The best yoga teachers in the world are the best students, without exception. During your studies with The Yoga Teachers College, you are required to log 100 classes at local studios, and your Practice Journal serves as your diary and record of learning.
When you go to classes, simply take your Practice Journal with you and have your teacher sign off on your attendance. Next, be sure to sit and write a few notes in the journal about your experiences in that specific class so you remember the things you liked, disliked, and learned.
As a yoga teaching professional, it’s important you understand not just the YOGABODY way, but the yoga community as a whole. Your 100 classes give you the opportunity to deep dive into your local yoga community, improve your own practice, and gain an amazing perspective on your career.
HOW IT WORKS
• Take a yoga class and have your teacher sign and date your journal
• Write simple notes on your learning from each class
• Check in with your training mentor weekly to report your progress
• Learn, explore, and grow as a student and teacher
Yes, of course. Workshops, festivals, and special classes are a great learning experience.
Online classes and self-practice are highly-recommended, but they do not count toward your 100 classes. Remember, you are training to become a teacher, so you must have real-world, on-the-ground experience or you will lack the depth of knowledge required to be effective.
That would be very strange, but if it does happens, just check in with your trainers and we’ll figure out a solution.
If you live in a place with limited access to studios, you might need to get creative about your 100 classes. Options you might consider include spending time living somewhere else or taking a “yoga holiday” where you practice two classes per day while visiting specific places.
Try not to lose it, but since you’re checking in and sharing your journal with your training mentor weekly, at the most, you’d lose record of a handful of classes—we’ll figure it out.
Maybe. The focus of your practice should be asana classes, but please check with your training mentor as some related classes can be approved and helpful for your growth.