Time for a yoga teacher training progress report. As regular readers know, I opened this blog way back in April at the start of my course. The idea was to give others an idea of what its really to undertake 500-hour YTT. I’ve come a long way since then. It’s been head in books time and study, study, study.
Yoga Teacher Training Progress
There has been an awful lot of course work. Way more than I thought when I joined. The 2 written assessments I’ve submitted so far have not been that taxing. What is stretching is the stuff I have to learn for my exams.
As you would expect I we’ve covered Health and Safety, Risk Control and Safeguarding of vulnerable people. More interesting was about communicating with and supporting our students and helping to motivate them. Would you like me to write more about that?
Currently, I am preparing for my first exam in 2 weeks time. I admit it, I’m a bit nervous already. I have covered all the course materials ( written and vids) several times. Completed the work book and think I know most of the material. But I still have a few facts and figures to commit to memory.
Subjects covered include:
Principles of exercise, Cardio Vascular fitness, Muscular strength and endurance, Flexibility and the components of Motor Fitness. It made me think outside the box – How does yoga relate to total fitness? Expect blogs on many of these topics soon.
- Cardio Vascular fitness,
- Muscular strength and
- Muscular strength and endurance,
- Components of Motor Fitness.
This made me think outside the box – How does yoga relate to total fitness? Expect blogs on many of these topics soon.
How and when to work with older people ( eeek I fall into that as aged over 50), Young people, Ante-natal and post-natal students and those with disabilities. Without further training, we should not train those under 18. Also, leave pregnancy yoga to those with specialist knowledge and just work with those apparently healthy. That makes sense to me, take further training to work with the vulnerable.
I’ve been practising a lot. Progress is being made but today my body aches. I am slowly conquering poses that have eluded me in the past 14 years. Standing balances have always been difficult due to over-pronation of my ankles and flat feet. My upper body was
Standing balances have always been difficult due to over-pronation of my ankles and flat feet. My upper body was weak so Chaturanga and arm balances are difficult and back bending just didn’t happen as I’d like. How did I ever think I was going to become a yoga teacher?
Things are improving in all areas due to all the practice I am putting in but at my age the progress is slow.
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Update 5 August 2017
Just a few days to go to my first exam. I think I’ve covered all the materials enough times. I’ve blogged most of it. Now it’s just a case of if my old brain will remember all of the facts. This is covering the principles of exercise, nutrition and special populations. It’s from a modern Western scientific point of view rather than traditional yoga. I like to think we can integrate the two and have the best of both worlds.Exam Wednesday and then on Thursday start planning and working towards the next one in October.
Exam Wednesday and then on Thursday start planning and working towards the next one in October.
Updated October 2017
Brilliant passed the anatomy exam too. I was so worried as it had been hard going fixing all the detail in my ageing brain. As it turns out I had nothing to worry about at all passed with 98 % – now where did I drop that last mark?