5 Secrets To Choosing The Right Yoga Teacher Training Course


Right from learning yoga anatomy and philosophy to practicing advanced yoga poses there is a lot that goes into the making of a yoga teacher. With so many yoga schools promising to make you a great yoga teacher it can be a bit confusing when it comes to choosing the best YTT. The yoga teacher training offers you the experience of a lifetime. Moreover, yoga teacher training helps you a lot apart from mastering the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of yoga. Here you form ever-lasting relations and deepen personal yoga practice which furthers your chances of becoming the best yoga teacher. However, there is still a lot that goes into the making of a yoga teacher. Let us find out. 5 Secrets to Finding the Best Yoga Teacher Training Course Given below are the five secrets which will help you find the best yoga teacher training whether it is the beginner-level 200-Hour YTT or advanced 500-Hour YTT. Let us check out what these are. 1. The Right Curriculum Whether you are looking to train in the 300-Hour YTT or a beginner-level course make sure the training at the yoga school matches your interests. Doing in-depth research helps you know about the number of hours devoted to each aspect of yoga-like asana, philosophy, and teaching methodology. Some yoga schools offer trial classes where you can observe their teaching method, teachers' attitude towards the student, and the lessons imparted during the session. 2. Experience of the Teachers The second secret to finding the right yoga teacher training is looking for experienced yoga teachers. How long has the yoga teacher been training students? What teaching philosophy they follow and what is their style of teaching? These are the questions for which you need to have a clear answer. For this, you can attend yoga workshops and if you feel the teaching method and personality of the teacher matches what you are looking for, it's a win-win situation. 3. The Contact Hours The term contact hours refers to the time you get for practicing yoga with the course teacher. For example, if you join a 200-Hour YTT course you would not get all the 200 hours only for practice. It also includes personal yoga practice, your understanding of the different concepts of yoga. You must find out how many hours you would get to spend in the actual training before signing up for the YTT. 4. The Number of Students You might underestimate how many students a yoga teacher training session allows it is important. With yoga teacher training you don't just practice different yoga asanas but also undergo tremendous emotional and psychological changes. The yoga teacher must have a good understanding of each of their students so anyone in need of support can get it right away. However, if the class size is large then it can become difficult for the teacher to pay attention to each student. Make sure to look out for a yoga teacher training with a decent class size. 5. The Yoga Teaching Practice There is a lot to learn when it comes to teaching yoga. There is an ever-present fear of public speaking apart from learning the techniques to organize a yoga class. You need to ask the course leader about the hours assigned to learning the art of teaching yoga. You can ask about how the management assesses your capability to be a good yoga teacher and what criteria they use to separate a bad teacher from a great teacher. Whether you want to enroll in a 200-Hour YTT or the advanced 500-Hour yoga teacher training, the five secrets mentioned above would help you find the right place to kickstart your journey to becoming a yoga guru.

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