Why Book a Yoga Teacher Training this Year?
If you’re reading this, it’s likely you’ve thought about signing up for a yoga teacher training. Maybe you want to teach yoga, perhaps you want to deepen and expand your own practice, or you might even just want to know more about the beautiful ancient art of yoga. Well, you’ve come to the right place. We have a range of teacher trainings running this year and there are so many more reasons to train other than simply wanting to teach. Here are just a few of our favourites.
Learning new things is amazing for your mind and your brain
Learning new skills has been shown to dramatically improve your health. Not only does reading itself reduce stress levels, but learning new skills can improve memory, while learning and tackling new problems is shown to increase overall motivation. If you can handle that, you can handle anything, right? What better way to support your mind than by leaning more about a practice you love?
Taking time out of your regular scheduled life to move helps your body
Our bodies benefit from new things. And when it comes to a teacher training, it often requires us to take a week or two – or four, out of our regular life and patterns. For that time each day you’ll move your body in new and interesting ways, challenge what it can already do, and push it beyond what you have done before. This does amazing things for our strength and our mobility, but also keeps the body guessing and when it comes to movement, that’s incredibly beneficial.
Self study is one of the guiding principles of yoga and you’ll get a whole lot of that
Self study or svadhyaya is one of the eight limbs of ashtanga yoga. It’s the idea that we should be constantly learning more about our own habits, reactions, behaviours, and more. A yoga teacher training is an incredible experience of self study. In the short amount of time, a huge amount of feelings can make their way to the surface. You often get pushed out of your comfort zone, have to meet new people, have to try new things, and you learn so much about yourself in the process. Once we know how we respond, we have the power to change things if we want or need to.
You’ll learn about more than just the topics covered
The content that is provided in each course is simply the beginning. While it will give you the tools you need to go and teach a class, the training offers learning way beyond that. You’ll learn how others deal with stress and pressure and how you do too. You’ll learn to work with those around you, but also focus on your own process and experience. You’ll learn more about yourself as we mentioned above. And you’ll learn so much about the world that some of your beliefs about the world around you might shift and change.
You’re likely to meet people you really connect with
As adults it’s rare that you get shoved into a room with 20 like-minded people. But that’s exactly what a teacher training involves. While everyone will be there for their own reasons, there is a common thread that joins everyone together – a love for the practice, for learning, and for expanding. Don’t be surprised if you make life-long friends.