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Do I need to use Sanskrit to Teach Yoga? 13 Reasons You Should

Do I need to use Sanskrit to Teach Yoga? 13 Reasons You Should

To use Sanskrit or not to use Sanskrit… that is the big question for many yoga teachers these days! If you’re wondering whether or not to use Sanskrit in your classes, here are 13 reasons I think you SHOULD, plus some situations when you should forget the good reasons and just stick to your native language.

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How To Become A Yoga Teacher

If you want to become a yoga instructor, then start here. These are my most helpful articles to get you started.

Yoga Teacher Resources

If you’re already a yoga instructor and you’re looking for resources on how to choose your advanced training or to improve your career, then you’ll love this section of the blog. From how to write the perfect resume to how to find a job, I’ve got you covered.

Yoga Business and Marketing

8 Reasons It Doesn’t Have to Be Hard to Become a Yoga Teacher

The life of yoga teachers and what it takes to become a yoga instructor is mythologized and misunderstood. The uninitiated often wonder, is it hard to become a yoga teacher? The myth: It's super hard to become a teacher because you have to learn everything about yoga...

Can I Do a YTT If I Have An Injury? 9 Tips for Doing it Right

You are sooo ready for your upcoming YTT, but there's just one thing...you're injured and having second thoughts. Can I do a YTT if I have an injury? Cue the internal struggle: 😆 You really want to do YTT! 🤕 But you're bandaged/stiff/sore/immobile/hospitalized! 🥺...

How Many Hours Do You Need to be Certified by the Yoga Alliance?

Timing is everything. Especially when it comes to YTT! With literally thousands of yoga teacher trainings to choose from with all of the confusing standards, travel options, and formats, you might be wondering, how long is a yoga alliance certified training, really?...

Yoga Alliance

What Topics Does a Yoga Alliance-Certified Training Cover?

Just like studying at university where lectures follow a certain curriculum, a Yoga Alliance (YA) certified Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) offered by a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School (RYS) is required to cover specific topics. There is freedom within these...

How Many Hours Do You Need to be Certified by the Yoga Alliance?

Timing is everything. Especially when it comes to YTT! With literally thousands of yoga teacher trainings to choose from with all of the confusing standards, travel options, and formats, you might be wondering, how long is a yoga alliance certified training, really?...

Am I Qualified to Teach After Taking a 200 Hour YTT?

So, you're interested taking a yoga teacher training (yay!!)? Even if you're more than ready to dive into your YTT, you may still be wondering ... is 200 hours enough to teach yoga? As an expert teacher-trainer who has graduated thousands of students just like you,...

On Being a Yoga Teacher

Do I need to use Sanskrit to Teach Yoga? 13 Reasons You Should

To use Sanskrit or not to use Sanskrit... that is the big question for many yoga teachers these days! One of the most common questions we yoga teachers find ourselves asking is "do I need to use Sanskrit to teach yoga?" Does it really help students deepen their...

Can a Beginner do a Yoga Teacher Training?

Like the early days of a relationship that you know is right, getting really into yoga as a beginner is often a time full of excitement, reflection and awakening (though not always in the way you expect). So you've fallen head over heels in love with yoga and already...

Can I Do a YTT If I Have An Injury? 9 Tips for Doing it Right

You are sooo ready for your upcoming YTT, but there's just one thing...you're injured and having second thoughts. Can I do a YTT if I have an injury? Cue the internal struggle: 😆 You really want to do YTT! 🤕 But you're bandaged/stiff/sore/immobile/hospitalized! 🥺...

Chakras and Kundalini

Wanna know about the chakras colors, how they work, and how to balance them? Then check out these posts all about the chakras and Kundalini Yoga. See all of my posts about chakras and Kundalini Yoga here.

Yoga Pose Directory

Explore different yoga postures, alignment, and yogic philosophy behind the poses.

Yoga Philosophy

Learn yogic philosophy, practices, and postures for a deep dive into traditional yoga.

Pranayama

What Are Nadis? Your Guide to Energy Channels In Your Body.

Ah! The beautiful journey of becoming a yogi! You’ve been practicing asanas, doing breathing exercises, and chanting mantras. But you’re not there yet. The physical aspect of yoga is just the tip of the iceberg. Now, you’re learning all this stuff about your astral...

Meditation

Vyana Vayu: The Energetic Secret to Flow

Have you ever felt that when things in life are going well for you, they go, like, really well? You may start with a delish, healthy breakfast, enjoy an uplifting yoga practice, be inspired to create something, and make a great decision at work, all in the same day?...

Tantra Yoga: The Most Misunderstood Path of Yoga

Everyone knows about Tantra, right? I mean, it's that witchy, black magic, sex cult that practices the Kama Sutra, right? I hate to break it to that part of your brain that loves the provocative, but... NOPE! Those things aren't actually traditional Tantra. You'll...

Raja Yoga: The Yoga of the Mind

Hello again, fellow yoga nerd! ...No offense intended! Buuuuut if you're reading this, there's probably at least a nugget of truth in there, no? I personally can't think of a better thing to geek-out on because we could probably study yoga for lifetimes and STILL have...

Prenatal Yoga

6 Natural Ways to Prepare Your Body For an Easy Labor & Delivery

Giving birth is one of the most powerful experiences that any woman can have. Even so, every woman understandably has concerns about how to make sure she has an easy labor. After all, you're basically shoving a bowling ball out of your lady parts in one...

6 Crazy Easy Pregnancy Meditation Tips For A Powerful Practice

You’re embarking on an incredible journey.You’re already so in love with your baby, you can’t wait to meet the newest addition to your family.As an expecting mother, your body is changing before your eyes. You’ve got aches and pains in muscles you didn’t even know you...