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- What trainings and other programs does Baptiste Yoga™ offer?
- How does Baptiste Yoga™ differ from other forms of yoga?
- Can beginners attend Baptiste trainings?
- Will the Baptiste experience be challenging for me?
- What if I’m not that flexible?
- Can you suggest something to keep me motivated for a home-based practice?
- How should I choose the best Baptiste Yoga™ Program for me?
- How do I become a Certified Baptiste Yoga™ teacher?
- I’m interested in becoming a Baptiste Affiliate studio. What do I need to do?
- How can I find Baptiste Yoga™ teachers/classes near me?
- Beginner through Advanced Teacher Trainings Programs, as well as skills-based trainings (more info)
- Our Boston Studios also hold classes and workshops. (more info)
Baptiste Yoga™ offers a different kind of yoga practice. The Baptiste Yoga™ practice and programs are designed to empower you with the focus, training and insight you need to achieve consistent results in the most important areas of your life. A potent physical yoga practice, meditation practice and active self inquiry are used as tools of transformation – encouraging participants to reclaim their full potential, discover creativity, awaken passion, create authenticity, confidence and new possibilities. Baptiste Yoga™ places emphasis on clear language and a strategic technique that makes Baptiste Yoga™ accessible to everyone regardless of fitness level, age, experience or background. (more info).
Congratulate yourself! You are at the beginning of a wonderful journey that will provide you with much enjoyment. Wherever you encounter Baptiste Yoga™ – bet it at a program, an affiliate studio or our flagship Cambridge & Brookline studios, we welcome beginners — the experience is open to all levels. We encourage beginners to pace themselves, and, for best results in a studio setting, to practice as much as possible early on. This creates a solid physical base and an intellectual understanding in which to continue your journey into power! In increments, you’ll build strength, focus, stamina and flexibility.
As with anything new, be compassionate with yourself and remember that you don’t have to get everything right away.. Practicing yoga is a lifelong endeavor and the basics you learn will be crucial as you build a strong practice.
Yes. But you can chart a course of your own by determining the intensity with which you work in each pose and throughout the process. The beginning may be difficult. You might feel dizzy or even nauseous in your practices, but those symptoms will soon pass and you will witness the emergence of a new strength and power. Baptiste Yoga™ presents you with a healthy, challenging and fully-embodied experience that will make you strong and stress-free.
Successful yoga practice requires discipline and wisdom. Consistency is the key to success. A practice of 2-3 days per week, if consistent, will create transformation over time. For life-changing results practice 5-6 days per week.
We encourage you to develop a flexible mind. You don’t need to be physically flexible. All you need is to focus on letting go, sweating, breathing, moving, and respecting where your body is that day. A yoga pose will expose blocks and imbalances. Soon the tension will release and your range of motion will naturally increase. As you dissolve brittleness and blockage, your body will regain a more child-like suppleness. Remember that the main goal of Baptiste Yoga™ is to build and maintain physical and spiritual vitality, not to wrap your legs behind your head (although that may occur).
As with any independent practice, variety can help to keep the practitioner engaged in the process. We offer a variety of products to provide you with many different options so that you can maintain your energy and enthusiasm for your yoga practice.
We offer a variety of videos, DVDs, books, audio CDs, and digital media so you can create a home library that suits your needs.
Lastly, our programs and trainings are a great way to re-energize your body & mind both on and off your mat.
As with any exercise program, the two general rules of thumb are to check with your physician and to listen to your own body and heed any warning signs that you are in a danger zone either for injury, overheating or overwork. Having said that, Baptiste Yoga™ can be practiced by anyone, as long as modifications are done to accommodate for any individual’s issues. Also, if you had a strong practice before you became pregnant, it does help. It’s usually not a good idea to start a yoga practice as a beginner when you’re pregnant. There are some poses such as inversions and lying on the belly that are truly contraindicated for pregnancy. Also, as we practice in heated environments, again, it is best to discuss with your physician your interest in starting or continuing your yoga practice when you are pregnant.
Although we request all our participants to drop their expectations before they start their program, it’s helpful to have a general sense of what you wish to accomplish. Do you want to learn the basics of BaptisteYoga in order to teach this style of yoga? Do you want to pursue teacher certification with us? Do you teach another style of yoga and have been interested in learning our style? Have you been practicing yoga for some time and are looking for a way to rejuvenate your practice? These are all the sorts of questions that you might consider when looking for the program that meets you where you are and will serve your growth!
On our program schedule page you will see the many options we offer and all of our publicly scheduled events. If Baptiste Yoga™ is new to you and you want to see it for yourself, our Foundations in Action program is a great and powerful beginning. In general, if you are a teacher now, or are interested in learning how to teach Baptiste Yoga™, our Level One Training is an ideal place to start. It will provide you with a week-long experience meant to give you the basic tools necessary to teach Baptiste Yoga™. It’s also the first requirement in becoming certified, so once you have successfully completed Level One, you’re well on your way to becoming a Certified Teacher! Once you’ve completed Level One, you’re eligible to apply for Level Two Training, which is geared towards teachers who have taught Baptiste Yoga for at least one year and are looking to expand their teaching experience and training. Upon successfull completion of Level Two, you are able to really move forward with fulfilling all the other requirements for certification.
As with all our programs and trainings, all interested individuals must apply. Baptiste Yoga™ reviews every application to ensure that the program meets the individual’s specific needs and that the group blends well together. You will work with a Program Coordinator both during the application process and after your acceptance, so that all your questions regarding payment, lodging, flight accommodations and travel details among other things are taken care of. We want you to be able to go and enjoy yourself so we work hard to ensure that everything is set up for your success!
As with all our programs, they sell out quickly, so if you see something that interests you, apply quickly and we will contact you once we have reviewed your application. If you have any questions, you can call us at 1-800-936-YOGA or email email@example.com.
Well, first of all, thank you for your interest in becoming certified! The best place to start is to visit our web page for Certified and Associate teachers. Read the information that details the requirements for certification. Once you’ve read the information, if you have any questions, please contact us at 800-936-YOGA or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The first step in becoming a certified Baptiste Yoga™ teacher is to successfully complete our Level One and Two Trainings. If you are interested in becoming a certified Baptiste teacher, our recommendation is that you sign up for the next Level One Training right away.
Thanks for your interest in joining the Baptiste family of affiliate studios!
Requests for affiliation are reviewed by Baron Baptiste and the team at Baptiste Yoga™. Affiliate Studios are studios that have a primary offering of Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga with classes taught by teachers trained by Baron Baptiste and Baptiste Yoga™. The studios have an on-going relationship with the Baptiste Power Yoga Institute to maintain the quality, standards and effectiveness of the Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga practices and principles. Please see our online application that will walk you through the requirements and benefits of Baptiste Affiliation!
We have a listing on our site for Certified Teachers that can be searched by name and location. If you find there isn’t an affiliate studio or certified teacher near you, consider becoming the source of Baptiste Yoga™ in your community. Sign up for a Baptiste Program today!