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Teaching Yoga Students About Relaxation

As you learned when you decided to become a yoga instructor: Each student is different, but all of them need to learn when, how, and why to relax. Some students don't want to relax initially. They might be so wired up that it feels unnatural to chill out.

Teaching Yoga for Running Performance

When a practitioner decides to become a yoga instructor, he or she won't be prepared for every teaching niche. This is the case with teaching those who participate in running events.

Yoga Teacher Training: Advice for Students

Whether you graduate from a 1000-hour or a 200-hour Yoga teacher certification course, your students will look at you the same. Whether you have taught ten classes or one thousand classes your students see you as an expert. The same is true if you were a student for two years or for twenty years before you decided to become a Yoga instructor.

Yoga Training and the Immune System

Our bodies are different and not every person who decides to become a yoga instructor will be the best example of a person with an optimal immune system.

Yoga Teacher Tips for Athletic Students

Ever since you decided to become a yoga instructor, you've dreamed of teaching a full class of athletic students. Now that you have them, you're concerned about safety and you want your students to have the best possible experience in your classes.

Teaching Therapeutic Yoga with Props

Depending on the exact style you studied in yoga teacher training program, you might know how to use props for therapeutic reasons. This is not the only reason for using props, but yoga therapy is becoming more popular among people who want pain relief.

Teaching Yoga Poses for Body Shaping

When you become a yoga instructor, you learn that some students only want physical fitness. They don't care about mental and emotional benefits. Any discussion of chakras, mantras and mudras will make them stampede toward the door.

Teaching Yoga: Physical Advantages

I can appreciate the attention Yogic philosophy and methodology are getting, but there are many different forms of Yoga that are practiced in India. I contend that the ancient Yogis would be pleased about the number of practitioners who gain physical benefits today. If you desire to become a Yoga instructor, you should feel free to embrace the physical benefits and explain them to your students.

Teaching Yoga Techniques in the Office

There is one myth that’s quickly debunked in a chair yoga teacher training. The truth is chair yoga is for people of all ages and not just seniors. Practicing yoga techniques in a chair can be seen in offices, rehabilitation centers, and schools. However, let’s look at teaching yoga and asanas you can teach in an office setting that has no space for a studio.

Walking on the Yoga Teacher’s Path

As you learn to become a yoga instructor, you will most likely study the work of others, take notes on how seasoned teachers format their classes or learn specific teaching techniques. While all of these items are valuable, keep in mind that you are still you and you have your own unique style and personality to add to your class that no one else has.