Who Can Benefit From Yoga Pod Teacher Training?

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Yoga Pod Fort Collins is excited to announce our fall 200-hour power yoga teacher training! Beginning on September 12, you can join the experience of a lifetime.

As teacher trainings get closer, you tend to hear yoga teachers make announcements about it after each class. You say your namastes, and then the teacher says something like, “Our fall 200-hour teacher training is starting in September, so be sure to ask about it at the front desk if you’re interested!”

This blog is meant to be like this front-desk conversation — we’re going to answer the questions we get about teacher training, so you can seriously consider whether it makes sense for you. The questions we field most frequently involve who should do teacher training, so we’ll emphasize this as well!

An Overview of Our Teacher Training

The teacher training beginning in September will be a vinyasa yoga teacher training lead by Julia Tompkins, Gretchen Kontz, and Kyle Larson. These individuals are not only incredible yoga teachers but also excellent and experienced teacher training leads.

When you enroll in teacher training, you commit to 200 hours of learning about yoga (in addition to practicing yoga and observing classes). Curriculum covers:

  • History and philosophy of yoga
  • Foundational alignment and postures
  • Cuing formats
  • Anatomy
  • Adjusts and assists
  • Modifications
  • Sequencing

Teacher training is an entirely immersive, interactive experience. You’ll engage in meaningful discussion with your fellow teacher trainees, take classes together, practice teach, and reflect on your lessons.

There are two formal sessions per week during teacher training, and the overall teacher training occurs from September 12, 2018 to November 4, 2018.

  • Wednesdays from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Saturday from 8:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.

Throughout the process, you’ll learn a ton from your teacher training leads, your peers, and yourself. Plus, you’ll get a 200-hour RYT certification from Yoga Alliance!

Who Can Benefit From Teacher Training?

You do not need to be able to do handstands, one-handed tree, or Pungu Mayurasana (wounded peacock) to participate in teacher training. In fact, you don’t even need to know what those are!

The only qualification for teacher training is that you’re ready to dedicate yourself to an experience of self-growth and learning. That’s it. Really.

Consider joining teacher training at our yoga studio if:

  • You want to teach yoga — if you want to become a yoga teacher, then completing your 200-hour training is the place to start. Teaching yoga doesn’t need to be a career; it can be supplemental income, a chance to give back to the community, or something to do during periods of transition.You want a healthy structure — when life throws you stagnation, join a yoga teacher training. If you’re looking for a way to get out of your day-to-day doldrums, committing to a structured program like teacher training can be just the catalyst you need for change and inspiration.
  • You cherish yoga — does coming to your yoga meet feel like coming home after a long day? If you have a profound appreciation of yoga and want to learn more about its history and theory, teacher training is the best way to do it.
  • You want to get stronger — part of teacher training involves taking a lot of yoga classes. If you want to recommit to strength, sweat, and breath.

If you’re curious about teacher training, be sure to chat with us the next time you’re in the studio!

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