As mentioned in the previous blog entitled Hatha Yoga I explained how Maritime Yoga College doesn't follow a particular lineage and hatha refers more to the style of yoga taught. This means you are free to discover your own voice and teaching style. You are also not limited to the type of classes you can teach after completing the course.
There are some styles of yoga that don't require a specific certificate on top of a 200-hour yoga teacher training in order to teach it. This includes yin, power (flow/vinyassa), hot and kundalini. You will learn the basics of these styles along with others, spanning different traditions at the Maritime Yoga College, allowing you to add in the elements that appeal to you.
The extra styles of yoga we'll explore, are also not associated with a particular lineage, so it may depend on the studio you plan to teach at, what specific training they require, if any. For example, those wishing to teach Bikram Hot Yoga, must attend a Bikram Hot Yoga Training in order to teach that style. But for those studios offering a generic hot yoga class, you usually do not require extra training.
Remember, a certificate is one thing, but what will happen after completing this course comes down to you. Studios look for teachers who are passionate. Who are practicing their teaching skills. Who are constantly learning.
This 200 hour training really is your introduction into this vast subject. I am certain you will find threads that will resonate with you that will be explored further upon completing the course.
Director of Teacher Training for the Maritime Yoga College and Registered Holistic Nutritionist.