classes that are at a higher level, such as the extreme heat classes, can be an ideal option for continuing education. Not only can the teacher learn quite a bit from taking these classes, but also they can then implement various aspects of them into the classes that they already teach. If it is a specialized type of class, there is the option of offering new classes through a personal studio.

Courses designed specifically for the purpose of continuing education are available for yoga teachers of various skill levels. Courses that focus on poses and breathing exercises are offered; these can be used as a refresher or learning process for new poses that are being designed. Sequences are learned and discussed in these courses, and new meditation techniques are constantly being discovered that can be taught in these courses as well. These classes will give a certificate upon completion that should be added to the continuing education folder.

Along with physical courses, there are online options for continuing education for yoga teachers. These courses are frequently designed around learning the anatomy and physiology of the human body, as well as the internal effects of various poses and breathing techniques. The history and future of yoga may also be discussed. Upon completion of these courses, a printable certificate is usually offered, and this can also be added to a continuing education folder for later reference.

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Yoga has been around for thousands of years, and time create advancements. From a practice in India, it is now renowned for being a holistic way to changing lives all throughout the globe.

Hope this article might help all those who are wondering about continuing education 🙂
Continuing Education for Yoga Teachers

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