If you study Yoga for life, you will become the best you can be. This commitment to excellence only requires one hour per day. This formula is not complex or difficult, but most certified graduates, of any subject, will not take the action to begin, persist, and endure, because most people are not self-starters.
The answers to most of our problems are within us. The true self is like an onion, with rough outer layers of personality, which the world sees. These outer layers make up our social mask and we have to be careful. There is no Yoga teacher certification for union by knowledge, but self-realization is a quest that can become a personal accomplishment for those who are willing to spend a lifetime of study, practice, and devotion.
They applied their knowledge, and that of their mentors, completely. They saw an opportunity, focused completely, and used every possible skill to accomplish the end result. A person with limited intelligence can easily accomplish much by making friends, creating partnerships, influencing, and applying what they have learned with complete focus. Should we give up and stop learning new ideas? Of course not, but we should see the value in applying what we learn.
So, what did Yoga teachers do? When we acquired a book, we analyzed it by hand, and read a little. We made sure it would suit our needs, before we checked it out of the library, or purchased it from a book store. The reason is simple - If we buy or borrow any kind of a book, the value of our time is magnified by our complete comprehension and the ability to put it to practical use.
Yogic methodology is constantly evolving, and we all need to keep our education up-to-date. Keeping current with safe methods is one of the biggest dividends of continuing education for teachers. Ultimately, students would be the ones to suffer the most, if Yogic methodology was a "dead system."
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 Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500 There are so many Yoga students over 40 years of age, who desire a knowledgeable, mature, and careful Yoga teacher. Many beginner Yoga students are 40 years of age or more. In my Chair Yoga classes, many new Yoga students are over 65. How is it possible that a veteran [...]
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 [...]
I can hear you saying, "This is not my building and it is not morally my responsibility." You are correct, but the law does not care, unless the wording of your lease protects you. The wording of the lease usually protects the landlord only. The city or town just wants somebody to bring the studio up to current code. Below are some solutions that will save you a lot of money and problems.
By Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500 When you are teaching Hatha Yoga classes, do you ever want to reach out to a particular student, who does not seem to understand a Yogic technique? Maybe you feel a bit frustrated that you have covered this same point, in the last six Yoga classes, and this student was [...]