24 Apr What Really Happens During Yoga Teacher Training
Yoga teacher training is life changing. It’s a big deal. So we’ve put together a small guide for you with what really happens during yoga teacher training – everything you need and want to know before you sign up and commit to it.
Most importantly, keep in mind that yoga teacher training is not actually only for aspiring teachers. It’s for anyone who wants to deepen their personal practice and gain a better understanding of yoga philosophy and its origins. What you are gaining through the training relies not on your yoga experience or on how flexible you are, but on your passion and enthusiasm about the practice.
YOGA TEACHER TRAINING 101
You will start to look at your life through a different lens
Influenced by the philosophies of yoga, there’s no doubt that embarking on your YTT will invite you to reassess aspects of your life. It often happens that, after completing YTT, students feel empowered and inspired enough to turn their life around. It’s an awesome opportunity to take a look in the mirror. It will challenge, clarify, or even shift your values and beliefs which may lead to some big life changes.
You will embrace the challenge
The training will challenge you physically, mentally and emotionally. You will need to surrender control of your schedule to the training, which can be physically and mentally draining (or a dream)! Expect around three hours of asana practice per day with lots of sitting and taking in information in between. At points, you may even begin to feel overwhelmed. However, this is the sweet spot – where you begin to observe your patterns when you’re uncomfortable. You’ll shine a light on the parts of yourself that you may not have witnessed before, and they’ll come to the surface in all their glory. This is where the true yoga begins.
There’s always an incredible opportunity to let go. On your Power Living 200hr training you will go on retreat to Bali. There you’re invited to take a deeper dive into your practice, confronting the beliefs that hold you back and discovering your ultimate self. It’s truly transformative.
You will want to teach, and you can
Many have embarked on a teacher training with no intention of ever teaching. Be prepared for the possibility that that may change as the process unfolds. Remember to not let the fear of not being good enough stop you from sharing. Be uniquely, authentically you, and know that there are students out there who’ll love you exactly as you are! They’ll resonate with your way of teaching and being in the world.
Now you understand that yoga teacher training is both a process of professional training and personal development. It’ll probably challenge you along the way. It won’t even necessarily be an easy ride, but it’ll be so worth it in the end. There’s a good reason why we’ve had thousands of graduates go through the program!
Feeling curious enough to check out and sign up to one of Power Living’s upcoming teacher training? Whether you’re still wondering if you’re ready for this transformation or not, just join one of the many upcoming yoga teacher training info sessions at one of the Power Living studios. This is your chance to meet some of the teaching team to answer all your questions and practice the complimentary class beforehand. What’re you waiting for?
See you on the mat and let your journey begin!
Written by Jessica Humphries