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HOW TO BECOME A YOGA TEACHER

November 4, 2019 by Pies Fitness Yoga Studio  

Yoga is growing by leaps and bounds as a common form of exercise. The number of yoga studios is seeing a rapid increase across the country. Yoga participants in the United States may rise to 55 million by 2020. This ever-increasing popularity reveals how widespread it has become. If you’re passionate about yoga, there’s never been a better time to turn it into a career!

 

Getting the Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) can be rewarding even if you decide not to teach yoga. It will increase your knowledge, promoting tremendous personal growth!

 

Here are the 3 simple steps to becoming a Yoga Teacher.

 

  1. Find Your Calling

At its core, yoga is an ancient form of exercise to help you improve your mental and physical wellbeing. However, it is not a one-type-of-person sort of practice. No matter what your body, gender, or age is, there is a type of yoga for you out there.

 

There are many different types of yoga, including Hatha, Ashtanga, Anusara, Vinyasa, and Bikram yoga. Before you are ready to become a teacher, you should understand which style works best for you. When you find your true and inherent passion, you will be ready to turn it into your skill and vocation.

 

  1. Complete A Teacher Training Course

Now that you know the type of yoga that best fits you, you are ready for the yoga teacher training. One of the most common formats is 200-hour teacher training. It can include a wide range of topics such as teaching, anatomy, and philosophy.

 

However, you should research well on where you do this 200-hour training. It’ll build your foundation and teach you everything you need to know about being a successful teacher. You should go through the Yoga Alliance website to identify the Registered Yoga Schools in your area.

 

  1. Get Your Credential

You can register as a yoga instructor when you complete your training. While registration is voluntary, this credential can help you a lot down the road.

 

Yoga Alliance is an education and accreditation organization recognized at the international level. It has over 90,400 Registered Yoga Teachers and more than 6,200 Registered Yoga Schools.

 

These are the requirements to get your credentials from Yoga Alliance:

 

Complete your training with a Registered Yoga School at a minimum 200-hour level.

 

  • Pay the fees.
  • Review your Registered Yoga School training.
  • Once you’ve registered, you can use their RYT trademark after your name.

One of the best places to train to become a yoga teacher and get your credential is PIES Fitness Yoga Studio.

 

Why Choose PIES Fitness?


PIES Fitness Yoga Studio is a Yoga Alliance registered training center. You can register with Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher if you complete the PIES Fitness 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training.

 

PIES embodies the idea of having peace in all aspects of life. It stands for the different facets of life: physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual. Our staff will guide you through this Hatha-based training.

 

The training focuses on proper technique and various yoga teaching styles for the modern yogi. You’ll be able to expand the horizon of your knowledge on asana (postures), anatomy, pranayama (breath), meditation, restorative yoga, yin yoga and more!

5 WAYS YOGA CAN HELP YOU LIVE A PEACEFUL LIFE

October 2, 2019 by Pies Fitness Yoga Studio  

Yoga helps liberate your body, mind & soul. Whatever you may be looking for–weight loss, strong & flexible body, glowing beautiful skin, peaceful mind or good health– yoga can offer it.

 

Most of the time people misunderstand yoga as “Asanas” only. They do not realize the positive impact yoga offers in uniting the body, mind & breathe. Hence, people should be reminded of this life quote related to time:

 

“The body is your temple, keep it pure & clean for the soul to reside in.” – BKS Iyenger

 

Through this writing, we can take a look at the top five reasons why yoga is an important inspiration for us:

 

Internal Health / Mental Peace: Yoga is one of the best ways to calm a disturbed mind. As we all know “Yoga is peaceful indeed.” The proper practice of yoga does help us to reach that zone of ultimate peace. Just like the reality that not all diseases are visible, there are signs that something could be off in our internal health. People who do yoga, often find that they treat their body differently including making better food choices, maximizing sleep & practicing self-love.

 

Art of Fitness – Flexible Body & Good Posture: Including yoga in our daily routine leads to a more flexible body as well as good posture when you stand, sit, sleep & walk. Yoga also strengthens our joints & muscles as well as allowing you to be flexible enough to live & enjoy life and all its adventures.

 

Energy Level – Touches the Peak Point: The rat race of our daily life makes us more exhausted at the end of the day. In addition, we are susceptible to the effect of growing pollution. Just a few minutes of yoga can be like a dose of fresh air. It can provide immense energy even after a long hectic day.

 

Cut a Few Extra Inches – The Weight Loss Mission: Yoga is considered as a form of aerobic fitness training because the body moves through a series of postures for an extended period of time. It strains the cardiorespiratory system, making you use more energy to keep the body going as a super fit unit and sometimes helping you lose weight.

 

Ignite an Extra Portion of Love in Your Togetherness: Nowadays too many relationships end where fights, arguments and disagreements leave one or both parties without the opportunity to completely heal. If we don’t heal our wounds, we are bound to carry strong emotional baggage that can sometimes be disastrous for the longevity of a sacred loving partnership. Yoga heals us. It teaches us self-acceptance. If we can find self-awareness, self-accepting & self-loving ability in ourselves, then and only then are we ready to enter into a relationship with another without any baggage of pain from the past. Yoga can help us accomplish this.

 

At PIES – we are committed to helping each individual achieve their desired goals. If you looking for a more personalized approach to your yoga program, call us today to schedule a Yoga Therapy consultation. With the expertise of our qualified yoga therapists, we can help develop a plan which works to help you achieve your weight loss goals as well as any fitness hurdles you’re looking to overcome. We would love to see you at our studio, contact us at 703-887-9574 to book a slot.

5 WAYS YOGA CAN HELP YOU LIVE A PEACEFUL LIFE

October 2, 2019 by Pies Fitness Yoga Studio  

Yoga helps liberate your body, mind & soul. Whatever you may be looking for–weight loss, strong & flexible body, glowing beautiful skin, peaceful mind or good health– yoga can offer it.

 

Most of the time people misunderstand yoga as “Asanas” only. They do not realize the positive impact yoga offers in uniting the body, mind & breathe. Hence, people should be reminded of this life quote related to time:

 

“The body is your temple, keep it pure & clean for the soul to reside in.” – BKS Iyenger

 

Through this writing, we can take a look at the top five reasons why yoga is an important inspiration for us:

 

Internal Health / Mental Peace: Yoga is one of the best ways to calm a disturbed mind. As we all know “Yoga is peaceful indeed.” The proper practice of yoga does help us to reach that zone of ultimate peace. Just like the reality that not all diseases are visible, there are signs that something could be off in our internal health. People who do yoga, often find that they treat their body differently including making better food choices, maximizing sleep & practicing self-love.

 

Art of Fitness – Flexible Body & Good Posture: Including yoga in our daily routine leads to a more flexible body as well as good posture when you stand, sit, sleep & walk. Yoga also strengthens our joints & muscles as well as allowing you to be flexible enough to live & enjoy life and all its adventures.

 

Energy Level – Touches the Peak Point: The rat race of our daily life makes us more exhausted at the end of the day. In addition, we are susceptible to the effect of growing pollution. Just a few minutes of yoga can be like a dose of fresh air. It can provide immense energy even after a long hectic day.

 

Cut a Few Extra Inches – The Weight Loss Mission: Yoga is considered as a form of aerobic fitness training because the body moves through a series of postures for an extended period of time. It strains the cardiorespiratory system, making you use more energy to keep the body going as a super fit unit and sometimes helping you lose weight.

 

Ignite an Extra Portion of Love in Your Togetherness: Nowadays too many relationships end where fights, arguments and disagreements leave one or both parties without the opportunity to completely heal. If we don’t heal our wounds, we are bound to carry strong emotional baggage that can sometimes be disastrous for the longevity of a sacred loving partnership. Yoga heals us. It teaches us self-acceptance. If we can find self-awareness, self-accepting & self-loving ability in ourselves, then and only then are we ready to enter into a relationship with another without any baggage of pain from the past. Yoga can help us accomplish this.

 

At PIES – we are committed to helping each individual achieve their desired goals. If you looking for a more personalized approach to your yoga program, call us today to schedule a Yoga Therapy consultation. With the expertise of our qualified yoga therapists, we can help develop a plan which works to help you achieve your weight loss goals as well as any fitness hurdles you’re looking to overcome. We would love to see you at our studio, contact us at 703-887-9574 to book a slot.

5 YOGA POSES YOU SHOULD TRY

September 2, 2019 by Pies Fitness Yoga Studio  

 

It is well document ed how important yoga is in people’s lives, whether it is improving relationships, losing weight, or even to destress, there are plenty of reasons that everyone should try to incorporate yoga into their lives.

 

Whether you are practicing at home or you enroll in one our classes at either of our locations, here are some yoga poses whether you are a beginner, intermediate or an expert yogi that you might want to try.

 

#1 – Mountain Pose


 

The mountain pose is the base for your standing pose and it allows you to imagine how to truly connect and feel one with the earth below you. It may appear on first glance to just be standing still but there’s so much more going on.

 

#2 – Downward Facing Dog


 

Adho Mukha Svanasana, or more widely known as Downward Dog, is one of the most widely practiced yoga poses on the planet. It stretches and strengthens your entire body. It may not look very difficult but it requires strength, flexibility, and stamina to be performed correctly.

 

#3 – Tree Pose


 

Tree is a standing balance pose that you can use to help you to gain focus or clarity. You also may place your hands in front of your chest. Similar to the video below. Learn to inhale and exhale while you are standing and keep the body balance on one foot. As with most of these poses, it may look easier than it is.

 

#4 – Plank


 

 

Planks are one of the best ways to strengthen your abdominal muscles. It shows us how to balance on your hands while using literally your entire body to support you. Make sure you are also breathing while doing this pose.

 

#5 – Warrior Pose


 

At PIES, we are focused on ensuring that you have the best Yoga Experience in Northern Virginia. We have various beginner yoga and senior yoga programs and classes at our studios in Alexandria, Virginia, please give us a call at 703-887-9574 to schedule your class.

 

5 YOGA POSES YOU SHOULD TRY

September 2, 2019 by Pies Fitness Yoga Studio  

It is well document ed how important yoga is in people’s lives, whether it is improving relationships, losing weight, or even to destress, there are plenty of reasons that everyone should try to incorporate yoga into their lives.

Whether you are practicing at home or you enroll in one our classes at either of our locations, here are some yoga poses whether you are a beginner, intermediate or an expert yogi that you might want to try.

#1 – Mountain Pose

The mountain pose is the base for your standing pose and it allows you to imagine how to truly connect and feel one with the earth below you. It may appear on first glance to just be standing still but there’s so much more going on.

#2 – Downward Facing Dog

 

Adho Mukha Svanasana, or more widely known as Downward Dog, is one of the most widely practiced yoga poses on the planet. It stretches and strengthens your entire body. It may not look very difficult but it requires strength, flexibility, and stamina to be performed correctly.

#3 – Tree Pose

Tree is a standing balance pose that you can use to help you to gain focus or clarity. You also may place your hands in front of your chest. Similar to the video below. Learn to inhale and exhale while you are standing and keep the body balance on one foot. As with most of these poses, it may look easier than it is.

#4 – Plank

 

Planks are one of the best ways to strengthen your abdominal muscles. It shows us how to balance on your hands while using literally your entire body to support you. Make sure you are also breathing while doing this pose.

#5 – Warrior Pose

At PIES, we are focused on ensuring that you have the best Yoga Experience in Northern Virginia. We have various beginner yoga and senior yoga programs and classes at our studios in Alexandria, Virginia, please give us a call at 703-887-9574 to schedule your class.