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Yoga Instructors

What Yoga Is Teaching Me About Writing a Novel

Holly Robinson | Posted 02.16.2015 | Books
Holly Robinson

"Honor your intentions," the instructor was saying. "What intention are you bringing to the mat today?" "Just to be able to get off the damn mat again," I muttered.

How to Streamline Your Fitness Business and Maximize Your Potential

Jamie Walker | Posted 11.25.2014 | Business
 Jamie Walker

Only by maximizing your current output will you be able to scale your business and get aggressive with those growth goals. So don't let outdated methods and archaic software keep you from clearing the efficiency hurdle on the way to becoming more profitable.

The 10 Commandments of Teaching Yoga

Rebecca Lammersen | Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Lammersen

Leave your sermon at the door. When a person walks into a yoga class, they expect to do yoga. Be careful with your words. Your beliefs are your opinions. Your opinions are your judgments. Judgments do not belong in the yoga room.

Another Yoga Instructor? That's Exactly What The World Doesn't Need

Naomi Rand | Posted 11.27.2013 | Fifty
Naomi Rand

When my friend P said she was thinking of becoming a yoga instructor I lost it. I may have screamed, 'Are you out of your mind?' She had a career, albeit a frustrating one. Several books published, articles written, ideas and irons in the fire. Yes, being a writer was hard, but really, please, not another yoga teacher.

7 Tips for Nervous New Yoga Teachers

James Brown | Posted 09.06.2013 | Healthy Living
James Brown

People are coming to yoga class to get to a better place somehow, and they've chosen your class because they think you might help do that. They want you to succeed. They aren't coming to class to critique you.

Part II: Trauma Training Should Be Mandatory for Yoga Teachers

Margaret Howard | Posted 07.21.2013 | Impact
Margaret Howard

Yoga teachers can go a long way toward taking care of their students by avoiding triggering traumatic responses in those students have traumatic injuries. And you should, as part of responsible, ethical teaching practice.

Life In Downward Dog: An Introduction

Leigh Weingus | Posted 05.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Leigh Weingus

I recently started a teacher certification program in hopes of sharing my positive experience with others. For the next six weeks I will detail how different poses, meditation styles and breathing exercises are impacting essential parts of my life, for better or worse.

Physician Heal Thyself: An Interview with Yoga's Michaelle Edwards

Stewart J. Lawrence | Posted 04.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Stewart J. Lawrence

New York Times science journalist William Broad has scandalized the yoga world for much of the past year with his claim that yoga, while often benefic...

Your Yoga Resolution: 6 Tips For Choosing A Yoga Teacher

James Brown | Posted 03.07.2013 | Healthy Living
James Brown

The range of yoga practices is so wide that creating a single organization that certifies everybody who teaches yoga has not yet proven possible. So, for now at least, you've got to take matters into your own hands and check out different teachers for yourself until you find the one for you.

15 Yoga Classes in 5 Days

Charles Scott | Posted 01.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Charles Scott

Given my interest in endurance challenges, I suppose it was inevitable that I would look for a way to test my limits with yoga.

The Dark Side of Yoga

Sura | Posted 01.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Sura

The way people approach life is the way people show up on their yoga mat. And yoga teachers are no exception. Some yoga teachers may lead with a sense of aggression and competition while others will promote a feeling of safety and peace.

3 Qualifications of a Yoga Teacher

Alanna Kaivalya | Posted 04.01.2012 | Home
Alanna Kaivalya

When we have known great teachers and heeded their instructions, we are able to impart that wisdom to others.

Laura Ziskin -- Yogini

Sara Elizabeth Ivanhoe | Posted 09.05.2011 | Los Angeles
Sara Elizabeth Ivanhoe

Much has been written about Laura Ziskin's tragic passing, and every title she has been given describes her heroic nature: Producer, Writer, Charity Co-Founder, Wife and Mother. To that list I'd like to add "Yogini."

Yoga Teachers, Teach!

Susan Piver | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Piver

Yoga teachers, I would like to be taught by you, not "invited" to do this or that. "Make it feel good" is not an instruction. Neither is "do what feels right to you" or "this is the pose I suggest, but if you prefer another one, go ahead."

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Yoga But Were Afraid to Ask (VIDEO)

Tara Stiles | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tara Stiles

You may be guided through ways of practicing by a teacher, but you are ultimately your own and most important teacher. The universe is within you, and you are the universe.

'Birkin' Yoga

Sara Elizabeth Ivanhoe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Sara Elizabeth Ivanhoe

Even a yoga instructor such as myself knows of, and has fantasized about, the Hermes Birkin bag.

Wellness Workers And Godly Givers: Are They Left, Right...Or Centered?

Huffington Post | E.A. Hanks and Anya Strzemien | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Haven't you ever wondered if your Reiki specialist leans left or right? What about your aromatherapist's feelings on the proper role of the federal go...