Creative Director Rebekka Walker shares her top 5 reasons for taking a yoga teacher training.
1. YOU HEAR THE CALL
I always tell my students that they aren’t in a training with me by accident. The call to dive into a yoga teacher training may begin as a whisper, but once that call is heard its hard to put off. The longing to share your passion for yoga with others, and to dive deep into this elegant practice is one that calls deep from with in, and shouldn’t be ignored!
2. YOU WILL LEARN A WHOLE LOT MORE THAN HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR DOWNDOG
Many students come to teacher trainings only aware of the physical aspects of yoga, but once you embark upon teacher training, the deeper aspects of the practice are revealed. You will learn history, philosophy, biomechanics, therapeutics and how to implement them all in a way that is relevant and deepening to your own practice, and foundational to your students’.
3. COMMUNITY AND CONNECTION!
The nature of yoga teacher training asks us to be supportive and supported. The friends, allies and connections you make in your training will last a lifetime. They become what we call “kula” a
community of the heart, and if you are open to it, those connections will stick around long after you graduate.
4. AWAKENING YOUR SUPER POWERS
It is immensely empowering to stand up and teach in your own true voice. The self work that is inherent in any teacher training allows for an uncovering of many gifts that you may have left hidden. Developing new skill in how you relate to life creates authenticity and confidence in all endeavours, both on and off the mat.
5. IT MIGHT CHANGE YOUR LIFE
“This teacher training changed my life…” It might sound like a cliche, but I hear it at least once a training. Whether its a change in career, a change in posture, a change of heart or a full life reboot, the more you offer up in your training, the more that you will receive. 22 years in and 2000 hours of teacher training completed personally, I can attest first hand to the power of yoga trainings to heal and transform, both in my own life and in the lives of my students.
About Rebekka Walker
Rebekka is currently teaching the 200hr Foundations Yoga Teacher Training Program at VSOHA as the Program Director of Vancouver School of Healing Arts Yoga Programs; and internationally through her unique trainings; Rebekka has developed a reputation as a teacher of teachers for over a decade.
Read more about Rebekka on our Faculty Page or visit her website rebekkawalker.com