When we consider tenderness in all its forms this month, we wanted to spend some time reflecting on what brought us to deepen our study of yoga, and invite anyone who may be interested to join us at Verapose in this transformative adventure. Here are just a FEW of the reasons why we have participated in a Yoga Teacher Training (YTT)!
- To deepen our understanding of: For those of us who like to know the “Why behind the what?” YTT offers a deeper explanation of the foundations of the practice of yoga that we participate in.
- Yoga is SO much more than asana: For many of us, the magnitude of yoga is vast, and asana is a small portion of the scope of the art of yoga. Simply looking at the 8 limbs of yoga, yoga consists of yamas and niyamas (the moral code and vision of yoga), pranayama, asana, pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses), dharana (concentration), dhyana (meditation) and samadhi (bliss, connection with oneness). YTT explores all of these areas, and how they connect with one another.
- Connection: Yoga is a deeply personal practice, and we recognize that we are all one special path. That said, there is such joy in sharing a deeper study and exploration with others who share that interest.
- Creativity: We all will come out of a YTT session with the opportunity to find our own style and voice. Within the parameters of safety of our students, our teachers will be able to design their own classes with their own voices. This might be the first time this happens: and it’s TRULY transformative to cultivate all that you’d like to express.
- Through this work, we increase your own body awareness. This will lead to aging gracefully and preventing injury; we study each yoga posture in depth from many different angles, giving you the opportunity to feel the direct benefits before you teach others. We carry ourselves differently when we have good body awareness and we feel good about who we are. Time to feel limber and strong – and know how to get there.
- Choice: Hatha yoga, a style of yoga where asana is led by the breath, allows us to design a number of different styles of classes. Our students learn how to design and teach basic classes as well as Vinyasa, Restorative and Slow Flow sessions.
- Empowerment: through the inner work we do exploring the ancient yogic texts.
- Building meaningful relationships: not only with your other trainees (because you grow to get to know each other as you grow to know yourself) but through this practice we get to know the overall Verapose community. Our yoga students care about each other and become your students as you practice team teaching within our community.
- As with anything new, there is usually discomfort involved. Any new situation propels us to new places we’ve never experienced. This training will certainly make you grow in unexpected ways. Whether it’s through the process of finding your voice, deepening your own practice or making you think in different ways – comfort zones will be pushed (which we think is a very good thing!).
- Confidence naturally comes from experiencing all of this. Everyone has their reason for starting: some people want meaningful work and may need a change and others may never want to teach a single person, but are more interested in the personal journey to the Self. Either way, it feels pretty good.
Our next RYT-200 starts March 2&3. For more information click on our Events link. Early bird pricing ends next week! Contact Courtney at firstname.lastname@example.org to chat further and to complete an application. You’re ready.