In the True North Vinyasa Teacher Trainings, we emphasise the value of having a home practice in yoga. Most trainees we meet don’t. They love vinyasa, and they know this is what they want to share with others. But most haven’t explored their own practice from within yet. One week into our intensive format yoga teacher training, we give trainees the task to plan and sequence a vinyasa class they would love to take. For most, this is an empowering experience. And we know, from working as yoga teachers for many years, that there is a strong long term value in creating a home practice as well. Why?
1. To explore movements and how they feel in your own body is the foundation of creative and logical vinyasa sequencing.
2. To have a base recipe for a home practice makes it that much easier to maintain discipline and stay with your own practice.
3. The base recipe for your home practice is a valuable template as you begin to plan classes.
5. That feeling of empowerment we see people experience the first time – it stays with you. Having a strong home practice means building confidence, in addition to continuously developing your practice and knowledge in ways you can express in your own words.
PS. Our next 200 hour vinyasa teacher training takes place in the lush countryside of western Portugal, surrounded by green hills, in November 2019. Early bird runs until June 1st.
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Articles about the world of teaching and living Vinyasa Flow Yoga by Elin Jensen and Lisa Andersson Rhodiner