As we practice Yoga training, we are more mindful of our bodies. That mindfulness can help us realize that we need to take care of our bodies more. That means making an effort to put healthy foods in our bodies and reduce the amount of unhealthy things we put into our system.
It is amazing how much time teachers spend on independent research and specialized yoga teacher training. However, we know that yoga instructors need educational resources and training to help the world become a better place.
By Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500, YACEP “What should I know about how to teach Yoga classes?” Some interns say it out loud, and many more think about the knowledge required before teaching. After all, teaching Yoga isn’t easy, but any enthusiast with strong social skills should be able to teach classes. The key is …
A yoga student will ideally have many yoga teachers in his or her lifetime. One teacher cannot act as an expert in all styles, modalities and afflictions, especially with the diversity of the human population, the human body and the number of options in yoga styles today.
By Amruta Kulkarni, CYT 500 How to start teaching Yoga is a complex subject when you consider that you will need proper training and guidance along the way. Yoga has long been used to help connect the mind and body. Using ancient holistic techniques, Yoga can help people in many ways through the process of …
Enterprise and activeness predominates in the awakening of inner energy within Pranayama applications of Prana Sciences. This exercise helps a great deal in warding off inertia and indolence and instead zest and zeal manifest. Because the mind is conjoined to such acts the basis of all successes emerges. For this the mind has to be tamed and educated. It is definitely difficult (but not impossible) akin to training ferocious animals like tigers etc. in a circus. Without inner strength it is impossible to attain via other means. It is will power that helps us act wholesomely in social transactions, helps make our personality of high stature and ethics and helps overcome inner taints on a war footing. That conscious energy generated on the basis of Prana Science gives us joy in the form of enterprise and activeness.
By Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500, YACEP You must have a deep passion for teaching if you are considering Yoga instructor certification. This is because you will be required to lead students through Yoga classes and help them find their inner peace. To do this, you must be able to make a connection with your …
As you begin to realize the benefit of practicing daily, it may become easier to streamline some other activities in order to schedule in your daily Yoga practice. If you find that it is difficult to get to a studio every day, there are a number of websites that offer Yoga classes online for a nominal monthly charge. These websites will allow you to practice at your convenience and in the comfort of your own home.
For experienced teachers who already have a good foundation in the basics of a particular style, Yoga DVDs from different styles can really broaden horizons. If you don’t live in a big city, for instance, you may struggle to find specialized yoga classes. If you’re curious about Bikram, Ashtanga, Kundalini or other styles of yoga but cannot find suitable classes in your area, DVDs are excellent alternatives. From the comfort of home, you can learn the basics of different styles and gain a lot of advanced knowledge about yoga in general.
Some Yoga teachers forget the need for instruction at the beginner level. Recently, I have been guilty of that, as well. Many of your Yoga classes should still be geared toward beginners.