Aura Wellness Yoga Studios’ Testimonials – Yoga Instructor Training Programs
Located in the pages below, you will find testimonials from graduates of our Yoga Studios programs. These graduates are from the United States, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, New Zealand, as well as a large variety of other countries. You will find Yoga teachers who own their own studios, work at studios, wellness centers, gyms, spas, and corporate centers!
I am so grateful and thankful to have received my certificate to teach yoga!
I really enjoyed this online course because I was able to work at my own pace.
Dr. Jerard and his staff were very supportive and encouraging. The patience and understanding provided from the support team was exceptional!
I will continue to take future courses to stay up on my practice!
I was set up for success!!!!
Thank you all for your support!
Certified Yoga Teacher
Grace Keyes is a senior at Gonzaga Prep High School. She completed her initial Yoga Instructor Certification through Aura Wellness Center in September 2020. She is currently teaching yoga through Heal One World, a non-profit organization based in Los Angeles that offers free and reduced cost wellness and fitness classes. In addition to her study and love of yoga, Grace is a three-year varsity cheerleader, an accomplished violinist, and the owner of “Keyes & Strings,” a violin and piano trio that provides music for weddings, parties, and other special events
Through Aura Wellness’ online yoga instructor class, I was able to pace myself and take my time in understanding the class’ curriculum. The on-line class that participated in was well organized and very user friendly. The class content was comprehensive and covered not only how to execute asanas but how to teach and help students with their asana alignments. The course also covered the importance of anatomy and kinesiology when it comes to yoga and provided very useful teaching and ethics tips.
200 HR Hatha Yoga Teacher
I recently obtained my 200 HR Hatha Yoga Teacher certification through Aura Wellness.
I chose to pursue this next level of education for myself after seeing the variety of courses offered and reading the many positive review of other students. I felt comfortable knowing there were so many resources available if I needed assistance with my coursework. The online course worked best with my lifestyle. I needed flexibility and this course was the perfect fit. I completed my Exam, Essays and Practical video with much help and support from willing friends and family! In a way, the course itself brought more unity into my life.
So, I wanted to take the time to give Aura Wellness a thank you! I am so extremely excited to continue my Yoga journey through Aura Wellness.
200 HR Hatha Yoga Teacher
Truly thankful for Aura Wellness Center guiding me towards the right direction and attaining my first certification. I thank you.
Kristine T. Sy
I was supposed to enroll for an onsite Yoga teacher training (YTT) at a local studio this year (this was before the pandemic), but I forgot to attend the information session that they were offering. I took it as a sign that I wasn’t meant to go into Yoga teacher training. During the lockdown, however, I came across several websites advertising online YTT and upon researching and reading what other Aura Wellness Center (Aura) graduates had to say, I decided to enroll with Aura. It was the best choice for me for a number of reasons: Aura has been offering online YTT for years; they have a thorough and comprehensive curriculum; the enrollment fees are reasonably priced; they make you work hard for your certification so you know that you are ready to teach once you get certified; and everyone I communicated with at Aura (Dr. Paul Jerard and his staff) was approachable, professional and provided prompt, valuable feedback and excellent support to me. I also appreciate the fact that Aura puts much emphasis on safety in teaching and performing the poses. Thank you for your guidance, Aura Wellness Center! God bless you and more power!
Kristine T. Sy
Meditation has been a very important part of my life for almost 20 years as a tool for mental wellness to help with the symptoms of anxiety and depression. It wasn’t until I was studying for my Hatha Yoga Certification which I completed this past summer did I consider meditation as a daily practice for myself or others. It has been life changing. Much like diet and exercise prevent disease, the meditation techniques and deeper understanding of them and myself that I’ve learned from Dr. Paul are treatments for what ails us mental, physically, emotionally and spiritually. We treat the illness not just symptoms.
I cannot wait to share the gift of meditation with others.
Thank you for the opportunity.
As a fitness instructor and specializing in senior movement, I felt the instruction materials that Aura Wellness provided for my 300 hour Hatha Yoga certification were exceptional. The variety of learning materials covering the philosophy, anatomy, alignment and history helped me to have a better understanding of Yoga and not just a focus on the poses. I feel confident in using what I learned to teach others. Thank you Aura Wellness Center for a great educational experience.
I started doing Hatha Yoga after a recommendation from my doctor to help with my depression, anxiety, and a back injury. I fell in love with yoga and wanted to share with as many people as I could the very thing that saved my life. I wanted to become a Hatha Yoga teacher unfortunately where I live yoga studios are almost non existent so I began searching for a reputable online school and thats when I found Aura Wellness Center. i signed up for the 200 hr level 1 Hatha Yoga course and was given all the resources and support anyone looking to become a teacher would need. Dr. Jerard and staff are very knowledgeable and answered my questions promptly and thoroughly as I progressed through my lessons. Since completing my training I’ve become a student of Raja Yoga and following that will be initiated in Kriya Yoga all thanks to the amazing start and opportunity i got from Aura Wellness Center. Thank you!
It was an amazing journey in a very particular time. The online yoga teacher training course allowed me to follow one of my passions when we were locked down and not allowed to be in physical contact with other people. I am so grateful for all your precious advices and help that guided me through the path of becoming yoga teacher. It allowed me to use time for growth and self love. The lessons were well structured and I received precious assistance if needed. Thank you very much for everything.
Nadia Figueira Fryer
I signed up for the Hatha Yoga 250H teacher training course during the Pandemic and I can honestly say this course saved me. Having something positive to focus on was the best thing during these unusual times. I am also so impressed with Dr. Paul Jerard and his team. It is an honor to say that Dr Paul is my Yoga Teacher. He is providing something amazing to all of us and has created an incredibly supportive community. The program is excellent, very affordable and convenient.
Many blessings to you all!
Nadia Figueira Fryer
Jamie Lynn Lufkins
Thank you, Aura Wellness for allowing me to expand my teaching knowledge at a pace that accommodated my needs. I have obtained 2 certifications and currently teach yoga to my small community. Paul is great for answering questions in a timely manner even after you graduate. I highly recommend this teacher training for any practicing yogi looking to deepen their knowledge. You will not be disappointed. I’m grateful to be a part of this tribe!
Jamie Lynn Lufkins
I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Paul Jerard and the team at Aura Wellness Center. They were always available to assist me or answer any questions, either by phone or email. The coursework was relevant, educational, and engaging. Dr. Jerard is a great teacher and I found his videos both clear and down-to-earth. I gained invaluable knowledge in doing this course and I plan on enrolling in Aura again when I am ready for my 500-hour certificate!
I recently completed my 200 hour Hatha Yoga Teacher training with Aura Wellness. I cannot day how positive my experience was – the course is very thorough, and Paul and the staff are so helpful and provide feedback and support the same day! They try care about their students. I will definitely continue to take courses with Aura for my 300 hour YTT and beyond 💕
~ Samantha Patricia ~
When I started studying for the level 1 of The Original Yoga Teacher Training Camp-in-a-box with Aura Wellness Center I was feeling insecure of my capability to deliver what was expected of the students. But the kit was so well put together that following the guidelines step-by-step I could succeed in preparing the essays and practical exams. The journey was joyful, putting myself in awe with the knowledge about Yoga that I could harvest from it. I am still aware there is so much more to learn and I feel more confident to keep on going. The support provided by the Aura Wellness Team was always timely and Dr. Jerard has guided me with compassion and openness, allowing me to listen to my inner teacher – intuition and I feel great gratitude for having connected with these wonderful people. I humbly thank you all for this achievement in my life.
After practicing Vinyasa for many years with other studios, I set a goal to become certified to teach through Aura. It was a very positive experience with extensive education and support along the way. I am thrilled to be able to now share my passion with others. Thanks, Aura Wellness, for the encouragement!
Andrea Gonzales, DDS, MS
Inspiration to keep doing, developing and enjoying to teach Hatha Yoga. 🧘♀️ ♥️
“Always keep it sharp, learn from other Yoga teachers, from situations around, don’t sit on old laurels,” thats what I learn from amazing Dr. Paul Jerard. Thank You @aurawellnesscenter for being my guide during education. To study in “Aura Wellness Center” was the best decision what i have made. It has opened a lot of doors and opportunities in my personal growth as yoga teacher.
Aura Hatha Yoga Graduate from Denmark
Hi! My name is Michelle Budiwski and I am thrilled to have completed my 200hr Hatha Yoga training with Aura Wellness and am currently seeking both my certificate in meditation and restorative yoga.
As a 45 year old mother of 4, I’ve been practicing both yoga and meditation on my own and with my family for years for both its physical and mental health benefits.
As a certified group and active older adult instructor with the Manitoba Fitness Council, and a practicing nutritionist with a diploma in nutrition and diet therapy, I’ve always added these aspects to my group classes but am thrilled to now add them as stand alone offerings in my private studio in Rivers Manitoba, Canada.
I look forward to continue my journey and education and sharing what I’ve learned with my clients as they persue a healthier lifestyle balancing mind, body, heart and spirit.
Aura Wellness Center provided me with all the materials and support I needed to complete my certification. This has been a long-time goal for me and the flexibility of the program allowed me to finally accomplish it. The program was thorough and the knowledge gained helped me understand so much more about the practice of yoga and the way our bodies move. I’m so excited to share my passion for yoga with others and help students see all the health benefits of yoga and meditation. Dr. Paul Jerard and team were so supportive and professional throughout the process and they genuinely care about the success of their students. I had researched so many different programs but I’m so happy Aura Wellness was the one I chose!
I spent several years struggling with autoimmune diseases and the toll they had on my body. After practicing yoga throughout the years and feeling the benefits on my health, and feeling like I had more control over my life, I decided to take the plunge and become an instructor. I want to guide people through yoga practices, help them discover themselves, improve their health, and give them the tools to continue practicing on their own. Aura Wellness Center offers in-depth teacher training that guides students in not only the history and the physical aspects of yoga, but really delves into the chakra system and yogic philosophy so the student gains a thorough understanding of yoga. The online/at home courses allow for the flexibility to study from home when you are able, which was a huge help with my schedule. I learned so much from completing the course, including discoveries about myself.
Aura Wellness center is the best independent study course I have ever taken and I have taken a few different courses over the years. I have been practicing yoga at home for a long time and it has helped me so much mentally and physically. Because of the benefits that I received from practicing Yoga consistently, I wanted to take it to the next level and start teaching others but I needed a course I could study in between my kids, work schedule, and life in general. I researched and read reviews on different places until I finally decided on Aura Wellness! I am so happy that I did because their courses are fantastic and they have so much to offer on their site!! I started with The Original Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Camp-In-A-Box – Level 1 -240 hours and it was an all around thorough training program that I completed in 1 year, then I took their Complete Holistic Weight Control e-course that was packed with great information and then I took the Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Certification Course- 100 Hour Upgrade-which was fantastic in learning all about Vinyasa Style yoga! All of these courses where phenomenal and I recommend them to anyone interested in furthering their education in this field and the best part is that this program can fit into your schedule. I will def. be taking another course through Aura Wellness to continue my education further. Dr. Paul Jerard and the Aura Wellness staff are very professional in all aspects, available when needed, had a quick response time on getting back to me through email, and were all super supportive. I was also very pleased with the level of knowledge that Dr. Paul Jerard provided and the high quality of all the courses that I took! The website alone is a wealth of knowledge. The blogs, community pages, newsletters, FAQs, video files and other information that Dr. Paul Jerard has provided are excellent resources that a Certified Yoga Teacher shouldn’t be without.
I have enjoyed my adventure in becoming a certified Yoga teacher with the help of Dr. Paul Jerard and the staff at The Aura Wellness Center! I will continue to learn and grow as a Certified Yoga Instructor!
Diana Boucher, CYT 240, VYT 100
As a working mom, with a full time job and a start up behavioral wellness practice, I knew I was going to need a program with flexibility. I had begun my own meditation practice without any formal instruction, and so I also knew I would need to strengthen my own knowledge base with a comprehensive training program. The meditation teacher program definitely met both of those needs! The built-in flexibility of “go at your own pace” was invaluable, particularly as “real life” intervened and I needed a bit more time than initially estimated in order to finish. It was a relief to know that I had that time available to me. I also gained so much insight and depth of knowledge for building my own meditation practice, in addition to the information and skill I will need to successfully lead meditation instruction in the future. The team at Aura was supportive and always quickly responsive to any questions or needs I expressed.
This was a great program that will allow me to take my practice, personally and professionally, to the next level! Thanks for everything!
Certified Meditation Teacher
Dear Dr. Paul,
I have been honored to have taken your Online Hatha Yoga training! I have learned so much through the readings, videos, and essays that I am excited to share with other yoga students. I am excited to continue this never-ending yoga journey and to continue to grow as both a yoga teacher and student! Yoga has helped me in so many ways both mentally and physically and it is a true gift that I feel so passionately about and hope to share with as many people as possible in this world. Thank you for this opportunity in certification.
Certified Hatha Yoga Teacher
The 200 hour YTT was very comprehensive. I received 1:1 support and was very pleased with the level of knowledge that Dr. Jerard provided. I am very happy to have completed this journey and am very excited to be able to share with my community the many benefits that yoga has brought to me. I highly recommend.
Certified Hatha Yoga Teacher
Taking the past 12 months to complete Hatha Yoga Teacher Training has been a great experience. I had no idea it was also preparing me to have the mental and physical endurance to work through such unprecedented times. As a family physician, this training will allow me to treat people in ways no medication can. I see Yoga as a wonderful adjunct to traditional medical therapy. Many thanks to Dr. Jerard and Aura Wellness Center!
Katie Dias, DO
Certified Hatha Yoga Teacher
I am really grateful for the journey of transformation I have discovered through Aura Wellness Yoga Center, since studying my Vinyasa Yoga Course helped me gain invaluable and comprehensive knowledge and insight that I will apply throughout my life!
Even though I was completing the course long-distance, all guidelines were extremely clear and you were available to address every single question I had at all times!
I am so pleased I took the decision to complete the course, I enjoyed every minute of it and I am looking forward to the possibilities it opens up.
I recommend this course to everyone without a doubt!
Certified Vinyasa Yoga Teacher
Woomi Kayoko Perkins
I’ve been practicing yoga for 13 years and had dreamed of becoming a certified yoga instructor. With the support of Dr. Paul Jerard, I recently completed The Original Yoga Teacher Training Camp-in-a-Box – Level 1 (PLATINUM) course and made my dream come true. Most conventional yoga certification courses require students to attend daily classes for a period of a month. As I’m a working mother with a 6 year old, these intensive courses were not feasible. I was about to give up when I came across Aura Wellness Center’s website. The great reviews and prompt responses by Dr. Jerard to my initial queries solidified my decision to give this course a try. I’m glad I did as I’ve learned so much during my studies, both about proper yoga instruction and the union of body, mind and spirit.
Thank you so much!
Woomi Kayoko Perkins
Certified Yoga Teacher
I just want to express my gratitude to Aura Wellness Center and to Dr.Paul Jerard. I recently completed the Digital Yoga Teacher training in-a-box Hatha Yoga course Level 1 and have received my certificate. I live in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada there are not a lot of places in this area that offer yoga teacher training. Many people living here who want to take yoga teacher training have to travel great distances such as going to Bali or Spain to obtain their certification; which is also very costly. As a busy, married mom of 2 who is also working as a registered social worker; I have very little time to spare and so taking time off work and away from my family and travelling a great distance to get my certification was just not an option for me. I have been a long time yoga practitioner and had always dreamed of becoming a certified yoga teacher and now Aura Wellness Center has made this a reality for me.
The course was very reasonable in terms of cost and I was very impressed with the breadth and depth of this course and I feel it truly helped prepare me for becoming a certified yoga teacher. The course reminded me very much of my university courses; the guidelines and instructions are very clear and well laid out. Paul was always very accessible by email to answer any questions that I had and I found the Aura Wellness Center website to be very informative and easy to navigate as well. With the digital course, I like that there was the option of using many accessible online sources for information and I feel I have learned a great deal. For me it was just making the time to work on a couple of questions or essays after work or in the evenings or weekends while my kids were playing or doing their homework. I found that if you break it down into just tackling a couple of questions each day as Aura Wellness suggests, you are able to complete the course in a very reasonable amount of time. I am now teaching water yoga classes at our local Temple Gardens Mineral Spa every Thursday evening and I am truly enjoying it. Thank you Aura Wellness Center and Dr. Paul Jerard! Namaste.
Heather Heilman, BSW, RSW
I have recently received my yoga certification from the Aura Wellness Yoga Center. What a wonderful learning opportunity it has been! As I am a nomad of sorts, it was the perfect approach as I could study and practice yoga where ever I was and help was just an e-mail away. Both Paul and Marie were welcoming and supportive; the course was well organized and comprehensive and reasonably priced. I am thrilled to have my certification and am looking forward to the next Aura Wellness Center course that I take. Thank you!
Faylyn Kumagai CYT
Aura Wellness Center has given me the flexibility and resources needed to easily and effectively acquire my yoga certification. I have been practicing yoga since 2005 and teaching yoga since 2009. However, there were no local yoga training programs in my area. I wanted to become certified to be more effective and to truly feel qualified to teach others the wonderful practice of yoga. Most programs required me to leave my hometown for an extended period of time or travel to another state for training. My family and professional career as a history teacher would not allow that to happen. So I researched online yoga training programs in hopes of finding an alternative. Yet, I felt most online programs were either fraudulent or lacking detailed information concerning the specifics of the program. I was honestly on the verge of giving up my search when I came across the Aura Wellness Yoga Center website. I read the pages of testimonials, checked out their track record with the Better Business Bureau and reviewed what the training entailed. I was very impressed. I enrolled into the basic yoga teacher program and have learned so much from the experience. I have truly grown as an instructor and will take other courses offered by Aura Wellness Center. I would suggest this program to anyone interested in a quality online yoga training course.
Thanks Paul for such a wonderful program.
Yoga Teacher Training Graduate
Aura Wellness Center online teacher training was a fantastic experience for me. I live in a rural area far away from any Yoga Teacher training source and my work doesn’t allow for long periods of time away to travel to take training in person. This program was a life saver for me as I was able to get certified as a Yoga instructor at my own pace and in my unfortunate location. I was very pleased with the amount and quality of study materials. I feel prepared and confident to go forward with my Yoga Instructing career because Aura Wellness set me up for success!
Heather Plumlee, CYT 500
Linda L. Viel
I would like to give you a testimonial about Aura Yoga Center and your teacher training program. This is the best independent study course I have ever taken and I have taken quite a few over the years. The support available is the best I have ever had. Thank you for providing such a high quality product. I will be recommending your products to others.
If you truly want an all around thorough training program then use the “Yoga Teacher Training Camp-in-a-Box” The program is very comprehensive and the support you get is phenomenal. The Aura Wellness Center staff is very professional in all aspects. The website alone is a wealth of knowledge. The blogs, community pages, newsletters, FAQs, video files and personal phone or e-mail answers to questions is a resource no Certified Yoga Teacher should be without. The best part is that this program can fit into your schedule. Just remember, take it seriously, study, practice and reap the personal rewards that will make you an asset to the growing Yoga community. I have enjoyed my journey to becoming a certified Yoga teacher with the help of the staff at the Aura Wellness Teacher Training Center and “Yoga Teacher Training Camp-in-a-Box”
This is truly a 5 star program.
Peace, Love and Light,
Linda L. Viel
Certified Yoga Teacher
Thank you so much to Aura Yoga.
I just received my certificate. And I am so pleased I was so happy to learn that even with my limitations, neck injury, I can still teach yoga and enjoy its every aspect.
I love the mind, body, breath connection as I become more aware of it. I love the way it enhances my life.
Certified Yoga Instructor
Aura Yoga teaching is the most accessible, easy and transformative Teacher training program on the Internet. It allowed studying in my own home, at my time with pace I have decided for my own self. And that is of course very important in this day and age.
I have been very pleasantly surprised by the quick, precise and always welcoming response from Paul. He is truly there for his students, making them feel important at all times.
I have received my Certificate in 7 months time, which was the quickest possible way without comprising knowledge and skills a Yoga teacher must posses in order to gain success.
I am very grateful to Paul and his team for all his time, effort and knowledge.
Certified Yoga Teacher
I am thrilled with everything I learned during the Certified Meditation Teacher course! The course did a wonderful job of teaching the underpinnings of mindfulness meditation, as well as providing practical techniques and strategies for both personal practice and with students. I feel exponentially more confident in delivering guided meditation and mindfulness activities to groups and individuals I work with as a result of the CMT training. Throughout the course, the Aura Wellness support team was extremely helpful, friendly, and prompt in their responses; I felt supported every step of the way. Thank you, Aura Wellness!
As a practicing dentist coping with musculoskeletal pain, I began doing yoga 7 years ago. During the Covid stay-at-home period, I decided to take this teacher training course, so that I can promote yoga for better health among dental professionals. This comprehensive program gives a solid introduction to classical approach to yoga, and offers resources that inspire students for continuous learning. It has been a tremendous learning experience, which provided me the necessary knowledge for my own yoga practice as well as teaching others.
After a two years fight against cancer with chemotherapy and stem cell transplant I felt so weak as I had to experience a significant loss of muscle and weight. Carefully I started with a gentle yoga session every day. Now, two years later, I state that yoga literally brought me back to life.
So I signed up for yoga teacher training, with the idea to share my experience with people who might be in a similar situation and to encourage them to add yoga with its numerous benefits in their life’s too. The teacher training I signed up to, was supposed to start in fall 2020 in a City one hour away to where I live. But due to Covid the course has been cancelled. As I did not want to wait any longer I started my researches for online yoga teacher training.
It was my best decision ever to choose “Aura Wellness Center” with its fair pricing and long experience in online training. First I was a bit concerned, as English is not my mother language, but Jackie and Dr. Paul encouraged me to start. So I stepped in, knowing there is help around the corner just a phone call or an email away. Through the entire process, which is extensive, challenging and very interesting, I felt perfectly guided and supported by Jackie. She is doing an outstanding job. Also Dr. Paul who joined us in each Zoom-Class session. I learned so much that affects my life in a positive way and I am just in the beginning of that journey.
I highly recommend “Aura Wellness Center” to everybody who wants to become a yoga teacher. I look forward to join more courses during the wintertime as online courses are so comfortable. All my best wishes to the entire team from Aura and thanks again for the great and outstanding support.
Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada
Certified Hatha Yoga Teacher
I had completed the 200 hour Hatha Yoga training and the course offers great flexibility at anytime and anywhere. This is important especially I was doing the training from Hong Kong at different time zone. The team has been very helpful and providing timely response. The course was also well-structured: I had learned a lot and overall it was a very positive experience.
Certified Hatha Yoga Teacher
I have been practicing yoga for years but in the island where I live (Bora Bora, French Polynesia) there are no training programs available. I wanted to become certified yoga teacher to be able to teach safe to my students and progress in my professional career as a massage therapist and thai yoga therapist. So I researched online yoga training programs and I found that Aura Wellness Yoga Center was professional and serious. I loved all the books and DVDs and all the online support.
I highly recommend the Hatha Yoga Teaching Program.
At the beginning of the Pandemic I decided to take the opportunity to take my Yoga practice to the next level and following a period of research opted to take my Yoga teacher training with the Aura Wellness Centre. The 300 hr Hatha/Restorative course was ideal for me, as a Veteran, I aim to ultimately support other Veterans with their wellbeing through Restorative Yoga. The course was comprehensive, makes excellent use of the opportunity technology gives, and has a strong assessment process, both theoretically and practically, the latter absolutely critical for me. Dr Paul Jerard and his team were great, responsive and kind. Without a doubt, I will definitely be coming back to do more courses with you . Thank you for everything
Certified Hatha Restorative Yoga Teacher