Aura Wellness Center’s Testimonials Page for our Yoga Teacher Training Programs

Aura offers the opportunity for all of it’s Yoga teacher training graduates to leave testimonies about their experiences with our programs and even to list their own success stories, such as new classes they are running and their own studio information. The following links will provide you with insight as to what it means to be a graduate of an Aura Wellness Center, Yoga Teacher Training Course.

Certified Yoga Instructor Testimonials

Thank You!

After being released from a job I assumed I would retire from, I had the opportunity to choose my next path. I chose Yoga Teacher/Business Owner after a lifelong friend had graduated from her local yoga school. As I was around 2 hours away from a school that would not work for me so I jumped on the Web to research and that brought me to Aura Wellness Center. The curriculum was deep and well rounded and when finished I felt completely ready to begin my yoga instructor career. I know have a growing yoga studio, with private and corporate clients. The business instruction was wonderful. Even though I have a background in business, for those that do not have those experiences, the guidelines and advice are very valuable. I am currently a very small studio, but I know with what I have gained from my instruction I will continue to grow and prosper.

Wendy Knott

Unique way of teaching

Carol Fuller Certified Yoga Teacher

Aura Wellness has a unique way of teaching making learning easy yet challenging and fun.
Their focus on safety is important and appreciated.
They also focus on the fundamentals of Yoga as we read and learn how it all began and how we have progressed.
I look forward to taking more training in the future.
Bravo Aura.
Carol Fuller

Carol Fuller

I am so happy

I am so happy I chose Aura Wellness Center to achieve my yoga certification. The online course gave me so much new knowledge, confidence and guidance on yoga and how to start my own business. Whenever I needed help they contacted me right away and supported me through the course. I now have my own yoga studio called Studio A Yoga in Vancouver B.C.! Thank you Paul and all staff❤

Amy Adamson

Lindsey White

Lindsey White

I began my first certification, after 12 years of practice, with Aura Wellness Center. I could not have been more pleased with distance learning. The materials were in depth and beautiful. Paul and his studio staff respond quickly and efficiently. I feel the program not only prepared me to become a better teacher, but deepened my practice. The exam process was tedious and thoughtful. I plan to continue my education with Aura!

Lindsey White

Michelle Nilsson

I’ve been practicing Yin Yoga before, in classes held by others but I’ve never gotten the real knowledge about all the important details behind the different positions and this Yoga form. In a class like Paul’s you will be able to get a deeper understanding about the different areas connected to Yin Yoga, like which postures, who is targeting a special organ, knowledge about anatomy and adjustment, some history and a of course the overall practice that will help you in being a professional teahcer. You will be able to help your students in a very individual way and you will be prepare to answer any kinds of questions, because you will be skilled after this course!

I highly recommend Aura Wellness Center to those who seek a genuine education and who wants to really help people on their way to healing and wellbeing. Thank you so much Aura Wellness Center and Paul – you’ve been so helpful and loving!

Much love to all of you!

Michelle Nilsson
Owner of


I chose the Aura Wellness Center for many reasons. I needed flexibility and wanted to truly learn, the Aura Wellness Center was the best! I didn’t speed through the requirements, instead, I took my time. I really feel that I learned so much and was fully supported throughout the entire process.
Thank you Dr. Paul Jerard and Aura Wellness Center.


Natasha St-Pierre Quillacq

Natasha St-Pierre Quillacq

I received my licence this morning.
I was really happy about my courses with aura wellness center.
I’ve been practicing for the past 12 years, thought I knew a lot about yoga but I discovered so many things. I’ve learned a lot with Aura Wellness center. I’ve learned about yoga asanas , about myself and about the great science of yoga. I’ve also learned how to navigate in the yoga “business”.
You’ve been present all along and responded so quickly to my email I felt very supported.
All the material was really complete and interesting. I’ve changed a lot during this course and I will continue on this path with strong bases.
Now a CYT-500 I will for sure come back to aura wellness center for other classes.

Natasha St-Pierre Quillacq

I am really satisfied with the choice of Aura wellness center

I am really satisfied with the choice of Aura wellness center

When I chose my teacher training, I was looking for a YTT online, which was more convenient for my schedule. I wanted a serious studio, with a deep background in online training, and able to provide guidance by email.

I am really satisfied with the choice of Aura wellness center. My questions were always promptly answered by email and encouragments were given. Working for the exams made me deepen my practice on and off the mat. I have learned a lot. I send my thanks to Paul and his team!


Within three months … I got a job teaching Yoga

Thanks for producing such a user-friendly training kit. Within three months from the day it arrived I got a job teaching Yoga at my local health club.

Sarah Dean

wonderful “Aura Wellness Center”

I want to say thank you to Paul and to the members of that wonderful “Aura Wellness Center” for the help and support they have provided me throughout my learning process. I cannot express my appreciation and how much it meant to me. As a person with limited flexibilities, I was very happy finding that center. I want to continue my education through this company and eventually get certified in your prenatal course. I wish them the best.


Tatyana V Belenyuk

Aura Wellness’ Kids Yoga Certification

Namaste Dr. Paul,

I wanted to take the time to send you a testimonial for my experience with Aura Wellness’ Kids Yoga Certification:

The program, literature, DVD’s, and support truly made for a phenomenal experience. I have been teaching for four months, and already run my own small business, renting space at a local wellness center. Not only does teaching children yoga promote wellness in them, but in their entire family. I have mothers with small babies, parents, and grandparents interested in learning more about the deep connection a practice can bring into their relationships with self and others. This is the most rewarding leap of faith that I have ever taken. Thank you for this opportunity. My path is forever changed.

Thank you again for this wonderful opportunity. I feel so blessed to have been given this path.

Abundant Peace,

Jennifer, Director
Mamoga Wellness

The Yoga course was challenging, thorough, and affordable

As a result of taking the 200 hour teacher training course from Aura Wellness, I am not only much more knowledgeable about Yoga, but have achieved my goal of becoming a Certified Yoga Instructor. The course was challenging, thorough, and affordable. It offered me the option of proceeding at my own pace while keeping up with the other responsibilities in my life. There was always someone to answer any questions by telephone or e-mail, and the books, newsletters, and DVDs are wonderful resources. My heartfelt thanks go to Dr. Paul Jerard and his staff for providing such a well-rounded program. I felt that they truly care about their students. I would recommend this course to anyone without hesitation. Dreams do come true!


Patricia Kale

Aura Wellness Center is an excellent choice for moving forward with confidence

I so enjoyed working at my own pace for this teacher training, received prompt and thorough answers to questions and am pleased with choosing Aura Wellness Center. The colorful, collection of professional learning materials are complete and diverse range of knowledge for a reference library. Each time opening a book and viewing a video is a new learning opportunity. Videos are practical, down to earth, complete and valuable to all levels of interest with the marketing and business advice a true bonus. Sharing, generosity and kindness shine through with Paul and Marie. I thank them for their simplicity, critique, emphasis on safety in a practice and will be with them for future courses. Aura Wellness Center is an excellent choice for moving forward with confidence.


Jillin J. Francis

I will highly recommend your Yoga program to all interested

Dearest Dr. Jerard,

I wanted to take a few moments to once again thank you for all of your wisdom that you have shared with me over the past year. I just recently completed my yoga teacher training at Aura, and it has been a fantastic journey. I’m not sure how or when it happened, but the changes in my life have come to me and I am embracing them! You were as warm and inviting as I had pictured you to be, and I felt very comfortable around you. I enjoyed touring the wellness center; it was even sweeter than I had pictured it! I will highly recommend your program to all interested in furthering their knowledge! I hope to see you again on my next trip to Massachusetts!


Paula Johnson

I want to thank you and Paul III


I reciprocate Thanksgiving wishes to you and your family.

I want to thank you and Paul III, as well as everyone at Aura for being so prompt in addressing problems and questions. It is a wonderful opportunity you offer for individuals to increase their knowledge about yoga, and become a certified teacher, with excellent teaching, a great website with so much information available to aid our understanding of yoga, and available for long distance learning, at a reasonable price. I am a senior citizen (70 yrs. of age), who started practicing about 7 years ago, after having open heart surgery, and wanting to relieve some of the daily stress in my life. It has become a lot more than a stress reducer, but has become a major part of my being. That is why I chose to see if I could teach, and perhaps pass some of the benefits I’ve received to others. The Aura course was a great foundation. I am now starting to learn to teach Chair Yoga to be able to meet the needs of more individuals. Without Aura’s courses, I do not believe I could have achieved so much. It is a great Yoga School, and I am proud to be a graduate.



my Yoga Certification through Aura

I wanted to take the time to share about the great learning experience I have had earning my Yoga Certification through Aura. The materials you receive are so detailed and I know I will keep referring to them for years to come. The supportive staff at Aura are always there for you and I received very fast answers to any questions. The program is designed in such a methodical way that led me step by step through the final exam. You get back what you put into the program and when you finish you will have a broad knowledge base to begin teaching safely. I worked night shift as an RN in an Emergency Room during my teacher training and was able to complete the program at my own pace. I am married with 3 children and 2 dogs working full time …..If it wasn’t for this program I could not have met this long time goal of mine. It is achievable!


Kerry Wanamaker

I want to express how grateful I am for Aura Wellness Center

I want to express how grateful I am for Aura Wellness Center. I have practiced for 18 years and had considered teaching for the past 5 years. I had looked at many different programs, trying to consider the best one for my personal goals and for my family. I have four children ages 11, 9, 6 and 2 and I wanted to be sure that the program I took gave me the proper tools and wisdom to teach yoga safely while also allowing me to be with my children and share with them the entire yoga education experience. Nothing could have been more perfect than what Aura Wellness offered me. The program enabled me to truly study, research and hone my practice in a way that was completely enjoyable. I felt I could immerse myself in the program and knew, always, that the entire staff at Aura Wellness team was available to me at any turn (even offering to help with my technical difficulties capturing my practical component of the exam). I currently am teaching my vinyasa classes out of my home studio 6 days each week. Almost all of my classes are full and I very much thank your organization for the confidence and teaching ability you have imparted to me.

Sincerest thanks to each of you at Aura Wellness Center.


Amy Dixon

I used your yoga teacher in a box…

I just received my diploma in the mail! I am so excited-I used your yoga teacher in a box, because I live in a very rural place, I volunteer regularly and have two jobs-so it was really the only viable option for me. What an option it was ! I really learned a lot- I was expecting just info on asanas and pranayama, but the course work asks us to learn much more. Since I could work through the course when I had time, instead of cramming everything in to a 3, 4, or 5 week program. I feel like I really developed a broad base on which to expand my knowledge! Again thank you for helping me accomplish this goal!


Rita Adams, Certified Yoga Teacher Training Graduate

Working with Paul to further my Yoga education was a pleasure

Working with Paul to further my Yoga education was a pleasure as all assistance and correspondence was very professional and to a high standard. I am honoured to have been awarded such a beautiful certificate.

Om Shanti,

Lynne Weston

I am so grateful that Aura exists

This is my second certification I have received from the Aura Wellness Center. I would like to give thanks for giving me the opportunity of becoming a certified yoga teacher, and giving me the possibility of continuing to deepen my level of yoga with the variety of upgrading courses you offer. I look forward to continuing to further my education with you. I have been able to get this far because you have optimized this on line course, for those like myself who do not live in an area where there are no courses to become yoga teachers. I would suggest to anyone the on line courses with the Aura Wellness Center, especially for the courtesy and quick response which Paul gives for any questions, difficulties or problems that may arise. I am so grateful that Aura exists.


June West

Yoga is a tool that anyone can use with immediate benefits and outcome

Yoga has brought suppleness to my body, relieved the stress and has increased my skill. It opened the oasis of deep rest in my busy lifestyle. Throughout the course it helps me deal with stress and reconnect myself to my body in a wonderful and positive way. Yoga is a tool that anyone can use with immediate benefits and outcome. The course has opened my eyes how wonderful yoga is and with the help of the instructor I learned that the postures used in Yoga can be adjusted to fit my own needs and flexibility capabilities. I encourage others to continue to pursue learning and applying Yoga in their lives for you will not only find healing and harmony but It will help you feel better, fitter, happier and experience inner peace.”


Dalisay Rosado

Director Dr. Paul Jerard is a master trainer

What an incredible learning experience!

Aura Wellness Center has been a remarkable partner in my journey toward Yoga certification. The independent study course has excellent curriculum that clearly directs you through requisite learning. For a person with discipline and a willingness to learn, this program has it all! I have learned so many new things, even after 30+ years of practicing Yoga. The course materials are outstanding and will serve as lifetime references. The support at Aura is student/learner focused. Director Dr. Paul Jerard is a master trainer, leading and coaching with inquiry and empathy. He will challenge you to maximize your full potential!


Sandra Bernard Dugas, Ph.D.
Co-Author of The Savvy Manager: 5 Skills that Drive Optimal Performance

I was very impressed with your Chair Yoga Teacher course

Dear Paul,

I was very impressed with your Chair Yoga Teacher course. It was nice to find a study-at-home course because there is nothing like this available in my area. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but found the study materials very informative and helpful. I was surprised to learn so much about the traditions and philosophies that a person just doesn’t learn in a typical class. But I especially enjoyed Peggy Cappy’s “Yoga for the Rest of Us” DVD’s. These really helped me understand and envision what I would need to do in my own chair yoga classes. In addition, I was grateful for your quick responses to my emails when I had a question. This course would be great for anyone who is self-motivated and ready to embrace yoga from a teacher’s perspective. Thank you for the opportunity!


Rose Hollo

choose the Yoga-Teacher-in-a-Box products

I’m incredibly grateful to Aura Wellness Center for the service that it offers to prospective yoga instructors; without the option to study at home, on my own time and at a much lower cost than most certification programs on location at yoga studios/centers, becoming a certified instructor wouldn’t have been possible for me. I’m sure the same is true of many who choose the Yoga-Teacher-in-a-Box products. I also greatly appreciate how clear, knowledgeable, informative, and helpful Aura personnel were in the course materials as well as in correspondence whenever I had questions. Their chosen study materials are just as effective and straightforward. To those who are concerned that they’ll need an instructor with them in person in order to become a qualified yoga instructor, I’d say that the Yoga-Teacher-in-a-Box products and responsive Aura Wellness Center personnel are more than sufficient for them to reach their goals.


Kathryn Boland

Thank you for your hard work and dedication to the community of Yoga

Dear Paul,

I have found my life’s purpose. Thank you for your hard work and dedication to the community of Yoga. The courses you provide are copious and very thorough. Your availability and willingness to help was always present. Aura Wellness Center has been a wonderful choice for my education in this field and will be for my continuing education as well. After completing the 250 hour Yoga Teacher Training course and also completing the introduction course in Yoga Therapy I feel more knowledgeable, confident and empowered on my path to help and serve others. We are living in a time of constant chaos and change so there isn’t a more purposeful and mindful time than now to heal ourselves and help one another. Follow your breath, lead with your heart and be open to change.

With much love and respect,

OM Shanti


Julie Mikus

The Aura Meditation Course was excellent!

The Meditation Course was excellent! It helped me deepen my Meditation practice in a way that I needed. The course is very deep, thorough, well put together, and easy to understand. I highly recommend not only this Meditation Course, but all of the services provided by the Aura Wellness Center.


Lola Wilson

I highly recommend this Yoga Teacher program

I chose to purchase the Aura Yoga teacher certification program in no small part because of the reasonable cost. I had been considering attending an intensive Yoga teacher training program, which would require me to travel there and stay for the allotted time. These programs are quite expensive, so I was hesitant. By choosing the Aura program, I thought that perhaps I would get a lesser benefit. One tends to equate cost with quality. The higher the cost, the better it must be, and vice-versa. Once I began to read the text books, view the DVD’s, and read the additional online materials, I found myself spending a lot of time with them. I was learning and enjoying the process. I was also able to proceed at my own pace, at the times I wished, and to take a day off whenever I chose. This is a large benefit. I prefer to have control over the time I spend. I have a time each day, usually for me the early morning, when I am at my best. I have another time each day when I am not at my best. Being able to choose when to study and focus became a huge advantage for me. I saw that I had unwittingly chosen the exact program to suit me. The materials were substantive and I am still using them. I am pleased that the cost was reasonable and I got the flexibility that I realized was important to me. For those who can be a self-starter and study when they wish, this is an ideal choice. I highly recommend this program. I intend to use the Aura program when I need to renew my certification and to advance my knowledge of the subject matter.


Bruce Vernon

I received a large boxful of quality reading material, great DVDs, CDs and work books

When I initially decided to take a yoga instructor’s teacher training course, I was restricted by the fact that I was living in the Caribbean, worked full time and was a single parent. I had seen many expensive courses, all calling for time away from home and work which were not an option for me. I discovered Aura Wellness Centre’s course via a number of internet search engines. What appealed to me most about their courses was the range of subjects studied, the cost and that they provided home study courses which could be completed more or less at a student’s own pace. I decided to opt for the level 2 complete yoga teacher training camp-in-a-box, 500 hour, level 1 & 2 home study course.

I have to say that it is fabulous value for money, I received a large boxful of quality reading material, great DVDs, CDs and work books. Whenever I needed any guidance or clarification on points, I would send an email and Dr Paul Jerard would promptly respond with well considered, detailed answers which were both helpful and enlightening. It took me about 8 months to complete the level 1 course and I was very happy with my results and the constructive feedback I received.

I am about to start on the level 2 and look forward to the some quality support I received from the level 1 course. If you are thinking about taking a home study yoga instructor course, I would highly recommend this one.



The course material is put together really well

I really enjoyed this course and found it a clear, well-guided and thorough education. The course material is put together really well, so that you are guided through each aspect of yoga, learning the history, the philosophy and all the practices. I feel like everything has been covered and so there are no topics that I have not touched upon in my course. I’m now ready to be unleashed on the general public and share what I have learned with others. Many thanks to Paul for designing such a great course. Namaste!

Many thanks again and I’ll keep in touch with my progress as a yoga teacher!

All the best,


I thank the team at Aura Wellness Center for giving me this start

I have just completed a course which will enable me to teach Yoga. When I decided to teach, I went on line and looked over the myriad of choices which are both perplexing and exciting. Aura Wellness Center has many different choices so I emailed them and told them some of my history with Yoga and also with teaching as well as a bit about myself. I received a prompt suggestion as to which course I should take and found it to be inexpensive compared to some others. The materials came quickly and I found them to be both comprehensive and thorough. Each time I had a question or comment, I received an email in return within a few days, regardless of the seriousness of my questions or comments. I have had experience with Hatha Yoga for almost 50 years but really wanted to become more involved with Meditation and Breathing and competent at teaching others. The thought of filming an hour class was daunting but the 50 question test and the essay required both helped prepare me for what I wanted to gain from the course as well as what I could present to others. This summer, my daughter had a particularly difficult summer. Previously, she was a competitive runner and as many others have, suffered chronic changes in her leg due to intensive training. As well, her emotional state this summer was not her usual. I asked if I could teach her in my class, as I found her to be in need of both the Hatha Yoga and Pranayama. It was wonderful to have her wake up each day and ask “Mom, can we do some Yoga today?” She lives in London and has a hectic job, traveling from University to University giving talks and often misses her traditional exercise. I am thrilled that she can take what she learned this summer anywhere and also can practice breathing on the train, which is where she spends a lot of her day. I feel that this course prepared me for starting out at teaching others and put me on a path of lifetime learning with regards to the best exercise in the world. Prior to this course, I have always been involved in physical activity and taught Weight Training and Walking in my job as a Public Health Nurse. I have always believed that if there were to be only one choice, I would chose Yoga over any other type of Physical Activity. Now I am convinced of that. I am blessed to have this start at a lifetime of learning and now can teach others the wonderful benefits. In this stressful world, proper breathing and Meditation are a must. I am now convinced that I have the tools to help others in a way I previously believed in but didn’t have the tools to do. I thank the team at Aura Wellness Center for giving me this start.


Sue Parker RN/ Certified Diabetes Educator Massage Therapist/Reiki Practitioner- level 3

The Aura Wellness programs make accessing excellent yoga training in an efficient and effective way

I am writing this testimonial for my experience as a participant of the Aura Wellness Platinum Level 1 Yoga Teacher Certification for Hatha Yoga. I very much appreciate all of the materials including books and DVDs along with access to the director and all of the Aura Wellness Resources. The program was excellent for someone who is self-disciplined. I learned so much! I am very grateful for the on-line and web-based exam submission process. The ease of the certification exams completion and submission on-line was extremely beneficial for me as a full-time psychologist with limited additional time for on-site training. The Aura Wellness programs make accessing excellent yoga training in an efficient and effective way. Thank you very much!



I recommend the yoga therapy course

My name is Lori Loken, and I just finished Aura’s Yoga Therapy Course. I had taken 2 other certifications from Paul and Marie’s on line programs, but I was a little nervous about taking another one with my schedule. I had just begun a masters degree program for math, and after receiving my material, I had ruptured my Achilles tendon. I had to have surgery and I was laid up for a few months while I was busy with my 3 children and trying to get rides to my classes. I was teaching a yoga class each week and my husband travels a lot. My year proved to be quite the challenge, but I was still able to pace myself and finish the program over the year. The material proved to be a very positive part of my year. As always I learned a lot, and the ironic part was what I was learning-I was able to really use, because of my injury. The material I studied brought a lot of depth to my yoga class. The emphasis on using props and using sequences that support specific needs has really helped in my class. I also feel a lot more confidence in what I am doing, and in explaining to my class what we are doing and why. I recommend the yoga therapy course, and I am looking forward to taking the second one.


Lori Loken

Aura Wellness Yoga teacher training Camp in a Box program

Aura Wellness Yoga teacher training Camp in a Box program provided me an intensive and self paced base for my yoga studies. I found the materials provided to be thorough and useful. I particularly liked the book by James Hewitt and the DVD with Paul Grilley. Paul Jerard’s responses to my questions were always prompt and on point. A multifaceted boon to solo work. Thanks Aura Wellness! Love the weekly newsletters too.

Om Shanti,

Kim (Kiiran)

will definitely take another course

In 2009 I moved to the Middle East, and immediately looked for a yoga class to join, of which, fortunately, there was no shortage. I was lucky enough come across a teacher who was truly inspiring, and made me realise what I had been missing in the past with my yoga. I began to go to class two and three times a week and soon realised that I wanted to learn more about yoga as a way of life. I researched on-line courses so that I could study at home. I was a little wary at first as I had started a home-study course in the past where the company had folded before I could finish. I emailed Paul with specific questions, and they were answered straight away. I decided to enrol on the Restorative course, and have been very happy with the content, as well as the support from Aura. The web-site is great, with so much information, and Paul and Marie are always there to help. I decided I would take the whole year to complete the course, as I knew I would get side-tracked when researching certain questions. The internet has completely changed correspondence courses for the better as the learning material out there is phenomenal. Having said that, the books, DVDs and notes supplied with the course were more than adequate. I knew the standard would be high with the video lesson I had to submit. There were so many things which had to be included, but at the end of the year I felt I had learned so much, and was ready to put it all together.

Taking this course, as well as attending as many classes as possible with different teachers, and asking lots of questions, has proved a great way for me to start off on the path of a yoga teacher.

I am continuing to learn all the time, will definitely take another course, and am looking forward to more learning in India in the spring. Thanks very much Paul and Aura.


Judy Stevenson

Aura Wellness Center, I can’t thank you enough for helping me to achieve my dream

Dear Aura Wellness Center,

I recently opened Panacea Yoga Studios in Winthrop Maine this July 2011. This is a small community with a big heart. Within the first month of opening more than 300 people joined the studio, it was much more than expected. People from all over gathered to learn Yoga for the first time, and some others to continue their practice.

It seems surreal to share with you this photo of me standing next to my brand new studio! For years it has been my dream to share with others the gift that keeps giving……YOGA!!! It personally brings me great joy to see students approach and thank me for helping guide them on a path to good health and overall wellness.

Just in the first month of opening, I have had several amazing stories of individuals who share with me how they never thought they could feel this good in a single month from doing Yoga. I would like to share with you one of my favorite stories of a particular student who comes on a regular basis. She is a wonderful lady in her 80’s, who randomly told us all in the middle of class recently, she was beyond shocked because…… she has not touched her toes in years!!!!!

Aura Wellness Center, I can’t thank you enough for helping me to achieve my dream of sharing this awesome practice with people of all ages and levels. Your expertise is more than outstanding. The programs you offer at your center are well rounded, and are structured realistically to learn on a deeper level. I feel honored to have my 3 program certifications from your Aura Wellness Center hanging on the wall at my studio. Thank you again!


Suzanne Imbruno Cobb

I can’t wait to take another course from Aura Wellness Center!

The home study kit for yoga teacher training allowed me the chance to earn my certification while, at the same time, not have to pay for a babysitter for my two small children. The staff at Aura Wellness were always kind, understanding and prompt in responding to questions both by email and by phone. I can’t wait to take another course from Aura Wellness Center!

Peace and Happiness,

Candace Breen

I´ll be back for further training!

I want to thank you Paul and all the staff at Aura Wellness for creating this online Yoga Teacher Training. Having practiced for many years and living in Tanzania, Africa, your program presented itself as an amazing opportunity to fulfill my dream to become a certified yoga teacher. Your program allowed me to stay in my country, do my training and learning at my own pace yet at the same time receive all the support I needed. I´ll be back for further training!


Lisa Peterson

The Holistic Weight Control course offered by Aura is outstanding!

The Holistic Weight Control course offered by Aura is outstanding! The class includes e-books that easy to reference and full of priceless information to build a healthier and happier lifestyle!

The course provides you with all of the tools you need to help your students/clients build a positive relationship with food and exercise!


Barbara Burgess

enjoyed the yoga course at Aura Wellness Center

Dear Paul,

I am very much enjoyed the yoga course at Aura Wellness Center. I can develop my yoga knowledge both in theory and practical. Besides learning from books, CDs and the in-depth insight in every practice of Yoga teacher training. This course is helped me to add, improve and increase my yoga knowledge, that can be implemented for my students and my life.

I feel free in every time with creativity, styles and advancement during the course.

Thank you for your assistance during the course and I recommend to everyone this course as a good one.


Zelin Verlin

I am very happy to recommend your distance Chair Yoga Teacher training program

Dear Dr. Jerard,

I am very happy to recommend your distance Chair Yoga Teacher training program.

I am very proud to have it among my professional documents and feel that I am well qualified to teach chair yoga as a result of the training.

It is comprehensive of yoga philosophy, inclusive of all populations applicable and mostly heart felt by you, the trainer.

Thank you,

Elizabeth Ebner, RYT-200
Certified Chair Yoga Teacher Training Graduate

Thank You Paul and AURA Yoga

Hello Paul,

How are you doing? Well I hope. I know it has been a while since we last communicated. I have moved around a bit and finally got settled back in Fort Lauderdale. Since then we had a hurricane and well here we are. All is okay… It just took a while to get back to normal. I have returned to teaching full time and am currently teaching four classes a week at my school. Two high functioning and two low functioning. It is going great.

After completing the program I noticed how my understanding of Yoga has changed. My students have also noticed. I take a bit more time to walk around the group and really check positioning and encourage participation. I also incorporate more breathing exercises and a wider variety of postures. The AURA Yoga teacher training program has helped me to benefit the lives of my 49 students.

Since I received my certificate, the school now advertises a Yoga program as part of the academic curriculum. The program was comprehensive and allowed me to work at my own pace at home. I could continue my full time job as a special education teacher and complete my yoga course work at the same time. I would definitely recommend this program to any professional working with a special needs population. There are so many benefits from practicing Yoga, as I have seen from my students. There are also many benefits from having a Certified Yoga teacher on staff, as now we have a new set of yoga classes being offered.

Thank You Paul and AURA Yoga. I look forward to communicating with you soon.


Phillip Collazo

I would highly recommend it to others

Mostly I appreciate how much effort Paul has put into the teacher training course, newsletters, articles and forum. Whenever I sent in a question, I would get a response within a day. And though I have not met him personally, I get the sense that he is lives what he preaches. The information is a very good introduction into a teacher’s own experience and journey. I’m very excited to learn more and start teaching.

Mostly I appreciate how much effort Paul has put into the teacher training course, newsletters, articles and forum. Whenever I sent in a question, I would get a response within a day. And though I have not met him personally, I get the sense that he is lives what he preaches. The information is a very good introduction into a teacher’s own experience and journey. I’m very excited to learn more and start teaching. I would highly recommend it to others.




I highly recommend Aura Wellness Camp-in-a-box

I was searching for a way I could take a yoga teacher training course without losing time at work, when I happened upon the Aura Wellness website and I knew I had found the answer. I got the course which had very informative books included in the kit.

I began immediately to read the books and watched the DVD’s. I knew I had not wasted my money. It took the whole year to finish my questionnaire because I wanted to be very thorough with my answers. I knew it would be my reference for many years to come.

I have been practicing yoga for 37 years but I didn’t know any of the information I learned in this course. I highly recommend Aura Wellness Camp-in-a-box as a means to become a certified yoga instructor from the comfort of your own home. The cost is the lowest I have found in home study courses, but the value of the materials far outweighs the purchase price.


Cathy Sanders, Graduate – AURA Yoga Teacher Training Program

I am very excited to have received my teaching certification

Hi Paul

I am very excited to have received my teaching certification! Thank you for being so prompt with looking over my materials. I already have some teaching opportunities at local studios and am turning my finished basement into a studio.

I’m currently teaching two neighborhood pre-teen girls on Saturday mornings and am going to add to that class as well as add an adult class on Saturdays. I have some people showing interest in that. In the fall, I’ll have classes every morning while my son and daughter are at school. It couldn’t work out more perfectly. Good karma maybe? (Ha, ha) I found your program to be very helpful with a wealth of information. I enjoyed the process and learned some new things. It’s funny how there’s always something new to learn in yoga, no matter how long you’ve practiced! Take care and I’ll keep in touch. I’m sure I’ll have questions for you as I begin to teach.


Heather Tortora, Yoga Teacher Training Graduate

I was so pleased to find that Paul Jerard, the director of Yoga Teacher Training at Aura

When I decided to pursue a yoga teacher certification I was dubious as to whether a long-distance program would meet my needs. I was particularly concerned that I would feel like a faceless entity, a satellite without any reference point.

I was so pleased to find that Paul Jerard, the director of Yoga Teacher Training at Aura, maintains close contact and is very responsive and responsible for the quality of his program and the comfort level of his students both at home and correspondence. His comments and suggestions pertaining to the paper to the practical exam are insightful and encouraging.

I give high marks to Aura Yoga, Paul and his staff for making this program available to one and all.


Cathleen Jackson, CHT

Thank you for all of your assistance


I believe that your Yoga Teacher Training Course concept is ideal for people like myself. Individuals that want to improve and expand their Yoga horizons and help others learn the value of Yoga, while engaged full time in their regular professions. The curriculum and course materials are excellent and have given me a much broader foundation on which to base my practice. The course materials will be the backbone of my Yoga library for years to come. Your critiques, comments and advice have been insightful and very helpful. Thank you for all of your assistance.


James McGlynn

The Aura Yoga Teacher Training Camp-in-a-Box provided a wonderful balance

Hi Paul and Marie,

Thanks so much for the feedback and the certification. I’d be honored to offer a testimonial for your course!

The Aura Yoga Teacher Training Camp-in-a-Box provided a wonderful balance of theoretical and practical training. The feedback received and availability of Master Instructors was invaluable. At first, I was skeptical as to how much I’d learn via a distance program, but I can honestly say it’s the best training I’ve taken in the 20+ years that I’ve been in the fitness industry – distance or otherwise. I’ve taken 2 to 5 day live (face-to-face) certification programs in the past, but I felt rushed through the courses and unprepared to lead a class. Distance or face-to-face, my money was very well spent on instructor training at Aura Yoga. Thanks for giving me the tools, skills and confidence to teach Hatha Yoga!


Mary Irby

I just wanted to thank you again

Hi Paul,

I just wanted to thank you again for providing such a comprehensive training program at an affordable price. When I decided to pursue my Yoga teacher’s certification, the only programs I could find were prohibitively expensive and required an extended time away from home. Since I am a single mom, these programs were not an option for me. Finding your website was truly a blessing and your prompt response to my emails was reassuring. The materials you provided strengthened my own Yoga practice and gave me confidence as a teacher. I received my certificate two months ago, and I already have teaching “gigs” at two YMCA’s, a Yoga studio and a health club!


Christina Wester

Thank you so very much for creating a way for me

Dear Paul,

I wanted to let you know how proud I am to be a graduate of the AURA program. Being a stay at home Mom of a special needs son, I would never have been able to fulfill my dream of being a yoga teacher with conventional schooling. Your self-study curriculum was so comprehensive that I feel qualified to teach anywhere. Whenever I had a question, your prompt response was incredibly helpful. It is very apparent that you truly love what you do!

I feel very blessed to share something I am so passionate about with others. It is truly a gift to share the spirit of serenity that comes from yoga. Thank you so very much for creating a way for me to make this a reality in my life!



Jeanné Carroll, Certified Yoga Instructor, Distance Yoga Teacher Training Program

I am very proud to be a part of Paul Jerard’s program

My name is Namaskar Karen Grove,

I am very proud to be a part of Paul Jerard’s program. He is the most understanding and compassionate yoga teacher I have ever come in contact with. About eight months ago, I purchased the Camp In a Box set from AURA. As I viewed each part, it was evident that I was not going to be able to achieve the all of the poses that were expected because I have fibromyalgia. For those of you who do not know what fibromyalgia is it means fibro “muscle” myalgia “pain”. It affects every fiber of your being and it is a devastating and debilitating disease. After working with Paul, he allowed me to design my own adaptive and modified program for people with fibromyalgia.

Well, let me tell you. Two years ago, I walked with a cane. Now, I am opening my own business. It is called The Grove Approach: Healthier Living With Fibromyalgia. It centers around modified yoga moves, which I have trademarked as FIBROGA™ exercise therapy. I have two videos, Fibroga 1 and Fibroga 2. I have written a self-help book for people with fibromyalgia called “How to Lighten the Heavy Load of Fibromyalgia”. I have written a cookbook specific to eliminating trigger foods such as granulated sugar and bleached flour in the diet. It is called “Get to the Core of Fibromyalgia Cooking”… I will have a 6-week program of exercise therapy for small groups of fibromyalgia people as well as full web coverage.

To be able to reach those not close enough to me I have a kit called “Fibro First Aid Kit” available on the web and I will be franchising utilizing fibromyalgia persons to start their own groups all over the United States. I know that Paul will be able to guide them as he has guided me, with such dedication and compassion.

Thank you, Paul. You have been an inspiration and encouragement to me!!! I never thought at 50 years old and especially having fibromyalgia for twelve + years that I would be opening my own business!!!!

If you would like to visit my website, it will be up and running the end of August at

If you have questions or are a fibromyalgia person interested in getting involved in the program, please contact me and I can discuss the program with you.

Have a super day. Hope, peace, and joy to each of you today and always.


Karen Grove

don’t know how I could have accomplished this goal without AURA


I can’t tell you how excited I am to finally be on the road to teaching my own Yoga Class! Although illness and lack of studio space has delayed my start, I am at long last about to begin several classes in my very small, rural community.

I truly don’t know how I could have accomplished this goal without AURA’s affordable and convenient home study course as well as your invaluable marketing tips and strategies. I look forward to working with AURA in obtaining additional certifications in the future. Thanks again for a great training program and a both promising and flexible future!”



“Hi Paul,

I also wanted to let you know that I just finished viewing your beginner class DVD and thoroughly enjoyed it. The variations on some of the postures are especially useful as are the tips on alignment and pacing. Both you and Marie offer a wonderfully relaxing class that is both challenging and restorative.

Although I did take some notes while watching, I think I’ll go back and look at the DVD again before I teach next time. There’s so much information that I’d love to weave into my classes. I’m really glad you decided to offer this type of instruction to your students, Paul. Please let me know of any other DVD’s you’re planning for the future. I’ll be your first customer!”

All best,
Graduate – Yoga Teacher Training Online

Lynda Wisdo

The books and DVDs were extremely in depth…

Hi Paul,

After practicing Yoga for over 7 years, I wanted to share its benefits with those around me. Naturally, the next step was to teach. Because I am the mother of a small child, going away to an intensive YTT at an ashram was not an option at this point. The “certification in a weekend” courses just didn’t seem to be the responsible choice. Paul’s YTT camp in a box was the logical solution for me. The books and DVDs were extremely in depth, and I felt that the knowledge I gained would benefit my effectiveness as a teacher. I have already been hired by a local fitness center. I couldn’t have done it without you, Paul!

Thanks again, Paul, for offering this excellent course. I look forward to recertifying with you in two years.


Rachel Connor

I appreciate this experience and your help Paul!

“This convenient self-study was a great journey for me, and I’m very pleased to get my certificate from Aura Yoga!

It was a great challenge to get to know more about yoga, teaching and business, as well!

I appreciate this experience and your help Paul!”


Szilvia Girincsi

want to say thank you for everything

Dear Paul,

I am so pleased to have successfully completed my yoga teaching course. I just received my certificate yesterday and it was a really proud moment! So now I’m starting to advertise yoga classes and looking for other yoga teachers to hook up with and it’s a very exiting time for me.

So just want to say thank you for everything. For developing a more flexible and infinitely more affordable course, which meant that, I could still work full time whilst studying and doing a bit of traveling and moving to the other side of the world! For always being so easy to contact and answering any questions I had so quickly and clearly. And for still being there to let me “pick your brains” in the future! Hope all goes well for you and your wellness center in the future.

Kind Regards,

Afra Hansen

This experience was very enriching

Dear Paul,

Thank you very much for the beautiful certificate! No words could describe how thrilled and proud I am.

Thank you very much for your guidance. You have been impressively responsive and very helpful. The materials are great and informative. The Independent Research has especially brought me to the path of a ‘well’ that is full of invaluable knowledge that I could have ever imagined. This experience was very enriching. It’s all worth the sweat and effort.

Thanks a million again and take care.



I thank you from the bottom of my heart for changing my life

Dear Paul:

I could not have been happier with the ability to become a certified Yoga Teacher in this format. I actually think that my knowledge of the theoretical basis of yoga is much more sound than a lot of teachers that have received training at ashrams or workshops. My anatomical and physiological knowledge as related to asanas has strengthened due to ALL of the reading material that was sent to me for the teacher training.

I have to say that proof is in the pudding. I have been officially teaching for two months with 6 classes per week. I taught a vinyasa flow class last night and a seasoned student came up to me after class and said that it was the best yoga class she had ever taken in her life!! I was overwhelmed with joy! So many people have come up to me and asked where I received my training because my classes are very well rounded and the cues are not just the asanas but also the benefits of the asana, cautions and prana throughout the entire practice. I have recommended your training model to at least 10 people.

I thank you from the bottom of my heart for changing my life. Allowing me to give back to my community an ancient form of practice that has such wonderful benefits. Additionally, I am able to cater to my family obligations all while balancing a yoga business and a lifetime of staying healthy! I am so lucky to have found a way to achieve my personal goals to become an excellent yoga instructor and still take care of my children and home!

Additionally, just when I thought I was overwhelmed with the amount of material presented to me, you were always there to respond to my questions and guide me in the right direction.

Thank you and your staff for offering such a wonderful and balanced teacher training package. I will probably be calling soon to become certified in Children’s Yoga!

Thanks again,


Gray Carr Pieja, Yoga Teacher Training Graduate
Sandesh Yoga Studios

there is plenty of good info

Dear Paul:

I believe that your course is a great way for those already involved in yoga to achieve a higher level of satisfaction and a great way to get certified to teach level one. I already have classes lined up and people eager to practice.

I think that there is plenty of good info and if people really pay attention they can learn from it.


Meghan (Terrie McArthur)

Thank you so much for offering such a wonderful product

Dear Paul,

Thank you so much for offering such a wonderful product! I am a busy Mom, wife, and yoga teacher, and it would have been very difficult for me to go to an onsite program to obtain my certification. Your Teacher Training Program is a complete, comprehensive program that has deepened my understanding of Yoga and in-turn has made me a better teacher. I have proudly displayed my certificate in my studio and I have told other yoga teachers about your program.

I also found your “How to Grow Your Own Successful Yoga Business Manual” and the accompanying DVD very helpful. I have been teaching yoga for three years but I found your simple, common sense suggestions for growing my business very helpful and insightful.

Thank you again,

Om shanti,

Roberta Dell’Anno

I want to thank all of the people at Aura-Yoga

“Dear Paul,

I received my certificate and it looks GREAT.

I want to thank all of the people at Aura-Yoga for being so helpful and patient. You people made all of this possible. I want to thank you for your input and suggestions on assists. The Iyengar book is a great one and it is my next “must read”.

I have been searching for a certification school for some time, and was quite discouraged. It all seemed so expensive, but, more it was very demanding in time and some seemed very controlling.

Then I did a search and found Aura Yoga teacher training. I called right away and have been growing since. I would encourage any Aura-Yoga student to attend different classes, with several instructors, and get different analogies to have in their quiver. Workshops are great also. I have several classes I lead every week, plus sub for others.

Attendance has grown and I was named employee of the month at the Executive Health and Fitness. Called the “Spot” award. I can go on and on but I will close by saying how beautiful the certificate is and it is already framed”


Dennis P. Lussier CYT

I would recommend Aura, Inc. to anyone interested in certification

“To Whom It May Concern:

Paul was very responsive to any questions I had on the study materials. He would reply to my questions within 24 hours. I completed the course on December 5, 2003 and have part time employment at a gym on December 7, 2003. I would recommend Aura, Inc. to anyone interested in certification. If you would like to email me with any questions, please feel free to do so. Thank you Paul.”


Rebecca Tew

Thanks to you all at AURA

“I have been practicing Hatha Yoga for a number of years and have without any doubt discovered a practice that deeply affects my life. Due to the type of work I used to do I have attended many different classes with various teachers, some of whom I have found inspirational. Pete, my husband, and I decided that we were going to “step off” the busy world for a couple of years and live in Spain and renovate our house. One hot lazy afternoon I decided to browse the world wide web to see if there were any Yoga Teacher Training correspondence courses … honestly not expecting there to be. Then I found Aura Inc. I made contact straight away; Paul answered all my questions quickly and sent out the course in no time. I have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of my study programme. Not once did it feel overwhelming. I was studying something that I enjoyed myself and was constantly deepening my understanding. The reading material was excellent and the DVD’s had some great ideas that I have incorporated into my classes. Paul’s business tips are coming in handy too! My teacher here in Spain asked me to teach a beginners class, which is now in it’s 3rd month, and currently she is away having a break for the next few weeks and has left all her students in my care. I’m very busy and enjoying every minute of it. I fully intend to expand my qualifications through AURA and my own study programme. Thanks to you all at AURA.”


Claire Noor, Certified Yoga Teacher Training Graduate

Aura camp in box yoga teacher training helped me to change my life

“Aura camp in box yoga teacher training helped me to change my life and my future. It allowed me to study at my own pace, while still working and earning a living.

The course is great, and the teachers and their advice and genuine care is wonderful. I feel fully prepared to stand in front of a class and teach. I know where I will go to further my training.


Isabelle Viljoen

The Yoga materials were extremely thorough and interesting

The materials were extremely thorough and interesting to read. Aura Wellness Center was readily available whenever I had a question! Their certification process ensured that I’m a well-rounded instructor. The home study program was a terrific experience for me and it definitely enriched my understanding of yoga.

Again, thanks for all your help.


Melissa Holzman

I am very proud to be a teacher connected with Aura Yoga!

Dear Paul & Friends at Aura Yoga,

I have received my beautiful Yoga Certification Diploma and must say I am very proud to be a teacher connected with Aura Yoga! Thank you!

While practicing with others, I am realizing what a great pleasure it gives me to be able to share the Joy– the Serenity–the Invigoration of our Breath with our Movements of Yoga with others. How heart-warming it is to see them feel better because of what they do themselves through Hatha Yoga.

Ah~~~How grateful I am to have found this miracle!

I hope to meet and share this in person with you all someday.

Until then~~Share the Peace Inside with those around you.



“Paul and Marie and staff,

I now teach “YOGA FOR RELAXATION” every Tuesday Evening from 5:00 – 6:00 PM and every Wednesday morning from 8:30 -9:30 AM and every Friday Morning from 8:30 -9:30 AM at the Rice Lake Senior Center.

I am also a Certified Pilates Instructor and teach this as a Personal Trainer on call at: 715-234-9300 and teach classes of Yoga & Pilates for the WITC (Wisconsin Indianhead Technical Institute) every fall and spring semesters.”


Lynda Sirianni, Graduate – Yoga Teacher Training Online

Thank you for helping me take a critical step into my new vocation

Hello Paul,

I have been very impressed with the response you give to any questions or considerations directed to you. I am a single parent and simply unable to afford the expense and time/travel commitment of other certifying organizations.

I had my doubts about the effectiveness of the AURA Yoga teacher training program initially, but found you not only provided a wonderful selection of materials but also helped me understand the broad scope of Yoga with the insightful questions in the workbook and on the test itself.

The self-directed study was not only convenient but allowed me to explore the subjects to a depth that I might not have been able to in a program structured around a formal curriculum with time constraints.

Thank you for helping me take a critical step into my new vocation; I already have a teaching position with a studio in Chicago!

Best regards,



“Dear Paul

I am continuing to teach at The Yoga and Therapy Studio on Ravenswood in Chicago and also began teaching two classes per week at North Point Fitness here in Elkhart Indiana. I have been teaching an average of 4 classes per week since January and am enjoying not only the opportunity to teach, but also to experience the benefits of a regular, daily Yoga practice in my own life.”

Best wishes and Namaste


Phil Hansing, Certified Yoga Teacher Training Graduate

I have thoroughly enjoyed this Yoga course

Namaskar Paul,

I have thoroughly enjoyed this course and I am ever so thankful to Paul. I have been a yoga practitioner for more than seven years. Personal tragedy led me into the world of Yoga. I became very curious as to the connection of Yoga, body, and mind when I started noticing changes in myself. I wanted to learn more and that is when that I came across this course. We have all heard this many times, ‘no mind can ever receive the truth unless it is prepared to receive it’. Likewise, this course came my way when I was ready to listen and change.

This course has helped me refocus, listen to myself, and release some of my fears (it is a work in progress). I have also come to understand that despite the universal un-pleasantries that we all suffer as human beings, these sufferings can also become a source of growth and can strengthen and deepen the experience of life.

With the help of asanas, meditation, and of course nutritious food I have been able to balance my body, find joy, strength, freedom, and love that I lost in the shore-of-life. There are things that happen in life and there is nothing that we can do to change this. But we can choose to change the direction of life and learn to paddle where we want to go next. I am sure with patience and time I will learn not to fight the waters and also survive the rapids. Paul, thank-you so much for listening, encouraging and making my journey more bearable. Through this course you have helped me navigate, the weathers more smoothly.


Roz, Yoga Instructor Training Graduate

the course gave me so many tools to improve my class

Really I must say the course gave me so many tools to improve my class. Also the support from Aura is great. Just got my certificate of yoga teacher – working already with my clients and checking also for work in a studio in my area. Thank you very much for your support and efficiency.

Blessings from Miami.

Soledad Fernandez
Certified Yoga Instructor Training Graduate

Soledad Fernandez

Your book on teaching yoga is a huge help

Dear Paul,

I just received my renewed Yoga Teacher Certificate and I am very proud to have it. Thank you for providing the renewal because it did indeed deepen my knowledge of yoga. I have been practicing for 12 years and since it is a practice, which needs attention and dedication in order to expand, the re-certification was a good tool to do so. Since receiving my original certificate, I have been teaching and I am inspired to bring yoga to a wider public, outside of the yoga studios. Your book on teaching yoga is a huge help, filled with ideas and practical tips.

Thank you for the course and thank you for always being present with your newsletters, blogs, and immediate response to my questions. The support you provide is tremendous.

In light, namaste,

Christina Rufin, Graduate – Yoga Teacher Training Online

I am very happy to join Aura Wellness Center

Dear Paul,

I am very happy that I have passed my exam. This is the second time I take diploma examination in order to improve my knowledge of Yoga.

In 1996 I took my first one-year teacher training programs at I.Y.T.A. – INTERNATIONAL YOGA TEACHER ASSOCIATION, in Sydney, Australia. This year, I am very happy to join Aura Wellness Center to improve myself.

I have been teaching yoga for 20 years and I am very pleased to see that most my students are healthy in minds as well as physically. They are also proud with their beautiful body shape, which not many other could have, especially those of their age.

This also makes them constantly aware of their condition and would never miss to come to the class for the yoga sessions.

Now I’m 53 years old and I hope I can always teach and could improve my skill and knowledge so that it could benefit more who come to my class.

Thank you.


Ineke Kojongian, Graduate Yoga Teacher Training Online

Their Yoga study materials were wonderful

Dear Paul

Here in Tishomingo, MS, Yoga was an abstract concept. There was one certified yoga instructor in the area who had gotten her certification by working as a security guard at a yoga event in Atlanta, GA. While she could mimic the asanas, her lack of true knowledge and understanding of yoga caused what success she had experience to unravel quickly.

I have practiced most of my life. My only resources being: video tapes, TV, and books. I have even taught some private classes to friends in my home over the years. I didn’t consider getting my certification until a year ago. I was looking for a class and there wasn’t one within hours from where I live. I got online and searched “yoga training”. Most everything I found was either too expensive or so far away from home that I couldn’t even consider the possibility. Then I found Aura Wellness Teacher Training Center. My first thought was, “this is too good to be true”. Did a little research and before long I was ordering my first course work.

Their study materials were wonderful and the course is designed in such a way that you can’t go through it without establishing a firm foundation of knowledge and understanding. Paul and Marie have included everything you need right down to business courses that have proved to be most valuable to me recently.

I landed my first teaching job at a medical center and taught there for 6 months until the Chief of Staff at the medical center offered me a building to use for a yoga studio. I am 44 years old, I’ve been a stay at home mom for 20 years, and I have never been in business before. I can honestly say that I followed the Aura business training courses right to the letter and business is booming. The studio has been opened of two months now and already we have over 30 members. The doctors in the area have embraced me and are sending their patients to me. The school district has asked me to do a summer program for the middle school students, I will be doing two classes per week for the middle school teachers starting in August, and I teach two classes per week for the senior’s assisted living center. You know you’re on the right path when the universe steps up to meet you and opens doors for you. Doors I never dreamed it possible.

I believe that if you are going to do anything. You must prepare yourself. I would be foolish to think I know enough to finish this task I’ve been given so I continue to be a student of yoga. Aura Wellness Center is a wealth of information. I will finish my course work with them and continue to stay plugged into the source that the Universe/God brought me to. Aura offers so many courses for continuing education there is little reason to go elsewhere.

P. S. The certified instructor I mentioned earlier. I have offered her a job, as long as she goes through Aura Wellness Center C.I.A.B.


Debra Janosko, Distance Yoga Teacher Training

thank you for developing the Yoga Teacher Training Camp-in-a-Box

Dear Paul and Marie,

I thank you for developing the Yoga Teacher Training Camp-in-a-Box. When searching for a program for certification, your program stood out from others. The structure of the program, the materials, the newsletters, an informative web site and your support are a great combination for success. I am very impressed and appreciative.

Your program was not only affordable but also flexible. I could study day or night and had a year to complete the program without an extension. More importantly, your program covered many aspects of yoga, not only the asanas. The practical exam was another important feature of your training. It was important to be evaluated both on paper and in a classroom setting as the teacher, where we have a direct impact on others.

Your training program is well rounded. I feel that I am able to present yoga well with benefit to my students. I strongly recommend your program to any serious teacher. It is a rewarding feeling to hang my certificate.

With gratitude,

Mary Arata-Bunk

The materials you provided with the Yoga course are excellent

Hi Paul,

I know its been awhile since I received my teacher training certificate, but I did want to write to you to tell you how much I enjoyed your course.

The materials you provided with the course are excellent and I use them in my daily practice also. I love the DVDs and CDs on meditation, as I continue to collect material, I always come back to your course materials for answers to my questions and my students’ questions.

I also would like everyone to know how helpful you are. I called you a few times and you were always there to provide guidance. I am so glad I took your course.

Even if you never teach yoga, but are interested in a deeper knowledge, I would suggest you take this course.

Thanks again Paul, feel free to print this letter of thanks, for your future students.


Kate Springer

The Aura studio provided excellent resources

Thanks Paul,

Participating in a home study yoga course allows you the freedom and the free time to really research your yoga of choice. I don’t believe that I would have had the opportunity to study as in depth as I did if I had gone the more traditional route. The Aura studio provided excellent resources and I greatly appreciated the quick responses to questions. I recommend these courses!

Graduate – Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Online


The quality of the materials is fantastic

Hi Paul,

I wanted to take this opportunity to again thank you and AURA Yoga for providing such a great format in which to become a Certified Yoga Teacher. The quality of the materials is fantastic; the books and DVDs are indispensible and are now a permanent and treasured part of my library. This course brought me deeper into Yoga and deeper into knowledge – the questions and essay requirement were challenging but very “do-able”… it does take dedication and a certain amount of work but it is so well worth it! I would also like to mention how beautiful my certificate is – what a treat when it arrived in the mail! My family is as proud of it as I am!

Thank you so much for this experience and I look forward to recertifying when that time arrives. If I should ever be on the East Coast I would certainly enjoy meeting the family there.

May you be blessed with joy in your soul!



Your phone call last evening made my day… my week… my life

Dear Paul,

Your phone call last evening made my day… my week… my life…. I put so much effort into this certification & was waiting humbly for your grade & input as to my abilities. I thank you again for extending to me the opportunity to meet a dream goal in my life to be certified in Yoga.

Your material was excellent & I found the course well laid out & prepared.

It was not easy, by any means, but anyone with desire & drive would find it so enjoyable & rewarding!

I thank you for the input as to where I need a little extra thought & work. I will follow your lead & try to improve those areas.

Again Paul, Thank you for all.

Warm regards,


This course surpassed my expectations and I give it my full endorsement

Dear Paul,

I was a professor for 18 years and quite impressed with the course outline. The questions were comprehensive and certainly expanded my knowledge of Yoga therapy. The books were well chosen and I’m sure will be referenced frequently.

Thank you Paul for being a mentor and making yourself available whenever I needed your assistance.

This course surpassed my expectations and I give it my full endorsement.


Dr. Yevgenia Muir

I bought a Yoga DVD to save me

Dear Paul,

I took my first class when I was in my late 20?s. That was in the late 60’s! I didn’t practice again until the late 80?s when I started suffering from Repetitive Strain Injury from being a shorthand script secretary. An advertisement in a Saturday newspaper headed ‘Yoga’ an RSI alternative caught my eye. I remember floating out of that studio with my feet about 30cm above the earth after a long awaited Savasana. What an alternative to RSI!

I moved from Australia to London to see the world, traveled to many countries and ended up settling on a Greek Island where there are no studios or certified yoga teachers. I purchased Aura’s offer of ‘Camp in a Box’, took the benefit of the one year to complete it, crossed my fingers for good luck and off I went. What a challenge it was; not having a yoga teacher nearby to ask questions about alignment, cueing skills and lesson planning. Not to mention not having yoga classes to attend and to experience Savasana. Aura was there for me though and I sent many questions via email as well as telephoning Paul. I purchased a very large mirror, turned our ‘summer guest house’ into my studio, bought a voice recorder, and took my own class listening to my own voice. As I recall reading one of Paul’s many interesting articles one day, he said we are sometimes our own worst critics; he sure was right – I sounded terrible. So I bought a DVD to save me.

My Diploma arrived in the post last week – I passed with honors. It felt like my RSI experience of Savasana all over again. I was floating.

Socrates once said; ‘I get older, while I learn’. I got younger while I learnt and practiced more yoga. Thanks to Paul and Marie Jerard at Aura, I now plan to offer Hatha classes to the community in my local village. My Greek is not yet fluent enough to teach the non English-speaking villagers’, so my husband Sotiris will be my translator. Whether you are 21 or 61; I would recommend learning to be a yoga teacher this way – it’s a great disciplinarian.


Rochelle Jolley, Distance Yoga Teacher Training

I really enjoyed Aura’s yoga teacher training course

Hi Paul,

I really enjoyed Aura’s yoga teacher training course. It was very comprehensive and covered all the topics I thought it should, and more. Being a working mother with three children, I really appreciated that I could learn at my own pace. I was thrilled to get my certificate in the mail. I will definitely be taking more courses from Aura.


Patricia Griffin

Your Yoga Certification enabled me to learn so very much

Thank you for reviewing my tests and sending my results back so quickly. I appreciated your input on my practical exam. Safety and alignment are so important to me when I teach because I have such a varied population (age, ability and limitations).

Your Yoga Certification enabled me to learn so very much with the excellent resources provided (books, CDs, DVDs and monthly newsletters). The DVD Anatomy for Yoga with Paul Grilley helped me to understand the differences in poses from one individual to another. When I participate in, observe or instruct classes I keep in mind all of I have learned.

Lastly, thank you for being accessible during the certification process. You always answered any questions I had by phone or email.

I look forward to doing another certification in the future with Aura Wellness Center.


Julie Messa

Aura camp in a box gave me exactly what i needed

I’ve been teaching for a couple of months already in a brand new health and wellness clinic and am enjoying every minute of it. Everyone that has taken the classes have completely enjoyed them, so I’m sure it’s just a matter of time before the word spreads and classes fill up.

That tells me that the Aura camp in a box gave me exactly what i needed to have the knowledge and confidence to run a proper yoga class smoothly. This program is a great way for anyone who wants to learn more about yoga and themselves with the convenience of doing the work at home and at their own pace.

Thanks Paul for putting this camp in a box together, it has helped me move further in the direction of being healthier and happier, which is rubbing off on the people around me. Hopefully it continues to spread like wild fire.


Luke Baker

Thanks for your on-going support.

Hi Paul!

Received my new Teaching certificate. Thanks for your on-going support.

I am grateful for the opportunity your program has provided for me. I work 50 + hours at my hospital job which makes it next to impossible, at this time to travel, to continue my studies. I appreciate that you are always just a phone call or e-mail away when I need you, and that you are so prompt in responding.

Your teacher training program has improved my ability to continue to provide quality yoga instruction as well as enhancing my personal practice!


Anna L. Bain, CYT

Aura’s Camp in a box yoga teacher training program is worth ten times the price

Dear Paul, Marie & the staff,


Thank you all for help, guidance & material to study the course in achieving my hatha yoga diploma. I am glad to gain this certificate.

Having family responsibilities I couldn’t get much time to stay away from home for weekend yoga teaching programs. In this situation your program brought light on me. With my vision difficulties I could study on my own pace. Aura Teacher training program is a comprehensive study program with affordable price.

Aura’s Camp in a box yoga teacher training program is worth ten times the price. The materials including books, CDs, DVDs are very interesting & in depth. The course covers a lot of things that a beginner yoga teacher requires to know. Whenever I had question, you were quick in response. Your critiques, comments & advice are very insightful & helpful.

I am practicing for years but to teach others is different experience. Without certificate it is difficult to teach general public . It is a great pleasure to share the thoughts & knowledge about yoga & philosophy with others & feel the joy, feel the connection – the union – yoga.

I have already started teaching at my home & at the temple, very soon I am going to start at local yoga studio & health center & eventually start my own studio. As a teacher I can set example by practicing yoga & making yoga a part of life & teaching people to quality life.

This is a starting point – the gateway of journey to achieve health, harmony & happiness.

Thanks again for making it happen.

Harini Shah CYT

I thoroughly enjoyed the comprehensive course

Today I taught my first class, less than two weeks after receiving my Aura Yoga Diploma.

A dream became reality. Taking time out of my busy life to go and do a yoga course, was impossibility, but then I discovered Aura. I thoroughly enjoyed the comprehensive course. Throughout the course, whenever I had any questions, Paul always responded very promptly.

I would not hesitate to recommend this course to anyone interested in heading down the yogic teaching path.

I finished my class today receiving warm thanks from the students I would like to express my warm thanks to Paul and the Aura team.


Mark Jones, Certified Yoga Instructor Training Graduate

The Aura Wellness Centre had the most comprehensive syllabus of all courses

Dear Paul and Marie,

I just received my Yoga certification today, I am very proud to be a graduate of your training program. I am more than happy to write a testimonial, as I would recommend your training program to anyone interested in studying Yoga.

I have always loved practicing Yoga, it kept my stress levels to a minimum while working as a flight attendant for seven years. I decided to try a new career path and after much consideration I concluded that I should put my passion into practice. It is one thing to follow an instructor during a class, but to learn the history and fundamentals behind this age old discipline was the knowledge I was after. Yoga is a discipline that requires on-going commitment and education.

The Aura Wellness Centre had the most comprehensive syllabus of all courses that I found, and believe me I researched thoroughly. You work at your own pace and you have help at hand when ever you need it. I would recommend starting with your 50 written questions, and then move onto the essay. The internet does provide a great array of resources to help you with the essay content. When it comes to your practical exam I would suggest attending many classes; different styles of Yoga and different teaching methods. It is also great to learn from DVDs. Take from these resources what appeals to you and format your own style of teaching. Start using a video to tape yourself teaching a “mock” class. It helps to hear how your voice carries, cuing skills are vital to a successful class. You will gain more confidence in teaching classes if you start practicing now!

The resources that Aura provides you with are invaluable, it is extremely well structured and professional in every aspect. I loved the course and I feel confident in the skills I attained through my studies. I am now a professional Yoga instructor at my husband’s gym in Bahrain, the demand for Yoga is extraordinary! The support Aura offers you continues after you complete the course, it is all about networking and Aura are a godsend. Do yourself a favor and start studying with Aura today.

Kind Regards,

Rachael Pardon

The training materials are great

If you are considering becoming a yoga teacher and are wondering about a long distance training program: look no further. You’ve been led to the right place! I was so pleased with the personal interest from Paul in his encouraging e-mails, quick answers of questions and in depth knowledge.

I always felt supported and at home in the course. The training materials are great and you will use them not only for your study, but for your personal enjoyment in the future as well. The business advice is right on and very helpful in guiding a new teacher in the professional world. I am so happy I chose this school and I feel that I have learned so much that will not only help me in my teaching, but in my life!

Thank you Paul and Marie for providing this wonderful opportunity!



Irish Bork

I finished my course in three months

Dear Paul & Marie,

Thank you for the wonderful yoga teaching training course, for being there for me when I had any question and for the quick response you always provided. The course changed my life – receiving my diploma was the best thing that ever happened to me.

At the beginning I was worried, especially because of the language barriers but taking your course help me overcome that and gave me more confidence in myself and my teaching skills. The camp in a box was organized and easy to follow, and it helped tremendously with my practical training at the Sivananda ashram retreat at paradise island, Bahamas with out having to stay there for long time.

I finished my course in three months and made my husband proud of me. Your course made me believe that with hard work everything is achievable.

I am planning a trip back home soon (Damascus, Syria) all my friends and family are waiting for me to give them classes and when I come back here to the Bahamas I well be giving classes at the local gym.

Thank you is not enough.

Dima Alakhras

The Aura Yoga Certification program was excellent

The Aura Yoga Certification program was excellent. It allowed me to work at a self-guided pace without any disruptions to my job or family.

Paul offers fantastic phone and email support; his timely responses to all queries are highly detailed. I feel confident while teaching my classes that I have passed a comprehensive yoga course and that I have a support system at AURA Yoga should I have future questions.


Mary-Sarah O’Hanlon

The Yoga training was a step-by-step process

Hi Paul,

I received my diploma today and it is a beautiful document for framing, one which gives me great pride. I enjoyed my training with Aura being completely supported with materials, information, and knowing that help was only an email away. I worked with a local yoga teacher in helping me with my form, sequencing, and cueing. Practice, practice, practice is the key. Practicing with as many different groups, both adults and children, was very helpful for me in developing my style.

My focus is teaching children, but it was very helpful working with adults. I began a Lunchtime class at my university for faculty and staff and that was very helpful training. They were willing to come because the class was free and I let them know that I was practicing my skills on them. Being proactive in creating training situations for myself helped me in the learning process.

Reading the textbooks was informative and enjoyable and I learned a lot. The training was a step-by-step process and I took full advantage of the year that I had to complete all of the steps.
Take care and be blessed. Keep up the good work and keep the articles coming.



the monthly Yoga newsletter provides a wealth of information

Thank you Paul and Aura Wellness Center for helping me to attain my goal in becoming a yoga teacher. I am happy to be teaching two classes a week only a couple of weeks after receiving my certification.

I was skeptical and apprehensive at first about a distance course but Paul has personified everything I hoped to find in a teacher.

The course enriched my understanding of yoga and allowed me to work at my own pace, and on my own time schedule.

Paul responded immediately to any questions I had and provided knowledge and encouragement on a regular basis.

I would highly recommend this teacher’s training course. I look forward to enhancing my knowledge with another Aura Wellness Center distance course in the future.

One must never stop learning… the monthly newsletter provides a wealth of information.

Heartfelt Gratitude,


Hatha Yoga Teacher Training program


I am so grateful to have found Paul Jerard’s comprehensive Hatha Yoga Teacher Training program.

This course was well organized and complete with extensive materials and additional marketing tools. I have been practicing for many years but I gained so much knowledge working though the requirements of this commendable course. I would recommend this course to anyone interested in a complete yoga teacher training program at a very reasonable price.

Thank you,

Elizabeth Carlisle

My favorite part of your program was the DVD

Dear Paul and Marie,

As an experienced Massage & Bodywork Therapist and yoga enthusiast, I was looking for a yoga teacher training program that would fit into my busy work schedule, would provide me with all the necessary information needed to teach yoga safely to my clients, and would be within my budget. I was so excited to find your website and order your Yoga Teacher Training series! Your correspondence course met all my needs and I am thrilled to be able to offer my clients private sessions in addition to their massage therapy appointments. Yoga has been the missing link in my business and my clients are seeing and feeling the benefits from adding a yogic practice to our bodywork sessions.

My favorite part of your program was the DVD of you both teaching asanas. It was easy to learn from you as you both have such a warm, down-to-earth, and humble approach to teaching. And I was impressed with the materials that you included with your program.

Thank you for making it so easy!


Anita K. Brown

I feel ready to build my Yoga business …

Wow, I am so excited.

I cannot say enough about how much I enjoyed and learned from my Aura Yoga training. I loved the ability I had to be able to do as much or as little as I wanted. Yoga did become a part of my day (I took my books everywhere). Now it’s such a big part of my life.

Now what can I say about Paul. Well first of all, if I had a question, he emailed me a response immediately, which usually ended up being several pages with additional resources to access for additional information. I felt that he treated my question as if it was the most important thing he had to do for that day. He is awesome (and pretty knowledgeable, too).

Thanks Paul! I feel ready to build my business and/or go to any facility and be hired.



I wouldn’t have done it any other way.

After practicing for 12 years, and being tired of sitting behind a desk staring at a computer, I decided that I had to pursue teaching yoga.

One month after I started my Camp-In-A-Box teacher training I got a job working with a yoga studio, and began assistant-teaching and helping run the business.

Now, having only been certified for one month, I am designing a yoga program for the top Spa in the area.

For everyone looking to start a full-time or part-time career in yoga, Aura’s Camp-In-A-Box is the perfect choice.

A fantastic program at an affordable price – being done on your own time schedule. I wouldn’t have done it any other way.


Susan Koster, Certified Yoga Teacher Training Graduate

the camp-in-a-box

Dear Paul,

Since I decided to take the camp-in-a-box to become a Yoga teacher, I’ve never looked back. It was great that I could do it at my own pace with lots of support from you and all the staff at Aura. Although we never met in person, somehow I feel connected. You are always there for any problems and questions that arise along the way.

I’m so glad that I have clicked on your website because I have no regrets at all. Surely I’m looking forward to expand my knowledge and keep advancing by taking more various courses that you have to offer. I like the work you’re doing on the website!

For all of this I really want to thank you for everything.


Nathalie Camilleri

thank you so much for all the effort you guys put together

Dear Paul and Marie!

I am so excited with your e-mail that I have passed!!! Wow!… I want to thank you so much for all the effort you guys put together to make this come true… Really… As a mom, Grandmom, Salon Owner and so many other things, I can tell you that there was no way I could of have made time for 4-6 weeks and the cost of not only going out of town, but the cost of Hotels and eating of going the other route.

I applaud you guys not only that you offer this, but also because I did (and still can if I need to) call upon you for help.

Thank you again, so much!


Leanne Pequignot

I began immediately subbing at the studio

Dear Paul,

Please excuse how late this Thank You is arriving… I have been so busy teaching yoga, that I am behind on my emails!!

Since receiving my yoga certification, I began immediately subbing at the studio I have been attending for the last 2 years. I now have my own class on the schedule and couldn’t be happier! I cannot thank you enough for all of your timely help and support throughout this process. I was reluctant to pursue my yoga teacher certification through a correspondence course, but, for some reason or another, I kept ending up on your website. Well, I’m truly glad that I did because your program completely exceeded my expectations and was perfect for me!

I’m actually looking forward to contacting you for my independent research project and recertification!

Respectfully yours,

Leslie Van Bell

I found Aura Yoga Teacher Training online

There are several yoga certification programs out there, many of which require you to leave your home and family for six months. The cost and time requirements are substantial and a lot of us aspiring yoga instructors just can’t pick up and leave our jobs and kids these days, no matter how committed we are to the practice.

That’s why when I found Aura Yoga Teacher Training online – after much research on certification programs, I was ecstatic! I didn’t have to move away or put my life and job on hold. I could study at home on my own time! The course work is well rounded and enlightening and Paul promptly addresses all questions and concerns. Within weeks of my certification, I began teaching my own classes at a nearby health club and will soon be adding more classes to my schedule! Many thanks, Paul Jerard and staff for all your support and creating this wonderful program!


Christina Ortega, Certified Yoga Teacher Training Graduate

I really do appreciate your program

Aura was the perfect answer to become a Yoga Instructor within my life situation at the moment. I work full-time and did not have the thousands of dollars to spend on most Yoga Instructor programs. Also, I did not want to sacrifice precious time with my family through weekend classes. This program helped me accomplish a big goal in a much quicker amount of time for much less money. For that, I am so appreciative! And I did not feel as though I had to sacrifice anything. I really learned a great deal of information and technique through this course. I am the kind of person who works well on my own, and this was a great program for me. Thank you!

Thanks so much Paul. I really do appreciate your program, for helping me do something I probably wouldn’t have been able to do for years!


Sharon Thiel

Just wanted to say thank you from the bottom of my heart

Dear Paul,

Just wanted to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for introducing me to the wonderful world of yoga.

Your training program provided me with all the necessary information to become a confident and knowledgeable yoga instructor. Prior to your teacher training program, I had never even stepped foot into a studio, today I am proud to say I am a certified yoga instructor currently working 4 days a week.

I have received great feedback from all of my students who love my classes. All of this success is thanks to all of your guidance and support. I wish you all the best and thank you again.


Andrea Colabufo

Yoga and this course may have saved my life!

My whole life and way of living has changed dramatically since beginning this course. I am amazed at the internal effects of my learning and practice; I am peaceful and moderate and have done away with many unhealthy habits. My spirituality has blossomed. My relationships made more healthy and pure… Yoga and this course may have saved my life!

In deep gratitude,

Rebecca Fritz

A big Thank You to Paul and Aura Wellness Center/Yoga Teacher Training

I would like to say a big Thank You to Paul and Aura Wellness Center/Yoga Teacher Training for the wonderful opportunity they presented to me. Now I am on my way to realizing a big dream in bringing health and wellness to others

~ Angela

this will not be the only certificate I will do with you!

Hi Paul and Marie,

I received the certificate this week, without any problems, like always. Thanks a lot!

I loved studying with you and I am already teaching in several places and areas. I am pretty busy and loved to study when I have time, sometimes late at night or on weekends. Short weekend courses wouldn’t have had value for me, as nowadays a diploma is necessary. In the way I studied with you I could bring my own ideas, studies and perfectionate. Of course, I was very pleased to receive “high honors” and A + grade!

Congratulations to you: I think your training is PERFECT!! You always kept in touch with me, responded to my mails and your material was excellent! A big THANK YOU and a KISS (here in Brazil we give a hug and a kiss!) from Brazil.

Let’s keep in touch, cause this will not be the only certificate I will do with you!



Dr. Lu Sicaha

Thank you again, Paul and Marie, for all your help, and for offering this wonderful course.

Dear Paul, Marie and Friends at Aura,

I have just received my certificate and would like to thank you for your guidance and support during my journey towards it.

I found your Yoga Teacher Training programme very thorough, well structured, and immensely enjoyable. You compiled a great selection of excellent resources including your own books and DVDs. They provided me with an abundance of knowledge and wisdom that I will continue to immerse myself in and share with my students. Thank you for the material related to developing a yoga business – such an important aspect of teaching yoga, often omitted by other Yoga Teacher Training providers. Also, thank you for your continuous support through regular Newsletters and inspiring articles filled with practical ideas.

Thank you again, Paul and Marie, for all your help, and for offering this wonderful course.

Warmest regards


Sydney, Australia

I look forward to a lifetime of yoga with Aura as my learning center

Dear Paul and Marie and all at Aura:

This note is to say thank you for the gift of the Aura Teacher Training. The quality was more than I had wished for or anticipated, the training comprehensive and the support was and is invaluable. I was certified in April and have been busy with yoga ever since. My initial intent was not to teach but to expand and grow in my own practice, but opportunities to teach presented themselves, I took advantage of them and now I teach and love doing so. I look forward to a lifetime of yoga with Aura as my learning center.

As you can see by the accompanying photo, my practice goes with me wherever I am. This summer I was in Seattle area visiting my brother, hiking in the Cascades where he took this photo.

Thank you again

Mary Palermo
Yoga Teacher Training Graduate

You helped make a dream come true for me

Dear Paul,

It took only one week, after receiving my certification from Aura Yoga, to begin teaching… and I am enjoying it totally! I feel very well prepared to answer any question the students may ask, whether about the history of yoga, a variation of a particular asana, or how to deepen one’s meditative practice. The time I spent in the leisure of my own home learning about yoga was a truly enjoyable experience and now I am imparting that knowledge to others. You provided an outstanding curriculum – and I feel that my money was well spent.

My class includes all ages and all levels of physical fitness but we work together within our diverse limitations and ranges of mobility using recommended variations to create a harmonious whole. The new yoga practitioners can observe how much more flexible they can become by looking at the advanced students; the advanced students are able to see how far they have come, so each group is encouraged. Also, teaching yoga was going to be a part-time venture for me, but I have been offered a chance to teach it regularly at a local facility and I admit that I am excited about this prospect. None of this would have been possible for me without your program.

Aura Yoga has provided me with the certification to teach something I love and the chance to broaden my horizons in dozens of ways. Please accept my heartfelt thanks. I wish I had done this many years ago, when I first started practicing yoga.

Feel free to use my name and email address as a reference, should any prospective student have questions regarding this home study program. But they need to be prepared: I can only encourage them with the highest, most positive enthusiasm possible.

Thank you, Paul. You helped make a dream come true for me… and little by little I believe we will all make a difference in the world – one thought, one posture, one breath at a time.

With deepest appreciation,

Chelsea Lane Barrington, CYT

The Aura Wellness training course was comprehensive in scope

The Aura Wellness training course was comprehensive in scope: the DVDs, books, lesson plans and written communications provided a complete learning experience. The books and DVDs are resources that will form the basis of your yoga reference library. Aura Wellness provides the materials and the support one needs to become a confident and competent yoga instructor. Working with Aura Wellness was — and continues to be — a great experience!


Barbara J. Euser

I was so surprised and happy

Dear Mr. Jerard,

Just a note to let you know that the Certification Course arrived yesterday. I was so surprised and happy that it traveled here so quickly — when you only posted it on Saturday. It was so exciting to unpack. Let me exclaim what a lovely “Camp-In-A-Box!” — organized so well and packed so beautifully. Thank you for this and for offering this course — each a beneficent gesture.

Namaste — Have a fine week,


Yoga Certification with Aura Wellness Centre

Dear Paul and Marie

I would like to thank you for giving me the opportunity to complete my Yoga Certification with Aura Wellness Centre. The programme ‘Camp in a Box’ is a thorough programme that allows one to study in depth yoga philosophy, health issues, asana practice, pranayama and relaxation; all of which are vital components of all yoga classes. I am particularly grateful for the many books and DVDs I received after enrolling in your programme, whose aid has undoubtedly been invaluable. I am sure that all your students (former, current and future) are/will be very grateful for the knowledge gained through these resources. I am sure I will come back to them again and again. I have been practising Yoga since 2002, but after completing the programme I feel confident as regards the combination and sequence of asanas I use in my Vinyasa classes. This is all thanks to you. I feel that I have gained a lot of knowledge and confidence after completing your programme and I know that I made the right choice to study with Aura Wellness Centre. I couldn’t be happier! I also need to add that I am very content with the prompt communication we had throughout my studies with Aura. As other students have noted, your prompt communication continues after students complete your programme and this is really important, knowing that your Institution always takes students’ best interests and progress at heart. Be sure that I will highly recommend your programme and Institution to anyone who expresses interest in beginning his/her journey in Yoga certification.

May you always remain as productive and creative as you currently are!


Andry Sophocleous, Yoga Teacher Training Graduate
Nicosia, Cyprus

The Aura Yoga Teacher Training has allowed me to deepen my understanding

The Aura Yoga Teacher Training has allowed me to deepen my understanding and personal practice of yoga and at the same time share my enthusiasm with some of my colleagues from work. Even though, I think, that ultimately, a live training/workshop is better in some respects, sometime situations make this impossible. This is a very good alternative.

Living in Vietnam and being tied to work for certain periods of time makes it pretty much impossible for me to do face-to-face training. This program allowed me to work at my own pace, enjoy what I was doing and reading, while continuing with my daily life.

Paul always answered my emails very quickly and respectfully, the materials are of a high quality and varied and the assignments are thoughtful and helpful. Thank you for my certificate!




I would highly recommend Paul Jerard & Aura Wellness Center

I would highly recommend Paul Jerard & Aura Wellness Center, whether to learn or get certified as a yoga teacher.

The certification course & diploma that I have earned has not just made me a bonafide teacher, it has made me become a student once again. I have realized that its more than just getting a diploma, it is all about continuing education & learning more about yoga. You get updated especially on anatomy, physiology & many more. The books & videos provided are “must haves” that I will surely keep them for further references & education. More power to Aura Wellness Center & I look forward to teaching in my new home (UK).


Roberto Carag Dario
Yoga Instructor Training Graduate

Working with Aura Yoga has been a wonderful experience

Working with Aura Yoga has been a wonderful experience. Paul has always been flexible, helpful and quick to reply to all of my emails. I just finished my re-certification process, which deepened my sense of security in my teaching. Being a student of life and of Yoga, I am constantly looking to build my mental library. The recertification process led me on a wonderful learning journey that was prompted by Paul’s Yoga Teacher Training materials. Kudos to you Paul for putting together such a wonderful program!!


Jennifer Rush
DEM, CD,CCE, BC, CYT, Reiki Master

Your curriculum was as comprehensive as I had hoped

Your curriculum was as comprehensive as I had hoped; it pulled my years of study together concisely and with extreme clarity. Thank you for giving me the confidence to share my love of yoga with others!



Pier Jones, Divine Yoga
Marlow, OK

Paul’s program is top-notch

Paul’s program is top-notch. Studying at your own pace rather than a pace set for however many students worked very well for me. Paul was with me all the way, my emails were answered quickly, and phone calls just as quickly. I feel I’m as well rounded as a beginner teacher as I would have been if I had been on site. The AURA yoga teacher training program is great.


Amos Nance

I was so excited to receive my Yoga teacher certificate

Dear Paul and Aura Yoga,

I would like to thank you for the excellent Yoga Teacher Certification programme and your professional service. The camp-in-a- box gave me the necessary background knowledge and confidence required to teach others and understand the many complexities that is Yoga.

I was so excited to receive my Yoga teacher certificate and have hung it in my studio. I am busy building up my classes and have already a loyal and regular following.

I highly commend Aura Yoga’s programme to anyone wanting to embark on this path. Body, Mind and Spirit.

Thank you kindly once again.


Sigi Kolbe, Certified Yoga Instructor
Namibia, Africa

thank you for the opportunity

It has been almost a year since my certification and I do apologize for not writing sooner. It is very easy to get caught up in life! I do want to thank you for the opportunity to take your home study class and complete your course in my own time without the enormous expense. I have been teaching in a small setting since March of this year and the class has made a difference in several students’ lives. (Including mine) And that’s what matters. It really is amazing and mind-boggling the different “types” of yoga certification that are out there. I just wanted people to experience what I have through yoga and to be of service, if I could. Please accept my heartfelt gratitude and appreciation!


Lisa Morris

AURA’s Yoga Teacher Training Certification was exactly what I needed

AURA’s Yoga Teacher Training Certification was exactly what I needed, with my busy lifestyle it is very hard to take a few weeks off at a time to attend a on-site training. I have a full time job and play bass with Chapel Hill band Feeding the Fire. I was able to easily adapt the training to my current schedule and complete it in less than 2 months. I’m teaching private lessons and have started teaching at Franklin Street Yoga Center here in Chapel Hill. I highly recommend this course to anyone looking for an alternative to on-site training.

Thank you very much Paul!!


Eric Smith
Graduate, Online Yoga Teacher Training

Thank you so much for going to the extra effort

Thank you so much for going to the extra effort to make this class both affordable yet “packed” with powerful & very interesting information!

Both my daughter & I are so excited to become Yoga Instructors & this fantastic study class is probably the best we could have ever found!

Thank you again for the time it must have taken as well as research to put this together…

Warm Regards,

Leslie Blake

Thanks for all the help.

I had caught the yoga bug! I fell deeply in love with the practice of yoga while sitting in pigeon position and decided this would be my future. I began to investigate my options for training and certification and quickly realized that given my current responsibilities I could not spare weekends, weeks, travel time and costs to achieve my goal. I am a mother of four bright and healthy children and married to a pilot who spends much of his time on the road. I was at a loss.
I scanned the Internet and found Aura Yoga Teacher Training at home. Wow. My heart leaped but I was skeptical. Can this program really lay the groundwork for becoming a yoga teacher? I sent a link of the website to my current yoga teacher for her review and she gave me the professional thumbs up.
The study materials presented all the vital information a yoga teacher has to know, plus business ideas, plus bonus materials. That combined with personal and studio practice and a heart willing to learn made it possible to confidently finish my certification. I completed the program in about a year. But the real kicker is, during that year I also made an international move from America to Switzerland. Guess what! I didn’t lose any time or effort I put into the program. Once I arrived in my new home I just picked up where I left off and completed my certification.
Long story short… I have my first class beginning in the coming month and I am confident that I will lead the class effectively! Thanks for all the help.

God bless,

Susanne Hartkop
Certified Yoga Teacher

wonderful experience

Dear Paul,

I want to thank you for the wonderful experience I have had going through your self-directed yoga teacher training program. I have always wanted to teach yoga and because of your program I am now able to. It has been a true honor and pleasure to learn from you. I have pulled out my certificate so many times already and smiled at it. I am thrilled to be a graduate of Aura Wellness Center.

To anyone interested in a long distance program, this is the one. The books, videos, CD’s and other reference material included in the kit provided me with endless and valuable information that I know I will continue to reference. Every time I had a question, and there were many, I knew I could count on a response from Paul within a day. He was and continues to be extremely giving of his vast knowledge and time.


Laura Waldman

The AURA YOGA TEACHER TRAINING was life transforming!

Dear Paul and Marie :

I received the beautiful certificate yesterday. I want to say thank you for everything. The AURA YOGA TEACHER TRAINING was life transforming! I had no idea how detailed, organized, and professional this program would be.

I got much more than I ever could have dreamed. I have deepened both my practice of yoga and my spiritual practice as a whole.

WOW! It definitely was an intensive program I feel great about the accomplishment. It is life training.

Being a yoga teacher, I feel honored to be a part of peoples’ lives in a positive way. I will enjoy to help others build the connection between the breath, body and mind.

Thank you very much!


Andrea Olivares, Certified Yoga Teacher

thank you for giving me the opportunity

Hi Paul,

I want to thank you for giving me the opportunity to get a yoga teaching certificate without having to spend lots of $$ and giving me lots of my time to acquire it. You really need one these days to continue teaching and it gives me great pleasure to tell clients that I graduated with honors at the Aura Wellness Center.

The Aura Yoga Teacher Certification course let me fulfill the dream of a lifetime. I have been practicing yoga since 1975 and started teaching in 1987. I opened my own studio last year, 2007, and realized that I needed a certificate to validate my experience. Aura has made this happen for me. My studio is growing and I believe in my dream. Thanks for helping me fulfill it.


Lynne Carroll, Certified Yoga Instructor

I am profoundly grateful

Paul & Marie,

Thank you so much for providing this excellent comprehensive training course. I deeply appreciate the content and methodology of the program as well as the personal support that you gave throughout. I have received so much to pour into the lives and practice of my students. They will benefit greatly from the training that I received through your Yoga teachers’ training course. I will always be grateful to you and look forward to more of the training that you have available.

It has been a real pleasure. I will live up to the honor of the ethics and to the reputation of your school. I will look forward to receiving your newsletters and updates as well as further training in the future.

(Oh, and you can use this email for testimonials or promotion. I would be honored and will be sure to pass along information about your course to other Yoga teachers.)

I am profoundly grateful.


Jay Gunn
Carrsville, Virginia

Thanks so much for everything.

Hari Om Paul,

I received my certificate today and I am thrilled. Thanks so much for everything.

As a mom of a small child I would not have been able to attend any Yoga School for a Yoga Teacher Training program but with your help I was able to do it in my own time. I started ‘practicing’ with a few friends being a teacher from home. I have converted a small room in my house with a separate entrance as a studio (taking 6 students) and already by word of mouth I had requests when they can start doing Yoga with me.

Now that I am officially certified I can contact them and tell them to come!


Steffi Pardemann

Meditation has helped me personally in so many ways

Dear Paul,

Thank you so much for the opportunity and guidance with my meditation course. I loved the text and really appreciated the helpful accompanying CD’s and DVD. It was a very thorough course without being overwhelming. I found the test a wonderful challenge – it covered all of the material, and helped me be sure that I really understood the concepts, and had an opportunity to learn the methods firsthand. Meditation has helped me personally in so many ways.

This course allowed me to take my practice to a higher level, and gave me the wisdom and confidence to start teaching meditation to groups. I am very thankful for this course and look forward to teaching my first group class next week! If anyone asks me how to support or enhance their meditation practice, are guided to teach meditation to help others, or are searching for a way to really enrich their own lives, I will happily refer them to Aura.


Lauralyn Harter
Certified Meditation Teacher

I am ever so grateful that Aura Wellness Center offers a certification course

“The stars exist that we might know how high our dreams can soar.”

I am ever so grateful that Aura Wellness Center offers a certification course that can be completed by correspondence. It has given me the opportunity to realize a long-held dream of teaching yoga.

As a qualified consultant in the uses of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator™, now having the training to offer Yoga classes will allow me to provide my students with resources to experience their life path from a perspective of mind, body and spirit.

I feel that Aura Wellness embraces the true meaning of ‘Yoga’ – forming a worldwide union of like-minded individuals who are spreading a message of compassion through their teaching.

I am proud to be a part of this family.

Thank you!

Maureen Kelly, Graduate, Yoga Teacher Training Online
Birch Bay, Washington

I wish I had this book before I started my own businesses

First I want to say how much I enjoyed your marketing/biz booklet. It was informative, personal, and realistic. I wish I had this book before I started my own businesses three years ago!


Danielle Rochelle

I want to take this time to say “thank you”

I want to take this time to say “thank you”. All I have learned, so far, really has opened my eyes and has made a REALLY big change in my life. If your at home learning program had not been available I may not have looked into Yoga any further.”


Lucie Duguay