If you enjoy a regular yoga practice you may wonder if you should sign up for a retreat, yoga festival, or an in-depth training. What about teacher training? You may think yoga teacher training is only for people who are sure they want to become teachers. But whether you are sure you want to become a teacher, are considering becoming a teacher, or are pretty sure you aren't interested in teaching, there are many benefits you can get from attending a yoga teacher training, such as:
Delve Deeper Into Your Own Practice
Most teacher training courses are 200-300 hour intensives. Many require at least 2 hours of practice each day. This is more intense than many retreats or personal practices and can be a good way for you to get deep into your yoga practice. Some teacher trainings require several years of experience before enrolling and can be a good way to breathe life into a stagnate practice. Other trainings are available as soon as you know the basics and can be a great way to increase your skill level rapidly at the beginning of your relationship with yoga.
Understand the Mechanics of the Practice Better
Learning poses from a teacher and being corrected in class is significantly different from studying the mechanics of each pose and being able to correct yourself or others. With a teacher training course, you will learn the reasoning behind each pose and transition as opposed to simply learning the motions. Instead of passively being corrected by a teacher, you will learn how to actively correct yourself and spot common mistakes you make. Knowing this information can improve your own practice even if you choose not to use it to teach others.
Get Access to Many Perks
Many teacher courses come with side perks. For example, you may get free access to additional yoga classes during your training period so you can expand your practice and watch how other teachers teach. You may also get discounts on books and gear or discounts on future training courses or retreats. Often, the amount you save in perks can make the cost of a teacher training course worthwhile.
Even if you don't plan on becoming a yoga instructor, there are several benefits you can get by attending a teaching course. For many serious students, the teacher course is the most effective way to build a deeper personal practice and expand your skill set. Contact a company like YogaOne for more information and assistance.