I’ve been practicing yoga for many years and in several countries. I’ve been encouraged and inspired by so many yogis and great teachers. Is it time to give back?
Hey guys! Happy Almost-Friday 🙂
So yoga. Or I should say – becoming a yoga teacher. 🙂
I’ve been talking about this for over a year now… I guess more than that even – since I started this blog… Just never really got to it… I got to this:
Somehow I even got to this:
But this has always been my personal happy place where I could just do what feels right for me:
There’s a time for everything, right?
The fist choice I had to make when I sort of decided to become a yoga teacher was this: do I do the training online or do I do it in person?
We do have one yoga teacher training school in the area where you go to over several weekends for your training. In favor of this option was the fact that a lot of online communities dedicated to teaching and practicing yoga were totally dissing the online training (“How can you teach someone to teach yoga online???”). Big time. Also, from my other certifications I learned that the time with the Master is priceless. You will learn more in 8 hours in person that you will in 8 weeks remotely.
Online options were (like options on most anything these days) numerous and confusing. Some downright suspicious, others – not so much but still not very reputable. Then there were some that cost a small fortune, and others that cost a big fortune.
After careful consideration of my money/time/availability commitments I realized that I needed to start online. After all, that local yoga school is not going anywhere and it’s not like I’m going to stop with my education after I get certified initially. It’s also not like I have a sweet yoga teaching job on my hands either, so I have time to learn.
What also contributed to my decision was the math I did of all the expenses involved if I went to a pre-con yoga certification in Philly. Ouch!
So 1 day of training in person at a conference for a lot of money vs. going at my own pace online for around $300 had me leaning towards starting online.
And so I gave in. 🙂
I am going to start my yoga teaching journey by getting certified as a Sport Yoga instructor through NESTA. I paid for my training materials yesterday and printed the first part last night. Being back to school feels good so far, but I think I’m going to stop for a while after this one – I got involved in 3 areas that I can spend my lifetime learning in and never master either one of them completely. 🙂 Talk about dreaming big! 🙂
One of my fellow cycling instructors said on Facebook:
You’ve got it all covered…endurance, strength, and balance/flexibility.
Indeed I do now! Perfect balance.
And so my new journey begins.