Yoga Teacher Training – Preparing to begin

In about 3 weeks I will begin my 200-hour yoga teacher training.  It will be over the course of 11 months and will include classes, workshops, class observations, reading and writing assignments, etc.  I am prepared to not only learn about each pose (asana) but also about myself.  Every other class or training I have taken before was technical (computer science related) or very structured (program mgmt).  So I have nothing in my past to compare this type of training.  I also knew the outcome of my past training sessions.  I would learn a skill to apply to my current career like how to best generate a project charter and work breakdown structure.  I would know before taking the class what to expect and how I would use the information.  This is a training that I only have a vague idea of what to expect and I am not sure if I will end up teaching or not.  I know it will be a very personal journey and I am entering this next 11 months with an open mind and heart.  I am going to put much time and effort towards soaking up as much information as possible.  I realize that some days will be better than others and I might feel overwhelmed or frustrated at times.  I also know I will end up seeing my personal yoga practice differently.  I am both nervous and excited.  I already purchased the books and even almost completed reading one of them.  I have some other office supplies like notebooks and a binder to keep all of my papers organized.  I even completed my CPR certification a couple of weeks ago.  I feel both prepared and not prepared at all!

I will be sharing items that I am learning along the way on my blog like the Chakras and 8 Limbs of Yoga.  I will also be detailing how I am personally doing along the way.  I hope this information can be helpful to others interested in taking the training.  Maybe it will even inspire someone to try yoga.

Namaste!

2 thoughts on “Yoga Teacher Training – Preparing to begin”

  1. Hi Carol! Exciting things going on in your life! Will look forward to all you share. Do you use a particular brand of journal? Am going to start and for now just using a notebook I bought on Etsy.

    Thanks!
    Susie

    1. Thanks Susie! Nice to hear from you! I purchased a regular notebook to take notes during class. I already have my 2018 Erin Condren LifePlanner so I did not need another journal with days of the week. However, I am highly considering getting an InnerGuide journal https://www.inner-guide.com/ You can also find them listed on Amazon. I think it would be nice to track this year so I can look back and see my progress. Both physical, mental and emotional.

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