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I Completed Yoga Teacher Training…Now What?

I officially received my 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher certificate this week! It’s funny, I’ve been teaching pretty regularly for a couple of months now but for some reason getting this piece of paper signed by Mitchel and Tracy was so exciting!

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Every step on the journey to becoming a yoga teacher is invigorating, enlightening, and of course a little scary. I think for me, after finishing up our last weekend of teacher training, was when the nerves set in.  It all becomes a little more real.

You might start to question yourself…“Can I actually teach yoga?” “Who will I teach?” “Where will I teach?” “Will I make enough money teaching yoga?” “What if I’m a bad teacher?”

Well I’m here to tell you that you can teach yoga! You will find people to teach somewhere.  You will make some money and you will be awesome.  Continue reading

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Yoga Teacher Training – Weekend Six

We are officially more than half way through our Yoga Teacher Training!  I can’t believe it! You always know when you go into something like this that it will probably fly by, but then when it does, ah! I wish I could freeze time or at least just slow it down during our training weekends.

This past weekend was sort of a new chapter for myself and my Yogaversity family.  We began our second half of the training “Descend into the Heart of Others.”  We dove head first into TEACHING!

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Mitchel and Tracy shared with us their process going into a class.  We went through the three major focuses of a yoga class; creating inspiration, having clear direction. and creating a meaningful and thought provoking class, ultimately leading to a transformational experience for your students.

  • We learned about sequencing and how to put together a healthy class where the student is ready and prepared for each pose.
  • We learned about adjustments and how to put students in proper alignment in some basic poses.
  • We learned about effective communication, a significant part of teaching yoga!  Ironically, this is probably what is most uncomfortable for me.  Learning to use my words and my voice in a clear, confident, and concise way in order to deliver a good class is going to take me way out of my comfort zone.

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