Taking the plunge: Yoga teacher training (Part I)

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After years of putting yoga teacher training on my “wish list,” I finally committed in September 2017.

The commitment made me a little nervous for a variety of reasons:

  • It’s not cheap. You’re not going to find an inexpensive yoga teacher training program anywhere. Where would I get the money?
  • It requires a lot of time. The first level of training is 200 hours. At Sun Moon Yoga Studios, where I’m doing the training, we meet for one weekend a month over eight months. Weekends are my time to spend with family, go on long runs when I’m training for a half-marathon or marathon, catch up on work, write, do housework, etc. In other words, weekends are already packed.
  • Am I good enough? Is this going to be a right fit for me? In a long program like this there will always be some challenges, either physical or mental. Am I prepared to face roadblocks?

Have you thought about a yoga teacher training program? Or even a week/weekend intensive workshop? If so, do the issues I outlined above sound familiar? What else is a stumbling block for you?

In Part II, I will address how I overcame those perceived barriers.

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