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April 27, 2015
I have been reading these yoga forums for years. Practiced yoga in classes and at home. Felt secure with a local guru and patiently trained for more than 17 years. Unfortunately, my guru moved back to India, at the beginning of this year. This has all thrown me for a loop, as I was the senior student in our group.
At this stage, I am technically the teacher without a certification.
Aura has offered me great resources with the yoga videos, blogs, forums, etc. etc. The newsletters and articles by Paul and Dr. Rita Khanna are of great use to me as well. Here is what I have seen as a result of watching Aura's site grow. It would seem beneficial to become an independent yoga teacher rather than to fall into the dogma of a specific group.
It seems to me that there is a temptation for each of us to let any guru lead the pack. On the surface, this seems the way yoga should be, but there are groups who are being lead into the wilderness without a compass. I, for one, do not wish to fall into the trap of some supposed spiritual mystic, who has no idea where he's going.
I would be curious to hear from the rest of you as to what you found as advantages from your online training. So far, I've only mentioned the advantages of not falling prey to charlatans. If any of you have experiences in regard to the training materials, methodology, or the freedom that Aura's programs give you - please advise.
One last question I have - For those of you who were already certified, or registered, how was your continuing education experience?
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