5 Reasons to do a Yoga Teacher Training Course
Yoga Teacher Teaching – The Next Big Step in your Practice
Deepen your yoga practice (for your own self-development or to become a teacher)
As part of your Yoga Teacher Training Program you will get to understand each posture. By breaking down the alignment step by step, paying attention to every detail to gain more than you realised from asana. Your newfound awareness of proper alignment will take you deeper into your practice than you ever dreamed you could go. Not only is it about Asana, but it is also about meditation, pranayama, and yoga philosophy, you will go into depth about it all and come out of it with a deeper connection to yoga and to yourself.
2. Learn more about Yoga origins and philosophy, it’s not just a physical thing.
Ever wondered why so many poses are named after animals? Most yoga students never learn the relevance behind Sanskrit words, yoga history or the philosophy of yoga. Regular yoga classes are focused on the physical aspect of Yoga, while yoga teacher training will give you an in-depth knowledge of the practice. Yoga philosophy is applicable to many areas in life. Notably, the Yamas and Niyamas being the code of conduct to live by in yoga. You will engage in spiritual texts and learn the origins of yoga, with books like Patanjali Yoga Sutras, the Bhagavad Gita. Firthermore, delving into the teachings of well known Gurus like Desikachar and BKS Iyengar. You will learn that yoga is much broader than just the physical practice. In your yoga teacher training be prepared to leave with a renewed mind full of philosophical and historical knowledge as well!
3. Learn more about your own body anatomy, how to breathe, and how to silence the mind in meditation.
By practising yoga in-depth, learning about your body and how to meditate, you will naturally start to become more self-aware. This act of self-awareness will become at powerful tool you take away from your yoga teacher training program. Awareness in your practice, awareness of the breath, awareness of thoughts in meditation will help you tune-in to your mind like never before.
4. Before you know it, you’re on your own spiritual journey, learning to connect to yourself.
While learning about anatomy, meditation and yoga philosophy you will develop a self-awareness which will boost your confidence. Through yoga practice, your physical strength and focus will be tested leaving you feeling mentally, physically, and emotionally stronger. This self-awareness will start a new journey of discovery and a connection to your inner true self.
5. Make new friends, bring new experiences into your life, and do things you maybe would never have dreamt you were capable of.
Once completed, your yoga teacher training you will have opened up exciting doors of possibility for your future. Besides the obvious of becoming a yoga teacher. the yogis who took the same journey as you will forever share a unique bond and place in your life. You will stumble together, laugh together, grow together, learn together, and possibly even cry together. You may very well leave with memories and friendships that will last a lifetime.
Attending a Yoga Teacher Training Course is quite a big time commitment and financial investment. Many people will come to realise that they do in fact want to become yoga teachers other, the opposite! However, even if they don’t the wealth of knowledge gained will be a return-on-investment you surely wont regret.
If you’re interested in taking a teacher training course or simply want to know more, take a look at our courses or get in touch and we’ll be more than happy to help!