Are you interested in learning more about Yoga?
If you are looking to pursue Yoga Teacher Training or add to your current knowledge, I have some suggestions. Most importantly, find a Mentor Teacher that resonates with you.
My journey of becoming a Yoga teacher was more organic than it was structured. I truly consider the teacher-instructor connection, rather than the learning materials, per se, as the most important factor in choosing a Training Program or course.
Find the right Mentor Teacher for YOU!
When I look for a Mentor Teacher to learn from, I look for two things:
1. Do they walk the talk? Have they had some physical issues, mobility challenges and/or aging related conditions where they used Yoga as a healing modality? That is why many of my mentor teachers are of the demographic I teach to… 50+. Theory and education is great, but I believe we learn SOOO much more from having personal physical issues.
2. Do they think outside the box? Are their teachings are not all medical terms and concepts? If I had wanted to go the western medical route, I would have become a Physical Therapist. However, I truly wanted the mind-body-spirit connection to healing.
Find other sources for learning.
In addition, I also read a lot of articles and blogs, watch video lectures and take workshops from teachers that resonate with me. In conclusion, much of my learning is a combination of taking workshops (online and in person) with my favorite teachers and from resources that I find interesting.