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How to Choose the Yoga Teacher Training that’s Right for You

2020-04-13T15:03:40+00:00

How to Choose the Yoga Teacher Training that’s Right for You If you are contemplating yoga teacher training then you’ve probably been practising in a certain style for at least a little while, and been happy enough in that style of yoga to seek further knowledge about it, or at least want to know more about the principles behind yoga in general. Choosing a style of yoga for your teacher training is a bit like choosing your degree subject after your high-school certificates. Perhaps you go for something you were good at at school which will give you a sense [...]

How to Choose the Yoga Teacher Training that’s Right for You2020-04-13T15:03:40+00:00

The Twelve Poses of Christmas – asanas to get you through the holidays

2020-04-13T16:35:26+00:00

The Twelve Poses of Christmas – asanas to get you through the holidays Christmas is almost upon us and whilst we might feel mostly full of festive frivolity and seasonal joy, we will also find our bodies under tremendous stress, with all the travelling, family situations and gift-buying pressures that come with it all, not to mention the tremendous eating and drinking. Here at Sampoorna - Yoga Teacher Training School in India, we’d like to offer you the gift of twelve yoga asanas that are going to help you get through it all, and come out the other side feeling [...]

The Twelve Poses of Christmas – asanas to get you through the holidays2020-04-13T16:35:26+00:00

Six things to do before you start your yoga teacher training

2020-04-22T15:18:05+00:00

Six things to do before you start your yoga teacher training You’ve booked your first yoga teacher training course and you’re raring to go. You want to be your best yogi self when you step through the doors of the yoga school for the first time, but you’re not quite sure what to expect. Take our ten-step advice and prepare your mind, body and soul for the experience that will change your life… 1. Give yourself a break from practice. This may sound counterintuitive, but the training is intensive, both physically and emotionally, and you need to be fully rested [...]

Six things to do before you start your yoga teacher training2020-04-22T15:18:05+00:00

How to cope in the final week of your Yoga Teacher Training course

2020-05-02T13:33:24+00:00

How to cope in the final week of your Yoga Teacher Training course The final week of yoga teacher training can often bring out every anxiety we ever had about school exams, delivering a dissertation in university or preparing for a big presentation at work. It had been a long time since I’d experienced any of those things, but for many students, the length of time between academic life and yoga training isn’t that long, and they can simply go into panic mode as the written exams and practical teaching assessments loom towards them. When I did my training at [...]

How to cope in the final week of your Yoga Teacher Training course2020-05-02T13:33:24+00:00

Five Ways to Live a More Yogi Life

2020-02-28T11:57:38+00:00

Five Ways to Live a More Yogi Life One of the first things every yoga teacher training student learns in their philosophy class is about the ‘Yamas and Niyamas’ – the values and daily practices that should underpin their lives as yogis. They learn that asanas (poses), pranayama (breathing) and all the stages of meditation only come after ten Yamas and Niyamas in the classic ‘eight limbs’ (in Sanskrit, ‘Ashtanga’) of the Yoga Sutras. This is the text said to have been written by Sage Patanjali in the second century BCE and the fifth century CE, outlining the theory and [...]

Five Ways to Live a More Yogi Life2020-02-28T11:57:38+00:00