How to start teaching yoga?

Teach Yoga: Whatever your point of entry in the field of yoga as a student, once you have practised long enough, you get inspired to teach. The inspiration can be: from observing your yoga teacher, as next progressive step for growth in yoga or maybe to take yoga as a career. In all three, as the path you are choosing is Yoga, it comes with certain responsibilities. Why what is so special just because the field is yoga? The reason is simple: Yoga is the way of life, not just asana and pranayama. Though you may teach mainly these two, [...]

2018-02-02T09:54:02+00:00 Teaching|1 Comment

Why Yoga certification is going to be important

Yoga Certification Scheme The Yoga certification scheme by Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India is an important step to present a unified code of professionalism to, till now, the unorganized field of Yoga Teaching. The main aim of this scheme is to evaluate and certify yoga professionals to either as Level 1 (Instructor) or Level 2 ( Teacher). This raises an important question: Why a standard yoga certification scheme? Yoga is a way of life for personal growth But there is no denying that its health benefits with the gentle approach is what makes yoga popular. Even by practitioners who [...]

2018-01-25T17:42:53+00:00 Certification|0 Comments

Why teaching yoga, is best way to improve practice!

“Giving is the secret of abundance” — Swami Sivananda A few days back, after the weekly advanced class, one of our senior student asked me a question. “How do you improve my practice? It feels like I am stuck at same growth since last few weeks/months” Such question is, usually, asked by beginners. And questions is not specific to yoga only. It is across the health and wellness industry. The reason is that we start any health routine with certain goal/perception in mind. This is what drives us to be regular and consistent. But such phase doesn’t last long. Either the student [...]

2018-01-17T02:23:37+00:00 Teaching|0 Comments

The good and not so (good) part of popularity of yoga!

With recent developments (like International Day of Yoga by UN) the spotlight is on the field of yoga. Overall, yoga has managed to survive and thrive for many decades now. This is mainly due to devout practitioners, who devote their life to their practice. What it was lacking was proper research into the field, common standards about teaching yoga (mainly asana and pranayama) as profession. Hopefully, in coming years that will change. As with any other field, which goes through large level changes and growth: This is both good and bad. :wiki Good bits: The good part is that this [...]

2018-01-17T02:27:28+00:00 Certification|0 Comments

Updated (Jan 2018): How to prepare for yoga certification (theory) exam?

Prepare for level 2 Yoga Certification Theory Exam: [This post is follow up post to what you need to know about voluntary yoga certification exam] The first question after registering yourself for voluntary yoga certification examination is how to prepare for it? As a Yoga professional, you know theory as well as practical aspects but the doubt is: is it sufficient to clear the certification process? For this let’s first understand the context of this exam: Theory exam In the early phase of yoga certification stage 1 ( theory exam), it was conducted as the subjective exam with Question & [...]

2018-02-12T08:17:36+00:00 Certification|8 Comments

All you need to know about voluntary yoga certification scheme

This post details about voluntary yoga certification scheme of Quality Council Of India, under Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India. -Yoga certification QCI Though Yoga as field and practice is famous for quite some time, the recent surge is on various teacher’s training courses. This trend started with segregation of teacher’s based on how long they have trained for. This classification was done by YogaAlliance in the year 1997. Two most common classifications are RYT 200 and RYT 500, which in simple terms is teacher’s training course and advanced teacher’s training course. Yoga Alliance is a non-profit organisation, with its [...]

2018-01-17T02:34:42+00:00 Certification|1 Comment