Doing Your first 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training? Here’s a few things to think about.
Research the teacher(s)/school and their program.
Email or if possible chat directly with the teacher(s).
If possible take classes with the teacher in person or via video.
Read reviews on the training.
If possible talk to graduates of the training.
Yoga Asana/poses practice is the third limb of the eight limbs of the discipline of Yoga.
A training should include learning and practice of all eight limbs of Yoga.
Read about the Yamas, Niyamas, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi before the training if possible.
Basic anatomy should be part of the training.
Read up on basic Sanskrit, the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the Bhagavad Gita.
They are different and specific styles of Yoga asana trainings but all share the same philosophy.
Attend different styles of Yoga classes or practice via videos to understand what Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Power, Iyengar, Sivananda, Yin, and Acro Yoga asanas style is like.
Be prepared to practice poses, breathing techniques, relaxation and meditation daily.
Be open-minded, curious, ready to explore and test out theories and practicals.
Let the trainer know of any physical issues you may be dealing with for your own safety and wellbeing.
Do read and study all course materials, no REALLY
Our 200hr Yoga Teacher Training is Registered with Yoga Alliance.This means that our course meets the requirements that provide a well-balanced program and certification. Our course is teacher approved, trusted and recognised worldwide. Our graduates teach around the world.
Lastly, have fun and enjoy the journey, from my experience most students come with the idea of what they think Yoga is about (that Yoga is only limb three, asana/poses) but they leave with so much more than they ever imagined.