If teachers, studios, and ashrams, ran without any money or donations, Yoga would be practiced at home, out of a book, and without a teacher. Yoga would not have proliferated worldwide without money.
By Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500 Have you ever wondered what draws, and keeps, students in your Yoga classes? The answer is quite simple - All you have to do is look in the mirror. During the course of a week, I am lucky enough to speak with Yoga teachers from around the world, so I [...]
Praise your students, when it is earned. Whenever a student tries his or her best, you should acknowledge the effort with praise. When you praise, you instill self-worth in your students. Self-worth is a must, for any person to find a valuable purpose in life.
Is "ultimate" too strong or competitive of a word to describe a Yoga teacher? After all, there is a lot of competition for students in some...
By Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500 Could there really be a Yoga teacher who is struggling to find success in life? If every Yoga teacher training program taught the spiritual aspect of abundance, and the Law of Karma correctly, this should not ever happen. The abundance theory allows Yoga teachers, and anyone else who is interested, [...]
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 [...]
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 Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500 Anyone could practice unconscious shallow breathing, without any effort, but shallow breath is poor Pranayama, in its purest form. Smooth, structured, and coordinated breath, with a purpose, is not easy, for most of us, to master. Very few people breathe completely and as naturally as a baby, without formal Pranayama [...]
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 [...]