Have you been thinking about participating in yoga teacher training? If you’ve thought about it but hesitated to sign up, you’re not alone. Many yogis wonder if teacher training is truly for them and if they are even ready for it. We believe that you are ready, and we’ve highlighted 10 reasons why it’s time for yoga teacher training.
Yoga is a significant part of your life. You get excited any time you have the opportunity to share how it transformed your mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical well-being. You frequently suggest yoga to your friends and believe in the healing power of yoga.
Perhaps, instead of going to happy hour or going on a vacation, you’ve attended a yoga class or spent the weekend in nature at a yoga retreat. If yoga makes you happy and gets you excited about a new day, then you’re ready for yoga teacher training.
You’re Asking, “Am I Ready for Yoga Teacher Training?”
The fact that you’re reading this blog post right now suggests that taking part in teacher training is already on your mind. Are you searching for a sign that you’re ready for YTT? The fact that you’re looking for a sign suggests that something inside yourself is saying that it is the right time. We seek what is seeking us.
The Word “Commitment” Doesn’t Scare You
You have no problem committing to things you’re passionate about. It doesn’t matter how hard that thing is—if it benefits you, your loved ones, or your community, you’ll stick to it. You’ll know it’s the right time for you to do yoga teacher training if the 200 hours of learning and practicing don’t sound impossible. You’re ready to give your all to something you’re passionate about—yourself, your practice, and your future students.
You Love Learning
You consider yourself a lifelong student—not just in yoga but in every area of life. You’re curious about lots of things and believe in the power of knowledge. If you’re ready to learn more about yoga, then it’s the right time to participate in yoga teacher training.
You’re Up for a Challenge
You don’t shy away from commitments that will challenge and strengthen you. You believe in the power of stepping out of your comfort zone—both emotionally and physically—from time to time. If this sounds like you, we think you’re ready for the challenge of YTT.
You Want to Immerse Yourself in Yoga
You can never get enough of yoga. Classes always end too quickly. You count down the minutes until you can step onto the mat again. For you, yoga is more than an exercise routine; it’s a lifestyle. It influences your meditation, diet, beliefs, and so much more.
During the 200 hours of yoga teacher training, you’ll completely immerse yourself in yoga. You’ll eat, breathe, and sleep yoga—okay, maybe not. But it will definitely help you commit to your practice every single day. With teacher training, you’ll grow in your asana and meditation practices, you’ll study ancient wisdom, and you’ll be surrounded by yogis just as passionate as you.
You’re Curious about the “Why” Behind Asanas
You want to take your practice beyond just the physical experience. You’re ready to know the philosophy and principles behind each asana. During training, you’ll be learning from experienced teachers who have a wealth of knowledge that they’d like to share with you. Every single day, you’ll be able to learn something new and feel a deeper connection to your favorite (and maybe not so favorite) asanas.
You Want to Change Your Life
Perhaps you’re feeling stagnant in your life, and you’re seeking something that can jumpstart a new passion. Yoga teacher training can provide the transformation you’re looking for.
No matter your end goal for participating in training (whether you plan on becoming a yoga instructor or whether you simply want to deepen your personal practice), you’ll have a life-changing experience in YTT. You’ll have time to reflect on what you truly want in life and will have a safe space to explore your beliefs and passions.
You’re Searching for a New Tribe of Like-Minded People
After a lonely year like 2020, you may be looking for a way to form new friendships. If you want to be a part of a community that shares your values, then it’s time for yoga teacher training. What better way to make new friends than through YTT?
When you participate in teacher training, you’re embarking on a journey with people who share similar passions and goals. You’ll struggle together. You’ll support each other. And you’ll inspire each other. At the end of the course, you’ll have formed inseparable bonds with like-minded people.
You Want to Positively Impact the World
If you want to go beyond just changing yourself and want to transform the world, then you’re ready for YTT. The best way to have an impact on your local communities and the world as a whole is by focusing on changing yourself. When you learn how to be grounded and centered and learn how to be your true authentic self, your light will shine on others and create a chain reaction of good.
You’re Ready for Yoga Teacher Training
So, how do you know when it’s time for yoga teacher training? Look for the signs we mentioned above. If any of them describe you, you’re ready to sign up for YTT.
While this course is intended to equip you with the knowledge and confidence you need to share yoga with others, you don’t have to be interested in teaching to take part. You can still benefit from YTT because it’ll teach you more about yourself, deepen your practice, and supply you with confidence to conquer anything life throws your way.
Don’t hesitate any longer! Transform your life, bond with like-minded yogis, and increase your knowledge of yoga in the Health Yoga Life Yoga Teacher Training.