Yoga Teacher Training Questions, Tips & FAQs
If you are anything like me, at some point early in your entrée to the yoga world, you experienced a blissful high at the end of a yoga class. In the beginning you may have been pessimistic, questioning if this feeling was “real” or just some figment of your imagination. The dark clouds following you around before class magically floated away, and those negative or worrisome thoughts either suddenly disappeared or you somehow found distance between you and the negative experience. More importantly, the love, passion, joy you experience while connecting with a lover, child or dear friend became amplified. This is the beauty and magic of yoga! So, shortly after experiencing this high over and over again, you become “hooked”. You cannot wait to take your next class. Then, you come to the realization that a yoga teacher training (YTT) is in your future. Your reasons for pursuing a YTT may range from a desire to deepen your connection with self and/or others in relationships, increasing your understanding of yoga philosophy, learning about creative sequencing and yoga anatomy, or just for personal edification. Personally, I became enamored with the opportunity to share my love and passion for yoga and its effects on the mind and body with others, and being able to contribute to our society in a peaceful and loving way. After deciding that a YTT is in your future, you are confronted with the looming question, “How do I decide which YTT to take?” Following are a few things to consider to help you navigate the decision making process.