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Motivational Yoga With CE Exam

Motivational Yoga With CE Exam

$189.95 CAD


Product Format
    The package components are as follows:
    • Motivational Yoga text
    • Continuing education exam (accessed online)
    The benefits of yoga are valuable to people of all ages and all fitness levels. As a yoga teacher, you have a responsibility to keep your classes fresh and challenging to help students discover their unlimited potential. Motivational Yoga With CE Exam simplifies that task with 100 easy-to-follow lesson plans that vary in length. The lessons progress from basic yoga asana and pranayama lessons for beginning students to more advanced material such as mindfulness and meditation.

    Fully customizable to meet individual student needs, these ready-to-use lessons will save you valuable preparation time. Choose from beginning lessons focusing on body and breath awareness, basic postures, and breathing, or select more advanced instruction on the yamas and niyamas, guided relaxation, the heart center, the chakras, emotions, and mindfulness. You’ll also find lessons for kids, older adults, athletes, and pregnant women to ensure you are equipped to serve populations with different needs.

    With each lesson, Motivational Yoga demonstrates how the strength, balance, and stretching of the physical practice can inspire a healthy, complete, and joyous existence on and off the mat.

    In addition, five full-length workshop lesson plans help you expand your teaching beyond a traditional class to offer focused workshops to your students on these popular topics: Spring Cleaning Yoga Detox, The Joy of Backbends, Yoga for Absolute Beginners, Introduction to Meditation, and Transformational Breath.

    Upon completing the book, certified professionals can take the companion CE exam to earn continuing education credits.

    Learning Objectives
    After completing this course, you will be able to do the following:
    • Describe the important points to consider when structuring lesson plans.
    • Demonstrate various breathing exercises, asanas, and sequences.
    • List the benefits of yoga.
    • Explain intention setting in yoga.
    • Summarize the benefits of a pranayama practice.
    • Discuss the benefits of positive motivation and gratitude.
    • Describe how energy level influences quality of life.
    • Describe the importance of the yamas and niyamas.
    • List the seven chakras.
    • Explain the concept of mindfulness.
    • Explain how yoga influences emotions.
    • Identify asanas that release emotions that are stored in the body.
    • Describe the process of developing a workshop.
    • Explain the importance of a home yoga practice and possible obstacles.


    A continuing education course for yoga instructors, personal trainers, group exercise instructors, and other certified fitness professionals.
    Teaching What You Need to Learn
    Tips From the Front of the Room
    Eight Limbs of Raja Yoga

    Chapter 1. Beginning Lessons
    Beginner’s Flow
    First Class Facts
    Learning Diaphragmatic Breathing
    Benefits of Yoga
    Softening the Edges
    Body Tension
    Lengthening the Exhalation
    Defining Ha and Tha
    Setting an Intention

    Chapter 2. Breathing Practices
    Smiling Breath Vinyasa
    Two-to-One Breathing
    Three-Part Exhalation
    Ujjayi Breath
    Nadi Shodhana
    Opening the Left Channel

    Chapter 3. Asana
    Stepping Stone Vinyasa
    Forward Bends
    Asana and Acceptance
    Asana and Peace
    Sequencing a Class

    Chapter 4. Salutations in Motion
    Surya Namaskara (Sun Salutation)
    Chandra Namaskara (Moon Salutation)
    Star Salutation
    Earth Salutation
    Salutation to the Self

    Chapter 5. Prana
    Wave Vinyasa
    Holding On to Prana
    Feeling the Flame
    Prana and the Focused Mind
    Storing Prana

    Chapter 6. Pranayama
    What Is Pranayama?
    Benefits of Pranayama
    Working With Ha and Tha
    Boosting the Immune System

    Chapter 7. Motivation
    Motivation in Motion
    Moving Forward
    Morning Gratitude Meditation
    Energy Is Your Identity

    Chapter 8. Yamas
    Yamas: Moral Disciplines and Restraints
    Yama 1: Ahimsa
    Yama 2: Satya
    Yama 3: Asteya
    Yama 4: Brahmacharya
    Yama 5: Aparigraha

    Chapter 9. Niyamas
    Niyama Flow
    Niyama 1: Saucha
    Niyama 2: Santosha
    Niyama 3: Tapas
    Niyama 4: Svadhyaya
    Niyama 5: Ishvara Pranidhana

    Chapter 10. Chakras
    Chakra Flow
    Chakra 1: Muladhara
    Chakra 2: Svadhisthana
    Chakra 3: Manipura
    Chakra 4: Anahata
    Chakra 5: Visuddha
    Chakra 6: Ajna
    Chakra 7: Sahasrara
    Chakras and the Five Tibetans

    Chapter 11. Mindfulness
    Vinyasa for Awakening
    Mindfulness: The Core of Practice
    Paying Attention
    Mindfulness of Gratitude
    Holiday Gratitude
    Mindful Eating

    Chapter 12. Lessons of the Heart Center
    Anjali Mudra: Namaste
    Seeds of Love
    Expanding the Heart
    Reversing Negative Emotion

    Chapter 13. Emotions
    Emotional Effects of Asana
    Frustration in the Body
    Empowerment of Change
    The Only Constant Is Change
    Letting Go
    Clinging to Happiness

    Chapter 14. Workshops
    Spring Cleaning Yoga Detox
    The Joy of Backbends
    Yoga for Absolute Beginners
    Introduction to Meditation
    Transformational Breath

    Chapter 15. Yoga for Special Populations
    Yoga for Kids
    Yoga for Pregnancy
    Yoga for Seniors
    Yoga for Athletes
    Chair Yoga

    Chapter 16. Practices for Home and Office
    Design a Practice to Support Your Needs
    Obstacles to Practice
    Keeping Your Home Practice Interesting
    8 Minutes to Awesome
    10-, 20-, and 60-Minute Home Practices
    Busting Through Anxiety
    Bedtime Yoga
    Good Morning Bed Yoga
    Chair Yoga at Work

    Chapter 17. Guided Relaxation
    Be a Corpse
    Expanding the Light
    Favorite Place
    Dark Cloud
    Journey Through the Chakras
    Silent Chanting
    Nancy Gerstein is a yoga teacher, author, speaker, and entrepreneur. She is the creator of Motivational Yoga, a yoga style that empowers life decisions, goals, and results. Nancy’s teachings incorporate spiritually strengthening practices that bolster personal growth and self-motivation. Her classes feed the body and the mind, encouraging students to make conscious choices about how they direct thoughts, energy, and physical focus to live the best live they can. It's Nancy's belief that a genuine yoga practice begins within.

    A Himalayan Institute–certified yoga teacher, Nancy is a frequent contributor to yoga publications and websites, including Elephant Journal, Yogi Times, Yoga Magazine, and Yoga and Health Magazine, and she is the author of Guiding Yoga’s Light (Human Kinetics), a go-to reference book for yoga teachers and students. Motivational Yoga is Nancy’s third book.

    Nancy resides in Morton Grove, Illinois. In her free time she enjoys hiking, traveling, and trying most things at least once.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 1 review
    Shannon Budiselic
    Motivational Yoga

    A bit early as I have only superficially delved into this book, but looks like a wonderful addition to my understanding of yoga so far. I am excited to delve deeper into the teachings presented by this knowledgeable teacher and practitioner.