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.
Among the many benefits of Yoga practice is empowerment. In Bhakti Yoga, and in other spiritual forms of Yogic methodology, empowerment is...
Upon successful graduation from a Yoga teacher training course, many new teachers feel they still need some direction. After spending...
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 [...]
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 [...]
By Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500 Recently, I received an Email from a colleague about local Yoga students and their desire to "skip" meditation. It seems some Hatha Yoga students find it appropriate to get up and leave before meditation starts. In the area, where he is located of the western United states, no Yoga studios [...]
By Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500 Peace of mind seems like a fantasy to most people. Even when they sleep, their dreams do not give them rest. The mind of an optimist can have pessimistic thoughts, which surface during sleep patterns. That said, can Yoga really help you find peace of mind? When one of us [...]