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Teaching Yoga: Benefits of Yoga Props

By Narendra Maheshri What are the benefits of yoga props? There is an attitude that a few Yoga teachers have in regard to the use of props. This attitude is based on intolerance for new students and students with special needs. Maybe the Yoga teacher has not received in-depth training of anatomy, or a compassion [...]

The Value of the Yoga Teacher Certification Process

Is there a need for certification and standardization of Yoga teachers? How can you make the nine main Indian forms of Yoga, and their...

Secrets of Exceptional Yoga Teachers, Part 2

By Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500 Professional and responsible Yoga teachers become exceptional Yoga teachers. The Yoga teacher who shows up late for class, is disorganized, and does not have a hint of lesson plan in his or her head, will not be successful. As a Yoga teacher, your conduct should be professional at all [...]

The Truth about Options for Yoga Teachers, Part 6

Just to "scratch the surface of the iceberg," here are a few ideas to consider. Prenatal Yoga is a specialist's field. Just because you briefly covered it in a level 1 Yoga teacher training, does not mean you should enter this field without a specialist education and certification in Prenatal Yoga. Each trimester is handled differently. The first trimester can be as dangerous as the third trimester, if a student is not receiving specialized Prenatal Yoga instruction. The last trimester is similar to Chair Yoga, but that does not qualify a Chair Yoga instructor to work with pregnant students.