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Sunday, June 29, 2014
What You Will Learn In A Power Yoga Instructor Certification Program
By Faye Martins
Power Yoga involves sitting and standing movements that link the usage of meditation, pranayama, breath-work and physical movement. It is able to effectively balance the North American demand for physical exercise and the values of yoga that originated centuries ago in India. It is sometimes practiced as a hybrid style in a room that is maintained at a temperature of 40.6 degrees C or 105 degrees F. In order to become an instructor, a person must successfully complete a Power Yoga instructor certification program.
The popularity of Power Yoga has exploded over the past decade. This has caused many gyms around the world to begin offering it as a class to their members. There is no question that yoga, in all of its various forms, is now one of the most practiced forms of exercise on the planet. Due to the high demand for these types of classes, gyms are constantly looking for qualified instructors to teach these classes. Let's take a look at some of the things that are required in the vast majority of training programs for yoga instructors:
Most of the programs that are available to teach people to become a Power Yoga instructor are able to be completed in only a single semester. This usually consists of somewhere around 60 hours of training. However, there are other schools that require students to have as many as 180 hours of training. Prior to registering for an instructor program, be sure to verify exactly how many hours that the course you are taking requires.
Most of the major Power Yoga instructor classes are held on the weekend, enabling people who work during the week to earn their certification easily. Here are some of the major topics that are included in most classes to become a Power Yoga instructor:
How to become an inspiring teacher
The goal is not just to be able to teach others Power Yoga effectively, but to inspire your students to take the practice of yoga seriously. Ideally, you want your students to adopt the fundamental principles of yoga into their every day lives. This will help to get their friends and family interested in practicing yoga. In a way, a Power Yoga instructor is more than just a person that shows you how to perform various yoga positions correctly. He or she is a public speaker who must be able to communicate effectively with the students in the class. This ability to communicate is just as important as the instructor's knowledge of yoga.
Important qualities of a yoga instructor
Some of the other key elements that every person must master before they can become a Power Yoga instructor are the principles of instruction, correcting/assisting, observation and demonstration. Obviously, a big part of an instructor's job is to effectively show his or her students how to successfully perform the various yoga poses. There will be people who are not able to do some of the poses correctly. It is then the responsibility of the instructor to work with these students until they are able to do the pose correctly, unless they are not physically able to do it. Patience is an important quality that all Power Yoga instructors must possess. This is because it may require working with students repeatedly in order for them to master some of the poses.
Faye Martins, is a Yoga teacher and a graduate of the Yoga teacher training program at: Aura Wellness Center in, Attleboro, MA.