A reader asks, “How does hypnotherapy work? Can it help my friend quit smoking?” Here’s what Dr. Sohail Ebady has to say.
Making a Living as a Yoga Teacher
Patanjali Institute, one of the very few in the world, offers a double training in one course: Yoga Teacher Training and Hypnotherapy Training. Certified by Yoga Alliance International, the 200-hour course is held in Bali and Thailand.
To help our readers understand the combination of yoga and hypnotherapy better, we came up with a new blog series: Ask a Yoga Teacher. One of our readers, Lucy P. from California, USA, asks:
Can I make a living as a yoga teacher after my Yoga and Hypnotherapy Teacher Training?
Dr. Sohail Ebady, the founder of Patanjali Institute and yoga teacher and hypnotherapist for over two decades, gives his answer:
The Patanjali Institute guarantees that students who attend will be adequately trained to teach yoga, conduct self-hypnosis workshops for stress management, give private or group hypnotherapy sessions to address a wide range of stress related psychological and psychosomatic ailments, and help those who wish to overcome self-destructive habits like smoking, overeating, and the like.
Graduates will be able to teach classes on asanas, pranayama, meditation, trataka for improvement of vision, yoga therapy for low back pain, hypnotherapy, and, most importantly, the yoga philosophy.
When beginning your yogi, hypnotherapy, and self-hypnosis practice, you should know that you won’t automatically make tons of money and have hundreds of clients lined up outside your door; it’s going to take some time to generate an interest in your services and to gain enough clients for self-sufficiency.
You can start by teaching yoga on the weekends or a few times a week. Once you have a good base of clients, you can increase the number of days per week that you will offer your services. You can teach from home or rent an office space, then run an ad in your local newspaper and hang fliers in populated areas.
The benefits of self-hypnosis and hypnotherapy and practicing and teaching yoga are innumerable, making your choice to study at the Patanjali Institute a great investment in your future and overall health and happiness. You will be entering a path of life that is substantial to your own health and spiritual growth, as well as the lives of the people you will teach.
Wishing you good health and a happy life, and looking forward to meeting you in our course,
Director, Patanjali Institute
About Sohail Ebady
Dr. Ebady has been a yoga teacher for 21 years and a hypnotherapist for 20 years. He founded the Patanjali Institute to conduct a Yoga Teacher Training Thailand course as well as a Yoga Teacher Training in Bali for students interested to practice both yoga teaching and hypnotherapy. To find out more or to register, check out the schedule for upcoming classes and availability.
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ChrisulaSeptember 3, 2016
Hi, I am 64 and I have had many years of mediation, however, I have not practiced asanas for many years, which means that my body is not very nimble, yet very functional. How do you think I would go as a yoga teacher? And I assume that one will only be learning basic yoga asanas? and breathing techniques etc?
I have studied some ;hypnotherapy as a quit smoking hypnotherapist, but I would like to learn more so as to become a member of the hypnotherapy association.
Thank you, Namaste Chrisula