What is Yoga teacher training and is it for you?
When we hear about Yoga teacher training, the first thing which comes to our mind is, that it would be yoga training for those interested to teach yoga.
According to Wikipedia “Yoga teacher training is the training of teachers (and private tutors) of yoga as exercise, consisting mainly of the practice of yoga asanas, leading to certification”
But there is another aspect of YTT. Let us see what happens in a typical Yoga Teacher training.
In a yoga teacher training (YTT), you are generally supposed to spend a considerable time in a yoga school. The ytt period typically starts from 200 hour course which runs for about a month(for beginners) to 500 hours or even more (for advanced level).
In a typical ytt course, you get to learn about various yoga asanas, philosophy and anatomy.
Some schools like Vedic Yoga centre Rishikesh also offer a more composite yoga training which includes meditation, Kriya Yoga, Satsang, etc. Here is a glimpse of some of the typical activities in a Yoga teacher training.
During the training, you spend time staying at the school and practicing yoga for most of the day. This happens for a long stretch of about a month or more. During this time, every day you just practice yoga, discuss yoga and experience yoga. Your daily life schedule is based on yogic principles. Your food is based on yogic diet recommendation. Satsang, mantra chanting, homa, kriya yoga all helps you go deeper into your inner self. Imagine the effect of such a daily routine for a whole month.
In essence what you do in 200 hours yoga teacher training is, one full month of deep yoga practice at a peaceful location, without worrying about anything else. You actually start practicing yoga in your daily life.
This kind of disciplined focus is required if you want to experience and effectively learn anything.
As Tom Althouse says
“Quiet reflection is often the mother of deep understanding. Maintain that peaceful nursery, enabling stillness to speak.”
At one time or another, we’ve all experienced the peace when we are in an atmosphere of silence, away from all the external simulations.
With a focused period of one month or more, ytt programs allows one to go deep in yoga and meditation practice.
So, whether you are looking to share yoga knowledge with the world or want to go deep into yoga and meditation or want to learn on how to achieve inner peace, Yoga Teacher training provides you a good platform to begin your journey.
In essence with a yoga teacher training program:
At Vedic Yoga Centre, our goal is to help people see Yoga in the Vedic way. Yoga is not just for improving your physical appearance and looks. It is a deep science of connecting your body, mind and soul and ultimately find the union with the Divine. Once you realize the true essence, you will find a ever lasting peace in your mind. And Rishikesh being a land of Rishis offers an immensely conducive environment to go within.
If you would like to know more about the Vedic way of Yoga, feel free to connect with us.