How Do you know If You Are Ready To Do A Yoga Teacher Training Course?
Guest Post from Michelle Smith on her journey to become a Yoga Teacher
It’s quite simple really.
And not everyone who does a yoga teacher training course goes on to be a teacher! Some people do it just to further their own practice, and that too, is a beautiful thing my friend.
What is helpful to know if you are ready to take the next step is:
~ Are you thinking about yoga all the time?
~ Yoga has helped you and now you want to share yoga with everyone around you?
~ You wish to deepen your own practice?
~ You have a committed and solid practice?
~ You have the space and time to commit to a Teacher Training?
The decision for me, to do my yoga teacher training, has come from a place of love. A love for myself, and a love for others – a deep desire to share the joys of what yoga has brought me. Sometimes I’ve ended up in tears, more often a sweaty heap – and definitely a lot of laughs. I’ve learnt so much over the past few years, attending workshops run by Yoga Alliance Professional Certified Teachers has really grown my core knowledge of yoga. The sense of community here in Southampton and being enfolded into a group of people who share the same views and values in life was a huge influencing factor in my decision.
The feeling of wanting to know more is a wonderful compass to navigate your journey. Yoga goes beyond a physical practice. Its about learning why we move in a certain way. Its about form and function. Then there is the philosophy side of things – the intriguing journey yoga has taken through the ages that is an ancient practice for many a soul. Whatever your reasoning – yoga teacher training will no doubt have a deep impact on your life.
If you are not sure, spend some more time on your mat. Find your path – when the moment is right for you. You will know. Trust yourself to go with the feelings and just do it! You won’t regret it.
If you have any questions or are curious about the process of becoming a yoga teacher, check out our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Page which will give you an in-depth look at what is really needed to be a Certified Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals.
Om Shanti Om