You get out what you put in. A teacher training alone will not make you a great teacher – you have to do the work yourself. Don’t expect that someone will transform you without any effort on your part. Like everything in yoga, and in life, the outcome depends on dedication to the input.
Liz and Roland’s teaching is infused with fierce love, laughter, a serious dedication to understanding body mechanics, and deep respect for the wisdom of yoga. They teach workshops, retreats and teacher trainings internationally. They are the founders of The Groove Yoga Festival.
Don’t expect to join a yoga teacher training program then sit back and relax. This work is grueling and intensive and no one can do the work but you. I’ve seen students coast through training because they were lazy, didn’t have the time or focus to do the work, or they just didn’t really care to. I promise you will get so much more out of your YTT if you embrace enthusiasm and do what is encouraged of you. It is usually the teachers who work the hardest who enjoy their teacher training the most.
This is the second tip from Roland in the 108 YTT Tips series. See his first one here.