A yoga teacher training (YTT) can be intense. It's usually done either in a set schedule of weekends, that may last about six months, or what we like to call "intensives" which usually run from three to 8 weeks. @00 hours, then the next step is 300, whcih adds up to a 500 hour certification. 200 Must be taken beofre the 300 hour.
At Yoga Maya we do ours in either 3 or 4 week sessions. As we are a destinatini training. Meaning most of the students do not live in our town. They come to enjoy the surf, sun and yoga. So their time is limited with us.
It's best if you have a few years of yoga experience before you undertake a YTT, but sometimes people want to do one just for fun and to learn more about yoga. They never plan to teach, and that's ok. But if you are really serious about teachign yoga, it's best to find a school that is certified with the Yoga Alliance, USA. Here at Yoga Maya, we are a registered school with the Yoga Alliance.
Hopefully you the student will be healthy and uninjured at the start of your YTT and can enjoy your training.
We send out four weeks of prerequisites via email to get you a ready for yout YTT. Not a lot of schools do this, it's a shame.
A YTT should not only go over the commonly used poses, but the modifications for them. For people who cannot get into the pose fully.
A YTT should teach you how to put poses together that make sense, work well togheter and do not require a lot of up and downs in a class. (people dislike that a lot).
If you are thinking about a YTT, make sure it is in the style of yoga you want to teach or learn. For example Vinyasa or Yin.
Make sure you like the location and the teachers.
Any further questions, feel free to email me. Namaste peeps!
Debbie Krejci E-RYT
Yoga Teacher Training Mexico, Costa Rica, Sri Lanka
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