Some people ask me if they need a certain amount of experience or if they can take the training even if they don't want to teach.
When it comes to experience, it is optimal to have a range of different levels in a group. I really encourage beginners, because this creates the best learning environment and is a realistic representation of a class you may be in front of one day. You need to be prepared to teach to a diverse group, and this training will help you do that.
So what if you don't want to teach?
In my experience, being a part of Yoga Teacher Trainings, some students come in thinking they're not going to teach and then do! But even if you don't, you'll take away what you need from it. Some keep their current jobs and incorporate this training into what they're already doing. Some offer lunch-time yoga classes to their co-workers at the office. Some also take it to deepen their own knowledge of the practice.
The good news is, once you take this Yoga Alliance Certified course, you'll always have your certificate and if you do decide one day to start teaching, you can.
If you've been thinking about joining our next term, September 6th - December 15th, registration closes this Friday! For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
To follow up my post from the other day, I did make it out to the garden and I've been hooked on a delicious smoothie ever since! Blend together the following ingredients:
1 Handful of kale leaves
1 Handful of fresh mint
3 Peeled kiwi fruit
4 Inch piece of cucumber
1/2 Cup of crushed ice
1/4 Cup of water
Ok, not everything came from the garden, the other ingredients I had in the fridge. I do usually add in what I have on hand and sometimes the concoctions don't always work out ;) but this one was delicious.
At the Maritime Yoga College we talk about nourishment on all levels, including the nourishment we get from food. There is a great Holistic Nutrition workshop as part of the upcoming course I'm sure you'll also enjoy.
As I was eating breakfast this morning, I opened my computer and started working. I had 6 windows open, my phone beside me, and my to-do list staring me down, I was in full multitask when a voice started sending me some very tempting messages.
"You should go spend some time in the garden."
"You should go walk in the woods."
"You should go do a few sun salutations."
These are things of course I love doing, but I had too much to do. I thought, "I'll do them later."
But as you may know, "later" doesn't always come.
I had a thought about what was actually important on my list, and why is it that those things I love to do, don't even get on the list. Even if it's finding a quiet spot to breathe for 3 minutes, items like this should not only be on the list, they should be at the top.
Just being still may seem unproductive, but if it brings you focus, calmness, and clarity, how much more productive will the rest of your day be?
The most important thing we can do, is nourish ourselves first.
Director of Teacher Training for the Maritime Yoga College and Registered Holistic Nutritionist.