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 teacher training because you want to study, learn, be a student and ultimately help others as an informed, knowledgeable, and wise educator. All of the above takes time and perseverance. There is no instant gratification when it comes to becoming a yoga teacher!
YTP: What is the most common concern you hear from potential students and how do you address it?
Amy: Either I am too tight for yoga or I’m too injured to practice yoga. I address it by suggesting that they try yoga to see if it will help address their stiffness and help their injuries get better!
YTP: What is your one hope for each and every graduate of your yoga teacher training program?
Amy: That teaching yoga is fulfilling, that they continue their practice of yoga (despite the demands of teaching), and that they prosper.
YTP: What inspired you to become a yoga teacher trainer?
Amy: My students!
About Amy Ippoliti
Amy Ippoliti is the co-author of the new book, The Art and Business of Teaching Yoga, a yoga teacher and earth advocate who has been teaching yoga since 1997. Through 90 Monkeys she offers a 300 hr program year round as well as ongoing digital education for yoga teachers. Rumor has it that they are working on a new 200 hr. program. Connect with Amy here.
Our goal at Yoga Teacher Prep is to help you feel totally confident in your yoga teacher training choices. We present Q&A with Yoga Teacher Trainers so you can get to know a variety of trainers from around the world. We hope this helps you find one that is a good match for you and your goals in taking yoga teacher training. Let us know what you think in our Facebook Group.