Despite what many yoga students think, teaching yoga does not count as yoga practice. In fact, many teachers struggle to find time for their own practice. Here’s why they need to make the effort.
You’ve dreamed about YTT. You’ve saved and planned and prepped. And now is the time except… you’re pregnant. Should you go through with it? Is it a big mistake? Or, is it totally safe? There are many things to consider in figuring out the answer for YOU.
You expect to have some challenges during yoga teacher training. The tests. The asanas. The Sanskrit! But this one, caught me completely off-guard. This is one of the biggest most unexpected challenges of yoga teacher training – and it’s totally unavoidable!
Love to travel but feel like you forget your yoga at home every time? Yoga can be a very valuable tool on the road and there are ways to sneak it in to your journey – even if you can’t quite rouse yourself for an hour-long sunrise practice everyday!
We connected with yoga teacher trainer Hali Love to find out what she thinks makes a good yoga teacher and what every student must do before YTT. Plus, she tells us what drew her into the world of teaching yoga and becoming a yoga teacher trainer.
The change of the seasons gives us an opportunity to change up our yoga practice and how we teach our classes. Autumn is one of the best times to practice this as we counteract the winds with grounding asanas, spark our inner fire and embrace the possibilities hidden in change.
Day 30 – our final day – features a quote from Sri Ananda Acharya about seeing the nobleness or goodness in everybody in order to foster nobleness or goodness in yourself. One must see and celebrate this trait if they want to be able to manifest it in their lives.
Day 29 is from the Laghu-Avadhuta-Upanishad and frankly we have no idea what it’s about. That’s the beauty of a quote like this. It causes us to think about the deeper meaning of yoga. In this case, manipulation of breath as a means to challenge the very constructs of the universe. Maybe…
Day 28 features a quote by B.K.S. Iyengar. It’s all about the 8th limb of Patanjali’s 8-limbed path (liberation) and how we all experience it in the small moments of the here and now. Staying present is the key to attaining this bliss.
Day 27 features Sri Aurobindo who explains that yoga whether conscious or subconscious is always with us. All life is yoga. As we expand our practice, the more we come to realize this truth.