Four Myths About Yoga Teacher Training

At NuPower Yoga + Barre, we offer a wide variety of yoga classes. We work really hard to make sure that each day is filled with diverse options for our Tribe members.

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However, one of the most special things we offer is Yoga Teacher Training.

When deciding to take NuPower Teacher Training, you can expect 9 heart filled weekends of learning, laughter, and connection with people who love yoga like you do.

During this time, we dive deep into the traditions of yoga. You will explore your own personal growth edge of transformation and become part of a tribe of like-minded yogis.  

But this can feel intimidating and there are a lot of myths about what Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) actually is. In today’s blog, we will go through four of the most common myths about YTT and get to the bottom of what it really is.

MYTH #1: YTT is only for yogis who want to teach yoga.

You will leave YTT equipped to teach a yoga class but it is not limited to those hoping to pursue teaching. If you are desiring to deepen your practice and further embark on your yoga journey, this time will be very rewarding. You will expand your practice both physically and mentally. Leaving YTT, you will have achieved have experienced immense growth whether you are hoping to teach classes after or not.

MYTH #2: All Teacher Trainings teach the same things.

Where you decide to take YTT is very important. This is not simply a “certification” or a license. You are learning a methodology. While you will leave with a RYS 200 Hour Certification, not all yoga studios teach the same things.

At NuPower, we teach the following:

  • Sequencing – using NuPowerYoga’s ChakraFlow™ you will learn how to teach a solid effective sequence for all levels

  • Alignment – with modifications, variations and the proper use of props

  • Anatomy

  • Asana – learn the safe way to create poses

  • Working with different body types

  • Working with injuries and limitations

  • Hands on assists

  • Practice teaching – LOTS! with 1:1 mentoring from love

  • Pranayama – breathing techniques

  • Sanskrit Names – poses and the stories behind them

  • The History and Philosophy of Yoga

  • The Business of Yoga

MYTH #3: You have to be able to do yoga perfectly before enrolling.

This is probably the biggest hang up for yogis before taking teacher training. There is probably a pose that comes to mind that makes you insecure about taking YTT. Join the club! Our teacher Linda says she has been working on staying up in handstand for more than a few seconds for a dozen years! If we all waited until we were able to perfect our practice, no one would become a yoga teacher. We all have our own limitations and weaknesses. During YTT, you will strengthen your weaknesses and celebrate your strengths. You already have what it takes.

MYTH #4: You are only there to learn about yoga.

YTT is not simply 200 hours of yoga class. There is homework. You will learn history, biology, anatomy, business, and much more. You will also learn a lot about yourself and connect with other yogis.

One of the most important parts of YTT is connecting with your Tribe. You will form incredible friendships and grow close with those in your class. Learning is why you enroll. The Tribe is why you will keep coming back when it gets hard. They will support you and you will support them.

Hopefully, you have a better idea of whether or not this is the right next step for you. Whether you want to teach yoga or immerse yourself into the life long journey of yoga, this training will empower you to SHINE as the best version of yourself both ON and OFF the mat.

Team leader Linda Fenelon E-RYT 500, Board Certified Health Coach, and a full team of dedicated teachers are committed to empowering leaders in our yoga community.  We LOVE WHAT WE DO! and cannot wait to share it with you.

This year’s guest teachers include some of our favorite people: Raquel Bueno of Liberation Yoga, Corrine Champigny of The Ivy House, Leah Kaplan of Thunderbolt Ayurveda, Beth Gillem of Sage Hill Counseling, Liberty Bain from Nourish, Dana Taft Yoga, Connie Simmons of Joined Forces Yoga, Kim McPhail on Anatomy, Trey Miller on Nidra – and some surprise guests too!

Space is very limited. We are committed to providing 1:1 mentorship and coaching to each participant so that you will graduate ready to SHINE.

You can now sign up online! Just fill out the Application and we will get back with you.

We will follow up within 48 hours of receiving your payment with your training welcome materials. A $500 deposit is due upon enrollment to hold your spot. For regular enrollment, your first payment is due July 15. Final payment is due January 15 unless other arrangements are made with the team. Scholarships are available.