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plan to become a teacher, where and which course are good?

ganggi2010-07-04 12:35:36 +0000 #1
Dear mates,

I am planning to take a teacher training course in 2009, any suggestion of the places and institute that are good and internationally recognised? urgent~ I don't want to wait any more!!

tks~

Gigi (Hong Kong)
InnerAthlete2010-07-04 12:46:14 +0000 #2
What I think is important in a yoga teacher training is two-fold.

The first is to find a teacher of teachers rather than just a teacher. Many people can teach a subject. Few can teach others how to do so.

And the second thing is to find a teacher who lives what they teach. That would indicate a certain level of integrity to the person (though it is possible to have that and not have integrity in some other area). The person who trains you should be living yoga and it should be very visible in their lives and interactions.

There are several other things that I believe are worth looking into. The least of which is to find a program that will move you closer to your Self and thus potentially closer to your purpose (in life). In other words, the program you take should churn up some life things for you along the way.

If you are committed to capital Y yoga and you are interested in cultivating the skill set of a teacher (which is quite different than the skill set of a practitioner) then perhaps you'll consider training with Aadil Palkhivala: www.purnayoga.com .

In my experience there are many skilled teachers but few master teachers. I've been fortunate enough to cross paths with a couple of the latter. Aadil is one of them. It is not easy nor is it cheap...and no corners are cut on asana, pranayama, meditation, nutrition, lifestyle, anatomy, ethics, integrity et al. But it is sooooo worth it.
ganggi2010-07-04 13:15:03 +0000 #3
Dear,

is below course a good programme? that was the one my master took. However, the course is not those under the list of Yoga alliance....

www.yogavision.net/byb/courses/ys_4mth.htm

BR

Gigi
InnerAthlete2010-07-04 13:57:21 +0000 #4
Are you looking for a teacher training?

If so then this is not it. by their own admission: www.yogavision.net/byb/faq.htm#Q17 .

In fact I cannot determine their curriculum from the content of their web site. So I would assume that there is no asana work, no anatomy work, no pranayama work...they simply do not outline what one gets there other than a lifestyle - which is nice but it is not a teacher training.

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