10 Great Reasons to Do Yoga Teacher Training (even if you don’t want to teach!)

IMG_0677-300x300Maybe you have seen the flyer at the studio, talked with others who have participated in the program, or just find the idea of yoga teacher training intriguing. Yet, you keep talking yourself out of it. You make excuses as to why it won’t work right now. You tell yourself teacher training is only for flexible students, those that can do impressive postures like handstand, or only for those that want to teach yoga.

What if those thoughts are simply holding you back from stepping into something extraordinary, even if teaching yoga is not on the horizon for you?

Think about what happens when you come together with other like minded individuals and share a yoga class experience. There’s a little magic in there, right? Now, take that and multiply it by a thousand and you’re starting to get in the ballpark of what it is like to gather with a group of other high intentioned friends and share 200 hours of study, practice, and transformation. Need more? Here are 10 reasons why teacher training is right for you:

deepen your practice – enhance your understanding of poses from the inside out and experience them in new and interesting ways. learn yoga anatomy, alignment and key actions, modifications and hands on adjustments.

focus on you – teacher training is an investment in you; your health, and your growth. sure your responsibilities will still be there, but you just might find them easier to manage after some dedicated time for yourself.

get in shape, feel great – nothing like practicing asana everyday to give a boost to your health and wellness. feel more energetic and vibrant than ever. your friends and family will notice. we promise!

broaden your understanding of yoga practices beyond physical poses – there is only so much we can do in a class. this is an opportunity to explore and embody the subtleties of the practice such as pranayama, meditation, chakras, and energy anatomy.

explore yoga philosophy – what is the history of yoga? where does it come from? why is it still applicable today? learn the vibrational language of sanskrit, understand the history of yoga, and the science at the heart of these powerful practices.

cultivate lasting and meaningful relationships – walking the path of yoga is more meaningful when others walk the path with us. the bonds that are created during teacher training last a lifetime. immerse yourself in community and deepen your connection with Breathe, our teachers, and fellow students.

accelerate transformation in your life – have you ever left a yoga class feeling like the best you? setting down old ways of being and living in alignment with our most centered, conscious self is what transformation is all about, and it is at the core of yoga. in teacher training there is an individual and collective experience of transformation taking shape. learning happens at faster rate and the best in all of you is reflected back more consistently, inspiring you to live bigger and brighter!

learn to teach – whether you ever teach a yoga class post training or not there is value in practice teaching. what you gain from the opportunity to teach others ripples out into all areas of your life. learn to guide a group of people through an experience and lead them to a common goal, develop the art of public speaking and learn to use language with greater clarity, efficiency and potency,  build confidence, stay grounded in yourself no matter what the outer circumstances, hone the skill of trusting your intuition, and speak from the heart.

receive personal attention – something specific you want to understand? is there a pose or yoga concept you want to look at in more detail? this is the place to ask questions. this is not a one size fits all practice. learn how to adapt the practice to meet your needs, develop a personal mediation and home asana practice, and receive individualized feedback on how to teach in way that is most authentic to you!

you love yoga! why not dive deeper into something that brings you peace and happiness. expand your knowledge of what you are passionate about and share that passion with others!

Words simply cannot express the magnitude of the experience and it’s power to change your life. Often, upon completion of a teacher training, students reflect on their experience and realize that they would like to share the beauty of this practice to others. Even if you choose not to teach the outcome is extremely positive; your confidence will soar, the practice will take root, and the inspiration from training will fuel any number of transformations in your life – all good returns on your investment. Yoga teacher training is a substantial commitment of your energy, time, and finances; and it’s not an easy decision. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to discuss the possibilities.



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