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What to Do with Difficult Yoga Students? - 0 views

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    By Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500 Are there any difficult Yoga students? For the most part, our students are the best part of what we do. Many student / teacher relationships are friendships as well. However, at least once a week, I receive an Email about how to handle difficult Yoga students. Unfortunately, you could be the kindest and safest teacher within a 100-mile radius, but eventually you will run into a difficult student. One common reaction to being verbally assaulted by a student is to think, "Why me?"
Peter Martinez

Can Yoga Help Depression? - Aura Wellness Center - Yoga Instructor Certification - 0 views

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    By Kimaya Singh Feeling under the weather or down in the dumps does not indicate depression. Depression exists entirely on another level and causes symptoms of extreme sadness, feelings of hopelessness and endless fatigue. In severe cases, people with clinical depression no longer want to live, thus resulting in suicide. Doctors prescribe drugs, group therapy, and psychotherapy, but depression does not let go of the mind so easily.
Peter Martinez

Yoga for Skeletal Health - Aura Wellness Center - Yoga Instructor Certification - 0 views

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    By Faye Martins The ancient practice of yoga, which dates back more than 5,000 years, improves skeletal health through skillful selection and consistent application of a variety of exercises. Yoga poses for skeletal health are chosen for their ability to improve posture, increase flexibility and relieve skeletal system tensions. Yoga assists in maintaining bone density. It also helps minerals that are stored in the bones, as well as the blood cells produced in bone marrow, to be released to the bloodstream for the body's use as needed.
Peter Martinez

Yoga Teacher Training: Common Dangers in Backbending and How We Cue to Prevent Them - 0 views

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    By Kathryn Boland Do you see students practicing backbends in similar potentially dangerous ways? Do you have strategies for working against this - proactively and/or retroactively? Backbending has incredible benefits- contributing to strength-building, stretching out various muscles, and offering energy boosts. We're dealing with the spine, however, so the potential for significant damage is very real.
Peter Martinez

Yoga Teacher Training: Working with Yoga Students Who Have Hip Replacements - 0 views

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    By Bhavan Kumar Any posture has some degree of risk. The picture of Virasana brings to mind the contraindications regarding knees and pre-existing knee conditions. What does this have to do with hip replacements? Just getting to the floor after a hip replacement presents some degree of risk and physicians may differ regarding postures they approve.
Peter Martinez

Yoga Teaching Opportunities Outside The Studios - Aura Wellness Center - Yoga Instructo... - 1 views

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    By Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500 If there is one lesson that I can pass onto you in this lifetime, it is to question everything. Please do not take anyone's word as gospel - including mine. Find your answers through research. Lately, there has been a lot of misinformation about Yoga and many related issues. Some people would have you think that all of the teaching opportunities are only in the studios.
Peter Martinez

Establishing Yoga Student Safety Guidelines - 0 views

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    By Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500 How can teachers establish Yoga student safety guidelines? For all Yoga instructors, the number one priority in our classes is student safety. Hatha Yoga is important for the health of the mind and body, but, unfortunately, it can be unsafe if not practiced properly. In comparison to many other physical activities, Yogic methods are in the lower risk category.
Peter Martinez

Avoid Financial Struggles While Teaching Yoga - Aura Wellness Center - Yoga Instructor ... - 0 views

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    By Faye Martins There is so much information available about teaching yoga classes, but there is not much information about making a living. Some certification courses teach you everything about running a safe class, but they teach you nothing about finding a teaching position, private lessons, or the many opportunities outside of the yoga studios. Outside of Aura Wellness Center and Bikram's Yoga College of India, I don't know of any instructors who have learned anything about marketing or business. Teaching full-time requires instructors to be creative in their business plan.
Peter Martinez

Is There a Need for Yoga Teacher Continuing Education? - 0 views

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    By Gopi Rao In this contemporary era, more and more people have become interested in education and getting physically fit. For this reason, individuals who choose a career in yoga instruction can oftentimes attain both economic security as well as the ability to make a positive contribution into the lives of other people. If you are interested in pursuing a career in the field of yoga instruction, you may find yourself wondering whether participating in on-going educational courses would be a prudent decision.
Peter Martinez

How Effective are Online Classes to Teach Yoga? - Yoga Teacher Training Blog - 0 views

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    By Foras Aje After my interest was sparked a while back in regards to becoming an actual Yoga Instructor (or at least certified to teach it), based on my present schedule and commitments, I looked to see if there were any options online to get a certificate, hence the interest in online classes to teach Yoga.
Peter Martinez

Therapeutic Yoga for Heart Health - Aura Wellness Center - Yoga Instructor Certification - 0 views

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    By Faye Martins How can yoga improve heart health. In recent years, yoga has become one of the most popular ways to stay fit in the modern world. Yoga originated, in India, as a form of physical and mental health maintenance, in hopes of attaining total peace. However, you do not have to be a guru to experience the many health benefits of a yoga routine.
Peter Martinez

How Managers Motivate Yoga Instructors - Aura Wellness Center - Yoga Instructor Certifi... - 0 views

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    By Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500 Managers of fitness centers, wellness boutiques, and studios may, or may not, also be yoga teachers. Some managers are strictly business oriented and only focus on staying in business. Let's be honest - some teachers cannot manage a business. The nature of business is not for everyone. Managing a group of instructors gives one a unique position. You have to make sure the classes run smoothly, your numbers are good, and everybody is happy.
Peter Martinez

Yoga Teacher Ethics and Relationships With Students - 0 views

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    By Faye Martins Yoga teacher ethics are an extremely complex issue. What if you met your soul mate in your classroom? If you are faithfully married, then the moral guidelines are simple, but what about single teachers who meet single students? If a student is married, that is also a simple matter of avoiding a real bad situation. However, is it right for a single teacher to date a single student?
Peter Martinez

Yoga Training for Chronic Back Pain Management and Prevention - 0 views

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    By Faye Martins What can Yoga do for chronic back pain? From a point of pure speculation, it might be a fair guess to assume that 10% of the world's population is affected by back pain. However, let's look at the statistics in just one country. Back pain is something that impacts more than 31 million Americans in a year's time, according to the American Chiropractic Association, and a study conducted in 2010 called the Global Burden of Disease, which determined that lower back pain is a leading cause for missed days at work. The majority of cases noted in this study were not caused by infections or disorders, whether metabolic or degenerative, but rather by mechanical problems like severe physical trauma.
Peter Martinez

Finding the Best Yoga Teacher Training Program for You - 0 views

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    By Faye Martins What is the best yoga teacher training for you? Are you thinking about making the transition from being a student of yoga to a yoga instructor? These days, it seems that nearly every yoga studio offers a yoga teacher training program. For yoga studios, training instructors is big business. However, how do you know which programs are the most qualified? The following three questions will help you find the best yoga teacher training programs for you.
Peter Martinez

Has Modern Yoga Strayed Too Far from Its Roots? - Aura Wellness Center - Yoga Instructo... - 0 views

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    By Faye Martins Back in 2011, The New York Times profiled Tara Stiles, a former model turned yoga instructor. She's a "love-her-or-hate-her" yoga teacher based in New York City. Yoga traditionalists, quoted for The New York Times, say she ought to be ashamed of herself for her "yoga for the masses" approach. For these traditionalists, Stiles has shamelessly turned modern yoga into "just another gym class."
Peter Martinez

Teaching Students to be Present for Yoga Practice - 0 views

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    By Faye Martins The practice of yoga is meant to calm both the body and the mind. With slow movements and a focus on breath, we learn to quiet the mind and focus on the present moment. Most often, we need to be calm enough to handle the stresses of daily life, regret over past actions, and worries about the future. It is easier than it sounds to think only of the present moment. Our minds wander quickly, and thoughts tend to "snowball" toward worst case scenarios.
Peter Martinez

Four Tips for Physical Assists During Yoga Classes - 0 views

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    By Faye Martins 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. Other students, meanwhile, feel that they cannot get the most out of a yoga class without being touched. Take a look at these four tips for using physical assists during a yoga class.
Peter Martinez

Teaching Yoga and Effective Themes: Stress Relief - Aura Wellness Center - Yoga Instruc... - 0 views

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    By: Virginia Iversen, M.Ed. Can you think of effective themes for Yoga sessions that are based on the seasons? Although many of us visualize the carefree days of summer, the summertime can also be filled with long "to-do" lists, as many of us plan assiduously to fit in all of the activities we had planned to do, during these supposed "lazy days." The same is true of many of the seasons during the year. For instance, during the fall many Yogis and Yoginis rush to fit in that final trip to the wilderness or to the ocean. In a similar fashion, the holiday season, as festive as it is, is also often a time of heightened stress, because of all the extra gatherings with family and friends.
Peter Martinez

Yoga to Reduce Back Pain and Decompress the Spine - Yoga Teacher Training Blog - 0 views

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    By Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500, YACEP How does Yoga decompress the spine? Our backbone is made up of vertebrae and intervertebral disks, which work as cushions between vertebrae. As time passes, and the aging process begins, these disks start to shrink and lose water content or fluid present in them. This is also the reason why people lose their height as they age.
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