The Original Yoga Teacher Training Camp-in-a-Box – Level 1 (PLATINUM)

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The Original Yoga Teacher Training Camp-in-a-Box – Level 1 (PLATINUM)

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The Original Yoga Teacher Training Camp-in-a-Box PLATINUM is a 300 Hour, Level 1, Home-Study course.

Style: Hatha Yoga

This Course Contains Everything in The Original Yoga Teacher Training Camp-in-a-Box (Gold); Plus, in-depth information on alignments, form, making adjustments, and Anatomy for correct postures.

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The Original Yoga Teacher Training Camp-in-a-Box (Platinum) is a 300 Hour, Level 1 Home Study Course.

300 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Breakdown:

  • 125 Hours of Yoga Techniques, Training and Practices
  • 40 Hours of Teaching Methodology
  • 50 Hours of Anatomy and Physiology
  • 45 Hours of Yoga Philosophy/Ethics/Lifestyle
  • 10 Hours of Sanskrit
  • 30 Hours of Practicum

Within this course, you will receive all the necessary materials to teach Hatha Yoga, at a Professional Level, as a Certified Hatha Yoga Teacher!

You will learn about asanas, adjustments to asanas, modifications to asanas, contraindications, Yogic philosophy, Yoga teacher methodology, helping students with limited range of motion, anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology.

You will find out why “gifted” student practitioners, are able to manipulate their bodies due to elongated joint capsules (“double jointed”). It is a mistake to believe that everyone in your Yoga class is the same. This type of thinking can push your students to the threshold of injury.

As you know, teaching Yoga is more than a physical practice. You will also learn about yamas, niyamas, chakras, bandhas, mudras, relaxation techniques, meditation, and Yoga teacher ethics.

Additionally, you will discover the secrets of Yoga Business Development. Communication, marketing, and networking are skills every Yoga teacher should have. All of this can be found in this course as well as all courses in The Original Series.

Age Requirement:

You must be at least 18 years of age in order to take this course.

Style:

Hatha Yoga

Materials Included:

  • The Complete Yoga Book by James Hewitt, this book is an encyclopedia of Yoga knowledge. It covers the history of Yoga, Yogic Philosophy, and Yoga Practices. It also includes 400 asanas (postures) to enhance your, and your students, practice.
  • The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga by Swami Vishnu-devananda, this book is a great guide for learning more about Yoga, its practices, and the benefits of Yoga for the mind, body and spirit.
  • Cool Yoga Tricks Book by Miriam Austin, this book covers prop use and how working with a partner can enhance your Yoga practice. Through colorful illustrations, Austin provides clear explanations and demonstrates how to make poses easier or more challenging while keeping safety in mind.
  • The Language of Yoga Book by Nicolai Bachman, a comprehensive Sanskrit course with two interative audio CDs that help you with pronunciation. “The Language of Yoga,” includes more than 200 Asanas with illustrated Yoga postures and 300 Sanskrit definitions.
  • Yoga Adjustments: Philosophy, Principles, and Techniques Book by Mark Stephens, this book introduces the philosophy of yoga practice, the art and practice of assisting students, the seven principles of hands-on yoga teaching, and the twenty-five most effective methods of tactile cueing. It also includes over 850 unique instructional photos and explanatory captions, demonstrating precise ways of guiding a variety of flowing sequences. It starts with the foundations, moves to application, and finishes with thoughts on the evolution of Yoga.
  • Anatomy of Yoga Book by Dr. Abigail Ellsworth is an expert guide that provides a visual aid that clearly illustrates the benefits of each exercise. With full-color photographs, opposite a detailed and annotated anatomical drawing that identifies the active and stabilizing muscles being used, you can identify affected muscles and maximize the benefits of each pose. You can also use this resource to design personalized yoga routines that focuses on specific problem areas.
  • Chakra Balancing Kit, this is a best-selling Chakra Balancing Kit by Anodea Judith that includes:
    • An in-depth 102-page illustrated workbook
    • Two audio CD’s (2 hours, 30 minutes) with 7-guided meditations
    • Seven beautifully-designed Chakra cards
    *This Kit will give you an incredible amount of easy-to-understand information about the Chakras, and the knowledge to create Chakra flows, as part of your class curriculum.
  • Meditation For Beginners and Yogic Relaxation DVD/CD Set by Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500 is a 1 Hour 23 Minute DVD and 53 Minute CD that will show you how to teach yourself, and others, to meditate and relax the mind. After regular practice with this set, you will also develop your own cueing techniques when guiding friends, family, and your students through a relaxation sequence or meditation.
  • Anatomy for Yoga DVD with Paul Grilley is an ideal companion to any Yoga teacher training program. With nearly 4 Hours of instructional material, this DVD covers key concepts of compression, tension, proportion and orientation and will help you to understand and manage Yoga safety issues effectively in your own classroom.
  • Beginner Yoga Lesson Plan for Teachers DVD with Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500, is a 2 hour and 36 minute DVD that can be used as a foundation for teachers and is a valuable tool for developing a basic lesson plan for your Yoga class. It also covers alignment, assisting and props.

**2 Bonuses**

  • Yoga Business Secrets DVD [Bonus] by Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500, is 47 Minutes of Yoga Business Success Material to round out your business knowledge and help you fly by the learning curve and put your own Yoga business on the fast track to success. This information is valuable to a Yoga Teacher whether you decide to become a independent contractor or a studio owner.
  • Yoga Marketing 101 DVD [Bonus] by Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500, is 98 Minutes of Yoga Business Marketing Material that gives you enough marketing strategies to earn $50,000 to $100,000 per year. It’s unfortunate that many excellent Yoga Teachers and Yoga Masters don’t know how to market their Yoga studios. Instead of a happy and rewarding Yoga lifestyle, they scratch out an existence. You don’t have to!

Also Included With Your Course:

  • Course Syllabus: Provides a breakdown of course objectives and structure. Information on how to complete assignments which includes exams, essays related to course topics, practical exam and assisting and alignment practical exam, are also included.
  • Teacher Training Tips Manual includes foundational information along with tips on creating your practical exam, cueing skills, and safety issues.
  • Foundations of Hatha Yoga Exam
  • Chakra Exam
  • Unlimited e-Mail & Phone support: No matter which of our courses you purchase, support is never an issue or an additional cost to you.
  • Free Exam Grading and Delivery of Your Certificate: Aura does not charge any additional fee to grade your final exams. (Aura Wellness Center’s Yoga Teacher Training Certificates are signed by Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500)
  • 30 Day Money Back Guarantee (No Re-stocking or Processing Fees)

Plus, SIX Additional Special Bonuses (Valued at $266.85):

AT NO EXTRA CHARGE, you will receive all six of the following bonuses:

  • [Bonus] “How to Grow Your Own Successful Yoga Business” by Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500 in PDF (e-Book) format. This is our Yoga business starter manual and is a comprehensive resource, valued at $147, that contains all the vital information you need to start, run, and grow your own profitable Yoga business.
  • [Bonus] “Aura Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Manual” by Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500 in PDF (e-Book) format. Our highly rated, 105-page, Yoga teacher study guide, will give you an overview of the program, including valuable Yoga teacher tips, useful Sanskrit terms, an ethics agreement, and an independent research section. Your Yoga Teacher Study Guide also contains useful information about Chakras, Mudras, and Bandhas.
  • [Platinum Bonus] “So You Want to Teach Yoga” by Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500, in PDF (e-Book) format. This e-Book exposes the secrets behind teaching Yoga. Learn how to protect your teaching practice, the most common student corrections, how to get into the corporate market place, assisting tips, how to retain students longer, and much more.
  • [Platinum Bonus] “Yoga Business Secrets” by Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500, in PDF (e-Book) format. This e-Book is packed with information based upon conversations with hundreds of Yoga teachers. Just one constructive idea from this e-book may earn, or save, your Yoga teaching service thousands of dollars. This book will give you hundreds of ideas to put into practice.
  • [Platinum Bonus] “Sure Fire Yoga Marketing Secrets” by Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500, in PDF (e-Book) format. This 60-page e-Book can be used as a work book to help you develop your Yoga teaching practice. Learn how to grow your local enrollment and how to develop niches within your Yoga teacher services.
  • [Platinum Bonus] “A Holistic Approach to Prosperity” by Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500, in PDF (e-Book) format. Discover how to develop a plan for personal success with this 24-page e-Book that discusses methods for reaching your objectives and avoiding common pitfalls.

Benefits of an Aura Wellness Center Yoga Teacher Certification:

  • Aura Wellness Center is an accredited school, with 20 years in the Yoga industry.
  • No Enroll Dates.
  • No Application Fees.
  • Stress Free: Take the course at your own pace and on your schedule.
  • Aura Wellness Center offers the most comprehensive full distance learning Yoga Teacher Training Courses in the world.
  • Internationally Recognized.
  • Join thousands of Yoga Teachers Certified through Aura Wellness Center.
  • With our certification, you will be eligible for personal liability insurance.
  • Aura stands behind its 30 Day Guarantee with No re-stocking or processing fees.
  • Teach as a Professional and Certified Yoga Teacher exceeding the benchmark standard 200 Hours of training. (This is very important when seeking employment or applying for insurance, especially if you open your own training center.)
  • Business Success skills to run your own yoga business or seek employment in Heath Clubs, Fitness Centers, Senior Centers, Yoga Studios, Private lessons, and much more!
  • Enjoy and enhance a better, healthier lifestyle.

How Does This All Work?

You will receive all of the course materials shown in the picture, as well as a course syllabus. The course syllabus can be adjusted to complete this course at a pace that is comfortable for you, however, the average student completes this course in only 3 months or less!

Your tutor throughout the duration of this course will be Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500. Should you have any questions, there is an experienced Yoga teacher, on staff, who is ready to offer assistance. You are never on your own, if you do not want to be; support is a phone call or email away.

Once your exams are submitted, within a few weeks your exams will be graded, and you will be notified by email.

Shortly after that, your Certificate, with the official Aura Wellness Center logo, signed by Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500, on ivory parchment paper will be mailed to you. You will also receive a letter of recommendation from Aura Wellness Center on official letterhead (watermarked professional business paper). This can be used to present during a job interview or to a present employer.

In summary, you have a complete 300-hour Level 1 Yoga Teacher Training Program, continuing education materials, and resources that you will refer back to, as you continue your Yoga Teaching Career; plus enough business tools to launch a successful Yoga Business.

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Volume Discounts:

For Wellness Centers, Health Clubs, Yoga Schools, and Groups of 2 or more.

Are you and a friend looking to purchase the same course together; or a school, gym, wellness facility, etc. looking to certify multiple (2 or More) teachers? Please contact us about volume discounts on orders of the same course.

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    Sarah Hoffmann

    The Aura Wellness team is incredible. The program that they’ve put together is complete and very clear. I appreciated the suggested syllabus as it gave me the added direction and support I needed to approach my training. Even though I never met the team, the way the course was built and organised made me feel supported and on track 100% of the time. The content is rich, easy to follow and immersive. The value I’ve gained as an individual is priceless; I feel equipped to fly with my own wings and share YOGA with the world. I’ll definitely take another course to continue deepening my practice. The Chakra section was particularly powerful for me as it created a framework through which I was able to study, explore and self-reflect. It literally transformed my life! Thank you for this huge gift as I wouldn’t have been able to do this, had I had to spend 3 months away from my young daughter.

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    Ryongdan Nakajima

    I took a Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Course/Platinum on 2012 and I also took a Chair Yoga, a Meditation, and a Kids Yoga Teacher Training Courses after that. It has been 7 years but I still ask Dr. Paul questions when I have a doubt about yoga and spirituality. Dr. Paul always gives me more than enough information and I am able to understand and find my answers. I feel that Aura Wellness Center is always supporting me when I need help even though I graduated 7 years ago! I’m fortunate enough to have found Aura Wellness Center as my yoga school. I will definitely recommend Aura Wellness Center for someone who is seeking a yoga journey.

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    Tina Lyon

    I love Aura yoga wellness program Hatha yoga. It gave me the freedom to learn in my style. being dyslexic I was able to feel relaxed and confident in the process,being able to explore and find teachers of like mind was so powerful that I ended up with an A+, I am so proud of . So for those that love being on their own time and learn outside the norm, I highly recommend Aura Wellness Center!

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    Eva Millere

    I was and i am happy that i found these school “Aura Wellness Center” as a great option to study and get know more technical and deeper knowledge about Hatha Yoga and lead me further to become Hatha Yoga teacher. My biggest affirmation/confirmation that the studies went well and smoothly – is my lovely yogis and that they come to my classes and enjoy their yoga journey with me together. About study/learning process i can say the best words to Dr. Paul Jerard – very helpful at the studies and response was active and never got the feeling that i am left alone with my study materials just to do something.

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    Judy Wilhelm

    Thank you so much for all of the fabulous materials. I am thrilled with the videos, books and music included with the course. I am working with the Chakra Balancing materials now. Thank you so much for offering a Home Study course for those of us who find the cost and the distance to an ashram a real hassle.

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    Evie Johnson

    Aura Wellness is a fantastic online Yoga Teacher Training program. It thoroughly covers classical Yoga, all aspects of the eight limbs, modern approaches to Yoga, in addition to anatomy and how to give proper hands on assists and adjustments. Dr. Paul Jerard was prompt with any questions I had throughout the program, which was wonderful. With my busy schedule, often working over 40 hours per week, a remote Yoga Teacher Training program was the perfect fit for me. It was very flexible with my schedule, and I still got feedback on my teaching styles by submitting videos of me teaching students and receiving valuable feedback on them. I feel confident in my ability to safely and effectively guide a yoga class. I highly recommend Aura Wellness to anyone who is considering a YTT program. I look forward to taking continuing education classes through Aura Wellness in the future!

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    Chalida Jungpattanawadee

    I would like to start with thank you to give me a wonderful opportunity.I’m so glad to get yoga teacher training certification from Aura wellness center. I have been falling in love with Yoga for a long time. I have passion that one day I will motivate and inspire other to get better health and mind benefit from practicing Yoga. I’m so happy that I decided to take online course from your yoga school. All the materials and assignments are valuable, and I learn so much from that, and I can learn from my own space, also flexible schedule to study from home. Thank you again

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    Kelly Kennedy

    Many thanks to Aura Wellness Center for not only giving me guidance, resources and tools to become an excellent Yoga instructor, but also through this process I gained a deeper understanding and connection with my personal Yoga practice.

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    Robin Smith

    I want to thank Paul and Aura Wellness Center for a both comprehensive and economical yoga teacher training course. This is the second time I have recertified after the initial course, and I could hardly be happier. I turn down job opportunities for lack of time. And whenever I have a question or concern, Paul is always quick to respond. Thank you for the BEST CAREER IN THE WORLD!

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    Jennifer Greene

    My experience learning with Aura Wellness Center was exactly what I needed to bring me to the next level in my Yoga practice personally and professionally. The books, videos, and tools provided are thorough and give you a strong basis to begin guiding others as a yoga instructor. The expectations for the student is high, but also completely attainable due to the quick responses and help from Dr. Jerard. This is a great program for those who are dedicated to becoming a quality instructor, but are also needing flexibility to work at your own pace from your home to receive your teaching certification.

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    Yul Buzon

    I’m very honored to now be official in this journey in Yoga. I plan to continue giving the best I can give to others with the knowledge I’ve gained from taking this first step thank you very much!

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    Jen Goerling

    Aura Wellness Centre put me on a road to discovering more about Yoga through the Hatha Yoga Teacher Training, after delving into Yoga for many years completing some short courses which the lead me to realise I would love to share the inspiration, clarity, joy & balance that Yoga practices can bring to our lives, and being in rural Western Australia farming with my husband and my 3 young children a intensive on campus Teacher Training was not something I could commit to, but Aura Wellness offer a comprehensive, supportive yoga community and with the guidance of Dr Paul Jerad that can be studied from home. I began to learn more, along with attending local classes and doing many weekend workshops discovering & adding more to my studies I could then grow deeper in my knowledge and practice I competed my Hatha Teacher Training with Honours from Aura Wellness Centre. I feel so grateful for the blessing of teaching Yoga to the community around me; I have a beautiful growing group of Yoga students who join me weekly for group & private classes. I also teach Yoga as a part of my work in Mental Health Recovery my training as a Yoga teacher has given me the opportunity & tools to be able to share the amazing effects on the body, mind & soul balance with my clients through the breath work, physical practice & meditation. Teaching Yoga continues to be a journey in finding my authentic voice as a teacher; my studies of Yoga have enlightened me to the belief that a strong personal practice of the 8 limbs of Yoga will serve you in so many ways when you teach to others. I teach always from my heart, with the elements & energies of the seasons in mind, my personal Yoga practice is for my Students & I teach my Yoga Classes for the deep love of Yoga & for myself, through a regular disciplined & dedicated personal Yoga experience, I can share from a place of honesty with my students and my classes are taught with attention & love. Warmly & with Gratitude Jen

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    Malinda Hurd

    This is my story on how I came to Aura Wellness! My Yoga journey started at a very young age, as a student. When I felt called to teach I began looking around my own town, Phoenix Arizona for a school . I searched school after school to no avail – the instructors seemed disconnected from the roots of Yoga that I was interested in learning. I wanted not only to be proficient in the asana’s (yoga postures) for myself and those I would come to teach – but I wanted to understand what Yoga truly is; in it’s wholeness. As I began searching the internet for schools I came across Aura Wellness. I called, Dr Paul Jerard happen to answer the phone that day, there was something about the tone and vibration in his voice that let me know I was in the midst of a true master, I could hear the Divinity. I knew that I would learn technique as well as the philosophy. I knew I no longer needed to search for another school. I knew I found the right place. Aura Wellness far exceeded the expectation I was searching for to become a teacher. I renewed my spirit through this school. I teach every week and have many students relay to me how their health has improved through my Yoga class. Thanks to Dr. Paul Jerard and his school I have been able to bring the benefits of Yoga to those seeking to improve their quality of life. Namaste, Malinda Hurd

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    Jim McGlynn

    I have practiced yoga on a regular basis for over twenty five years. Before that I practiced the hard way, “every now and then,“ depending on which Navy ship I was on and what it happened to be doing at the time. After practicing regularly for about fifteen years I investigated various teacher training options to determine which program would give me the best foundation. The Aura Wellness Center program impressed me as being very well designed and professional. In addition, the fact that they encouraged contact and questions after training set them apart from most other programs that I investigated. I am one of the few yoga teachers, that I know, that has maintained contact with their teachers after the initial training and been able to receive on going guidance and help. I was certified by Aura in August of 2005. Since then I have expanded my knowledge and practice though training in stress management therapy, meditation and chair yoga. Aura’s re-certification program is another fantastic plus, because it insures that our teaching skills keep growing. The depth of my Aura training has giving me a good foundation on which to build a practice and handle a wide variety of challenges. The far majority of my classes are composed of students with widely different yoga experiences. Frequently there is every thing from the first timer to the seasoned yogi. My Aura training has been invaluable in helping me cope with the needs of the newbie without boring the yogis to death. The ability to adapt, very often, gets stretched to its limits when I teach for a non profit organization called Connected Warriors. They offer free yoga classes to active duty military, veterans and the families. The students range from Korean war to Iraq and Afghanistan vets plus their families. Some students are agile and in perfect health, many others are physically restricted or disabled. My Aura training has been invaluable in guiding my efforts to accommodate their needs. On more than one occasion I have had several students practicing chair yoga while the guiding the rest of the class on their mats. There is an old saying, “Only Time Will Tell”. I think in this case “Time” has clearly spoken and is saying that the Aura Wellness program provide a rock solid foundation on which to build a successful yoga teaching practice. The teaching quality of the Aura Wellness graduates speaks for it’s self and may be the greatest testimonial that any of us can provide. Namaste, Jim McGlynn

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    Melinda Smith

    I have received my certification and am so happy with my result. It was great to get the results so quickly! The content of the course was very supportive of the required knowledge and made answering the exam questions very manageable. I enjoyed the array of information provided in the resource books also, and know they will be a long term and helpful support to my yoga class planning. Thank you for a great opportunity and I am out there teaching already. Best regards, Namaste, Melinda Smith

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    Lauren Cozza-Doody

    Dear Dr. Paul Jerard, I just wanted to thank you for creating such a wonderful program that allows for a challenging and thorough opportunity to complete a full Yoga Teacher Training from abroad. I am an Army Wife, Mom to a very active toddler boy, and a part time dance educator. There are no Yoga teacher training programs in my area and your program gave me the chance to complete a longtime goal and I now can pursue something I love to do. Also, having such a variety of programs to choose from, I added on my Kid’s Yoga Teacher certification and I am THRILLED. Kids need yoga, just as much as adults and they truly love it. I am so grateful to you for everything. Also, my official certificates arrived last week and they are so beautiful, I will be having them framed. I hope to add a few more Aura Wellness Certifications in the next year or two. Namaste. Kindly, Lauren Cozza-Doody

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    Jessica Lynn

    I am a happy graduate of Aura Wellness Center Teacher Training. I appreciated the ability to work at my own pace since I was completing my teacher training in my free time, while working a full-time job. My questions were always answered promptly and thoroughly when I needed help. The selection of reading materials are extremely useful even after finishing the program and I find myself choosing to reread the books. One of my favorite parts of this program was the additional information on chakras and I find I apply this knowledge in all classes and with all clients. I highly recommend the Aura Wellness programs to anyone interested in completing a teacher training course. Jessica Lynn, H.C.

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    Agata Konecka/Baller

    Studying at Aura Wellness under Your guidance has been a valuable experience for me. I tried a few teacher`s training courses in the past but dropped out of them because I was not content about the quality and usefulness of what was tought there for my practice as a yoga teacher. I am a certified fitness instructor, and looked at the courses from the perspective of someone working with people who have different levels of fitness and physical limitations. That is why I value high the content of Your courses with their emphasis on safety and wellbeing of the participants. In my own history as a participant of various yoga classes I met quite a number of teachers whose assisting boiled down to pushing the students beyond their current abilities. The exam also was very concrete with emphasis on what is really important and useful during the class. I also appreciate very much the help You offered, which created a nice learning atmosphere, all questions being answered inmediately! Namaste! Agata Konecka/Baller Norway

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    Shelly Werts

    I have been practicing yoga off and on since high school. Things in my life would happen and I would stop practicing, only to find that I felt imbalanced. I have always returned to yoga as it has been the one practice that has consistently provided me with equilibrium, peace of mind, heart and soul, the ability to truly connect with my body, and provide me the strength to persevere. I had researched all available teacher training programs and found them all to be very expensive which presented a barrier for my education and training. I discovered Aura Wellness Center through my search and was pleasantly surprised that I could afford to attend. I knew I could complete the course in a short amount of time but chose to take my time, not rushing my learning experience. This year has been transformational for me having experienced both professional challenges alongside personal accomplishments. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a disabled Veteran providing mental health counseling at the Louisville VAMC. I decided to embark on this path of becoming a Certified Yoga Teacher to expand my personal practice and give back. I started my own business, although small and still getting off its feet, a few months ago, teaching out of a local library. I offer my classes at a low price so those who are interested and don’t have a lot of money could afford to attend at least once per week. I also provide free classes to my fellow Veterans and Active Duty Service Members. I truly appreciate Dr. Jerard’s guidance whenever I had a question. He was available and promptly responded when I needed feedback. All the materials were more than I expected and have enriched my learning experience and personal growth. Please feel free to visit my website and comment on the posted blogs {www.hrcyoga.com}. Thank you again for this wonderful opportunity to share this path to peace. Namaste’ Shelly Werts Licensed Clinical Social Worker Certified Yoga Teacher Healing, Recovery, and Compassion Yoga

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    Shanthi Bhavana

    “I very much enjoyed the experience of studying for the Hatha Yoga Diploma. There is a plethora of great information to study: the online resources backing up the hardcopy study material is awesome! Videos, articles, marketing ideas and plans… so much information. Really great value! AURA Wellness Center is a great choice for Yoga Teacher Training courses. Paul and Marie are great teachers, and as Paul was my main contact, I found him to be very knowledgable, easy to communicate with and accommodating. If I needed to have something explained, all I would have to do was to shoot him an email with my query, and Paul would respond in quick time with the appropriate solution. He is a really great mentor to go to at any time and discuss something. He is very generous with his time and knowledge”. “The material is so well structured that I found that I began to research deeper than what was probably needed for the written exam… I enjoyed the research, study, writing process so much that I found I was going deeper and deeper into a subject… and I found Paul to be encouraging”. “Would I do it all over? Absolutely! In fact, I am signing up for another course in the New Year… I can’t wait! I am planning to work my way through several of the AURA Wellness Yoga courses over the next few years! Thanks so much Paul and Marie!” Shanthi Bhavana, Graduate Yoga Teacher, AUSTRALIA

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    Olga Luján

    Dear Paul, Thank you for your support, openness and encouragement. Throughout the course I always felt I was not alone. The material, specifically the anatomy DVD and Cool Yoga Tricks are most useful and clear. It wasn’t easy but worth the time and effort. The certification gives me more confidence but at the same time more desire to continue learning. I highly recommend the courses. Namasté, Olga Luján Certified Yoga Instructor Guatemala

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    Ioana Bernacchi

    Dear Paul and Marie, I do not have enough words to describe my gratefulness for the possibilities that your school offers. I started practicing yoga 8 years ago while I was living in Italy. Few years later I decided to become a yoga instructor as my friends started to ask me to organize classes for them. It was pretty difficult and very expensive to do an on site training over there, also because I have 3 kids and my “free” time revolves around them. Then I started to look up online yoga courses and every time I was trying to do a research, the first school that came up was yours. So I decided to sign up with Aura. I have to say this was one of the best decisions I have ever taken in my life. It literally changed my life! Not only through the benefits of yoga as a practice, but also through its social aspect. I did not have much friends before I started my classes, but soon after I created a big and very nice group of friends. After a couple of years I had to leave Italy and we moved to the the US. As soon as I got to my new place, I started organizing these classes and it happened again, got to meet lots of new people and many of them became friends, with me and between themselves. People ask me how long did it take me to settle in. My response is always “About a week!” Namaste…..have a wonderful day! Ioana Bernacchi Certified Yoga Instructor

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    Camille

    I thoroughly enjoyed the process of becoming a certified yoga teacher.  The program that Aura Wellness offers not only delivers all the necessary fundamentals in a user friendly way, but allows you to progress at your own pace.  I had researched quite a few programs, and the cost and content of this course made the decision easy.  And Paul was always prompt in responding to my emails.  I highly encourage this program!

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    Marla McIntyre

    A year and a half ago my 68 year old father fell and broke his hip. He is a alcoholic and pill addict. It seemed his accidents and hospital visits were becoming more frequent. Him breaking his hip broke me also. I had had enough. I told him I did not want to be his Power of Attorney anymore and said I had a life and wanted to live it to the best that I could. I have problems of my own as with fibromylgia. The stress of dealing with him and his problems wasn’t working. I have not talked to my father for over a year now. My mother is just about the same without the alcohol, just add more pills. She is a walking pharmacy. It has now almost been ten years ago she received 9 shock treatments over a weeks period of time. I do not speak to her very much. It is limited. She’s just not all there and is very abusive with communication. My father and mother are divorced. I am an only child. I think after my dad broke his hip and we stopped talking I was on the brink of going into depression. I knew if I didn’t do something, anything, I was going to end up maybe like them. My grandmother died 3 years prior and she was my rock. After her death I spent over a year in therapy. One of my questions to the therapist was….Am I going to end up like my parents? She told me NO, only if you want to. My main mission has been to be as mentally healthy as I can be. To learn from their mistakes, to be a better person and to know the difference. Getting my Yoga Certification has been a wonderful experience in my life. Yoga has been a very good friend to me in my hour of need. I know Yoga will not wrong me. It can only help me deal with life, feel better about myself and help others to feel better about themselves. I want to thank you, your wife and Aura Wellness Center for helping me seek wellness. I love getting the emails from your school and getting the text messages when there are new articles to read. It filled a hole in my life that needed to be filled. Thank you for being my friend and mentor. It has been liberating. The reading, learning how to write a MLA Format essay paper, learning meditation, learning breathing techniques, learning the asanas, just everything about the experience has been the best therapy I could buy. It surely has kept the monkey mind at bay. Thank you, thank you and thank you! Namaste, Marla McIntyre

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    Michelle Cromwell

    When I decided to do my teacher training, I was not sure what direction I should take especially having been exposed to yoga for nearly 16 years. Also as a college professor, I had anxieties about getting back into the classroom. Colliding with Aura Wellness and Dr. Jerard was pure Karma. The attention that I got as a distance learning student was unbelievable. Dr. Jerard spent hours on the phone with me going over exam questions or explaining difficult to understand concepts. He was gentle, kind, patient, unpretentious and generous. This is exactly the yogini I wish to emulate and one day become. Since graduating, I have been teaching consistently and feel that I got the theoretical and practice foundation to make me do this work which I have now come to understand is my purpose. I am eternally grateful for all that Dr. Jereard and his family have done to prepare me for this new and powerful life journey. Michelle Cromwell, Ph.D. RYT, Reiki Master Teacher

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    Susan Larock

    Hello Dr. Paul, I would like to express my thanks to you, Marie and the staff of Aura Wellness Center for your support and encouragement during my teacher training. The Yoga Teacher Training Camp in a Box was perfect for me. It enabled me to learn at my own pace in my own place. It provided a wealth of knowledge and I know it gave me the tools and confidence to be a successful yoga teacher. The program was thorough and any question was just an email away. I love the newsletter and the Facebook links. It’s like a mini lesson and gives me the opportunity to grow and learn everyday. I had thought the goal of becoming a certified yoga teacher was out of reach for me. This course made it possible for me to achieve a long time goal and for that I am truly grateful. I am proud to call myself an Aura Certified Yoga Teacher. In Gratitude, Susan Larock Certified Yoga Teacher

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    Ryongdan

    Dear Dr. Paul, Thank you so much for helping me with my independent research. I was able to expand my knowledge as a yoga teacher and also I learned so much from that! I feel so good after I completed my independent research…! Thank you for answering me right away with my each questions, it helped me a lot! You taught me how yoga can affect our lives for our new possibilities. Personally I became a much better person with a lot of compassion and deep love for other people…! I will definitely continue to take your courses and keep expanding my knowledge! Thank you again! Namaste, Ryongdan

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    Heather

    I am so grateful for Aura wellness center and the opportunity to become a certified yoga teacher from the comfort of my own home! I live very rurally and most yoga teacher trainings I looked into were cost and time prohibitive. Aura Wellness Center’s teacher training program was the only opportunity available to me that fit with my life’s circumstances. I appreciated the freedom that working from home afforded me in the process of studying and learning, I was better able to create my own unique approach to teaching by having the space and flexibility Aura’s teaching program provided for me, but also felt that there were clear guidelines and information to follow in the process. Anytime I had a question or an issue, Paul was always there, responding to my e-mails or calls right away and providing so much support and understanding. Thank you to everyone at Aura for helping me in the process of making a longstanding dream a reality!

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    Dontae Campbell RYT-300

    From the point of ordering my teacher training course everything was handled with great urgency and professionalism. Even with a prior knowlege of Yoga and its systems i found myself learning new things. I also received enough reading and media materials to last me a year and now that i have passed I am ready to set up my own company so all i can say is thank you to the entire Aura wellness team. Dontae Campbell RYT-300

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    Diana Turner-Forte

    The Yoga Teacher Training I obtained through Aura Wellness Center was outstanding. The material was challenging and provided me with a solid foundation for exploring many aspects of yoga. I was particularly impressed with the Anatomy and Physiology DVD which is the most thorough that I have ever seen. While the course contained a lot of information to absorb, a self-motivated individual would do well in this program. The reading material and written essays required critical thinking and a demonstrated commitment to the profession through personal practice. The examination questions encouraged recall of the readings and practical application through class participation in my area and self-practice. Thank you for providing a comprehensive training in Hatha Yoga. I feel honored to have received my Yoga Teacher Training through Aura Wellness Center. Diana Turner-Forte, certified Yoga Teacher, Classical Ballet Dancer and Instructor

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    Jane Martha

    The Aura Wellness Center Yoga Teacher Training has changed my life! I was so frustrated with the schedules and expense of other training programs. But this program has helped me to achieve my goal and I got a job teaching at my favorite studio 1 day after completion! Thanks so much to Paul and his staff for this opportunity and help along the way!

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    Linda Brown

    Dear Dr, Jerard, Mahatma Namaskara,

    I am forever grateful to you and your son, Paul, for your support, sage advise and guidance when I made the commitment to become a 65 year old Yogini! My students here in Colonial Heritage (an active seniors community in Williamsburg, Virginia), give purpose to my life as I guide them on their life long Yoga journey. I have witnessed the profound changes in the aging body that Yoga brings to seniors. Weekly, we celebrate how Yoga reverses the symptoms of aging, brings memory back to our connective tissues and brings union to the mind and body for a state of ease fullness.

    I wish to especially thank your son, Paul M. Jerard, III for giving me his undivided attention during the first phone call concerning Certification Training in 2011. His gentle and reassuring responses to my numerous questions confirmed in my heart that I had made the right decision. The course material for Hath Yoga is the ‘gold standard’ for Yoga certification training. The Aura Wellness Center keeps me anchored.

    Thank You with Namaste

    Love, Your Graduate, Linda Brown, RYT

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    Jeri George

    A year ago I successfully completed my hatha yoga training certification course. After exploring means to attain my certification , I chose the Aura Wellness Center for many reasons; affordability, self-paced study, and more importantly the supportive staff . Through the course of the year I gained so much knowledge. I developed a genuine rapport with Dr. Paul and his staff as they were willing to discuss and answer any questions as I progressed through the course work. They instilled in me a sense confidence and trust . I am most grateful for this educational opportunity. Completing this program reassured me that I was on the right path and that this yoga journey is endless. No doubt I will turn to your program for continued education. Namaste The divine in me salutes with gratitude the divine in you Jeri George Utica, New York

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    Pamela Robinson S.

    I did my online Certification to become a Hatha Yoga Instructor through Aura Wellness Center and completed all the assignments by February 2013. From the very beginning a felt supported through the process. Aura always answered my questions in a timely and clear way. I received all materials in an orderly and timely way. Since my Certification I have been giving classes 3 times a week. At the beginning I was a bit nervous but I also felt I had acquire the knowledge to teach, answer questions and give explanations regarding alignment and other issues such as benefits of poses, etc. throughout the class. I will always be so grateful with Aura and Dr. Jerard for offering the online courses. It has changed my life in more than one way. I love teaching and hope to keep doing so for as long as I can and also hope to keep learning and reading more to deepen my knowledge of this incredible all-encompassing ancient practice. Thank you Dr. Jerard and the Aura Wellness Center Team. Namaste

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    Andryanna Georgiou

    I have just completed the Aura yoga instructors course. The course was recommended to me by Nighean Hardy who is one the best and most motivational yoga instructors in my area, she also completed the Aura course and has gone on to run an extremely successful yoga studio. I wanted a course that I could do in my own time and fit around my life, I did a lot of research on home learning courses and this one is by far one if the best. The books and DVD’s are extremely good quality and Dr.Paul is always on hand to answer any queries and questions, I had immediate replies to everything I asked. I thoroughly recommend this course to anyone who has practised yoga for at least a year and is looking to develop their skills and knowledge, either for themselves or to works as an instructor. Andryanna Georgiou

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    Dana Preston

    Good morning, I tought my first yoga class last night!!!!!!! I hope I did ok I have received lots of positive feedback. I love people & yoga so I hope that love and light shines through everything. Not to mention that I had the best support from a distance from aura wellness centre & from Paul he always got back to me very promptly with any questions I had,thank you. I chose to study with Aura because I’m a full time stay at home mother to Raven who is 18months old and found that leaving her and my husband for a length of time would not suit our lifestyle so I decided to study correspondence as I live in New Zealand. This was the best way for me as I went at my own pace, I found a local yoga instructor who mentored me as well I highly recommend. I received my certificate a month ago and it was such an amazing feeling to have completed what I love to do. I am now teaching one evening a week at a local Pilates studio & loving it :). Thank you for all of your love and support. Namaste, Dana Preston

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    Ana Maria Conneely

    I decided to do the distance learning teacher training course, as i knew i would be moving around a lot this past year, but still really wished to gain more in depth knowledge and to get my certification. Looking back i feel it was an excellent choice. It gave me the oppurtunity to study, practice and do assignments at my own pace (which turned out to be nearly every day, as i thoroughly enjoyed the assignments and found the resources to be highly engaging and informative) Though the business segment of the cource could use a tiny bit of an update, it is still valid and provides a great foundation for setting up the building blocks for self promotion. Every time i had a question i was answered promptly and with great personal attention, it is clear that Paul and Marie take a great personal interest in each student, and i thank them for this. I am also sastisfied that I can contact them any time even now that I have finished the course with queries, and they continue to be dilligent in their responses. Thank you once again for this. Ana Maria Conneely

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    Lisa Jonas-Marcoux

    I completed my Hatha yoga 300 hour teacher training with Aura wellness centre , online program. This fantastic and through program allowed me to fulfill my dreams of become a yoga teacher. As I was unable to attend a conventional yoga school due to family commitments, The online program allowed me to study and learn on my own schedule. At first I was a bit unsure of this method, as I was worried I would miss out on valuable information, however, now I can attest that the program is absolutely thorough!!!! Along with my regular practice, I was able to learn the theoretical and the practical information required. For anyone that has a very busy schedule, this online program is ideal. I am so grateful to the team at Aura wellness center, they were always available to answer any questions and they offered excellent support and mentoring. I am very proud to have passed this course with high honors, I embark on an exciting journey in teaching what I love and believe in. It has opened up so many doors for me. Thank you so much for this great chance!

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    Kay Williams

    The information I received and learned through the Aura Yoga Teacher Training program gave me the knowledge and confidence to move forward with my teaching. Not only do I have a certificate to present to students and other interested persons, I have the inner knowledge that I am continuing my studies which ultimately benefits the students and myself. I am grateful to you and to Aura Wellness Center for the support throughout my training periods as well as when preparing for my recertification and for maintaining high standards for issuing certifications. I know and fully appreciate the amount of dedication required to complete each of the steps. Since receiving my initial Certificate, I continue teaching Yoga in a variety of settings. Thinking outside the box has allowed me to offer Yoga in a variety of ways. I have offered lunchtime yoga in boardrooms of banks as a way to allow employees to stretch and regroup during their busy and sometimes stressful days and have offered 10 minute yoga breaks and meditation instead of traditional coffee breaks during work days for others. I have offered classes through the University of North Dakota’s OLLI program, teaching students from 55 to 78 years old. I have taught during elementary school’s career fairs, and this fall will offer a full day of yoga classes to Girl Scouts during their summer camp. I teach 3 regular yoga classes each week and am continually blessed with wonderful students and opportunities. Being a Yoga teacher carries a huge responsibility – to our teachers, to ourselves, and to our students. If a teacher is motivated and adheres to a strict code of ethics, people will notice. Students will want to study with that teacher and will desire to share in the peace that emanates from the teacher. Obtaining my Certified Yoga Teacher Certificate from Aura Wellness Center has allowed me to go farther that I may have, given me confidence that I might not have had, and has allowed me to be included in Aura’s network of highly skilled graduates. Lucky me! May your path be Light! Namaste, Kay Kay Williams Grand Forks, ND

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    Ioana Bernacchi

    Dear Paul and Aura staff members, I am very thankful to you all for opening the door for me towards becoming a Yoga teacher. Although I’ve been doing Yoga for a long time on my own, I haven’t fully understood this wonderful philosophy until I took your course. It really made me aware of the way the human body functions, the way it responds and reacts to different stimulus coming from the surrounding world. I understood the connection between body and mind, between emotions and physical well being. I’ve learned how to listen to my body and this is what I’m trying to teach to my students. Because it is not easy to look inside you and see and accept your weaknesses. And in my opinion this is the most important thing that Yoga does for you. But without a wonderful teacher and excellent guidance, it is very hard to understand all of this. Again, a big thank you to you and to your school. Have a wonderful summer and we will keep in touch (I am sure I still have a lot of questions for you!). Namaste, Ioana Bernacchi Certified Hatha Yoga Teacher

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    Melissa Ouimette CYT

    Dear Paul, I would like to thank Aura Wellness for an amazing, unique and thorough Teacher Training Program. I searched for an online Yoga training course and once I received my course from Aura Wellness, I realized, I truly had found the right one for me. I completed my course, received my Certificate and I am now a Certified Yoga Teacher. Thanks to your online resources I will continue my education with Aura Wellness. Training videos and articles, both on Facebook and your website have helped myself as a Teacher immensely for situations and students that are not mainstream. You have made me feel comfortable to ask questions at any time. I feel confident, with your training, to continue to teach my students and make a difference in the community. I highly recommend any teacher training program from Aura Wellness. You will no doubt be qualified, knowledgeable and confident to teach all sorts of styles of Yoga in a variety of settings. This course allows you to develop your own personal teaching style, yet teaches you the basics of Yoga and teaching a class, being professional and also safe modifications etc. The knowledge is truly endless and ever-changing! Thanks again to Aura Wellness for an undeniably thorough and unique Teacher Training Course I feel very lucky to have found you!! All the Best, Melissa Ouimette CYT Namaste’

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    Sabine

    Hi there, I received my certification in the mail last week. It made me feel good to have accomplished good grades- as well as being a certified teacher. I am more of a studious, serious person- so normally research and writing is not too hard for me- the DVD with performance as a teacher was more of a worry. Yet once I started the class, I forgot all about the person recording… I have been teaching Yoga classes for the last 3 years ( wintertime, small town, two classes a week). My desire is and always has been to help people.Yoga in this regard is just great. Stretching, breathing, meditation- just a wonderful approach to reduce physical , mental and emotional pain. To get better and feel connected people need “something” to believe in- so I also love the spiritual aspect. I am glad I chose Aura Wellness . It made it possible for me to learn from home – and it is affordable . ( I have a very busy life as a Massage Therapist, Herb Store owner, Grandma and wife ). So thanks , Aura Wellness, for making it possible ! Sabine

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    Pamela

    I have completed the Hatha Yoga course with Aura Wellness Center, and I have to say it has been only a positive experience. Aura Wellness Center and in particular Dr. Jerard was encouraging, clear, always responded to my questions in a timely manner and the course is very comprehensive. The written material and DVD’s where excellent help to study and to have as a source of consultation through the learning/ teaching process. Aura offers an amazing opportunity with this online courses. I am already teaching twice a week and loving it and learning more and more every day. It has change my life in the most positive way imaginable. I highly recommend the Certification through Aura wellness Center. “Practice and all will follow” Thank you again, pura vida y namaste to all.

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    Lisa Combs

    Paul and Marie, I am so excited to have completed my Hatha Yoga teacher training through Aura Wellness Center’s program. It has been a long time goal of mine to share the benefits of yoga with others, in partial repayment to the practice for all of the benefits it has given me. I am especially excited to apply it to the work I do with individuals on the autism spectrum, as I have seen the enormous benefits of stress and anxiety reduction on many individuals with autism and have seen how it can assist with sensory modulation. While continuing to expand my own practice teaching yoga, I’m already in the process of co-authoring a book specifically on the benefits of yoga for individuals with autism with an occupational therapist colleague of mine. Again, thank you for the wealth of information in your course and your generous willingness to help me tailor the course specifically to meet my needs and interests. Namaste! Lisa Combs Certified Yoga Teacher

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    Connie Nakamura

    I honestly can’t begin to express my sincere thanks to Aura Wellness Center for their Yoga courses. After several years of practicing and studying Yoga my “guru” encouraged me to become a Yoga teacher, problem was, there was no way that I could afford to leave home and family and enroll in a Yoga teacher training course because we lived in a rather remote part of the world. It was just not possible for me to fly half-way around the world to become a certified Yoga Teacher. Aura Wellness was a genuine answer to prayer. At first I was skeptical of online courses. I spent literally months pouring over online course curriculum from different Yoga schools and communicating by email with various school owners. I asked for copies of course curriculum and discussed them with my Yoga teacher at her studio. She poured over course curriculum with me and helped me choose. My Yoga teacher was impressed by the Aura Wellness course curriculum (she studied directly under Pattabhi Jois). So I was confident when I enrolled in Aura Wellness Center’s Yoga Teacher Training Program! I was amazed when the materials from Aura Wellness arrived. The course was much more intense than I had first thought. During the times I was taking the course I lived and breathed Yoga-constantly because the course challenged me and brought me into new levels that I had previously not known. I loved Yoga before and loved it even more because of this course! Paul was always available by email.