So you are thinking about enrolling on your very first Yoga Teacher Training…
Firstly Congratulations! This is, without a doubt, one of the most beneficial things you can do for yourself, even if you have no ambition to teach.
Here are the top questions we get asked by students. Hopefully, this might help you with some of your own too!
1. I am afraid my physical practice is not strong enough
Although you will definitely be challenged physically as you go through your Yoga Teacher Training, believe it or not: this will probably not be the most challenging part of the course!
As you progress through the course, you will gain strength and power! But this will be done gradually and is not a prerequisite for joining. We welcome all abilities and levels and really the only condition we would ask for is:
You have to have a real interest in yoga in the broader definition.
This includes ethics, philosophy, anatomy. And with all that the understanding that you have the opportunity to use your authentic voice, to empower and create a connection with others and this world we live in.
2. I can’t do a handstand/headstand/splits
Yoga goes so far beyond the physical!
Although these postures(asana), are a brilliant tool that brings us into a place of embodiment and illuminates how we react in a challenging position, they are only the tip of the iceberg.
Social media has shifted perceptions to an unrealistic degree in regards to how bendy/stretchy/strong a person has to be considered a ‘yogi’. We are working to change that narrative as visual aesthetics alone do not properly portray yoga and can sometimes be mostly gymnastics. We are inclusive and include all shapes and sizes, ages and abilities with a strong underpinning of solid anatomy and physiology as well as a respect and understanding of the underlying energetics of a pose and a body.
3. I’m not flexible and can’t touch my toes
Again the physical is just one aspect of the practice. As you progress through the course you will definitely gain flexibility and control and learn where your unique sweet spot is. We work with moving living 3-dimensional bodies rather than static cookie cutter shapes. This is not a one size fits all approach.
4. How long do I have to practice before I am ready for Yoga Teacher Training?
We would recommend a year’s consistent practise before embarking on your Yoga Teacher Training.
This is so you know that you have a great interest in yoga and you have some of the fundamentals to allow you to get the most out of your course. In saying that we have had some people join with less experience but bucket loads of passion and they got so much out of the course. We always assess each student on a case-by-case basis so if you have any questions at all, we are always available to have a good old-fashioned phone conversation!
5. Will I be ready to teach straight after the course?
Yes, you will! An extremely high percentage of our graduates have gone on to teach, some with us at Reformation. Our graduates have started businesses, opened studios and changed careers. In fact, you would be surprised how many people quit their job as they move through the training
6. I don’t want to teach – can I still do the yoga teacher training?
Yes, you can! Some people study to deepen their practice, create time for personal insight and transformation which is amazing and always welcome. Regardless of whether you go on to teach or not, you can be assured that completing your 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training, you will have a lasting positive impact that will be felt. Not only by yourself, but by your family, friends, work colleagues and the wider community.
Our next 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Dublin kicks off in September!
We are always delighted to connect with people. So please feel free to get in touch with any questions or queries no matter how small it is…
You can learn more about our Training Academy and the Yoga Teaching Training clicking here. And you can contact us to receive more details about it using this form: