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Lessons On The Journey To Becoming A New Yoga Teacher

Lessons On The Journey To Becoming A New Yoga Teacher

Hi, I'm Veronika you may have seen me at the studio co-teaching and observing classes. I took on the mentorship this year at Yoga In Motion.

I wanted to take a moment to share three things I have learned about myself since embarking on this journey.

It's been one of the best decisions I have made in my life so far. Growing up with some exposure to Yoga and finding my own personal practice has led me down a very special path that I simply cannot stop talking about.

Yoga Therapy

Yoga Therapy

Yoga therapy has been around as long as yoga has been, the sanskrit word for yoga therapy is 'Cikitsa' Krama.

The word 'Cikitsa' comes from the root word 'icca' meaning 'desire' so a desire to help is the deeper meaning of this word used for yoga therapy.

An Individualised Approach To Practicing Yoga

An Individualised Approach To Practicing Yoga

We've all got different reasons for starting a yoga practice, maybe you started to improve your flexibility, or reduce anxiety or improve your back pain.

As a yoga teacher it's my responsibility to understand why you've come to yoga classes, what you need, and how to adapt the practice in order for you to get the most out of your classes.

Yoga for men...Why Your Husbands, Fathers and Brothers need Yoga!

Yoga for men...Why Your Husbands, Fathers and Brothers need Yoga!

Should men be doing yoga?... Okay so it seems a silly question to ask but I do get a lot of men leaning in and asking me this question when I'm out and about.

For some reason there is this perception that yoga is more of a 'gals' thing lol. We get lots of guys coming into the yoga studio in Lane Cove and I wouldn't have it any other way. Now yoga is for everyone despite sex, age, physical ability but there are several reasons why I think men really do need yoga.

The Journey To Becoming A Yoga Teacher...The Stuff No One Tells You!

The Journey To Becoming A Yoga Teacher...The Stuff No One Tells You!

I don’t think anyone just wakes up one day and thinks to themselves ‘I want to be a yoga teacher!’  I mean I’m sure someone has, but it’s generally not how it goes.

I know for me I was practicing yoga for a while and I felt the shift and changes in my body and mind and then thought to myself I want to do a teacher training so that I can learn more and go deeper for my own personal journey and knowledge.

For me teaching was something that arose very organically, I never looked for work teaching nor did I really even put my hand up for classes. They just came from friends and colleagues I taught a lot of classes for FREE, yep that’s right I taught for nothing because I just loved yoga so much that I wanted to share it with others in my spare time.

Then people who attended classes with me requested I go to their work place and teach and before I knew it I was teaching 12 classes a week, which was a really beautiful experience for me and also an extremely challenging one.

Benefits of yoga...Why bother with a regular yoga practice?

Benefits of yoga...Why bother with a regular yoga practice?

This is where understanding yoga as a complete system is most valuable for us who are taking it up as a practice; understanding that we are made up of more than just our bodies, and that so much of what we experience at a body level is influenced by what's happening in our mind and soul, then we can start to appreciate how useful and powerful yoga is as a tool for a healthy happier way of living.

Best Yoga For Beginners...How to get started with a yoga practice?

Best Yoga For Beginners...How to get started with a yoga practice?

So you're just starting out with yoga, and you're not sure how to go about it...

What class should you attend? and how often should you try and do it? Is it worth just doing it at home online or should you try and make it into a studio?

I get asked these questions often; and to be honest the answers somewhat differ from person to person.