More yoga is the answer... YTP: What is the biggest mistake students make when it comes to selecting or preparing for yoga teacher training? Amy: The biggest mistake is taking a teacher training because you're motivated to get a certificate or a credential. Take...
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!
Yoga teacher training instructor, Lacey Hickox explains why she believes taking Yoga Teacher Training in a sacred place can enhance the student’s ability to tune into the energies and traditions. Transformation comes from this.
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!
Yoga teacher training instructor, Julia McCabe share’s her perspective on getting over self-doubt, finding YOUR teacher & being fully awake in yoga’s light. Plus, she shares why yoga teacher training isn’t just for teachers to be.
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.
Day 26 features Swami Jyotir Maya Nanda with a comparison of self-realization to home. A fitting comparison as accepting yourself and knowing yourself can indeed be as comfortable and joyful as coming home.
Day 25 features Swami Vivekananda with such an important reminder that meditation gives us access to more than peace and tranquility – it grants us access to a paradise that we hold within our heart.
Day 24 features Swami Vivekananda with a quote that reminds us that while we can learn much from external teachers the real learning comes from within. Value the lessons from outside but honor the lessons your learn deep inside.
Day 23 features Paramahansa Yogananda with a quote that we are not used to seeing associated with yoga – attitude of gratitude. When we consider this quote we see there are so many ways it is the highest yoga, just as he says.
Day 22 features Geeta Iyengar who reminds us to treat our bodies like a temple because our soul deserves to be housed in a place clean and pure.
Day 21 features Paramahansa Yogananda who encourages us to only hold love in our hearts for others. This rings true for ourselves too. In today’s society, this can be very challenging this quote is a reminder that we must be aware and active in our practice of love and compassion.
Day 20 features T. Krishnamacharya who reminds us that we are not born with wisdom. This is something that we work toward. To do that, we must also find our humility for if we believe we are born wise, we will never find wisdom.
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