300 hrs Yoga Teacher Training: How to pick the right course for you?

So, you’re thinking about Yoga Teacher Training again! But what should you look for in an advanced yoga course? How do you know if you’re ready for an advanced yoga practice?

This blog will help you decide if you’re ready to advance your yoga practice and what you need to know to pick the right yoga course for you…

Am I ready for advanced yoga teacher training?

Firstly, ask yourself: Have I completed a 200hrs yoga teacher training course? If the answer is yes, great! Move on to step two… If the answer is no, start here: 200hrs Yoga Teacher Training.

Secondly, ask yourself: Am I ready for more yoga? Remember, yoga is more than asana and funky yoga pants! If you have a desire to study and a desire to discover more about yoga – asana and beyond – then you’re in the right frame of mind. An advanced yoga training course will allow you to deep dive into your practice and immerse yourself in the experience.

Reminder: you do not have to be the most flexible person on the planet. Nor do you have to be a practicing yoga teacher. You just need to be eager to learn and have a passion for yoga!

How do I find the right yoga teacher training for me?

Find the right type of yoga for you:

Vinyasa Flow? Rocket Vinyasa? Ashtanga Yoga? Yin Yoga? In other words, what are you interested in?

There are many different types of yoga and teacher training courses to go with it. So ask yourself, do you want a strict regime of Adho Mukha Svanasana and the Ashtanga Primary Series? Or do you want to take your Downward Dog and experiment with creative vinyasa sequencing? Once you decide, then you can…

Find the right yoga school for you:

When you’ve narrowed it down, and you know what type of yoga you want, it’s time to find your school. Do your research. Check the syllabus: each yoga school and yoga instructor has a different style of teaching and a different approach to yoga teacher trainings.

The course syllabus should intrigue you or excite you! So, if you’re reading their curriculum and you think “Ooo that looks interesting” or “I’d love to learn about that!” You’re probably onto a winner!

What’s next?

Following on from the previous steps, the next thing you want to do is check the dates and make contact! There is lots of information on the internet, before you book anything we recommend you get in touch with the school you’re interested in.

Do they have someone you can speak to? Do they have reviews and photos on their website? Are they affiliated with the yoga alliance? Does it seem legit?

Make yourself known and likewise, don’t be afraid to ask questions. An advanced yoga course can be a big financial and time commitment, so before you commit, make sure your school checks out and make sure you can fit it into your schedule.

Anything else to think about?

Think back to your 200hrs yoga teacher training… Afterward, how did you feel? Inspired, motivated, accomplished, proud? There’s nothing quite like it! So, perhaps you want to ask yourself: do you want that feeling again?

If the answer is yes, and you’re looking for your next yoga teacher training, look no further than Palm Trees Yoga. This advanced yoga teacher training course has everything you need to deepen your yoga practice with the added benefit of a retreat-like setting and the sunshine of Goa. You can check it out here.

Published by Julia Gavin Yoga

Resident Yoga Teacher and Lead Trainer at Palm Trees Yoga School in South Goa.

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