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Questions to ask when you’re considering yoga teacher training

  1. What kind of yoga do you like?                                                                        There’s various different styles of yoga and schools of yoga, making sure you have the correct fit for you is very important. It’s a big investment in your future.
  2. Who are the teachers hosting the course? What experience do they have? Attend their classes and make sure you consider them to be mentors and people you want to share this experience with.
  3. What qualifications and experience do your teachers have?                     Don’t be afraid to ask, find out more about them and any other helpful qualifications and special qualities they may have around the life and business and mentorship. 
  4. What qualification will you have? Is it recognised in other countries if you want to travel?
  5. What format does the course take? Is it flexible around life and holidays? What happens around illness and missing a module? Are there other training venues with school that you can make hours up at?
  6. What support network and mentorship will you have during the course? Do you have online tools for your development? What if you get stuck with homework?
  7. What support network is available from your school after finishing? Will you have a tribe to be part of when you start teaching? Will you have a place you can return to continue your further development?
  8. What business advice support will you receive to help you become a yogi entrepreneur?
  9. What is the investment? Is this payable in instalments?
  10. What do previous graduates say?    

What is Seasonal Yoga?

Seasonal Yoga is a blend of Hatha yoga which is modified to reflect the energy of each season of the year to maximise health benefits.

It works with meridian lines in the body. These are like roads that our energy travels along towards each of the organs. So we work these to clear them and keep the energy travelling along them to ensure optimum health of the organs they lead into. We do this by incorporating certain additions and focussed movements into the yoga asanas ( poses ) to maximise the health of each related organ.

Certain organs are related organs to each season.

For instance, just now our Autumn practice is related to the lungs and the large intestine both organs which work to rid the body of waste products. The lungs, breathe out carbon dioxide.T he large intestine, the storage tube that removes water and any remaining nutrients from the food we’ve eaten, before we pass the waste from our body.B oth these organs are very important in Autumn.T he lungs because we want to make sure we are using them fully to get maximum energy with minimum effort. We do this by practising various pranayamas ( yogic breathing exercises). The large intestine can become sluggish, and make us feel lethargic, as we are eating different food to keep warm. Sometimes this can slow down the digestion and movement of waste, so we use various poses to stimulate and keep the digestion moving.

Seasonal yoga aligns us to when we respected the daylight hours and worked only then and didn’t expect the body to be on call 24 hours a day. It brings balance and awareness to our movement and practice.