What To Expect From Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga teacher training is a logical next step if you’re looking to deepen your Yoga practice, or encourage others to practice Yoga.

Regardless of why you want to do Yoga Teacher Training, it’s a considerable financial and time commitment. That’s because Yoga Teacher Training is more than learning about postures. There’s a huge amount of information in a wide range of subjects to learn.

People who take Yoga Teacher Training find the experience challenging, but also find they experience a shift in their priorities. 

This is a life changing journey, it’s ultimately about being the best person you can be.

We’d like to give you a feel for what to expect when you embark on our 200 hour Yoga & Hot Yoga Teacher Training course, so here’s a list of key things in store for you.  

You Get Physically Stronger

Crow pose in yoga develops physical strength. Teacher training

This is an obvious one, but you’ll increase body strength and flexibility as you’ll be doing extensive asana practice each day of training. As you work through the philosophical concepts, poses you find difficult will come with ease. Your teacher will also introduce you to more complicated poses to challenge your practice further. 

When you notice your posture improving and muscles toning you’ll feel that good kind of soreness. Your strength and fitness will progress like never before.

Deepen Your Yoga Technique

partner yoga adjustments during teacher training

A good proportion of your time will be spent on asana practice. You’ll partner up with your fellow student and learn to adjust each others’ pose. By the end of the course, you’ll be able to support anyone’s physical practice regardless of their body type.

You’ll also deepen your practice spiritually. Yoga consists of eight limbs, asana practice being one of them. You will explore meditation, mindfulness, pranayama and other ancient systems that lead to transcendence. You have a greater chance of achieving transcendence when you move beyond asana practice.

You’ll Feel Challenged

eight limbs of yoga in yoga teacher training

There is a lot to learn in 200 hours but with the right Yoga Academy, you’ll be greatly supported throughout this learning journey. The curriculum introduces you to a wide range of concepts which tend to click into place as the course progresses and your learning deepens.

If you’re not used to studying abstract subjects such as philosophy, they can feel strange in the beginning. It’s important to suspend judgement temporarily and trust that your understanding will unfold as you continue to practice. As you grow more comfortable with new ideas, your confidence will grow.

You’ll Learn There Is More To Yoga Than Asanas

yoga teacher training is challenging

Asana practice is one of eight yoga limbs. On this course you will explore the other seven limbs. Teacher training also covers the history and philosophy of yoga, meditation, mindfulness, Sanskrit, and bodywork. It’s a holistic journey that will have a profound impact on you. By the end of the course, you will notice that you are able to respond differently to certain situations.

But, of course, asana practice is integral. To prevent injury and teach correctly, you must understand what is happening to a person’s body when they do yoga. If you want to do teacher training for personal growth, a detailed understanding of anatomy, physiology, and fascia will enhance your practice too.

You Will Make New Friends

you develop a sangha

One of the greatest gifts you’ll discover from yoga teacher training is your new training buddies. You’ll be sharing your yoga teacher training journey with other like-minded yogis. Your colleagues on the course will become your ‘sangha’ or your learning community as you’ll support each other through the highs and lows. It is most probable that this connection with your new peers will continue in much later life. Like old friends, you can feel free to be yourself with your sangha.

You’ll Discover Your Teaching Style

find your yoga teaching style

We are all different. Some of us are more gentle and ethereal, whereas others are more dynamic and energetic. 

Teacher training requires you to discover your voice. We can only ever be ourselves. This is an opportunity to uncover your authenticity and share it with the world. This can be daunting for many, but there’s no need to worry, you’ll be in a safe, supportive, and encouraging environment with your colleagues.

You Will Grow

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Learning to teach an ancient tradition that’s thousands of years old is never going to be easy. Not only will you grapple with historical, spiritual and philosophical concepts, but you’ll also learn about anatomy in some depth so that you can teach yoga safely.

But, challenge is essential. The obstacles you encounter are deliberate, as the yogi journey teaches you equanimity in challenging times. After all, you need to embody the yogic principles to be able to teach them. 

As you work through the course you’ll gain momentum and daily practice will become ingrained. By the end, your confidence will bloom.

Your Life Will Change…For The Better

help others with yoga

Most people who embark on yoga teacher training have the preconception that it’s about physical exercise. But, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to realise that yogic principles extend beyond the studio.

What you learn from yogic teachings is a way of life. Yoga teacher training fosters integrity, resilience, compassion, and a profound sense of wellbeing.

To learn about the experience of our previous students at Yogafurie check out our Teacher Training Stories section.

You’ll Have an Amazing Experience


Being able to move towards self-realisation is a privilege not everyone gets to enjoy. Even if you don’t wish to teach yoga, the teacher training journey is life-enhancing. You soon learn to realise that this opportunity is a blessing.

Yoga has the power to change your brain anatomy for the better. Regular asana practice and study of yogic principles heralds self-regulation. And, over time you’ll see that you’ll be more emotionally balanced and resilient to stress.

With teacher training, you’ll be supported by a nurturing community while you explore a broad range of yogic topics. When you’ve completed your training, there will be exciting career options open to you.

To learn more about yoga teacher training at Yogafurie, head over to https://yogafurie.com/200-hour-yoga-teacher-training-bristol/

If you'd like to learn more about Yogafurie and what we do, then get in touch

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