The Yoga Tutor

Yoga At Home - Can Anyone Do It?

There weren't many options for learning yoga at home when I first started yoga. Back then there were a few videos on the market, and already several books about yoga available, but nothing that would really constitute a yoga home study program, per se.

So I went to India and had a number of yoga training experiences over the next few years. Then I came across Swami Gitananda's "Yoga Step by Step," a comprehensive yoga correspondence course that changed my way of looking at yoga instruction.

In fact, it changed my life!

Before I began to learn yoga at home, I had already studied and practiced yoga with many teachers. I had read numerous yoga books, and even begun to explore the classic yoga literature.

Even so, I still didn't feel like I had learned what this thing called yoga was really all about. The more I read, the more I craved. But, even though there were lots of yoga books on the market, it wasn’t easy finding good ones ... ones that could help guide me further through yoga at home.

But I finally did learn to practice yoga at home.

Swami Gitananda's yoga home study course changed things for me. It showed me how much I was missing in yoga, and also showed me how yoga could be properly taught via diagrams and the written word. And now with the video capabilities of the internet, it can be done even better!

That incredible yoga home study program really was the point where I felt I went from doing yoga exercises, to really "practicing yoga" ... and now, years later, as a yoga teacher, I am able to share that experience with others.

I have created a good name for myself as the author of some highly regarded online yoga training programs, and Swami Gitananda, who eventually became my guru and ultimate yoga guide, deserves 110% credit for that.

Now I'm a big yoga home study exponent ...

Yes, I still teach yoga classes too, but I have a heightened understanding now of how limiting they can be for providing a complete yoga education, and how hard it can be to learn how to practice yoga at home just by going to yoga classes.

I know how strange the idea of learning yoga online or through home study can seem, especially if your yoga world has been confined mainly to the yoga studio, and perhaps a few commercial books or yoga videos.

Do you think that I get tired of answering the same question over and over again. "Can I really learn to practice yoga at home through your online yoga programs?"

... I don’t get tired.

Why? Because I know how incredibly effective my yoga training learning programs are, and I know that once people get a chance to try them out, they'll know it too!

Folks are often surprised the most when they realize that learning yoga online doesn't mean that they have to give up their yoga classes. It’s not a case of either/or at all ... of going to yoga class or doing yoga online.

In fact, I get so many emails from students of my online yoga programs thanking me for making their yoga classes more fulfilling for them. Lots of people have said that after taking my yoga lessons online, they have a better understanding of what's going on in their yoga classes too. And they're overjoyed to be able to now safely practice yoga at home too!

Now that, to me, sounds like the right kind of yoga education.




About The Author
Yogacharya is Director of International Yogalayam, Editor of The Yoga News, and creator of "The Yoga Tutor" step-by-step, online yoga training programs.


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