Monthly Archive:: March 2016

4 Things to Consider When Teaching a Prenatal Yoga Class

Not that your role as a yoga instructor isn’t honorable already, but to be present during the nine most important months of someone’s life—to help support the changes that happen in a pregnant body—is really something. Likewise, pregnant women can derive countless benefits from prenatal yoga. It will help them develop stamina and strength, calm […]
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The Yogic Diet: What Do Yoga Instructors Pack for Lunch?

Yoga instructors maintain a healthy lifestyle through physical activity, meditation techniques, and deep-breathing exercises, but one important aspect that keeps them going all day is their diet. Every kind of food they eat is for their body, mind, and soul. And wouldn’t it be cool to know their go-to’s when lunchtime comes around? Exactly. We […]
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Rachel Scott: Say No to Self-Limiting Beliefs

Rachel is the Director of Teachers’ College and Development at YYoga, Canada’s largest Canadian yoga company in Vancouver, BC.  A teacher of teachers and total nerd, she has personally certified hundreds of yoga teachers and logged thousands of hours as a teacher trainer. She has been interviewed about her yoga expertise by the Huffington Post, […]
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5 Ways to Keep Cool While Teaching Yoga

With spring and summer comes warm (and much warmer) weather. The bright sun heats up everyone and everything it touches, especially a yoga class, bringing us to accidental hot yoga. And as a yoga teacher, you just want your students and yourself to be comfortable and happy without sweating buckets in meditation poses, right? So […]
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5 Tips for New and Nervous Yoga Teachers

First things first: congratulations! You’ve finished 200-hour yoga teacher training, submitted your information to Yoga Alliance to become a registered yoga teacher, and now it’s time to get started. And while there’s nothing nerve-wracking about wearing comfortable clothing all day (bye, suits), having a flexible schedule, and experiencing constant Zen, the first class (or first […]
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The #1 Way to Stand out as an Acupuncturist

With approximately 18,000 licensed acupuncturists in the U.S., there’s no doubt that modern medicine recognizes the benefits of acupuncture while it stands as one of the most researched and sought out complementary health practices of today. And amid those 18,000-something qualified and hard-working acupuncturists, what steps do you take to stand out from the competition? […]
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Thinking of Leaving Your Corporate Job to Teach Yoga?

As an alternative career path for corporate executives, teaching yoga is a more beautiful and spiritual way to make a respectable living. But it’s not easy. It’s scary. Trying to start over after being comfortable at your regular job for so long takes commitment, energy, consistency, and passion. And it’s more than standing on your […]
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Pose Patrol: Help Your Students Prevent Injuries

We’re all aware that yoga isn’t supposed to cause pain or injury, but to keep us healthy, balanced, and at peace. Injury happens when we unintentionally push ourselves too far, going beyond what feels blissful and overstretching ligaments and tendons, making us less stable. Likewise, yoga students, especially in the beginning of their spiritual journey, may […]
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