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Why Yoga Teacher Continuing Education is important

One of the main things that yoga teaches us is that things change. Change is the only constant in this world. Of course, this is also true for the yoga and fitness industry. That is why Yoga Teacher Continuing Education is important.

The Yoga industry has changed in many ways. Our knowledge of the human body continues to evolve. We continue to grow in understanding the best methodologies to teach and guide our students. Lastly, as teachers, we continue to develop and change with experience. This growth and change are healthy and important. If we, as yoga and fitness teachers, do

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Yoga Teacher vs Instructor: What’s the Difference?

I think it is important to differentiate between Yoga instructor vs teacher when teaching a public class in a yoga studio. A Yoga instructor instructs people what to do, ‘exhale and step your right foot forward, inhale your arms up to the sky.’ You can go through an entire class with an instructor and not learn a single thing.

On the other hand, a Yoga teacher educates you.

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40 Best Books for Yoga Teachers – The Essential List

With an abundance of literature available on yoga philosophy, anatomy, practice, and teaching methodologies, it can be challenging to determine which books deserve a spot on your bookshelf. To help guide you in pursuing continued education, we’ve curated a comprehensive list of the 40 best books for yoga teachers. These hand-picked selections cover various topics, from ancient texts and yogic philosophy to modern adaptations and practical teaching resources.

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Understanding Purusha and Prakriti in Samkhya

In the realms of Samkhya and Classical Yoga, as presented in the Yoga Sutras, the concepts of Purusha (soul or consciousness) and Prakriti (matter or nature) form the basis of their dualistic philosophy. This distinction, pivotal in these philosophical systems, is often not fully grasped by contemporary yoga instructors. The idea of dualism represented through Purusha and Prakriti, has been a cornerstone in Western religious thought for thousands of years. It is analogous to the metaphor of the clockmaker (representing Purusha, the divine consciousness) and the clock (symbolizing Prakriti, the material world).

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image of books on ashtanga yoga The Power of Ashtanga Yoga II The Intermediate Series: A Practice to Open Your Heart and Purify Your Body and Mind by Kino MacGregor
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25 Best Books on Ashtanga Yoga – Deepen Your Practice

Exploring the world of Ashtanga Yoga is a transformative journey that blends physical discipline with spiritual growth. For practitioners and enthusiasts alike, books on Ashtanga Yoga serve as invaluable guides. Guides offering insights into this ancient practice’s techniques, philosophy, and history.

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced yogi, the literature of Ashtanga Yoga provides a comprehensive resource.

In this exploration, we delve into essential books on Ashtanga Yoga. Each book offering unique perspectives and teachings to enhance your practice both on and off the mat. From detailed guides on postures and sequences to philosophical explorations and personal narratives.

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What Can You Do with a 200-hour Yoga Certification?​

A 200-hour yoga certification opens a world of possibilities. It lays the foundation for teaching various yoga styles in studios and health clubs and also equips you to be a private instructor, personalizing yoga sessions to individual client needs. Further, the yoga certification allows one to work toward an E-RYT, Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher, designation. A designation allowing you to train other Yoga Teachers.

Additionally, it allows you to embrace the digital age by teaching online, reaching a global audience. Beyond traditional studios, you can bring yoga into unconventional settings like corporate offices or dance studios.

This certification begins a

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108 Best Bhagavad Gita Quotes on Positive Thinking

The Bhagavad Gita often called the Gita, is a 700-verse sacred Hindu scripture part of the Indian epic Mahabharata. It is a conversation between Prince Arjuna and the God Lord Krishna, who serves as his charioteer. This sacred text is renowned for its profound spiritual depth and has become a cornerstone in Hindu philosophy and Indian literature.

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Savasana Meditation Quotes for Inspiring Students

Savasana meditation quotes are powerful tools to help us delve deeper into our yoga practice and connect to the present moment. In this blog post, we will explore these quotes and their impact on our lives, from the first step of our yoga journey to the place of radical acceptance that comes with major change. We will also discover the transformational experience of Savasana meditation and how it can lead us to a deeper understanding of our true nature and inner peace.

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RISTO DUGGAN - Yoga Teacher Asana at Home. Talks about his yoga teacher journey
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You Should Be Doing This

At one of the classes, he was scheduled to take, the yoga teacher didn’t show up. Risto at the time had been practicing a variety of yoga theories at home and decided to make use of what he already knew.

Risto had pointed out to the class that they had came them to stretch and offered to guide the class along with what he had been doing at home and at the very least they could get a stretch out of it.

At the end of the class, a couple of people came up to Risto and told him that

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Journey to Teaching Yoga Online

Journey to teaching online Yoga My teaching online Yoga began in 2020. But I started teaching yoga in person, at the end of 2006. By the end of 2007, I was a full-time Yoga Teacher, as I was slowly moving away from pursuing Acting in Film and Television. My passion for being in the spotlight shifted from being this character I created to just being myself and helping people by sharing my journey! This just felt so authentic and real… It was an incredibly physical and mental journey, though, I must say. For the first three years, I was basically resetting

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Our Yoga Blog and Our Values

At Asana at Home, we value the yoga journey’s different aspects and its connection to our values: community, progress, creativity, meaningful relationships, and fun. In addition, we love how yoga connects the mind and the body in many ways, using many forms.

Our Yoga Blog will offer you inspiring personal stories from our students starting on their journey and the valuable experiences they’re learning. You’ll also read motivating personal stories from our teachers about how they got started, what yoga means to them, and essential tips they’ve learned on their journeys. Finally you’ll find articles covering topics in our Yoga Instructor Blog, Beginner Yoga Blog, Yoga Poses, Yoga at Home Blog, Chakra Blog, Health Blog and Meditation Blog.

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