Many of you know that in January of this year I completed my 200-hour yoga teacher training certification here in the Los Angeles area, through American Yoga School.
When the time came for me to start looking into my teacher training options, there were many factors that personally played into my selection of a school and a teacher. I was so fortunate that world renowned yoga teacher trainer, James Brown, was offering an upcoming training in Venice Beach/Santa Monica, which is quite close to my home in Long Beach. The training was/is built on the fundamentals that I was searching for and after one conversation with James about the training, I knew I had made the right decision.
I was also very fortunate that I have the type of schedule that allowed me to take an entire month off from my life to make the long rush-hour drive to and from LA, every day. This allowed me to fully submerge myself in the learning, the content and readying myself for teaching. I realize that this isn’t exactly the case for everyone. For many people, with the decision to pursue furthering their yoga practice through teacher training, comes the concerns of how to make this fit into their existing life.
On top of the logistical obstacles, one also has to take into consideration their learning style, which can differ quite significantly from student to student. For many of us, enrolling in a yoga teacher training like this, means going back to school and a learning setting, for the first time in possibly over 10 years.
American Yoga School has found that, in some ways, online learning works better than live learning. And that is what they are now teaching online. Not only does online learning offer many advantages over live, with certain kinds of content, but shifting much of the curriculum to online frees up most of the live contact hours to apply the curriculum.
Before AYS added the online component to their training, they often saw that it was not until the end of the trainings that the students really started to synthesize and apply the information. By putting the learning online, they’ve shifted in a way that allows that synthesis and application to happen much earlier in the course, and for hundreds more hours than the old all-live format.
American Yoga School is offering the first of it’s kind, online learning with their yoga teacher trainings. With this online learning platform you can build the training that works for your schedule, your budget, and your location. Their new platform’s state-of-the-art design will usher you to the next level, or give you a refresher of what you’ve already learned.
Watch this video to hear Stanford University Professor and Coursera Co-founder Daphne Koller’s inspiring talk on the advantages of online learning:
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If you’d like to read more about my experiences with the yoga teacher training at American Yoga School, check out this initial post here.
Plus, check out these 4 journal entries from each week of the teacher training, sharing my thoughts and experiences on the month-long 200-hour yoga teacher training program through AYS: