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Top 5 Reasons to Join a 300 hr Yoga Teacher Training

Are you a 200hr yoga teacher ready to take on the ancient teachings to the next level? If you’re considering joining a yoga teacher training, it is a sign that you’re no longer complacent with your current yoga practice and teaching. It’s time to level up.

First of all 300-hour advanced training (RYS stands for Registered Yoga School by Yoga Alliance) is designed to build upon and expand the students’ understanding of yoga practice as RYS 200-hour training.

It is expected that 300 hour yoga teacher training in Bali equips its trainees to instruct principles and methods of yoga that are more detailed, refined, and sophisticated, and the training enables them to teach with greater confidence and skill than could reasonably be expected of a yoga teacher. Teachers who have completed their 200 hours and 300 hours of yoga training can register themselves as RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance.

Some reasons are quite obvious (i.e. new skills, new style) but there are many hidden reasons that you’d be surprised to know and they will add tremendous value to your yoga teaching career. Check out these top five reasons why you should join a 300hr yoga teacher training:

1. Learn how to create the suspense, excitement & revelations that you long for in a yoga class as a student.

Teaching yoga is very similar to conducting a great orchestra. A great yoga class often has an unspoken undulation of tempo, exhilaration, anti-climax, and resolution. As if you have hopped onto a physical and emotional rollercoaster only to find eternal bliss in savasana (corpse pose)? It is not random that you can experience such deep revelations in just a 90-minute Vinyasa flow. That’s right, the ability to guide students through such profound moments in yoga classes is a skill that you can learn in an advanced yoga training. In a level-2 yoga teacher training, and hold the pauses when necessary. Think of the inconvenient commercial break just before you find out who is the murderer of your crime drama series- the suspense keeps you wanting more. Likewise, in yoga classes, understand how to dial the tempo up or down will keep your students engaged & intrigued. With the right amount of practice teaching, you’ll possess the intuitive touch to your classes like an exquisite symphony conductor.

5 reasons join 300 hour yoga teacher training

2. Learn more about Yoga philosophy than just the Chakras and the 8 Limbs.

In your 200hr training, know would be the Chakras system and the 8 Limbs of Patanjali’s Raja Yoga. However, there is so much more to this ancient philosophy and practice. , you’ll dive deeper into the study of yogic scriptures and other classical texts such as the Bhagavad Gita and the Hatha Yoga Pradipika to name a few. Ancient knowledge isn’t commonly shared in most yoga classes. Your ability to offer higher-level yogic teachings will set you apart from other teachers.

3. Know your yoga anatomy like a boss.

Let’s be real, as yoga teachers you’re required to know how the human body functions. Regardless of how well (or not) the anatomy was in your 200hr yoga training, you will learn way beyond the It’s cool that your students can press up their handstand practice, but not so cool when they end up with a hernia or wrist injury. Advanced anatomy study teaches you how to safely guide your students into more challenging yoga poses and cultivate a sustainable yoga practice.

4. Become a masterful meditation teacher

Okay, maybe not at kes the real masters a lifetime to be where they’re at in meditation. However, you’ll learn different ways to guide meditation in your yoga classes. After all, the goal of Yoga is to steady your mind. Aside from all the fancy yoga poses, helping your students to cultivate a meditation practice yields tremendous benefits in their everyday living.

5. Reconnect with your purpose of being a yoga teacher.

If you’re teaching yoga full-time, you might be exhausted and burn out from teaching. Taking a 300hr course is a great way to reconnect with your purpose of becoming a teacher in the first place. Recall the vision and mission you’ve had during your first training. Find that spark again and reignite it! Ideally, it helps to find an advanced teacher training away from home, so that you can truly disconnect from the hustle and reconnect within. It is absolutely crucial for yoga teachers to regularly unplug to recharge their energy. The fuller your tank, the more you can offer your yoga service to others.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the top 5 reasons for joining a 300hr yoga teacher training. It is important to take your time and choose the training that resonates with you the most. While searching, check if the training you like would provide you the space to grow in the areas that are mentioned above. Just like any profession, yoga instructors need to keep progressing in their skills and knowledge. So keep on shining!

Happy Yoga & Namaste~

About Annie Au

E-RYT 500, Writer

Annie is the lead trainer of the Yin Yang Yoga Teacher Training at All Yoga. She is also the creator of the Soulful Yin Yoga Method, the only Yin Yoga teacher training that specializes in the emotional side of yin yoga and Chinese meridians. Annie embarked on her spiritual journey over 10 years ago. Struggled with anxiety most of her adult life, Annie was tired of living life in chronic fear & despair, she searched for ways to reclaim her happiness. In the last decade, Annie traveled around the world leading yoga teacher trainings while exploring her own spiritual path.

From studying Taoism and Chinese meridians, Anne recognizes the intrinsic connection between our body and emotions. If our physical health declines, it directly affects our mood and therefore affects how we make choices in life. This finding has propelled Annie to create a course that helps others to connect with their emotions so that they can cultivate balances in life.

Applying the decade of experiences and knowledge Annie has acquired, her signature Soulful Yin Yoga Method is designed to help others become a master of their own emotions so that they can be in tune with their truest selves.

Annie holds a Bachelor Degree in Human Kinetics from the University of British Columbia. She is trained in Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) and specializes in yoga anatomy. Annie’s approachable teaching method helps students understand their body and practice more intelligently.

Currently, Annie lives in Sri Lanka with her husband and travels to Thailand several times per year leading 200hr Yin Yang Yoga Teacher Trainings.

For free yin yoga, Chinese meridians, and emotional healing tips, follow her on Instagram here.

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