We could be talking about something as straightforward and everyday as lifting a heavy cardboard box, to gently swinging your legs up into sarvangasana (that’s shoulder stand to you and me), right up to willingly jumping out of an aeroplane with a parachute strapped to your back.
The key thing with these activities and everything else in between is that while we’re doing them we need to take care of our bodies if we want them to keep on working for us. That’s why, whether you’re a seasoned yogi or you’re just finding your tadasana feet, being guided by someone who’s got your back – and your core, legs, arms, head and neck – should be top of your priority list.
Choosing to practice with a Yoga Alliance Professionals registered teacher gives you peace of mind. You can rest assured that you’re being guided safely into each pose by a legitimate teacher who has been trained to the highest standards.
As with any subject matter, if a yoga teacher stops learning themselves, it makes it very hard for them to educate and inspire their students. That’s why Yoga Alliance Professionals actively encourages its members to keep on learning more about yoga. This professional body’s qualifications and marks are recognised across the world, and you’ll find member teachers in every continent.
Lauren at Green Lotus Yoga is a Yoga Alliance Professionals registered yoga teacher. Her Laxmi Vinyasa RYT-200 yoga teaching qualification is registered with the Independent Yoga Network (IYN). And she is affiliated to the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA). Find out more about what it’s like to practice yoga with Lauren.