‘Should I do my 200hr Yoga Teacher Training?’
(Even though I don’t want to be a yoga teacher?)
Even if you don’t want to be a yoga teacher, doing your 200 hrs is the perfect opportunity for you to go deeper into your personal yoga practice, explore different styles of yoga and learn more about yoga philosophy.
If teaching is not your main focus.
Ask the school how many hours will be allocated to teaching, sequencing and practice teaching. This will vary from school to school depending on what their main focus is.
If you want to do the 200hr Yoga Teacher Training course to explore and deepen your personal practice, finding a school that has more focus on other areas is something to consider.
Something else to consider, and this happens A LOT…
Some Students, sign up for a Yoga Teacher Training thinking they will never teach but something happens along the way. Now that they have the tools and knowledge of how to sequence and cue, they realise that they could teach. Students may also find that they really want to share their love of yoga with everyone by teaching classes.
It’s about 50/50 at our school. Half know they want to be yoga teachers and half join to deepen their practice, learning more about philosophy. Most of the students who think they will never teach, actually do at the end of the training.
If you want to explore different yoga styles.
You should look for a school that offers you unlimited drop in classes at the studio. In your free time you will have the opportunity to try different styles of yoga and different teachers. You will get a lot out of practicing with as many different teachers as possible.
Does the school offer private yoga classes if this is something you think you would also benefit from, one 2 one classes where you can focus on really specific things you want to work on, areas where you would like to be pushed or areas you would like extra help with.
Is this included in the cost of your training or an extra add on that you have to pay for?
Don’t feel bad or like you are being a pain in the butt if you have a stack of questions that you need to be clear on before you choose your school. Both you and the school need to know that you are suited to each other to get the best experience possible!
Good luck 🙂