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Teaching Hatha Yoga: What do Students Want?

Charisma is the common denominator among the greatest teachers of all time. Yet, since it is unseen - it is also underrated. A charismatic teacher will establish an ethical rapport with Yoga students as a by-product of his or her personality. Many successful teachers reflect self-confidence without arrogance or self-righteousness. This type of self-confidence is full of positive energy and is easily seen as optimism. This is a practitioner who has learned to transcend fear, look for solutions, and find success.

Teaching Hatha Yoga: Difficult Students and Fitness Centers

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 [...]

Tips For Choosing Yoga Training Courses

By Rebecca Prescott Yoga in Western countries may have started life as a something of a hippy niche, but over the last 20 years, it has entered the mainstream at a phenomenal rate. With this popularization of an ancient Indian tradition, there has been a huge growth in organizations offering yoga teacher training. Gone are [...]

How Effective are Online Classes to Teach Yoga?

By Foras Aje After my interest was sparked a while back in regards to becoming an actual Yoga Instructor (or at least certified to teach it), based on my present schedule and commitments, I looked to see if there were any options online to get a certificate, hence the interest in online classes to teach [...]

Teaching Hatha Yoga: Methods for Focus, Concentration, and Tranquility

By Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500 Even though many Yoga instructors have the right mindset, it is part of human nature to be distracted by the "problem of the day." No matter whom you are, you are still human and no one is immune from losing focus, not even a Yoga instructor. When I was giving [...]

Yoga Instructor Certification Courses: How Important is a 200 Hour Certification for Yoga Teachers?

By Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500 When choosing a Yoga instructor program, you have to determine what it is that you want to get out of it. Do you want a comprehensive Yoga instructor's course or a quick Yoga instructor diploma to teach Yoga classes? Are you looking for continuing education credits for the Yoga Alliance [...]