Yoga works to not only build strength, flexibility and focus, but also brings a deep sense of calm to the body and mind. A yoga teacher training offers the opportunity to rejuvenate your mind while also adding vigour to your body. It is recommended to close your daily yoga session with a stint of Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep). A valuable addition to any yoga training session, it helps you become aware of the different parts of your body while relaxing them. While a yoga session results in increased energy levels in the body, Yoga Nidra helps to consolidate and conserve this energy. This serves to relax the entire body, preparing it for meditation. Performing Yoga Nidra Lie on your back in corpse pose (Shavasana). Relax, close your eyes and draw in a few deep breaths and exhale. Make sure that your breathing is slow and relaxed. Focus your attention on […]
At any given time, thousands of students from around the world are undergoing training to become yoga teachers. With yoga teacher training courses (YTT) turning more popular than ever before, what exactly is it that attracts so many to strive to become teachers? Maybe it’s about the interesting journey of self-discovery that we all know yoga to be. An Ordinary Life In general, our lives follow a progression aided by informed decision-making. Most of us are taught to work out what we want to be at a young age. Our society encourages us to pay heed to our strengths; to determine the area we excel in, and then stick to a defined path. With that objective, we proceed with our lives, study hard, and secure a job in a profession of our choice. All this so we can have a steady income and build long-term security. Once we manage to […]
Despite the numerous articles and online reviews about yoga, many potential students are still confused about how to prepare themselves for a yoga teacher training. Many still don’t know what to expect. Many wish that they had more guidance to prepare themselves for the 4 weeks of “intensive and advanced” teacher training that leads up to the 300h yoga certification. The most impassioned yogis wish to advance their knowledge of yoga and evolve further and develop expertise as a yoga instructor. The ideal next step in this journey is the 300 hour yoga teacher training – the perfect regimen that empowers you to evolve and grow as a highly knowledgeable and skilled yogi. However in order to become a well—qualified yoga practitioner and instructor, one needs to prepare oneself – not just in the rigours of practice and philosophy, but also in attitude and mindset. Based on our experience, we […]
If you have been thinking about getting certified in teaching yoga, the sheer volume of schools available now will leave you dumbstruck. These schools have created a huge volume of marketing material and flooded it where most new aspiring yoga teachers go to find schools, the internet. Due to the advancements in networking and communication capabilities of the internet, any school can get the best marketing teams to make their newly built school look better than seasoned schools with clever marketing tactics. We have compiled a list of some tips to help you choose the best school for your YTT Program. Experience Of The School When you are planning to take up the YTT course, the experience of the School can influence your learning tremendously. Make sure that the school you choose has been running for a minimum of five years. As the only prerequisite to opening a yoga teacher […]
Many yoga teacher training courses will train you in how to teach classes - which is the main requirement for a successful teaching career - but they will teach you nothing on finding a teaching position, private lessons, or the many opportunities outside of the yoga studios.
At the Himalayan Yoga Institute, we also provide tips and information on how to build a yoga teaching career and earn a living.
Meditation is a wonderful way to make contact with the soul. It cultivates the mind and refines it gently and with love. Just as our body needs care, so too our soul requires attention, care and mindfulness.
Only you decide whether to listen to your soul in order to lovingly and consistently integrate it into your being. For this, constant mental hygiene, which can also be called "soul care", is of great importance. Meditation is an invaluable tool of mental hygiene and prepares the pathway to our soul. Singing also lifts the mind and connects us with soul, especially devotional singing and kirtan.
During the last yoga teacher training in May 2018 we had a grand time and here we share some pictures that will help you get a feeling of how and where we visited and spent time. Every afternoon students have some 3 hours to go to the beach, swim and frolic in the sea. Students can also study in the Mediterranean gardens enjoying the view of the sea.
If a student is struggling to guide themselves into a posture in a safe manner and the instructor is concerned that they may become injured as a result of their poor technique, hands on adjustments can be used to guide a student into the correct posture.