How to Choose the Yoga Teacher Training that’s Aappropriate for You
20 Jan 2021 HYN Himalayan Yoga Academy
How to Choose the Yoga Teacher Training that’s Right for You
Yoga as transformation of Life
Yoga is the aim achieved from regular practice of yogic means that has the ability to change lives. It helps, heals, transforms and inspires the people. Whether you are going to have on your mat for more days or for months, the thought of becoming a certified yoga teacher probably crosses your mind. With the massive value of people becoming certified yoga teachers, it’s no surprise that you’re curious about what it sorts of. If you’re looking to deepen your own practice, learn more about yogic philosophy, understand more, experience more or have a big interest to teach others, Choose the Yoga Teacher Training is for you.
Choosing a teacher training program is an investment in yourself that yields lifelong transformation physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. As such, the program you choose ultimately contributes to the direction of your growth.
Reasons for Choosing a Program
Right now you might not have a clear plan for teaching yoga. Take some time and think about what you’d like to do with your yoga instructor certification. As you planed, it’s a big investment of time, mind and money. Of course! You should make sure you’re choosing the right program, right place, right time, and right decision for you.
1. Mission of Life
What is the Mission the program? It should be the mission of life appeared from mind and spirit, not only from body’s need.
2. Discipline of Programs
What should be the right discipline or faculty of life otherwise it does not meet your mission.
3. Yoga Alliance Approval and Certification
Is the program approved by Yoga Alliance or not? How do you become certified through the program in the journey from student to teacher? Yoga Alliance requires the fundamental subject matters, and hours. Is it valid worldwide or regional or only inner country?
4. Lead Master
Yoga Alliance requires that each program has a designated lead trainer, and there may or may not be co-trainers. Who is the lead trainer? How long has the lead trainer been teaching yoga? He should teach the full hours mentioned by Alliance.
5. Location and Environment
Where is the location? What is the environment? It is very important for keeping the daily lifestyles better. Where you are, either in Nature like close to jungle, river, Himalayas, beach of sea, hilly reason, open place, close to religious or historical venues, close to village, ventilated hall and rooms, etc.
6. Learning and Teaching path
What foundations of learning and practice will be emphasized? What is the paradigm of teaching methodology? Is this both survival learning and experiential learning? Is it authoritarian or non-authoritarian? Is it ethical and literal or just physical boosting?
7. Curriculum and Syllabus
Do the curriculum and syllabus fulfill the requirements that are set by Yoga Alliance? What emphasis is placed on the physical versus non-physical components of yoga? How is teaching proper alignment addressed? Is physical alignment taught in isolation, or are both physical and energetic alignment considered?
8. Self-Study and library facility and time
How does the program teach you to deepen your own self-awareness through conscious self-inquiry? How is this process facilitated by the school? It is very important to explore self by formal, non-formal, or informal way of learning.
9. Culture and society
The training course should be in safe space for its trainees and should get different cultural experiences. You should experience the typical lives and cultures.
10. Food and Accommodation facility
Food is divine. So it should be natural, vegetarian, vegan as target group, gluten free as need. Accommodation should be comfortable if possible private room, if not only two persons sharing in one room.
11. Styles and types of Yoga
You should choose traditional or ethical Yoga learning, not only one particular teacher’s style or sequence. Teacher style can meet just small group of people in small market. If you go in real yoga based on philosophy, physical, physiological, biological, psychological, and spiritual as well, it will be the right norms.
The teaching methods should be multi-dimensional such as lecturing, discussing, demonstrating, presenting, observing, projecting, and practicum.
13. Cost of the Training
The yoga teacher training cost can vary the place, facility, services, reputation, mission and also depending on many factors such as: on-site or off-site housing, meal plan, guest teachers, materials, special workshops, hiking, business of yoga training, etc.
14. Contents of the Program?
There are many types of yoga teacher training. If you’re researching a Yoga Alliance accredited school (a good idea), your training requirements will be broken down into the following categories: Techniques, Training and Practice, Teaching Methodology, Anatomy & Physiology, Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics, Practicum, Remaining Contact and Elective Hours.
Everyone in beginning is beginner. So in general very beginners can also join in Teacher Training courses. In general ages of 10 to 100 old can join in the courses. Even disables can also join the course if such facility has been managed in school. Please you may join us with open and free mind, not occupied mind.
16. Ways of Teaching
Learning should be formal, non-formal and informal as the nature of yoga science. You should follow initiation, continuation and Devotion.
17. Opportunity to learn yoga in origin place of Yoga, Himavat Khanda
Himalayan zones (Himavat Kshetra) that is the country of Himalayas called Nepal is the place where yoga was originally born. So when you go to Nepal and especially Bharat Khanda (South Asian Region), you will actually learn about yoga from the origin. The foundations of yoga are thought to date back for at least 15000 years ago in Himavat kshetra by Adi Yogi Shiva. Knowledge of yoga first appeared in the Vedas, ancient philosophical texts from Bharat Khanda, and later in the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita and Shata Darshana. Later, more extensive descriptions were recorded in the Samkhya Yoga and Yoga Sutras by Maharshi Kapil and Maharshi Patanjali respectively.
18. Yogic lifestyle Managemet
Following a yoga teacher training in Nepal allows you to live the yogic lifestyle. Nepal is also the origin place of Ayurveda. The yogic lifestyle involves the acts of biological clock of 24 hours, 140 minutes time figure, eating a balanced (Aahara), engaging in physical activity (Vihaara), positive thoughts (Vichaara), rest (Vishraama), and relaxation as well as sleep (Nidra).
19. High Altitude Practice
High altitude enriches your yogic practice and helps to awaken kundalini power that expands our consciousness. The science behind is the effect of gravity.
There are lots of reasons why you should definitely consider doing your yoga teacher training in In HImavata Region, Nepal with us. Nepal is the birth place of whole eastern wisdom like Vedas, philosophy like Samkhya Yoga, Yoga Darshan, Mimansa, Bauddha Darshana, Bhagavat Geeta, Raamaayana, Ashtaavakra Geetaa. Other advantages are the international character, the lower price and the beautiful environment on lap of Himalayas. If you like, you can combine your training with Hiking, trekking, traveling around the country-sides of the country. Altogether, it will be an experience of a lifetime that will probably leave a long-lasting positive impression on you. After your yoga teacher training in Nepal, you will go home with new true knowledge, insights, inspiration, experiences, happiness and bliss that will heighten your life.