Benefits of completing a 300-hour yoga teacher training
What is next after completing your 200-hour yoga teacher training? Spend some time teaching? Focus on your personal practice? Sharpen your skills and practice with an advanced course like 300-hour yoga teacher training? Well, if the third option is your choice, you’ve come to the right place.
The benefits of a 300-hour yoga teacher training program are multifold. It is an advanced course that is perfect for improving your physical practice, learning new breathing techniques, going deeper into yoga philosophy and knowledge, and to sharpen your teaching methodologies and skills. Let’s look more closely at what are the goals of a 300-hour yoga teacher training course (YTTC) and how you can benefit.
If you are considering an in-person program, Sampoorna Yoga’s 300-hour yoga teacher training in Goa promises to give you a life-changing experience. Here is everything you should know on why choose Sampoorna Yoga.
- An intensive yoga teacher training course: A 300-hour YTTC will encourage you to push beyond your physical limits. With focus on advanced yoga postures that include arm balances, core strength and intense splits, you’ll discover that your body can do marvelous things! The goal of a 300-hour yoga teacher training is to improve your strength, stamina, balance and flexibility. This will greatly improve your physical and physiological health. You’ll graduate from the course feeling lighter and fitter than you were when you joined.
- Improve and discover new practices: A 300-hour course aims to improve your practice of various yogic techniques beyond asanas. You will not only learn new breathing techniques, but you’ll learn to practice with breath retention (Khumbak). You’ll learn to master new cleansing techniques like nasal cleansing (Neti) and eye gazing (Trataka), among others. You will also learn how to apply locks (Bandhas) while doing a breathing practice or an asana. Of course, some of this will vary based on the syllabus of the course and school you sign up for.
- To deepen yogic knowledge: The 300-hour instructor training course will deepen your knowledge of yoga philosophy. You’ll learn more about concepts like Bhakti Yoga and Karma Yoga, the Bhagavad Gita and Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, among others. Moreover, teachers will aim to help you apply this in everyday situations and scenarios, empowering you to truly adapt yoga off the mat. You will learn to apply the various disciplines of yoga to your daily life.
- Deeper experience of meditation and relaxation: In 200-hour courses you will learn to meditate with a few types of meditations. In 300-hour courses, you will practice more profound and advanced meditations. The aim is for you to reach greater levels of peace, balance and withdraw from your surroundings. When you completely immerse yourself in the practice and go inward, you gain a deeper understanding of yourself and discover potential you didn’t know you had. You will realize what it means to become one with your higher self. With time and practice, you will be able to guide students through such effective meditations too.
- Functional anatomy and physiology: In a 200-hour course you would have mostly likely touched upon the subject of anatomy and physiology. In the 300-hour course, you will deepen your knowledge and understanding of the human body from an anatomical and physiological standpoint by studying the subject from the perspective of yoga postures and even breathing exercises. Some schools, like Sampoorna Yoga, will explore the subject of functional anatomy and physiology enabling you to understand what a posture should feel like, rather than what it looks like. You’ll also learn to connect yogic concepts like Nadis (energy channels) and Chakras (wheels of energy) to the human body. This deep, functional knowledge will enable you to teach students in an effective and safe manner with the right cues and variations.
- Application of a yogic lifestyle: A 300-hour course will shape the way you adapt yoga as a lifestyle. It will induce a much better way in which you apply the various principles, ethics and concepts in day-to-day life. It will make it much easier to apply the concepts you learned in your 200-hour course too. You will also be more in tune with your emotions, desires and passion. Mindfulness, a balanced diet, daily movement, a peaceful and purposeful approach to everything you do will become inherent in you.
- To improve teaching skills: As your own practice, experience and knowledge grows, your ability to teach students also improves. Some courses make you start teaching from the very first day itself. Several hours of the course is spent in honing your teaching skills with the course teacher’s mentoring you. If you have chosen yoga as a career, this is a very beneficial goal of a 300-hour yoga teacher training course. You’ll graduate far more confident and capable.
- Turn passion into profession: You might have taken up a 200-hour YTTC to indulge your passion for yoga. You might still feel like you are not ready to teach or you need more practice. With a 300-hour YTTC you’ll get all the confidence you need to turn your passion into a profession. You’ll have the knowledge, skills and practice required to let the inner-teacher in you out. You’ll also widen your scope of teaching your friends, family, community and professionally by being ready to teach all levels of practitioners, whether in a group or one-to-one.
- Stronger credentials: If teaching yoga as a career is your aim, then a 300-hour YTTC will strengthen your credentials. You will be able to register with Yoga Alliance as a RYT-500 hours, if you decide to do so, since it’s not mandatory. This label will add to your credibility and you’ll start getting more teaching opportunities. With more teaching hours, you’ll be able to stand out in the crowd. You’ll also be more likely to get opportunities with studios, wellness centers and yoga schools. All of this will contribute towards strengthening your yoga resume and portfolio.
- Finding your niche: A 300-hour yoga teacher training course will help you find the area you wish to specialize in. You might be more interested in a certain style of yoga like yin yoga or Ashtanga, or you might want to pursue a specialization in Yoga Nidra. Or, your interest lies more in yogic knowledge and philosophy. Or perhaps you want to pursue yoga therapy or pre and post natal yoga. Maybe you realize you simply want to practice yoga as your passion and only teach friends and family. With more training hours like a 300-hour YTTC, you will be able to realize your core interest and find your niche. You will discover and gain clarity on what your next steps should be, which will also help you stand out.
The beauty of yoga is that there is something for everyone. With all these goals and benefits of a 300-hour yoga teacher training, we won’t be surprised if you identified with more than one! A 300-hour YTTC course encourages you to discover your passion and reason for pursuing yoga and cultivate the space to grow further in the field. Whether it is knowledge, personal practice, teaching or anything else – there is so much we can takeaway and apply in our lives everyday. Not only this, you will become so efficient in guiding your own students, successfully spreading the knowledge of yoga.
Take your passion and profession to the next level with a 300-hour yoga teacher training course – you won’t be disappointed!
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