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Teaching Hatha Yoga: Gifts to Give Your Yoga Students

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.

Do Yoga Teachers Struggle for Success?

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, [...]

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 [...]

What can a Hatha Yoga Teacher Offer a Middle-aged Student for Optimum Physical Health?

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 [...]

What’s the Best Program to Get Certified to Teach Yoga?

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 [...]

Teaching Hatha Yoga: My Students Do Not Want to Practice Pranayama

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 [...]

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 [...]