Tips for your Yoga Teacher Training

Have you planned a yoga teacher training? Here are a few tips:

Lifelong development is the meaning of life. Of course, this also applies to our yoga practice. We are getting older, but we can get better every day in our exercise. Isn´t this alone a nice feeling? Therefore, you should not rush it with the teacher training, but start only when you feel that the time has come. When you’re ready, you’ll find the right training for you.

Then ask yourself the following questions or pay attention to the following points:


Style:

  • Which style do I like and want to teach? Or do I prefer to get to know different styles in my training, for example when working with the different elements? From alignment based Hatha and Vinyasa Flow to the more subtle energetic practices of Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra and Mindfulness?
  • Do I want to learn different types of practice and teaching?
  • Will I only learn a sequence of asanas or the sequencing and creation of my own sequences? Do I prefer the sequencing to better learn the energy flow of my asanas and creatively create my own sequence?
  • So what do I want to learn exactly?

Trainer:

  • Who did my trainer learn by himself?
  • How long does he have experience himself?
  • Does he continue to educate himself?
  • How many trainings has he already given?
  • What are the experiences of former students?
  • Which other good teachers do I know?

Duration of education:

  • How much time do I want to invest in my education?
  • Do I prefer one  complete intensive training over several weeks or a perhaps more sustainable education over a year?
  • How is my personal situation? Will I  fully be back in my professional life after an intensive training? Then probably my intense experience will quickly abate again and I can not fully benefit from it due to lack of training time.
  • Do I have enough time after training to digest what I have learned and to practice?

Yoga Alliance certificate:

Will my yoga teacher training  be at least 200 hours in level 1 and will it be Yoga Certified, because this education is internationally recognized and meets the standards of the Yoga Alliance?

Include these considerations in your selection of your Teacher Training.

More about the standards of the Yoga Alliance:

https://www.yogaalliance.org/Credentialing/Standards/200-HourStandards

 

 

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