Our Journey Continues
This month, Everyone Yoga School launches our inaugural 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program. We are so grateful to have the opportunity to bring this level of learning to the Tulsa area, for many different reasons. Most importantly, we are excited to be part of the growing Tulsa yoga community!
The EYS 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training is accredited by Yoga Alliance, and once completed, teachers will be able to use the RYT®500 designation. The program is designed to deepen yoga teachers’ understanding of concepts introduced in the 200 Hour Program, and to allow them to offer more in-depth instruction to their students.
What’s the Why?
As a teacher, why would you want to complete an additional 300 hours of training? The easy way out would be to say “the reasons are endless – there are too many to mention here!” While that’s our first thought, we realize it doesn’t really answer the question very well. So here are a few “Whys.”
As a Teacher
The feeling of elation when completing the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training is indescribable. However, if you’ve gone through this and have been teaching for any length of time, you’ll also realize that the first 200 hours is just a drop in the bucket of the huge ocean that is “Yoga.” The 300 Hour training is by no means exhaustive either, but it does give you the opportunity to deepen your practice even further.
In the initial 200 Hour training, many different concepts and practices are introduced; some resonate with you, and some don’t. And you may have found that as you have begun teaching, after you’ve had a chance to get your feet wet so to speak, your style may naturally gravitate towards certain topics or areas. Taking additional training allows you to delve in to areas that have piqued your interest, allowing for deeper understandings and enabling you to pass that understanding on to others.
Some of us learn by doing, others by reading, yet others by seeing. In any case, being part of a structured learning environment is a great way to connect with others and get more out of what you are studying. It allows you to ask questions, see demonstrations, participate, and engage. Plus, you will have access to some of the very best yoga teachers and leaders in the Tulsa yoga community as your instructors – a unique and priceless opportunity.
Becoming an RYT®500 Hour Yoga Teacher will also allow you to take a more active role in your local yoga community. You will be a more integral part of a group who is working towards a vision of yoga for everyone, and you will be a leader, bringing people together for a common cause and promoting wellness and well-being.
As your knowledge becomes more refined and you begin to find your niche as a teacher, you will also be able to increase your reach. New opportunities will be available to you, such as workshops and teacher trainings, and even personalized instruction.
For the Community
As we add to the number of RYT®500 Hour Yoga Teachers in Tulsa, this will have a profoundly positive impact on the community as a whole. We will be able to bring a greater level of understanding to our students, which leads to a happier, healthier, and hopefully kinder, and more aware population. Doesn’t that sound like something worth investing in? The Tulsa yoga scene will have more diversity, and will provide a higher level of instruction on a greater number of topics. All of this works towards the vision of bringing yoga to everyone, and towards creating understanding that yoga truly is for everyone.
Andrea C. Neil