Yoga can transform your life in many ways. Yes, you will complete your Goddess Yoga Teacher Training course with a 200 hour Yoga Alliance certificate to teach yoga, along with a deeper confidence in leading others through asana (posture) practice, but you’ll also get so much more. Here are 5 reasons to do our Goddess yoga teacher training:
1. To Deepen Your Asana Practice
You will learn new asanas during our teacher training, and receive hands on, personalized feedback on your asana, with new tips and techniques for deepening and working in the postures you already know. You will also learn so much about your own body and how it works that you’ll be able to confidently achieve postures after your training that you never would have been able to accomplish before. You will also learn how to ease into postures, how to honour where you are today, and how to progress in a safe and steady way.
2. To Open Your Eyes To Different Aspects of Yoga
You are likely already aware of yoga asana, as most people are when they take on a training. Goddess Yoga Teacher training will also open your eyes to the deep philosophical roots of yoga, the teachings of the Yoga Sutras, and a deeper and richer understanding of anatomy, breath work and meditation practices. Sitting in a circle discussing the meanings of various sutras, learning how to augment my breath to create more calm or more energy, and being asked to take time to sit in meditation -- all these are life changing activities that you can integrate into your everyday life upon completion of the course.
You will become a more centred, balanced and well-rounded yoga teacher and practitioner because of these new areas of study introduced to you through training. Learning how deep and rich the practice of yoga really is can set you on a trajectory for alignment!
3. To Create A Sense Of Community
It is easy to go to a yoga studio, slip in just before class starts, do your practice, and quickly exit the studio after class without saying two words to anyone. And there is certainly a time and a place for this. But there is something really magical about a group of people coming together for a set period of time to study and practice yoga. The bonds and connections that you will make with those in your training are very special, and most students create life-long bonds with their fellow students.
The yoga community is really rich and beautiful and doing a teacher training submerges you right in the middle of it. It also provides the opportunity to talk to and connect with people you would never have connected with otherwise.
4. To Give You Confidence In Teaching And In Yourself
Being “forced” to stand up in front of your peers and teach might seem scary at first, but as you progress through your training you will gradually become more confident. Finding your centre in front of a group of people is really a special skill, and one that can be carried over into life in general. The confidence you will find within yourself to stand up and speak will leak over into your life and give you more confidence to speak your truth all the time.
5. To Help You Re-connect and Get Comfortable With Your Body
Lastly, Goddess Yoga Teacher training can help to reset some negative patterns with regards to how you feel and think about your body. Learning more about the anatomy of your body will give you a deeper and richer appreciation for the amazing gift that your body is. Two and a half-hour practices with an enfaces on long holds can give you the space and time to really dig into those more uncomfortable thoughts and feelings and come through them to the other side. Learning about the concept of Ahimsa or non-harming will transform the way you feel about exercising and eating. In short, your Goddess Yoga Teacher will teach you to treat your body as the precious vehicle that it is.
Even if you never plan to teach, your training will enrich your practice and your life in more ways that you can possibly imagine. Go for it!