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Your Energy Tank – How Many Classes Do You Teach a Week?

Sipping passion tea in the summer breeze, a Yoga therapist-in-training and I had a wonderful chat about teaching Yoga to people with physical, mental and emotional challenges. She teaches at the local military base to active personnel, as well as other places... and...

Sharing Yoga at a Better Breathers Club at a Local Hospital

Stepping up and stepping out into our local communities gives Yoga a louder voice. If you find yourself stuck in a teaching rut at studios and gyms - consider spreading your wings! Here's Justine Shelton, Co-Director of the Yoga Vista Studio, presenting to the Better...

How To Train Your Observation Skills

One of the final course assignments in our Online Chair Yoga Certification Program is to go out into the community and observe people's postures and come up with beneficial Yoga asanas. This observation practice brings together 3 necessary skills needed for a Yoga...

We Are Just as Needed as Physical Therapists and Doctors!

We Are Just as Needed as Doctors, Physical Therapists and other Healthcare Professionals I (Sherry) had the wonderful opportunity to spend a week with my family during my North Carolina visit. In that one week, we celebrated my Mom and Sister's Birthdays and my...

Why Yoga Teachers Care

Lorna is the most beautiful woman I have ever seen. Probably in her mid 80's by now. Her skin glows and she says her blushed cheeks and pink lips are all natural gifts. I had not seen her for a few months at my regular Assisted Living Chair Yoga class.  I  missed her....

Teaching for the Money or the Service? Two Sides of the Same Coin

Do you know what the "market rate" for teaching a Yoga class is in your area? How do you determine how much to charge? Should you get paid a flat rate for an hour class, or should you get paid by the student count? As Yoga Teachers, how do we know what to charge for...

Yoga Teacher, Yoga Educator, Yoga Ambassador… that is YOU!

How important is it to you to have a list of Yoga titles, acronyms and credentials after your name? We will answer this question differently based on our personal experiences. Depending on the type of "Yoga Job" you desire, you may need more titles than less.  Seeking...

For Osteoporosis? Is a Chair or Mat Yoga Class Better?

We get a lot of questions in our email box from teachers who want to ensure they are keeping their students safe in their Gentle, Senior and Chair Yoga classes.  Most of our students are 50+ and we all know too well the health issues that can start to manifest around...

Get Your Creative Juices Flowing!

I've had a few ah-ha moments as a Yoga Teacher than totally changed my perspective on teaching. When I understood that there is no cookie-cutter approach to teaching Yoga to the Gentle and Senior Yoga community - I gave myself permission to explore a wide range of...