If you have been practicing yoga regularly and feel confident that you have enough experience and knowledge to embark on the wonderful journey of becoming a yoga instructor, it may be time to start exploring your options of where and how to study.
Finding a yoga teacher/mentor who you learn yoga from can be difficult. It is a personal journey in finding a teacher who inspires you deeply and whose class atmosphere you love and aspire to achieve in your own studio one day. This might mean attending numerous different classes in your city to find this teacher, but it is important that your teacher inspires you, as each one has very different styles, experiences and priorities of teaching.
When the time is right to find a yoga teacher training company, there are many different aspects to consider to find the right one for you. It is important to know that this journey is usually one of self-discovery and going deeper into oneself, not just becoming more flexible or strong in yoga asanas. It is about learning much more about the philosophy of yoga. To get the most out of your yoga teacher training and to be fully prepared, you could ask yourself questions such as…
What do I hope to get out of this journey?
Do I enjoy the space and atmosphere in which I will be taught in?
Do these teachers inspire me?
Many yogis choose to travel the world for their teacher training, with common destinations being India and Bali. There are also options of how you undertake your course to suit your lifestyle such as intensive or part-time. Some people may choose to do teacher training for the personal growth rather than to become a teacher.