Testimonials

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!

Rawan Alsahili

Rawan Alsahili - Certified Vinyasa Yoga Teacher

Starting Vinyasa Yoga teaching course last year was definitely inspirational and right on time to overcome the challenging 2020. The solid knowledge about Yoga philosophy & Vinyasa practice made the uncertain times less stressful; it was a real life challenge where yoga proved to be a mindful soothing practice to recover peace and motivation.

Namaste,
Rawan Alsahili

Certified Vinyasa Yoga Teacher

Elaine Jones

Elaine Jones - Certified Hatha Yoga Teacher

Dear Dr. Jerard & team,

I just finished my 250hr Haha YTT & am still on cloud 9! I started this course during a global pandemic after losing my beloved father to a very long illness and I KNEW he would want me to do something for ME…..since I got my love of yoga from him, what better way to honour him! This course was definitely challenging & pushed me to limits I really didn’t know I was capable of…until I was capable! The depth of the knowledge I obtained was exactly what I was looking for in a teacher training course and I feel a confidence in my skills that I don’t think I had before I started.

I am grateful for the support I got whenever I needed it and especially when I felt my question was “silly” but everyone there was so amazing I felt like it was talking to my friends. I am so incredibly PROUD of myself for this great accomplishment and eternally grateful to Aura Wellness, Dr. Jerard & the whole team for helping me achieve a dream!

Namaste !
Elaine Jones

Certified Hatha Yoga Teacher

Teasha

Teasha Camargo - CMT

Welcome, my name is Teasha Camargo.
Are you looking for something incredible, start by looking within yourself? Vipassana Meditation was introduced to me a little over a year ago. My saving grace. I am on a spark-joy journey. I love learning, attracting things along the way, and fine-tuning them. It is a beautiful balance of yin and yang, watching as it comes and goes. I think of the midday sun casting shadows as the sun moves across the sky so do the shadows until it is no longer there. The shadows return only if the sun is out. It may be a different story if there are streetlights that cast upon it. Not worrying about whether it stays or goes. These shadows represent the good and bad feelings appreciating the value while it is there, after all, is only temporary. I feel more joy when my mind is clear. It opens many more opportunities as I see things from a different perspective. I am excited about my path of learning. I experienced amazing things leading up to the day I found The Aura Wellness Center. They are very knowledgeable, kind, patient, and always ready to give you a helping hand. When I was looking for a Meditation Course, there were so many others to choose from but, they stood out to me. Thank you for making my time enjoyable.

Namaste,

Teasha
Certified Meditation Teacher

Natalie Bussell

Natalie Bussell - Ceritifed Yoga Teacher Levels 1, 2, & 3

I instinctively knew three years ago when I began my Yoga journey that I wanted to become a Yoga Therapist. Yoga has profoundly helped me physically, emotionally, and spiritually and I want to help others in the same way. I participated in the Yoga in a Box Platinum Level 3 to obtain my goal of 1000 Yoga Teacher Training Hours. I loved that this was all done from the comfort of my own home and the flexibility it offered. I went at my own pace and Paul was always quick to respond to any questions I had. He was also very understanding during the pandemic and I took his feedback to heart. I am forever grateful for this experience and appreciate this opportunity to complete my certification online.

Natalie Bussell
Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Graduate – Levels 1, 2, & 3

Marie Thibeault

I recently completed the challenging 200 hour Hatha Yoga certification. The journey was one of self-discipline with readily available support from Dr. Paul and his team. The phone conversations with Dr. Paul were an extra bonus. I have a solid body of knowledge and a great sense of accomplishment in achieving this certification. Thank you, Aura Wellness Center, for offering this convenient, purposeful approach to yoga training.

Warm Regards,
Marie Thibeault
Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Graduate

Mariam Alansari

Wow! I did it!! I became a Yoga instructor. I am very excited and happy to prove to myself that Yoga is to everybody. I started practicing yoga in March 2010 only. within two months of continuous Yoga I saw change in my performance and attitude. My body started to become flexible and I started to think positively in almost everything. So I decided to continue do Yoga, learn more about it and to be able to teach my family and friends.

I wanted everybody to do Yoga and gain its benefits. Traveling wasn’t an option for me to learn Yoga and at my hometown there was no Yoga teaching camps. Luckily, I found Aura Wellness Centre on the Internet. I am glad I took this course and I wish to continue taking courses and expand my knowledge. I love how Yoga made me feel.

Through this course I knew the origins of Yoga and learned its basics. I am able to use tricks to help myself perform any yogic posture, I can make my own Yoga plan, and most important I feel good about myself. Thank you very much Mr. Paul indeed for all your help throughout the course. Thank you for answering all my questions. Thank you for creating these remarkable camps.

Warm Regards,
Mariam Alansari
Certified Yoga Teacher

Linda Brown

Dear Dr. Jerard:
In October 2011, I completed my Certification with High Honors, from the Aura Wellness Center. From the very first phone call to Paul, in regard to Certification Training, he gave me his undivided attention. His gentle and reassuring responses to my numerous questions confirmed in my heart that I had made the right decision.
I wish to profoundly thank you and the Aura Wellness Center for placing my Yoga feet on the path of a life-long journey! I teach Yoga at Colonial Heritage, an active adult community in Williamsburg, VA. I am one of only 20 RYTs in Williamsburg, and have brought Gentle Hatha Yoga to over 80 new students. Presently, I teach 70 different Yoga poses. Occasionally we practice all 70 poses during “Strolling Yoga” . This requires two 1 1/2 hour Monday classes.
As I observe these beautiful and amazing men and women, in the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th decade of their lives, I am humbled and pleased to see their steady improvements in strength and balance. It gives me tremendous joy to teach meditative Mantras to help clear their minds and declare an intention. I see their serene faces as they sit in Lotus Pose with eyes closed and I know beyond words that they have made the connection between mind and body.
I wish to express my love and gratitude to you and the Aura Wellness Yoga Center and each of the wonderful people I have welcomed to Yoga. You have changed my life.
Namaste,
Linda Brown, RYT

Jomana Papillo-Krupinski

Dear Paul,
I’d just like to take a moment to share how grateful I am for your teacher training program. As a longtime Yoga practitioner, I knew I wanted to eventually get certified to share the amazing, life-affirming qualities that Yoga brings to mind, body, and spirit. However, being a mom with two small children, finding a flexible program proved a challenge. I was thrilled when I found yours – it was a perfect fit!
The quality of instruction and thorough course material lend themselves well to this powerful, comprehensive training. I’m happy to have renewed my certification through Aura Wellness Center, and proudly display my certificate outside of my yoga room where I now teach. Thank you so much for everything!

Jomana Papillo-Krupinski

Lucille

Hi, my name is Lucille and I am a student living
in South-Africa and did my Yoga teacher course
through Aura Wellness Yoga Center.
I am not easily impressed in life, but Aura Wellness Center
has definitely impressed me! I graduated as a
High Honour Student, not only because of my strong will
and capability, but because of this remarkable institution
always there to help, guide and support their students around the clock.
With Dr. Paul Jerard’s help and this well organized course materials and
guidelines it made my dream come true! I will definitely continue to take
the rest of my courses through Aura Wellness Yoga Center, and would recommend
everyone with passion for yoga to consider this organization’s courses.
Thank you
Namaste
Lucille

Amber Berry

After deciding to pursue my Hot Yoga Certification, I chose Aura Wellness Yoga Center somewhat randomly based on the reviews I read. I made a very wise decision. I received my course materials including DVD’s, books, and step-by-step instructions very quickly after placing the order. All of the resources included in the training course were wonderful. They gave me a great foundation for teaching yoga and my personal practice. I was able to construct strong, safe lesson plans and then felt very confident when instructing clients. I also enjoyed the freedom to use outside resources and be creative with my lesson plans. Paul included tips for designing a class, safety precautions, and reminders about poses that were very helpful as well. I would highly recommend Aura Wellness Center to anyone considering a yoga certification. You will finish the course feeling knowledge, safe, and prepared to teach!

Amber Berry,

Hot Yoga Instructor, 200 hours

Lissa S. Flores

Dear Paul,
I first began the practice of yoga five years ago and have been “sharing” its joys to friends, friends of friends and family members for one year now. I was constantly being encouraged to get my teacher’s certification. It has been one of my wishes to be able to teach yoga full-time. Thanks to your program I am now able to do so.
I am from Guam (a territory of the U.S. and a remote island in the Pacific). Here, there are no yoga teacher training institutions. Additionally, in the last 3 years that I had been wanting to become certified, it was practically impossible because I was working full-time in the media industry. I knew the only way I could fulfill my wish to be a certified teacher was to find an on-line, at-home program. That is how I came to Aura Wellness Center.
Prior to signing up for this course, I had already purchased reading material and instructional DVDs, and combed the web to further my knowledge of the practice of yoga. But nothing compares to the information provided in your books, CDs/DVDs and on-line newsletters. The informational and educational resources provided by your program are very valuable learning tools and I would highly recommend this to anyone interested in working toward their teacher certification.
The day I received your email advising my test scores and certification was a pivotal and very meaningful point for me. I felt like I was definitely on the right path in my life and that the Universe was giving me its blessings for this new and exciting direction. I also feel that you, and your work through this program, have been put in place by the Universe to be an angel and instrument toward this fulfillment, not just for me personally but for all others who believe in the power of yoga. I am so grateful to you for this wonderful gift.
Thank you for offering this type of training and for allowing someone like me the opportunity to turn my passion into my life’s work!

Namaste,

Lissa S. Flores
Certified Yoga Teacher

Dora Szabo

Dear Paul,
Thank you for guiding me along the process of becoming a certified Yoga instructor – I have thoroughly enjoyed your distance learning program. I found the training material very well put together and comprehensive. I also appreciated your round-the-clock support in all the questions that came up throughout the learning process. I would gladly recommend your TTC program to anyone seeking to deepen their practical and theoretical knowledge of Yoga who enjoy independent study and are self-starters.
Having received my diploma was an important step for me in becoming a Yoga instructor. At the same time, I feel this is the beginning of a long journey and I am certainly looking forward to sharing more of that journey with you and the Aura Yoga Teacher community in the future.
Thank you once again for your availability and professional support.
Warmly,
Dora Szabo
Certified Yoga Instructor
Budapest, Hungary

Andrea

“Overall, a fabulous training program,
AURA Yoga Institute is comprehensive and offers a good balance of didactic and practical training. The training program provides to the teacher with the tools necessary to begin a career as a yoga teacher. Upon completion of the program, I felt well prepared and qualified to begin teaching yoga. I have also received positive feedback from my students regarding my skills as a yoga teacher. The AURA YOGA training program gave me the tools to be a successful and competent yoga teacher “.
Thanks MASTER PAUL AND MARIE for your support during the training and after became a Teacher.
NAMASTE
ANDREA
CERTIFIED YOGA INSTRUCTOR

DeVona Seymour

Dear Paul,
I received my certificate and am so thrilled to be a certified yoga instructor. I want to thank you for being so positive and encouraging during my training. You always answered my e-mails quickly, and I appreciate all of the comments that you included.

I want to tell anyone who is considering becoming a yoga teacher to look no further than Aura Wellness Center. The material included in the “camp in a box” is excellent and easy to understand. There is no part of yoga that is not discussed in the program. It is perfect for people like me who had to continue working while training. I started the program in August 2009 and had my certification in April 2010, so you can see I did not rush through it. Paul is an encouraging and uplifting teacher. I am 65 years old, and my first question to him was “am I too old to become a yoga instructor?” He instantly told me that I was not too old, and to go for it. It has been an amazing experience. I have since retired from my job and opened the only yoga studio in Elk City, OK. My studio is called “Golden Girls Yoga” and it is for “young ladies over 50”. I teach for a couple of hours three days a week, and the response has been great.

I just want to encourage anyone who loves yoga and is interested in becoming an instructor to consider Aura Wellness Center. I promise you that you will not be disappointed in the program
Sincerely,
DeVona Seymour
Golden Girls Yoga
Yoga Teacher Training Graduate

Andrée Blouin

The Yoga in a box program was perfect for my needs. I truly enjoyed all the components of the course. Paul was always quick to answer all my questions and welcoming to new ideas. Therefore, I was able to explore the integration of Crystal Signing Bowls in a Hatha yoga practice. It is with passion and great honour that I will begin the journey of teaching and sharing the wonderful gifts of yoga, without ever ceasing to learn. I would be pleased to take further courses from the Aura Center.
Namaste.
Andrée Blouin
Certified Yoga Teacher
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Peggy Gantz

Dear Paul, I want to THANK YOU for a wonderful yoga teacher training program. I found the program to be much more informative than what I was expecting. The program took me on a personal journey that I never expected, which made me dig deeper into self discoveries. The books and videos that you have choosen for this program were outstanding. I will be using them always for references. The weekly newsletter is another great tool and it is done very professionally. I love your video’s you do on the asana’s. I would highly recommend this course to anyone even if they didn’t want to teach. Please extend my gratitude to your son Paul who helped me on occassions when I needed clarification. Namaste, Peggy Gantz Yoga Teacher Training Graduate

Stephenie

Sorry it has taken so long Paul, been busy teaching yoga!!
Paul & Aura Wellness team
Thank you so much for a great independent study course!
I am so pleased with the journey and the beginning of a new path
teaching yoga.
Uniting what i love to do, and being able to share it is a wish come true.
Many thanks and appreciation,
Stephenie
Certified Yoga Teacher
Ontario Canada

Brian Quinn

I have been teaching online courses at a research university for several
years. Successful learning is a function of the motivation of the student
and the quality of the course materials. If you are motivated, you can learn
a lot from this course. The quality of the course materials is high and can
take you very deeply into the practice of meditation if you are a serious
student. Paul Jerard is a committed and conscientious teacher and is highly
responsive to the needs of his students. This course is an excellent online
introduction to the teaching and practice of meditation.
Best regards,
Brian Quinn
Certified Meditation Teacher

Natasha Randolph

“Aura presented the course in a ‘personal’ feel. The course itself was very informative and helpful and provided all the stepping stones I needed to not only instruct yoga, but to also be confident in doing so. I highly recommend Aura Yoga Institute, and will be looking to them for all my future Yoga certifications.”
Natasha Randolph
Certified Yoga Instructor

Chaquillea Bellarouge

Hi Paul,
Thank you for making it possible for people like me who have to work long hours to complete courses on line and successfully pass to have the ability to teach others and share the knowledge that we have been able to learn to progress with life and to keep up to date with all the new information. We will never stop learning in any field.
I have been in the fitness industry 34 years now starting at a young age due to my experience with ballet, classical, jazz, tap and character and more. Having the ability to be able to teach dance and move on to the fitness industry as my career.
I started yoga at a young age of 8 and went to proper yoga and meditation classes to learn more and to be healthy.
I have completed many courses over the 34 years and I did another yoga course many years ago , plus my pilates and my clinical pilates and rehabilitation.
I am always studying and keeping up to date in all my areas of expertise including my personal training.
I was one of the first pts in the world before it became a major career for others and it was so much nicer back then to now…
So many people with injuries coming to the fitness centers and in classes and in pt sessions. I always use all of my courses when training people because of this increasing disability they may have. Yoga is a key to health and happiness. I will always combine yoga and pilates when training people and in my classes.
I really enjoyed your course because I could do it at my own pace and not be rushed into finishing when I work long ridiculous hours. Easy to understand and lots of fabulous info to keep it interesting when learning. Most importantly it was affordable with your payment plans, which I need to be able to finish any course on my low salary. I am a single mum of 3 and my children always come first, so I work as much as possible to keep them healthy and happy and so I can actually see them day to day in between my shifts.
Looking forward to completing more course in the future.
Kind regards,
Chaquillea Bellarouge

Tony

“For those aspiring Yoga Instructors who already have a full-time job, Aura online education is a perfect fit. Aura’s educational materials are first class, giving you a thorough, well-grounded education in Yoga. I highly recommend Aura.”
The attached photo was taken of me on the Great Wall of China.
Thank you again,
Tony

Sharon

Hello Paul and Happy New Year!
I trust this email finds you enjoying life/practice/work to its fullest!
I do apologize for the late follow up to my final exam papers being mailed to me here in Ottawa. I have been busy continuing my Yoga studies with the completion of Radiant Child Teacher Training(beautiful!) and have been and will continue to work with Blue Bamboo Yoga studios here in Kanata Ontario(just west of downtown Ottawa)…
I truly enjoyed the study materials/guides/newsletters during my immersion into yoga study…the journey has just begun! Your distance study courses allowed me to start the study part of my training to happen while I lived overseas in a country where no Yoga Institutes existed…THANK YOU! you and your team do offer great options as many stay at home mom’s like myself cannot and will not take the 4 to 6 weeks to leave house and home to do yoga study.
I look forward to reading the Aura Wellness letters that always prove to have articles of interest, and continue to educate and enlighten!
Namaste
Sharon
Certified Yoga Teacher

Emily Smith

Hello Paul,
Happy New Year and sorry to have taken so long to get back to you!
I completed the 240 hour teacher training program and want to express my appreciation
for the organization of the program. The curriculum included a wide selection of useful and significant texts, the essay questions were open ended enough to give me some creative license but specific enough to keep me moving toward a concise understanding of yoga`s broad reaching relevance for our health, well being and personal development.
I was grateful for the timely and considerate support and guidance I received from the Aura Wellness Center. Making a DVD of my classes was a blast! I had never considered this option and the requirement definitely got me up to speed!
Yoga continues to be a daily positive force in my life, both personally and business wise.
Of course on-going education is imperative for our development so any opportunity to settle down and get focused is welcome.
I highly recommend this or any course offered at Aura Wellness, their hearts are in the right place!
Emily Smith
Holistic Health Tsukuba
Acupuncture, Massage, Moxibustion and Yoga Studio
Tsukuba City, Japan

Yvonne M. House

Thank you for the wonderful Vinyasa yoga teacher training program. I was truly amazed with all the available learning resources that were provided with the training. I didn’t know what to expect. The course was well put together and the cost for the training was affordable.
I really enjoyed the course because I was able to do and complete at my own pace considering working full time and also teaching yoga class. My emails that I had sent to you were always answered promptly, which is very nice and appreciated.
I highly recommend this program and Aura Wellness Center to anyone who wishes to pursue yoga teaching and to further their yoga studies. I love sharing and inspiring the gift of yoga. What an incredible journey it has been.
In light and love,
Yvonne M. House
Payson, AZ
Certified Vinyasa Yoga Teacher
RYT E-200

Justin Benson

Namaste Paul,
It is with great happiness that I am sending you this e-mail. I have recently graduated from your Yoga Institute program and have found myself teaching Yoga in a place that has not had the opportunity to experience its greatness yet. I feel that your course prepared me for everything that I would need to know in the classroom from simple warm-ups to modifications, from warnings to adjustments, and finally to relaxation and breathing techniques. The course from the Aura Wellness center is by far one of the most enriching experiences I have ever had and I look forward to sharing my knowledge and love of Yoga with all people who wish to learn.
I look forward to furthering my Yoga learning through more courses from your center and I would recommend this course to any who wish to gain a well rounded understanding of Yoga.
Many thanks,
Justin Benson
Certified Yoga Instructor
Ps: My courses have already doubled in size since I started and I have been receiving positive comments about my knowledge of Yoga and understanding what students need.

Kelly Schalk

Dear Paul,
I wish you and all those who are touched by the AURA Wellness Center PEACE, for your journey is blessed. I believe there is no greater gift in life than to seek understanding of the Divine Grace within each of us, the Atman. AURA’s foundation is not only built on helping people seek guidance from their enlightened Spirit, but also provides opportunities for this reflective practice to grow. The distant Yoga Teacher Training Program has enabled me to re-certify myself. I am now, once again, able to cultivate nurturing experiences that help others learn about the importance of their Atman. After years of self-study (Svadhyaya) I sacrificed my credentials to teach Yoga in the US. Now that I live a Yogie’s life I am not free to set aside weeks for most certification programs. The design of this curriculum has enabled me to once again share my understanding of the Divine Universal Power, the Brahman, which directs all of life. I believe the training material is well designed and provides a solid foundation for a person to begin to share their knowledge of Yoga. I pray that those who seek the path of a Yogie find the courage and strength to more completely surrender to their Atman, true “self”, and share the Light of Brahman.
Jai Bhagwan,
Kelly

Kelly Schalk, PhD
Certified Yoga Teacher

Melanie

Paul and Marie:
Thank you so much for granting me with my second Yoga teachers license. The material was well chosen and very interesting. The work on the Modules was motivating, enriching and very beneficiary. I enjoyed the months I studied for the course and am grateful for your support and my diploma.
Namaste,
Melanie

Cristiana Lauri

I really want to thank Paul and Aura Wellness Center, because the Certified Meditation Teacher Course was inspiring, useful, practical, and very well explained.
Paul answered me all the time I had questions, and this Course has been very helpful to develop my skills in meditation.
I managed to prepare my own sessions for meditation, with care, respect and of course, with professional approach to the students. With all my gratitude…
Namaste,
Cristiana Lauri
Certified Meditation Teacher

Susan Pikarsky

Dear Paul,
Thank you for an excellent course of study for Introduction to Yoga Therapy and Level I Yoga Therapy. As a Registered Nurse, I found the curriculums and materials for both courses obviously well thought out and carefully chosen. It afforded me a solid foundation. Any questions I had were rapidly and thoroughly answered and I felt your genuine, personal care for me, my progress, and ultimate success.
Lastly, I am so glad I chose Aura. It was the right decision for me. You have been so kind and understanding – especially in your willingness to not ask me to violate my Christian beliefs. I could not have done this otherwise. Thank you for making this all possible!! I recommend your yoga teacher training programs without hesitation.
I am now studying for the ACE personal trainer certification. When completed, I will be officially hanging up my “shingle”.
Thank you again!
Sincerely,
Susan Pikarsky, RN
Yoga Therapy Intro and Level 1 Graduate

Katalin Zsiros-Szabo

I feel very fortunate that I have found the Aura Yoga Teacher Program. The course is very well assembled and it allows you to complete it at your own pace in the convenience of your own home.
Paul was always there for me, he replied to all my questions promptly and professionally. I have found the ideal yoga teacher I was looking for. He always emphasized the importance of practicing yoga safely.
Paul’s blog is a place where you can find invaluable information and where he shares his knowledge, experience and Yoga related topics.
I can honestly recommend this course to everybody.
Namaste,
Katalin Zsiros-Szabo
Yoga Teacher Training Graduate
Dublin, Ireland

Jomana Krupinski

Dear Paul:
Last week I received my Certified Yoga Teacher certificate in the mail, and I just can’t express my gratitude enough. As a mother of two small children, my dream of becoming a Yoga teacher seemed years away. Being unable to spend days (some programs even required weeks) away from my family, your online teacher-training programs re-ignited the hope that I could fulfill my dream and still dedicate myself to my children’s needs.
Your program was a perfect fit for my life. The education I received was top-notch. The course provided appropriately challenging homework assignments and reading materials while delivering the best service I have experienced online. The responses to my questions and assignments were prompt and detailed. I can say that I feel fully confident marketing myself as a Yoga teacher and I look forward to continuing my studies with you in future courses.
Thank you for this wonderful opportunity!
Namaste,
Jomana Krupinski
Certified Yoga Teacher Training Graduate

Jim Small

“The Certified Meditation Teacher Course is excellent in every respect. The teaching materials are superb, consisting of a DVD, 3 CDs, and a state-of-the-art workbook by world-class meditation teachers, which includes study cards, and a comprehensive collection of guided meditation scripts in the Insight Meditation tradition. For good measure, Paul, who is only an email away throughout the course, includes 3 additional e books, which include essentials such as the business side of teaching meditation. I found the entire course an absolute delight, and I was particularly pleased with the exam, which created as much learning as it assessed.”
Namaste, and Thanks Again,
Jim Small
Certified Meditation Teacher

Eveline Lacelle

I spent the last three months focused solely on finishing these two courses. My life was yoga…everything! When I received your email of congratulations, I was so excited that I didn’t sleep…I had moments of sheer relief and then a great feeling of accomplishment. I want to thank you and Marie for the affordable yoga teacher training program that you have put together that reaches out to anyone who is willing to put in time and effort at their own pace. Having my certificates gives me the knowledge and confidence that is necessary to teach others and to continue learning and living yoga on a daily basis.
Namaste,
Eveline Lacelle
Certified Yoga Teacher Training Graduate
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Canada

Krystle

I remember about two years ago during winter vacation sitting at the computer and looking up some more information on Yoga. I had already been practicing for several years and it just hit me, “I want to become an instructor…. someday.” I did not pursue becoming an instructor since I thought that I did not have enough experience, and also I was and still am a college student with little time to spare. Some time passed and this past summer I began to look into getting my certification. I searched for hours looking at the different programs that were available. I wanted to make sure that the one a chose was not some flunky course or which would not be recognized. I am happy to say that after many hours of searching I found Aura Wellness Center’s website and looked through the course material. It seemed to be legitimate, but I did not want to just jump on the first thing that “looked good.” So I waited a month or so thinking about it and doing some more research, then finally made the decision to just jump on it. I did not find anything that detoured me from the course at Aura.
After receiving my class material I got to work and within about 4 months I was finished with the class. I put in a lot of time, but it was all time well spent. The texts and media, which are included in a yoga teacher’s training, are all very useful and applicable. Not only did it increase my knowledge of Yoga, but the material also helped me understand how to better instruct others and help them along their journey with Yoga. In addition to the great material, Paul was very helpful throughout the process being very quick to reply to my questions and answering them fully! I was very impressed by how quickly he replied to my questions.
Now I have a job teaching at the University of Arizona Recreation Center. I look forward to my time with my student and look forward to see them grow and improve.
Thank You Paul and Aura Wellness Center for making a dream become a reality!
Namaste,
Krystle
Certified Yoga Instructor Training Graduate

Tammy

After taking various Yoga classes for over 4 years, I was encouraged to obtain my certification by my current teacher. I researched paths for certification and came across the Aura Wellness Center’s “Yoga Teacher Training Kit in a Box”. While obtaining my certification by mail seemed like cheating, I was quite impressed by the amount of information the kit contained when I received it. I was able to complete my certification process in about 2 months, using the materials provided and following the guidelines and suggestions in the kit. My e-mails to Dr. Jerard were always answered promptly; the assistance and comments were invaluable. I strongly recommend this program to any individual interested in obtaining their Yoga teaching certification. I plan to continue my education through their other mail order courses.
Thanks Aura Wellness Center and Dr. Jerard!
Tammy
Yoga Teacher Training Graduate

Wanda R. Mott

Hi Paul:
Thanks so much for my yoga certificate. I am really proud to display it on my wall especially since I was able to take my time in completing the Yoga Camp-in-a-Box. It looks great!
When I found the yoga teacher’s training, it was a blessing that you offered an online course. Most yoga training in my area required that I travel for over 30 minutes from my home. Also, the cost was from $3,000 to $6,000 and the classes are mostly taught on weekends and starts at on a certain date, etc. This was not suitable for my family life and my work schedule.
I taught yoga for a short time in the late 1980’s. After my son was born, I stopped teaching but continued to take classes from time to time. When I was asked to teach at our local arts center, I felt that I needed a refresher course and come type of certification.
Doing the Camp-in-a-Box encouraged me to really study, reading the books completely, watching the videos several times, learning lessons plans, and the anatomy for yoga was so helpful. Many doors opened for me during my study time. I was inspired to take a trip to India at the Isha Yoga Ashram to study meditation, yoga and Kriyas with Sadhguru, a Mystic and yogi.
I highly recommend this program to anyone who wishes to pursue teaching yoga and especially if traveling to a yoga center is difficult. As a matter of fact, I recommended the course to another friend and he is now teaching yoga to young people.
Sincerely,
Wanda R. Mott
Certified Yoga Teacher

Christina Phillips

Dear Paul,
I want to take this opportunity to thank you for offering such a wonderful home study program. I have wanted to achieve my Yoga Teacher Certification for a very long time, but personal family circumstances required that I find a program that allowed me to work at home, at my own pace. I was thrilled when I came across your lea, and immediately ordered the program.
I learned so much through the literature, and videos. I was like a sponge, soaking up the philosophy, anatomy, pranayama, and posturing. Discovering the benefits Yoga, and personally experiencing the benefits in my daily life was tremendous. Shortly after receiving my “Camp in a Box” program, my family was dealt a series of unfortunate circumstances. I was able to utilize all that I was learning during the trying times, with less stress and more peace. I observed first hand that every asana either directly or indirectly quiets the mind. I learned that using slow controlled respiration calms the body, mind, and spirit, and I benefited from the restorative power of relaxation. As I mentioned to you once before, “it is because of ‘Camp in a Box’ that I was able to complete ‘Camp in a Box’.
I was so thrilled to receive my certification, and cant wait to begin sharing to joy of Yoga with others! I highly recommend this program on both a personal, and professional level!
Namaste,
Christina Phillips
Aura Yoga Teacher Training Graduate

Heather Brady

Just wanted to take a moment and send an email for your website testimonials! I am still excited about this CYT training course!!! This has been one of the best decisions that I have made! Your course has been an incredible blessing not only to me but to all of my friends and family too! The entire course was put together beautifully. Not only did I gain a vast amount of knowledge, I also developed a healthier lifestyle overall. Several health symptoms that I struggled with such as LBP, neck tightness, insomnia, stress, sinus headaches, and anxiety all vanished after starting this yoga teacher training. Regular practice of the asanas improved my immune system in general. Thank you for creating a course that could be performed at home and allowing a year for it to be completed. Also, thank you for always being so quick to respond if I had a question or issue arise. I highly recommend this course to anyone interested in yoga. You all have been so very wonderful and I appreciate you so much!!! This has been an incredible journey. May God Bless You All!!!
Best Wishes,
Heather Brady
Certified Yoga Teacher

Kelley Pryor Amrein

Dear Paul,
Thanks very much for everything. I have truly enjoyed my experience with Aura Yoga. I did 270 hours of teacher training and earned the designation of Yoga Shikshak in Bangalore, India, which was a great experience. But I feel that the materials presented in your course, the extensive written exam, the continued work on cueing and modifications and the article I researched and wrote really helped me to fine-tune my practice and my teaching. I have been teaching here in Amherst with my India certification and I have noticed that my confidence as a teacher has increased as I worked through your course and used the materials. I was drawn to studying more about osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and high blood pressure because I have students with these conditions. Therefore, the choice of “Yoga and Aging Well” was a natural one for my paper. I wanted to feel very confident as a teacher when I work with these students and I feel like my continued study has helped immensely. I definitely would recommend your course to anyone wishing to pursue a Yoga Teaching Certification. I hope to complete another of your courses in the future. I also hope that I might attend one of your intensives for hands on instruction.
I wish you continued success in your business. Your course is very professional and I appreciate that you always answered my questions promptly and thoroughly.
Thanks again,
Kelley Pryor Amrein
Yoga Teacher Training Graduate

Cindy Horton

The Aura Yoga Vinyasa Teacher Certification course was well structured and provided information in a variety of forms. The books and videos complemented each and reinforced what’s involved in the union of a yoga practice. I recommend Aura Wellness Center Yoga to students and aspiring teachers interested in learning more about yoga. The material has helped me be a better yoga instructor in numerous ways. One of which is by reminding me the teacher’s goal is to safely inspire the student, while being open to what we as teachers can continue to learn from our students. Also, having the structure of the course requirements helped keep me focused on step-by-step learning, building confidence with each additional piece of knowledge.
I want to thank Paul for his always kind, supportive, and quick response to any queries I had. It felt very good to know I had support available.
I was so pleased at the end of my year study, I signed up for Introduction to Yoga Therapy the day after receiving my Vinyasa Teacher Certification! I’ve already started delving again deeper into my yoga study and want to thank you, Paul, and Aura Yoga!
Namaste,
Cindy Horton
Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Graduate
Ohio

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