Yoga Student Safety

Home/YOGA TEACHING/Yoga Student Safety

Which Yoga Students Do I Want to Teach?

By Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500, YACEP Which Yoga students do I want to teach? This seems like a discriminatory question, but in terms of student safety, not all Yoga students are the same. Some students bring years of experience to the classroom, while others have just signed up for their very first class. Some [...]

What Should Yoga Teachers Know About Promising Cures?

By Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500, YACEP What should Yoga teachers know about promising cures? To get straight to the point, a Yoga instructor should never promise anything he or she can't deliver. For most of us, one of the most disappointing experiences in life can happen when we trust a person or a product to [...]

Yoga and Neck Problems: What’s the Risk?

Chair Yoga sessions or classes may be advisable in some instances. Yoga postures practiced during chair Yoga classes will not put pressure on the neck. Contrary to popular belief Chair Yoga is not for Seniors only.

Giving Yoga Students Safe Challenges

When you do challenge a student, check in with him or her to insure they feel comfortable throughout the adjustment or verbal cue. Try and do so somewhat intimately, instead of involving the class for ego. Keep the intentions pure for growth in a specific posture or series, take your time to listen and you and your student’s practice will flourish.