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Teachers Mixing Yoga and Money

Another new emerging concept is the teacher owned co-op studio. The tricky aspect of this is finding enough teachers with the same types of goals that work well together. One way to work out expenses is to figure out space cost per hour, and work out a plan around that.

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Teaching Students to be Present for Yoga Practice

Yoga posturing is a practice of the body’s core and limbs which work alongside the breath. In a Vinyasa style class, as students move from one position to the next, the yoga instructor will note whether to breathe in or out, for example: “breathe in, upward-facing dog, breathe out, downward-facing dog,” and so on. Breathing in this way with each position allows the body to flow easier and gentler through the positions. This method is especially valuable for beginners who may feel that some of the movements are difficult to master at first. Adding the breath makes each position flow into the next and provides a fluidity that could not be achieved otherwise.

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Should I Become a Yoga Instructor?

When you want to become a yoga instructor, you are going to have to make sure you fulfill any requirements that the place where you want to teach requests. This means that you will need to have the endurance to get through the courses, and you will also have to find courses that match up with your own time schedule. One additional point to make: Each facility is unique and may require different teachers for different classes. If you are a Restorative teacher, don’t expect to get an audition for the Power Yoga teaching position. If you are an RYT, don’t expect the local Bikram yoga school to open the doors to you, unless you were trained by Bikram Choudhury. One key doesn’t open all the doors and neither does one certification.

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Four Tips for Physical Assists During Yoga Classes

Should yoga teachers physically assist their students to help them get into the correct poses, or should teachers rely solely upon verbal instructions? The question is a good one, and sometimes a controversial one, since not all students feel comfortable with being touched by the yoga instructor.

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Continuing Education – Do Yoga Teachers Need It?

Individuals who support ongoing education for yoga teachers poses many strong arguments to legitimate their claim that continued study is necessary and important. One argument posed to promote the notion that ongoing education is important is that there is always something new to discover and experience in the field of yoga.

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Making Unrealistic Claims About Yoga

Yoga has many healing properties and can do many amazing things. From mind to body and the energy in between, it is a sacred practice for a reason. When a practice incorporates body, mind and spirit, it’s little wonder most of the claims have a base in truth.

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Harnessing Shiva’s Power – Sequencing a Yoga Class

In the same way, using a sensitive and appropriate krama of asanas will assist your students in making steady progress in their Yoga practice. One method of designing an effective sequence of Yoga poses is to choose a pinnacle pose to work towards. A pinnacle pose is an asana that is usually the most challenging for the students in a given class. In terms of harnessing Shiva’s energy of creation, working towards a pinnacle pose increases the energy and flow of the class until the pose is practiced.

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Teaching Yoga as a Life Choice

By Kimaya Singh The way one chooses to earn their living is an important life choice. Most people need to work to support themselves, that’s a given. Not everybody does what they love, though. If you have a passion for yoga and would like to share what you know with others, teaching could be your …

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What to Do with Difficult Yoga Students?

Much like all of your past training: Clear your mind, take a deep breath and relax. As a Yoga teacher, the time comes when one unique student causes unnecessary suffering in the classroom. Perhaps they come late to class, or question your every move. Some students may want to rush the lesson or answer phone calls in the middle of a Yoga class.

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Yoga Teaching Opportunities Outside The Studios

Universities have the benefit of providing a large variety of locations in which Yoga classes can be taught. Most college campuses have a gymnasium, and these frequently include a large empty room or basketball court that could serve as an ideal location. Smaller classes can be held in classrooms with desks that can move, or they can be held in the common areas of dorms.

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