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Money & The Healthy Student Teacher Relationship

by EPS (Office of Ethics and Professional Standards)

Turning the teaching of yoga into a successful business venture can be a complex art to master in and of itself… and deciding one’s philosophical and ethical views about developing an entrepreneurial yoga platform can open up many challenging questions. Viewpoints around service, .e.g, what to give and what to keep for oneself, are all questions to contemplate in a society that may emphasize material wealth over altruistic aims.

The Pedagogy Pivot – Part 2

by EPS (Office of Ethics and Professional Standards)

What is a yoga standard?

As we continue to explore how pedagogy evolves in yoga traditions, we can keep in mind that apprenticeship or disciple traditions of India do not fit neatly into the “square pegs” or accreditation models of education in the Western world. There are many steps to take in order to become an E RYT-500 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance). Such standardization is a necessary part of yoga reform and growth.

What I Know About the Aquarian Sadhana

by Snatam Kaur

I grew up with the Aquarian Sadhana, an early morning practice that includes doing Japji, yoga and chanting. My parents would bring me down to the sadhana room all bundled up in blankets. My mother said when I was little I would always pop up out of my blankets and sing along with the chants when they started.

Later as a teenager and in my early twenties I really identified with the chants as I began to compose tunes for them on my guitar. And now as a mother these chants have brought great comfort and peace to our home.

The Kiss of the Divine: Guiding the Exhale

by GuruPrem Singh

Postural Expression

I have made a life-long study of interpreting human behavior by observing human structural and movement patterns. Our patterns of movement can become accurate indications of our personality and character. We express ourselves through the thirty-trillion cells circulating throughout our bodies. As the cells dance, performing their individual responsibilities, they act together and in total, and become a personality.

The Age of Aquarius: What It Is and Why You Should Care

by Lynn Roulo

If you've noticed the world seems polarized lately, you are not alone. From politics to climate change and from pandemics to wars, it can feel like the human race is having a really hard time getting along. While these times can leave you feeling destabilized and down, the good news is that the polarization is because we're going through a transition from one astrological age to the next, and the coming period promises to be one of higher consciousness, compassion, and enlightenment.

What is an Astrological Age?

Perfect Children’s Yoga

by Shakta Khalsa

I receive many questions from people teaching yoga to children. One issue that comes up is what to do when a child becomes frustrated because she thinks she isn't doing it 'perfectly.'

Question: How do you deal with children who become frustrated when they aren't able to do some of the asanas or keep their eyes closed during meditation? Do you have any tips? Some children become angry with themselves when they can't perform perfectly. I have tried all sorts of different approaches and would love to hear your advice.