Yoga has helped to carry many people through this crazy year – offering an anchor of focus and calm. If yoga has helped to benefit your life during this time, then perhaps you want to train up to help others get that benefit too? Or, perhaps you simply want to deepen your practice so that you can understand your body better for your own personal growth and wellness?
Either way, deciding to train as a yoga teacher is a life-changing decision. It’s a challenge and a blessing at the same time. It’s a chance to meet like-minded people, improve your skill set and open yourself up to a whole array of new opportunities.
We hope this article will give you all the information you need to make that all-important decision and let you know how we approach teacher training from a Go Yoga perspective.
Why train with Go Yoga Harrogate?
If you are already part of the Go Yoga community, you will be familiar with our big family feel. Everything we do at Go Yoga is friendly, inclusive and open-minded. Our Harrogate-based teacher training group sizes are always kept small, so that we can spend time and energy on each student and leave plenty of space for questions and story sharing.
Our intensive training plan is robust – split into four modules over five weeks. Each module can be taken separately or as part of a full training package. Together the combination of the modules forms a 200-hour course that is fully certified and accredited by the Independent Yoga Network. Our live training is held Monday to Friday, 9.30 am – 3.00 pm.
What can I expect to learn?
The first part of your teacher training journey will be spent looking into the history and origins of yoga practice, as well as gaining an insight into Sanskrit – the language in which all original yoga texts were written. This philosophy of yoga gives students a blueprint to follow right through their new teaching journey. This part of the course is particularly interesting and rewarding for many students.
As well as yoga philosophy, you will learn about the Asanas and the various forms of yoga including Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Kundalini, Kriya and Yin. You will also get a deep exploration into the chakras and meditation techniques.
The final module of the teacher training course delves into human anatomy and physiology. Looking at sports yoga and performance. This module also covers the business of yoga and how to market yourself once you are ready to get offering your services to the wide world!
Is the course challenging?
Like everything in life, the result is well worth the challenge! The course will include practical sessions as well as reading and writing assignments. You will be required to put in a good degree of self-learning and dedication, despite always having Sophie and the other teachers around for support and guidance.
The online content is very informative, and you will have all the resources you need to complete each module as the course progresses.
How much is it and when can I start?!
Our next 200-hour teacher training course starts in June through to July 2021 and we still have a few places remaining.
The full course fee is £2500, but rest assured, a full refund will be given if further Covid restrictions are assumed, otherwise you can transfer your place to the next available date.
What do our students think?
If you want an inside scoop into one of our teacher training courses, then take a look at our interview with Sam Scahill, who was a student on our teacher training course last year.
As Sam told us in the interview “If you love yoga and want to develop this, then this course is definitely for you!”