Yoga instructors should teach relaxation techniques and relaxing pranayama techniques that will induce sleep. We teach this in Yoga...
By Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500 What would you do if you had to substitute your Yoga class for an Aerobic Step class? What if one of the Step Aerobics students gave you a case of misplaced aggression because he or she was disappointed the Step Aerobics class was canceled? If you are considering teaching Yoga [...]
How much of the spiritual aspect of Yogic practice should be incorporated into Yoga teacher training? Swami Vishnu Devananda, founder...
By Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500 What can a Hatha Yoga teacher offer in the way of a fitness program? Is it too late for bad health habits to be corrected by Yoga? Large numbers of "Baby Boomers," who were born between 1946 and 1965, are coming to grips with the concept of aging. Regular doctor [...]
By Foras Aje The other day, after viewing the potential for being rewarding financially, a friend of mine brought up the subject of getting a yoga teaching certification. Like her, it is possible that many people may be considering options for the best program to get certified to teach yoga in an attempt to become [...]
By Javier Fuller The ordinary teaching is to sharpen your intellectual abilities. In yoga, your efforts are to break the mind-barrier, transcend and seek entry to the zone of silence. So, very high skills are required to equip oneself, to become a yoga teacher. You will find many types of yoga teacher training courses. But [...]
By Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500 Lately, there has been a fuss over who has a right to become a Yoga teacher; but let's look at some of the variables to consider if you desire to teach Yoga. Consider the following questions, "from both sides of the Yoga certification debate." Do you have the correct Yoga [...]
By Paul Jerard There seems to be a stereotypical view of what a Yoga teacher should look like. Worse yet, there seems to be a preconceived notion about what a Yoga teacher should weigh. There are many reasons for this - Athletes, doctors, and exercise instructors are expected to be slim and trim. Hatha Yoga [...]
A few of the more vigorous and contemporary Hatha Yoga styles have limited meditation practice within the class structure. This is not a rule, but the students are just more interested in "getting a workout." Pilates is one of Yoga's 20th Century offshoots and has no meditation practice at all. On the other hand Ashtanga Yoga classes are very vigorous and do contain meditation, as part of the lesson plan.