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The Value of the Yoga Teacher Certification Process
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Is there is a need for the standardization and certification of yoga instructors? How can the Indian nine most important forms of yoga, and sub-styles, conform to a standard measured? Who should control and regulate yoga?

Certifications and attempts to standardize yoga, is still in its infancy. Yoga is quite good, without red tape for thousands of years. The certification is a new concept, but has gradually grown more than classes was public.

Instead of teaching small groups in a cellar, yoga teacher, the Klassengraen expansion in large public areas. With this newfound popularity came a turn. The Board of Directors, and the owners of large public areas, often request certification as proof of qualification, and sometimes they require instructors to insured.

This is understandable because the owners or managers of the building do not want to damage to the legal negligence. To deflect the anger of liability litigation, certification has evolved in every art, trade and industry.

If They were to rent landscaper, would you probably relieved to see the words "certified, licensed, bonded labour, insurance, and Experienced "on its marketing materials. Most people are not hired local teenagers to cut their lawns in fear of a potential lawsuit.

With said, you can see the need for certification in a society with no shortage of personal injury lawsuits. For yoga teacher, which is particularly hard to understand because many of them are "natural born donors." However, it also leads to the need for general standards, of course resisted.

In classes, where physical movement, breathing and posture, is part of the curriculum, the yoga teacher should have a good working knowledge of anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, the preparation of Attitudes and contraindications.

Therefore, Hatha, Ashtanga, Kundalini, and sub-styles, should be a strong anatomy, physiology, kinesiology and embedded component within the structure of their yoga teacher training programs. It should also provide guidelines for working with students who have already existing injuries.

For example: If the new students are late for class? Do you know their health profile? What happens if the student is pregnant, has high blood pressure, or recovering from a motorcycle accident? Sorry to say, yoga teacher would be wise to lock the doors on students who are late.

Who would the legal system "point his finger", if a student violated because he or she skipped the warm-up? These issues should be brought up during the yoga certification process.

Who should control and regulate yoga? There is no single body or organisation, all the diverse styles within yoga. The self-regulation was the answer for thousands of years and will continue to be the answer in the future.


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