Posted by: Kim Roberts | May 5, 2014

Are you ready to teach yoga?

A while ago I met a young woman who had just become a yoga teacher.

When she learned that I also teach, she said, “Oh, where did you do your teacher training?”

My mind went blank for a moment (which was a blessing in itself). It was such a bizarre way for me to think of my journey of practicing yoga. I suppose I had been training to be a teacher since my first class 22 years ago, and I have indeed received numerous “certificates” that show in black-and-white that I am qualified to share the practice with others.

But this young woman seemed to have a very different idea of “teacher training.” To her, it evoked images of a program designed to share a skill-set, culminating with a letter of authorization. To me, it represents years of pilgrimage and practice spanning nearly half of my life.

People are often surprised to hear my reply when they ask me if I have recommendations on yoga teacher training courses.

Ready?

Read my reply and the rest of the article on Elephant Journal’s website.

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Responses

  1. Well said Kim! Thanks for your wise words.

    • Thank you Tess for your continued support! Hope all well in your peaceful world….xx

  2. Very interesting article, thanks for sharing. Having had the pleasure of your teaching, I’ve become much more aware of the holistic benefits of yoga. It’s so much more than a simple exercise routine, but a way of life.

    • Thanks for the kind words Kim! Hope all well and that the pieces are lining up for your next moves. Keep me posted! best to you and Joel. xxx


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