As Power Yoga Canada (PYC) excitedly prepares to host it’s third online fully interactive 200 hour yoga teacher training, a lot of questions come through from potential participants.
- Can online yoga teacher training be as effective online as it is in person?
- Will I still learn everything I need to in order to become a successful yoga teacher?
- What if I don’t want to teach yoga?
About Power Yoga Canada’s 200 hour Yoga Teaching Training
The PYC 200 hour teacher training is unique as it touches on our culture that has been created and developed since the first doors were opened in 2009. Throughout the training, so much of the culture is brought forth through the methodology, yoga philosophy, the poses and all of the transformational activities. As we all know, teachers play an integral part in the magic behind what PYC stands for and therefore in order to ensure our guests experience the magic, it’s important for all teachers to go through the PYC 200 hr training in order to teach at any PYC location or on the PYC at Home Zoom platform. And can we not forget that Kinndli McCollum leads the training? Like come on. The unicorn of all unicorns! Do not let being tech-savvy stop you from taking this transformational program because we have an amazing team here at PYC who will support you and will ensure you are good to go.
The 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training program is the first step in your journey as a yoga teacher so continue reading to find out more!
Can online yoga teacher training be as effective online as it is in person?
Before our first 200 hour Online Yoga Teacher Training took place in May, we had no expectations going in. We hadn’t run one before and Power Yoga Canada is known for providing transformational, high quality training so we had a lot on the line. We took the leap of faith just a month before the program began and put all of our focus on how it would be delivered. Weeks leading up to the program we had many people interested and kicked off the program with 37 eager yogi’s ready to take on a new journey. A transformational journey. Below are a couple comments from graduates of the program:
“The facilitation was amazing, I know it was a group program, but there were so many different times where I felt like the program facilitators were talking directly to me. This really enhanced my experience and was very stimulating. It opened me up to participating in ways I never thought I would.”
“I loved the online aspect! I thought I would miss out by taking the program online, but I don’t think I did at all! I feel like I made genuine connections, made new friends, and I was still able to hear others speak to the group and have small group discussions. I liked that there was no commute to and from training, and that I didn’t have to pack everything. It was really nice to have the training in the comfort of my own home. I was very pleasantly surprised!”
Will I still learn everything I need to in order to become a successful yoga teacher?
All of the content within an in-person training is delivered in the online program and you are able to consume it all from the comfort of your own home and or space. There is LABBING where you go through each and every pose of the yoga sequence known as Journey Into Power and you dissect the poses with all of your peers. Furthermore you are engaged in experiential learning throughout the entire program by teaching yoga to your fellow peers. There are presentations on the history of yoga, the anatomy of yoga, the Hindu gods and much more! Another important aspect of yoga teacher training is the self-inquiry work and activities that you take part in and it’s no different online. The work and activities that you go through allow you to discover your true, authentic voice and help you find the confidence you had in you all along. We’ve received great feedback about the content of the program including two comments from recent graduates:
“The content was fantastic. I really enjoyed all the topics we covered. I liked that every day had a theme and a quote. I also really enjoyed hearing others speak and spending time discussing our learnings in small groups. This helped me understand the content on a deeper level.”
“I honestly couldn’t believe how thorough this program was, to be honest. Even with the steps we could take after the program! This program was so humbling because of the amount of trust PYC puts in their students and I felt the sincerity of wanting to support us after we come out of our cocoons. I wouldn’t change a thing (and I’m so grateful for all of it)!”
What if I don’t want to teach yoga?
PYC has had many individuals take part in our Yoga Teacher Training who simply want to learn more about their own yoga practice and have come out of the training with great knowledge and insight. The self-inquiry aspect is also proven extremely beneficial to all graduates who leave with more clarity in their life’s purpose and have become more self aware in all areas of their lives. We have seen genuine connections and lifelong friendships created through the programs and we are extremely honoured to be able to lead such a transformative program online to people around the entire globe.
I want to leave you with one personal experience that was shared with us from a graduate of the Summer 2020 training:
“PYC Teacher Training has been pivotal in my own personal and professional transformation. I came to this program with zero expectations but fully submerged myself within the program and community. This program put me through many uncomfortable situations but soon these situations became more comfortable. I then began realizing my potential and possibilities are limitless. In turn I have a new perspective of who I am. One that is closer to my core values. This new awareness helps me take pride in my attributes, loving what I have and just being myself. I know If I’m faking it I can never be happy. With this perspective I live with a new Mantra, “Now everything I do I do it with my heart and I do it so good.” Thank you PYC and the tools you have provided me to better myself and those around me.”
If you have any questions at all please feel free to reach out to the Director of Growth, Nick Vetro, any time at firstname.lastname@example.org or 289-936-8415.