Nov 8, 2023

Beyond Asanas: How a Yoga Teacher Training Can Change Your Life

If you have been following me for a while you know that it is so close to my heart to transmit that yoga is not just a form of exercise; it's a way of life. It’s a journey of self-discovery, personal growth, and holistic well-being. While exploring challenging asanas can be a part of the process, the true magic of yoga lies in its ability to transform your life beyond the mat in ways you might not have imagined.

After teaching fulltime for so many years I am constantly asked about the benefits of a yoga teacher training and how to decide if to take a course and which one. I think, a Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) program is a profound and life-changing experience and anyone can benefit from it, whether you want to become a teacher or just want to explore the practice further.

In this article, we'll delve into the remarkable ways a YTTC can go beyond the physical postures, enriching your existence and inspiring you to live a more fulfilling, purpose-driven life.

Deepen Your Practice

Beyond practicing your downward dog or mastering a headstand, a YTT program allows you to deepen your practice in every sense. You'll explore the history, the philosophy, the essence of meditation, breathing techniques (Pranayama), and the true power of mindfulness. It's a chance to experience yoga in its entirety, not just the physical part on the mat.

Gain In-Depth Knowledge

A YTT program equips you with more than just the ability to teach. You'll dive into the rich history and philosophy of yoga, understanding the body's anatomy, and the art of creating balanced sequences for yourself or your future students. This knowledge will enrich your practice and your life, creating a profound connection between mind and body.

Transformation and Self-Discovery

Yoga is a path to self-discovery, and a YTT program is a gateway to personal transformation. You'll explore mindfulness, self-awareness, and stress management techniques that can lead to a more balanced and fulfilling life. You get to inquire about your deep wants and needs and explore your inner voice and guidance. Yoga will become a way of living, not just an exercise routine. It affects how you see yourself and the world around you.

Share Your Passion

One of the most beautiful aspects of becoming a certified yoga teacher is the ability to share your passion with others. By guiding students on their yoga journey, you become a positive influence in their lives, promoting physical and mental well-being while forging meaningful connections. Even if your goal is not to become a teacher, sharing the practices that touched you with the ones you love, your family, friends, colleagues, is such a valuable and rewarding experience.

New Career Avenues

If you are looking to go on this path, your Yoga Teacher certification can open doors to various career opportunities in the world of yoga. Whether you dream of teaching at a studio, leading retreats, or starting your own yoga business, a Yoga Alliance recognized certification offers you the knowledge and confidence to achieve your goals.

Community and Connection

One of the most beautiful aspects is the sense of community and connection with like-minded individuals that evolves within a teacher training group. You'll form lasting friendships, collaborate on projects, and receive valuable mentorship from peers and experienced instructors. The relationships you build can be as transformational as the practice itself.

Beyond Asanas - Our Hybrid Yoga Teacher Training

If you're ready to embark on this life-changing journey, consider our hybrid 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training program. Our program offers you the best of both worlds – the flexibility of online classes that you can join from anywhere and the transformative experience of escaping your day to day and dive deep into the practice with your new friends in an intensive in Person week in gorgeous Sicily. We're here to help you explore the depths of yoga, go beyond the asanas, and inspire transformation in your own life and the lives of others.

Next 200 Hour Hybrid Yoga Teacher Training starting January 2024
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