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Los Angeles has now become one of the hottest places in the US to study and practice yoga. With teachers from all over the world now making LA their home, students are now travelling from all over the world to take their yoga teacher training in Los Angeles. But with so many schools to chose from (there are over 100 in Los Angeles!), how can a yogi make the right choice?
If you have been practicing yoga for a couple of years, you might be pondering whether it is time to take that leap to the next level and become a yoga instructor. And if this rings true for you, then like most students, you are going to start doing your research in trying to find the right school to take your training with. Many students assume that taking a yoga teacher training in India is the best place to do so. But this may not be the case any longer.
While the East is still by far the most advanced region when it comes to developing ones yoga practice, Los Angeles has now become the new locale for developing ones yoga practice. When gurus started coming out to the US, many of them took residence in Los Angeles. Because of this, many yoga studios started appearing. In fact, this had a big impact on the health conscious movement that currently resides in Los Angeles to this very day.
So if you have been curious about becoming a yoga teacher, you might want to consider the city of Angels as it not only has some of the top instructors in the world today (such as Annie Carpenter, Shiva Rea, and Ashley Turner), but it also has a strong community in which you can build your teaching career. While it might be easier to stand out from the crowd in a smaller community, being around many aspiring teachers all in one place can truly help speed up the process of becoming a successful yoga teacher.
So if you are interested in studying yoga in LA, there is a new guide to Los Angeles Yoga Teacher Training that you can check out which profiles some of these schools and also offers many suggestions in how to build your teaching practice.
About the author
As the editor of YogaTrainingGuide.com – the most comprehensive guide to yoga teacher training – Vicki Moreno has been studying yoga for over ten years and took her first Hatha yoga teacher training seven years ago and has never looked back. She now supports younger students along their path of teaching yoga and building a practice in their communities.
Have you ever wanted to teach yoga but just could not afford the tuition fees? For many yoga students, teaching yoga is a lifelong dream. To be able to lead a class and help people achieve true optimal health. But with the government not offering any financial aid because yoga is not seen as a vocation (which is actually a good thing otherwise it would be way too expensive) how can a student get any financial support?
Well now you have a chance to win a fully paid yoga teacher training. A website called Yoga Training Guide has announced their annual yoga teacher training scholarship program where a student can enter to win a chance at a teacher training that is listed on their site.
Some of the schools and teacher training programs include those by Shiva Rea, Rod Stryker, Doug Swensen, Amazing Yoga, Rolf Gates, Yandara, Agama Yoga, It’s Yoga Thailand, Yoga Blend, and many others. The great thing about the schools being offered is that some are located in exotic beach towns like Costa Rica and Tulum Mexico (unfortunately airfare is not included as they only cover the tuition) There are over twenty schools in which you can choose from and they are located all over the US, Costa Rica, Thailand, and Mexico.
As our health epidemic continues to worsen, more people are looking for ways to create a well balanced lifestyle and yoga has proven time and again that it works. Yoga studios are opening up everywhere and teachers are in demand. Whether you are just looking to deepen your practice or teach professionally, this is a great opportunity to explore what it takes to become a yoga teacher.
The entry portion of the scholarship program runs from October 1 through November 18 and the winner will be announced in the first week of January. This is a great way to start off the New Year’s by committing yourself to your practice and taking that next step of taking a yoga teacher training.
A good friend of mine introduced me to the power yoga instructional videos by Rodney Yee. In the YouTube video below, Rodney Yee goes through a short yoga routine that you can easily carry out at your workstation or desk at the office. Enjoy!
QUESTION: What do you do as part of your office yoga practice? Please share your thoughts in the comments section of this post.
Earlier this evening I was speaking to a friend about different styles of yoga. We talked about which we have found more helpful and why. I mentioned Prasara yoga (developed by Scott Sonnon and distributed through RMAX International) and how I loved the dynamic flowing nature of the practice. Though I have not formally studied Prasara Yoga, I’m definitely interested – there are many videos on YouTube that demonstrate some basic moves and flows. Below is a video montage of Scott Sonnon performing Prasara yoga series “A” flows to give you an idea of the nature of the movements of this yoga practice:
QUESTION: What is your favourite style of yoga and why? Please share your thoughts in the comments section of this post.