Explain the benefits of Yoga to your students might not have been covered in your Yoga teacher training. Did you expect that every potential student would know what Yoga is? Think again – you might find yourself explaining the benefits of Yoga to a potential student before he or she takes a class.
What tools and props might be useful for meditation? Sitting in a position that keeps the spine straight is a key element in meditation, but Paulji has also mentioned a position he refers to as "Legs Through the Chair" pose.
Teaching Hatha Yoga to children requires specialist skills. On the surface, it would seem easy enough to teach children about the foundational aspects of Yoga. Should one decide to teach children, it is wise to realize that they are not “little adults.”
In this demonstration by Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500 - Director of Yoga Teacher Training, you will learn how to perform Cat-Cow Pose
Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500 demonstrates with student Yong Yang how to prepare for and preform Warrior 3 posture.
How can yoga teachers modify half moon pose for students who need a challenge? What about students who need to practice a safer variation of ardha chandrasana? Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500 explain how yoga instructors can help all students regardless of differences in physical ability.
If you decide to become a Yoga teacher, nothing can stop you. In this time, a new Universal truth has been spawned. Contrary to traditional thinking, a new system of free thinking beliefs exist where anyone can become anything they want, if they work hard enough.
Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500 demonstrates in this final lecture, more modifications for seated posture. This video was filmed in Aura Wellness Center's Onsite Yoga Teacher Training studio.
I did find my foundational teacher training useful in regard to warm ups very effective for a beginner’s class as long as modifications are included for those students that are stiff, out of shape or older. Since the classes that I am instructing at the present moment are all levels classes at local health clubs and morning classes at the beach, I have found that modifications, which also make the postures more possible or more challenging, make the classes themselves more interesting, engaging and appealing to a wider range of students.
According to Yogic philosophy, as described in the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, “bitter, sour, hot, green vegetables….Food heated again, dry, having too much salt, sour, minor grains, and vegetables that cause burning sensation, should not be eaten.”