So, you’ve reached a point in your life where charging up the career ladder is losing its appeal.
Perhaps that nagging voice saying ‘I could do that’ is growing louder every time you watch a teacher lead a room full of people into asana-induced ecstasy.
Or maybe you’re simply wondering what this being alive malarkey is really all about.
Either way, when you hear ‘the calling’, it’s time to sit up and pay attention.
In our experience, practically every single person that participates in a yoga teacher training program, experiences a massive transformation.
Many will become a yoga teacher and eventually find themselves teaching at a busy studio like BodyMindLife. Others will go on to set up their own studios and carve out an entirely new lifestyle and career.
And others might decide not to teach at all. For them, the yoga teacher training been a gateway to a deeper understanding of themselves and has taken their experience of yoga to a whole new level.
Either way, the best yoga teacher trainings will challenge you, exhilarate you and change your life in more ways than you could ever imagine.
And that’s what separates ‘Yoga Instructor’ courses from ‘Yoga Teacher Training Courses’ while most courses will claim to be ‘teacher training’, they are in fact teaching you how to become a yoga instructor…and there’s a big difference.
The difference between Yoga Teachers & Yoga Instructors
Yoga instructors, as their name suggests, instruct. They tell people how to get into poses and correct them if they do it wrong. Obviously, this is a necessary part of leading a yoga class, but instruction alone, barely scratches the surface of what yoga is really all about. We’ve all attended those ‘mechanical’ classes where we’re marched through a sequence, by a teacher who could easily be substituted mid-class without anyone really noticing.
And then there are the classes that make you cry. Literally. The classes where the energetic shift and healing that’s occurring for people is so profound, it is shining on their faces. And that’s no accident.
These classes are led by true Yoga Teachers who have reached a depth of understanding about the practice of yoga and about themselves, to connect emotionally with their students through their teaching.
The poses and the instruction are still there, but they’re blended with yogic philosophy, psychology and a learnt experience of the subtle rhythms of natures. This is why teachers like Aimee Pederson’s classes are always packed to the rafters.
True yoga teachers embody yoga…. & can quite literally be the catalyst for transforming lives.
So, who would YOU rather be?
But choose carefully, because not all yoga teacher training courses are equal.