As a veteran teacher trainer and yoga instructor, I have noticed many new teachers beginning their teaching careers feeling unprepared for professional yoga instructing. I've heard teachers say they're hesitant about adjusting students in poses or teaching certain poses because they're not quite sure how to teach them. The thing to know is that this is a good thing - the initial 200 Hr training is an introduction to teaching yoga. Prospective teachers soon find that they need to continue in their yoga education, or get left behind - not being able to keep up with the more experienced and trained instructors.
When I completed my own training, I found several workshops I was interested and dove into my own continuing yoga education. Then 500 hr trainings became the popular thing for yoga teachers to do, but I found what that lacked was a variety of experienced instructors leading these trainings. The other issue for me was that as a single mother, and a self-employed teacher, I didn't have the time or money to commit to this long-term and often times expensive training. So I found 3, 6 or 16 or 40 hr trainings. I fell in love with ashtanga yoga, so much of my continuing training was with experienced ashtanga teachers who not always were considered Yoga Alliance registered instructors, so even though I could count this as continuing education, the hundreds of hours I spent with these teachers would never add up to a 500 hr training. Having taught now, full time, for 15 years and also spent 7 years training other yoga teachers (basic 200 hr trainings), I now feel qualified to offer continuing education for other teachers. I'm also excited to bring some of my favorite experienced instructors in to offer their expertise. These are instructors who may not yet be famous yogis, or even those offering 500 hr certificates, but their individual experience with teaching yoga students and their own journeys have been very rich.
I'm offering trainings with teachers who have influenced me greatly and I am still learning from them - so you can be confident that you will too. Our trainings can be counted toward contact continuing education hours that you can fill out online with Yoga Alliance.