Life can get crazy at times—work, family, activities—and it can be challenging to carve out 90 minutes a day for a yoga class, never mind a 200-hour teacher training program. But what if that program could strengthen your body, calm your mind, boost your confidence, and improve your overall health? If you love yoga, you will love this training. If you want to share that passion, or if you simply want to immerse yourself into a community of like-minded individuals, the West Hartford Yoga (WHY) 200-hour Power Yoga teacher training is for you. Here’s why:
1. Deepen your practice. No matter how long you’ve been practicing power yoga, our teacher training program can help you increase body awareness, flexibility, and strength. You will practice more frequently and explore new, challenging postures. As you study poses and learn about alignment, modifications, and proper breathing, you will grow stronger in a safe, supported environment. WHY Power Yoga is a thoughtful and precise style of yoga created by Barbara Ruzansky, integrating her 30 years of experience with such modalities as Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow, Forrest Yoga®, Kripalu, and Bikram Yoga. It challenges body and mind, builds core power, promotes a cleansing sweat, and offers the opportunity for deep healing and release.
2. Self-Discovery. A good teacher training program can bring you closer to understanding yourself while recognizing how to be present both on and off the mat. As you work your way through physical and mental challenges, you will learn how to help others through theirs, discovering an inner strength you never realized you had! As a bonus, you may also discover how to better care for yourself through nutritional awareness, a healthier inner conversation, and the development of intuition, empathy, and compassion.
As one of WHY’s trainees succinctly summarized, “Simply put, the WHY teacher training has somehow marked the actual beginning of my life.”
3. Leadership Skills. A yoga teacher training program can help you break free from inhibitions and discover your true voice. As a result, you may leave the program with increased confidence, with the ability to speak clearly and gracefully in front of a group, and to remain calm during moments of physical and mental stress. The WHY Power Yoga training encourages you to read and feel the energy of others, which not only allows you to teach effectively, but also gives you skills that you can take back to your daily job.
4. Support and Friendship. Last, and most important of all, you become part of an amazing yoga family that develops during the training. Everyone around you is experiencing their own struggles and dealing with their own insecurities. Together, you will learn to break down barriers, give and receive support, and accept each other for who you are, creating a powerful bond that can last years, if not a lifetime.
As an exciting new development for 2019, West Hartford Yoga offers the only qualified yoga teacher training program in CT recognized by the VA. Qualified veterans and their dependents can use their Post-911 GI Bill benefits to cover tuition and fees.
A yoga teacher training program is a significant commitment with many potential rewards. Whether or not you decide to become a teacher, the WHY Power Yoga teacher training will leave you with the tools you need to continue on your healthy, holistic journey along with enough friendship and support to last a lifetime.
Article submitted by West Hartford Yoga (www.westhartfordyoga.com). West Hartford Yoga is offering free information sessions with Barbara Ruzansky and her senior instructors. Visit online at: www.westhartfordyoga.com/why_training.htm.