by Seka Ojdrovic-Phillips, Spirit Fire Yoga Many a starry-eyed, full-hearted yogi signs up for yoga teacher training - whether it’s to deepen their practice, to start a career as a yoga teacher or to learn more about the subtle energy fields that guides their life’s direction - they're ready to dive deep. To be sure, your experience will be unique to anyone else’s. Kind of like growing up in the same household with your siblings (I’m an only child, but I’ve heard sisters talk about the same … [Read more...]
Thinking of going on a yoga teacher training? Read this first! Why? Because in this section you'll find tips, stories, and provoking questions about what it means to undertake yoga teacher training.
by Kara-Leah Grant You're loving yoga and how it makes you feel. You're loving going to class and being part of a yoga community. You're loving the other people you're meeting and how open and loving and cool they are. You especially admire and respect the cool, calm and collected yoga teacher spreading all the good vibes at the front of the room. A thought arises. Teaching yoga would be fun. The idea develops. I'd love to teach yoga. You start looking up teacher training … [Read more...]
by guest author Louise Thompson, Positive Balance Are you working in corporate but dreaming of jacking it all in to be a yoga teacher? Do you fantasize of days wafting about from class to class, no rush, and no hurry? It seems like nirvana as you struggle to focus on yet another board presentation. But, (as you can see from Kara-Leah’s excitement over her new job), is it? Is teaching yoga all leisurely days and packed classes and a blissed out existence? Having escaped corporate and … [Read more...]
by guest author Seka Ojdrovic-Phillips The practice brought me to Denver for 27 days of karmic hell and dharmic euphoria. The practice reincarnated 28 years of emotional bullshit compost into rich spiritual soil. The practice destroyed the facade of "reality" in terms of conditioning and societal truths. I died in the practice. The practice brought me back to life. I realized this all at about 5:30 in the morning on Week Two of my Forrest Yoga Teacher Training. It was finger-numbingly … [Read more...]
by regular columnist Elissa Jordan, Adventures in Teaching I’ve had the same conversation a countless number of times since I started training to be a yoga teacher - a conversation about continuity in access to a skilled senior teacher. Traditionally yoga was taught over many years from a guru to a student. This student would often live in their guru’s home and what was given to them for a practice was never once questioned. Times have changed and in this busy world people don’t have the … [Read more...]
by guest author Elissa Jordan It started with a story about a mouse in a toaster. Our second weekend in Nelson, as part of the Advanced Yoga Teacher Training with Jenifer Parker of Wellington’s Healium, focused on the energy body. Looking back over my notes from the weekend I see the conversation ebb and flow as only appropriate for a weekend focusing on energy. The movement of stories rode one energetic wave after the next - starting with that mouse in a toaster, and moving to a … [Read more...]
Born and bred Kiwi INSPYA yoga teacher Lance Schuler may make his home in Bryon Bay, but like most Kiwis, he's always looking for an excuse to come back home. Over the last three years, he's been coming to Studio Sangha in Queenstown to hold workshops. Now he's found a way to spend an entire month here - hosting New Zealand's first INSPYA Yoga teacher training this October. And hey, who wouldn't love to spend a month in Queenstown during spring time? The Yoga Lunchbox fired off some … [Read more...]