During any teacher training, these questions, and many more, often come to the surface. However, what you may not realise is that a yoga teacher training offers you is so much more than a certification to teach. It offers you the opportunity to dive into a new relationship with yourself, those around you and your unique place in the world. Here are five additional benefits that you can look forward to if you do decide to say yes to a yoga teacher training.
1. You will be challenged
Let’s start with the most daunting one! Yoga pushes us in new and dramatic ways. It can be as simple as surrendering fully in a deep yin pose, or it can be finding the inner strength and courage to come up into an inversion. Yoga prods us and tickles us, forming questions and triggering realisations that we are summoned to face. Ultimately, these questions will lead to a great place of deeper wisdom and gratitude. It's a little like hiking up the mountain to get to the magnificent view.You realise that you have an amazing amount of strength and perseverance within you. At the end of the journey you will be able to look back and see how far you have come. Your courage, bravery and ability to commit are an ultimate reflection on your ability to keep moving through life’s hurdles.
2. You will develop a new relationship with yourself
When we embark on anything new and unfamiliar, exciting things begin to happen. Over the course of a yoga teacher training, you will be introduced to new parts of your inner self that you have not met until now. These reflections can be beautiful; watching yourself show up week after week, watching your physical, mental and spiritual self develop, and experiencing a deep sense of gratitude for the journey. Other reflections may appear- fatigue, fear, uncertainty- these emotions all arise and ask to be acknowledged. Yet a training will teach you about self-love, self-acceptance and self-respect. You will say hello to the beauty of your existence in a brand new way and also learn how to listen to your needs and follow your intuition- all lessons that will support you in all areas of your life.
3. You will make friends for life
A yoga teacher training is a truly transformational experience. The people that surround you on this journey naturally become your allies and your cheerleaders’ day in and day out. You will most likely enjoy being around people that you can share your new yoga insights with and talk openly about the changes and transformation you are experiencing. The group you are part of becomes connected through the shared journey. Facebook friends, Instagram buddies or real-life, in-the-flesh companions, these people will continue to be part of your journey for many years to come.
4. You will understand yoga in an entirely new way
Like so many things in life- it isn’t until you truly live the teachings of yoga that they begin to unravel and become clear. You may be an experienced yogi or you may have only dipped your toes in the yogic ocean long enough to know you want to dive deeper. Either way, a yoga teacher training will completely transform your understanding of this ancient practice. While the training will provide you with the skills you need to be a capable and confident teacher, it will also gift you with presence, mindfulness, compassion, patience and generosity. You will come to see how yoga exists in everything, and that every moment is an opportunity to practice. As a teacher, you will share this wisdom with others. You will see that there is no finish line in yoga and that your teacher training is only the beginning of a new and exciting journey.
5. All areas of your life will also transform
As yoga begins to infiltrate your life in new ways, you will notice that all areas of your life change. Chances are, your relationships will transform. How you work or what you do for work may shift. The routines that you have in life may adapt to suit your needs in new ways. A yoga teacher training opens our eyes to the things that are working in our life, and also the things that may need a little extra attention. For many people, a yoga teacher training can be the beginning of a brand new chapter of life. For others, it may be small things- maybe you let go of relationships that have been toxic or you simply rise a little earlier than normal to squeeze in some self care time before work. These changes ultimately support you and are reflective of the positive changes that a yoga teacher training inspires.
Our 2021 Zenko Yoga Teacher Training dates have now been released!
Find out all the information here
Have questions? Want to learn more? Keen to meet the lead trainers?
Come along to our information night in Noosa Friday 16th October from 5.30-7pm
The information night is free but we do ask you to register here.