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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

What to do when you finish your yoga teacher training

2020-05-02T13:39:24+00:00

What to do when you finish your yoga teacher training You’ve completed your yoga teacher training course, taught your final exam class, taken your written exam and enjoyed your graduation ceremony. What do you do now? Well, first of all, enjoy the moment because ones like these don’t come along very often. You’ve probably worked hard in one of the most intense periods of your life – whether it was a weekend-based two-year yoga teacher training course or a four-week one, you’ve likely been through something that has changed your perspective on life permanently and it’s almost time to consider [...]

What to do when you finish your yoga teacher training2020-05-02T13:39:24+00:00

Humble Warriors – leaving your ego at the door in Yoga Teacher Training

2020-05-02T13:45:05+00:00

Humble Warriors – leaving your ego at the door in Yoga Teacher Training My ego almost stopped me doing my yoga teacher training. I had a shoulder injury caused by doing chaturanga incorrectly for a long time and I couldn’t even consider the thought of starting a course at such a low technical par. At that time, I thought that yoga was primarily about performance in asanas, and as part of the signature sequence – the sun salutation – I thought I’d get marched out of the room for not being able to do all of it. The yoga teachers [...]

Humble Warriors – leaving your ego at the door in Yoga Teacher Training2020-05-02T13:45:05+00:00

Nine Signs You Are Ready For Yoga Teacher Training

2020-04-22T17:25:56+00:00

Nine Signs You Are Ready For Yoga Teacher Training You may be ready for Yoga Teacher Training and not even know it yet. For one thing, you’ve clicked on this blog so you must be a little bit curious. Let’s see if any of these signs apply to you… 1. You’re passionate about yoga You’re at that point where the hashtag #yogaeverydamnday is actually your life. Somehow you started with one or two classes per week and ended up with six or even seven. Your day doesn’t feel right unless it starts or ends with yoga, and you prioritise it [...]

Nine Signs You Are Ready For Yoga Teacher Training2020-04-22T17:25:56+00:00

Why Hatha and Yin Yoga make the perfect partnership for your Yoga Teacher Training course

2020-05-16T09:11:36+00:00

Why Hatha and Yin Yoga make the perfect partnership for your Yoga Teacher Training course For most people, especially under a certain age, Hatha Yoga means a slow, steady, quiet practice, without the ‘workout’ benefits of a more dynamic style of yoga, such as Ashtanga or Vinyasa. Even though yoga was never intended to be a workout, people in the west in particular have started to incorporate it into their exercise regime and look for classes that will make them sweat and breathe heavily. Poor old Hatha doesn’t get a look in. But one of the biggest lessons learned when [...]

Why Hatha and Yin Yoga make the perfect partnership for your Yoga Teacher Training course2020-05-16T09:11:36+00:00

The language of yoga

2020-02-28T11:56:35+00:00

The language of yoga One of the things that really surprised me when I began my 200-hour yoga teacher training at Sampoorna - Yoga Teacher Training School in India, is how I had to learn how to speak again. I came into the school think this was the one thing I could do, having been a ballet teacher many years before, and then a publishing professional, used to speaking on the industry stage at many an event. Standing up in front of people was my thing, if you will. Except when it came to yoga. Having to learn the new [...]

The language of yoga2020-02-28T11:56:35+00:00

Seven yoga poses to cleanse your post-Christmas body

2020-02-28T11:56:43+00:00

Seven yoga poses to cleanse your post-Christmas body A yoga teacher of mine once described spine twists and folds in a yoga class as a way of ‘wringing out the sponge’ of our bodies and getting rid of all the toxins that reside within, allowing fresh blood and energy into the body parts that most need it. So here’s our top six yoga poses and pranayama practices for a post-Christmas detox, focusing on the digestive organs that need it most. But let’s start by giving our brains a thorough cleanse… 1. Kapala Bhati – “skull shining breath” This is a [...]

Seven yoga poses to cleanse your post-Christmas body2020-02-28T11:56:43+00:00