Yoga Teacher Retention Tips - Yoga Teacher Training Blog
By Paul Jerard How can Yoga teachers make new students realize the value of long-term training? Is it just luck, or where you are located, that draws appreciative Yoga students? Is there a method for teaching Yoga to new students, without scaring them off? Let’s look at many solutions to keep the interest of your […]
Teaching Hatha Yoga: Assisting, Demonstrating, and Verbally Cueing - Yoga Teacher Training Blog
By Paul Jerard Some Yoga instructors feel that one method for teaching Yoga is better than the rest; but which one is it? If a Yoga teacher does not give a physical assist, is that wrong? If a Yoga instructor does not demonstrate poses, how can students who learn visually make progress? What about the […]
Tinkering and Tweaking with Self Care – Your Autoimmunity Connection
By Tiffany Simms, Bonnie Feldman, and Ellen M Martin While we wait for traditional medicine to catch up to our needs, will integrative practices be the way to go? Following Lilly, Julie, from It’s Just a Bad Day, further emphasizes how diet… Read More Tinkering and Tweaking with Self Care
What Should a Hatha Yoga Teacher Know about Pranayama? - Yoga Teacher Training Blog
By Paul Jerard Pranayama is possibly the most overlooked aspect of Hatha Yoga. Every Yoga teacher training course includes a significant segment about Pranayama. Although B.K.S. Iyengar wrote detailed works on the subject, some Hatha Yoga teachers barely scratch the surface on the subject of cultivating vital energy through breathing. Why is this happening in […]
Yoga Students and Comparisons to Instructors
By Kathryn Boland You’re Not Me – Avoiding Students Comparisons to Instructors Have you noticed students making comparisons to instructors in yoga practice – in less obvious signs (such as glances and facial expressions) or more directly (such as clear verbal statements)?
Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500 speaks to you about the benefits of Trunk Circles from Aura Wellness Center in Attleboro, MA. The essential cue is to move your pelvis away from your trunk as you slowly rotate your trunk in large circles, clockwise and counter-clockwise.
Secrets of Exceptional Yoga Teachers, Part 1 - Yoga Teacher Training Blog
Courage is required to be your own boss. To wake up each morning and go it alone, without someone over your shoulder is a Yoga teacher's life reward. Most of the masses like to be told what to do, but the Yoga teacher makes his or her own hours. There is some responsibility that goes with any business, but every Yoga teacher knows the responsibility is worth it.
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Understanding the Yoga Sutras
By Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500 At this time, there are many who practice Yoga for the physical benefits only. I'll never forget the first-time experience of teaching Yoga in a commercial health club setting. After practicing asanas and pranayama, I mentioned that we would start a meditation session. To my surprise, two of the students stood up and left. This natural event in a health club is almost never seen in an Ashram. What am I getting at here? Teaching all aspects of Yoga to everyone is…
Balancing Teaching Yoga and Other Endeavors - Combining Passions
By Kathryn Boland Do you have employment apart from yoga instruction, and see ways in which both might complement each other? Do you perhaps wonder how that might work? Many yoga instructors combine teaching yoga with other career endeavors (out of choice and/or necessity). This can certainly be difficult to manage - but our practice can help us do that with effectiveness, efficiency, and peace of mind. Sometimes work apart from yoga instruction has not much, per-se, to do with yoga…
Maintaining Healthy Rituals in Busy Modern Life - Yoga Teacher Training Blog
Yoga practitioners are no strangers to healthy rituals, yoga being a formalized practice that one can regularly execute for enhanced well-being.