With an increasing number of yoga teacher training programs out there these days, do you know how to choose the right program for YOU?
Before even narrowing down which school to enroll in, the first step is knowing what styles of yoga you want to practice or teach. The only way to really know this is (drum roll) to have experienced a bunch of different styles! Yes, this sounds obvious. If you have done too little research into which program is the right fit for your needs, you may end up disappointed. You’ll need to go to a variety of classes and teachers to sample them and see what most resonates with your intentions.
If you’re looking for a strong, energetic practice and end up in a training marketed as simply “Hatha”, you might find the pace too slow and gentle for your taste, or lacks any specialized focus. On the other hand, if you have a chronic injury or physical limitation and go to an Ashtanga training then it could potentially aggravate your condition. In that case an Iyengar style course would have been more suitable.
Other questions to ask yourself:
Taking the time to consider these points will help you get the most out of your yoga teacher training program , avoid frustrations, and you’ll certainly enjoy it way more!