Yoga helps find solace in this fast-paced, technology-based, perpetually changing world. Many who have been doing yoga, or wish to start doing yoga might also want to get a Yoga Teacher Training. There are a plethora of programmes one can choose from, along with various factors to consider. Hence, it can be a difficult task to choose the right training programme to enroll in and the decision making process involves a lot of research.
So, here are 5 tips we’ve put together to help you in your journey and to understand what to look for in a training, especially in BlI.
1. Choose the right training format – either standard or intensive
Most intensive trainings are around 4 – 6 weeks that include committed and uninterrupted practice with the centre providing all necessary facilities. A strict and proper schedule is also followed in the intensive format. If you don’t have the option to take an extended leave, you can still get certified by choosing the standard training format. This training usually stretches for several months. Check out Yoga Alliance for more information about types of trainings.
2. Check which curriculum & style the training follows
Follow the style of yoga that is right for you. You can explore various styles, attend different classes and studios, learn from different teachers to see what approach and style works the best for you. Many people don’t focus on just one style but combine different styles together. Choose the ones that you feel are right, and truly speak to you. Make sure you know the structure and content of the training and research about all the areas it covers – Asana, Anatomy, Pranayama, Meditation, Yoga Philosophy, and others.
Do some research on the locations as many trainings are located in beautiful and exotic destinations. Bali is known to be the centre for all yogis; something about this island and its magical culture attracts yoga students from all over the world. However, it is important that you choose the location that works best for you. This will help bring together travel and education and can be an incredible experience for you.
4. Check if the institute providing the training is accredited by Yoga Alliance
Students must complete a teacher training programme with a school that is registered with the Yoga Alliance in order to become a Registered Yoga Teacher. Hence, make sure the institute you choose is certified by it or another reputed Yoga body, such as British Wheel of Yoga or Yoga Australia.
5. Cost & credibility of the programme
Before committing, check the prices, and payment plans offered. Also make sure to check what facilities the cost includes – Accommodation, food, books, workshops, etc. While doing your research, read reviews of past students or even talk to them. Also, make sure to choose a well-established school for your training.
Read here about what to look for in a high-standard yoga teacher training in Bali.