The last few months I've been collecting data (so official sounding, right?) to launch a website to support future yoga teachers. This past year heralded some big changes in my teaching, namely the development of my skills as a teacher of teachers. Through the studio I've taught at since inception here in Kelowna, Oranj Fitness, I've begun co-leading yoga teacher training programs. Not gonna lie, I was super nervous to start this venture and had all the classic concerns like, Am I good enough? Will they like me? Do I have enough to offer? Nevertheless, the first training went swimmingly and I am now on the second.
With these teacher trainings came a slew of concerns front the students involved (ironically, their concerns were similar to mine: Am I good enough? Is teacher training right for me?). A lightbulb went off and Yoga Teacher Prep was born. Nowhere online could I find resources for people about to embark on a yoga teacher training program. So I made one. Now let me be clear; this baby is brand new, a butt-load of work, and still evolving. But this project lights me up and I am stoked to share the resources I've found and developed.
At the moment, we're in the middle of our #108YTT Tips for future yoga teachers. Instead of watching Narcos on Netflix (and oh how this pains me so), I've been contacting dozens of rockstar yoga teachers (literally over 100 now) to ask them for their top tips for students thinking about taking their YTT. All kinds of yoga celebrities and international teacher training gurus have gotten back to me and we are now on week two of sharing these tips on our website and social media feeds.
So thank you for listening, I mean reading. And thank you for the support with this new venture. And can I ask you a favour? If you know anyone thinking of doing their yoga teacher training, or anyone who has signed up to do one in the future, can you please share this with them? Thank you again.
Cheers and Namaste,