Pre-Yoga Teacher Training feelings

It’s not long at all until my yoga teacher training starts… I’m feeling super excited but nervous too! This weekend marks the start of a 6 month (and beyond) journey that will see me qualify as a Yoga Teacher. I have heard from many people that this is a journey that will challenge me and push me out of my comfort zone! I will have to be motivated and mentally strong to push through the added work and pressure onto my already packed schedule. Luckily, I have a natural love of learning – hence why I’m a teacher so I’m actually looking forward to studying!

The course is structured across 10 weekends (Friday evening through to all day Saturday and Sunday) so will be pretty full on! I’m training at the same studio that I visit for classes twice a week so I think that will help make me feel more comfortable. I’ve also been assigned a mentor who has already been through the same teacher training programme I’m about to do so there is someone on hand to turn to!

It really was my local studio (Sweat Studios in Milton Keynes) that inspired me to want to complete my Yoga teacher training. It’s a hot yoga studio so the training will be focused on a hot yoga sequence but, by the end, I’ll be qualified to teach both hot and non-hot classes. I’ve had some homework to complete before the course starts (see my post here) so the work has already started!

The first weekend involves going through our vision boards, an introduction to yoga and the poses and finally a teaching practice session for the first few poses! I’ve been practising the dialogue for these but I’m still really nervous! I’ll be blogging throughout my course with the good, the bad and the ugly! Hopefully more of the good. If you have any questions about what I’m up to, please leave a comment below or message me!

5 thoughts on “Pre-Yoga Teacher Training feelings

  1. Hi Katie, I’ve been pouring over your yoga teacher training posts for the past half hour and it sounds absolutely incredible. I was wondering how long you had been practising yoga before you started your training? I would love to teach yoga one day, will probably be a while off, but I have only been regularly practising since the beginning of the year (I also did Yoganuary!) and I don’t know at what point I would be experienced enough! Enjoy the rest of your training, it sounds brilliant!
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    1. Ahh it really is. I would fully recommend your YTT if you love yoga – even if you don’t want to teach right away. I’ve been practising yoga on and off for around 4-5 years but started very regularly about a year ago. My course required at least a year of regular practice but each training is different. It may be worth looking into it now as you often have to apply early and you may (like me) need time to save up! If I can help in any way or if you have any questions, just let me know 🙂 x

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      1. Thank you for getting back to me! I was worried that I wouldn’t be flexible enough to learn to teach but that’s a good idea to apply in advance. I’d love to do it abroad but it may take a while to save!! x

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      2. I wouldn’t worry at all about your flexibility. As long as you are practising regularly, flexibility and strength will come with time! There’s plenty I can’t do. Abroad would be amazing and seems to really integrate you into it all! Keep me posted 😘

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