Our yoga teacher training program at Carrboro Yoga, about to graduate its third class, is a “great books”–style offering. We bring in fantastic guest teachers to present on their respective style, and we invite teacher trainees to explore yoga through direct personal experience. Instead of simply telling them about yoga, we drop them in to it, invite them to enter a state of confusion about the practices and various conflicting approaches, and guide them toward a clearer understanding of yoga’s role in their lives.
The first step is to contact me to start a dialogue about your intentions. Often, applicants wonder whether the program is worthwhile if they aren’t sure that they want to teach. The answer is YES! Some people enjoy the training as a means to deepen their own practice, to connect with like-minded friends, and to commit fully to regular enjoyment of yoga. And a subset of these people find wonderful, unexpected ways to share their love of yoga, whether through teaching or other service.