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What to expect from a 200-hour residential yoga teacher training course?

What to expect from a 200 hour residential yoga teacher training?

If you’re thinking about becoming a yoga teacher, you will certainly come across a plethora of teacher training courses. A 200-hour residential yoga teacher training course might have caught your eye since it appeals the most with its Yoga Alliance-accredited certification in less than 4 weeks of training.

Here’s what you can expect from a 28-day teacher training course at Yogmandu.

1. Intensive

A 200 hours residential yoga teacher training course is as rigorous as it gets since it squeezes 200 hours of learning into just 4 weeks.

You can expect your day to begin at 6:30 am and end around the same time in the evening with more than 8 hours of training each day.

2. Limited Free Time

You’ll have more than 8 hours of training sessions on most days and that leaves you with little to no time for sightseeing and exploring. Of course, we have a day off every week and this might pretty much be your only chance to engage in tourist activities.

3. Tiredness

Tiredness and body aches are quite common during a yoga teacher training course. Considering a lengthy training session, that too, with more than 3 hours of asana practice daily, you are bound to feel exhausted.

Though at first, you might enjoy doing yoga, it becomes taxing after the first few days. The practice sessions might take a toll on your body, both physically and mentally, and when that happens, be sure to inform your instructor and they will change things up for you.

4. Exams

The Yoga Alliance requires its accredited schools to maintain a standard structure and this includes, taking exams. Most yoga schools include written and practical tests.

For practical tests, you might have to teach a full-length yoga class to a small group. As for your written tests, the question will likely be a mixture of multiple-choice and written answers.

4.1 Can you fail yoga teacher training?

Despite the fact that the yoga teacher training exams are only a way to assess the potential of new yoga instructors, there’s a slight chance of failing them.

Messing up on practical or written tests won’t be a hindrance but skipping classes and showing disinterest in the lessons might deter your certification process.

Here’s what a typical day looks like at Yogmandu Yoga!

6:30 - 7:45Shatkarma, Mantra Chant, and/or Pranayama
7:45 - 8:00Tea Break
8:00 - 9:30Asana Practice
9:30 - 10:30Breakfast
10:30 - 13:00Lecture
13:00 - 14:00Lunch
14:00 - 15:00Self Study
15:00 - 16:45 Workshop
16:45 - 17:00Tea Break
17:00 - 18:30Asana / Meditation Practice
18:30 - 19:30Dinner
19:30 to 21:30Self Study

For more info, please mail us at info@yogmandu.com or call us at +977-9810263277 or +977-9862909469.

Roshan Shrestha

Roshan Shrestha is a 200-hours Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor with over three years of experience. While his lineage lies in Sanatan Yog, he also teaches Hatha Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa among other forms of yoga.

His Yogic journey began when he was 15. Though he took some time off the practice and tried his hands at gymming, yoga found its way back into his life. He took the certification course in 2019 and he hasn't looked back ever since.

You can find him at: Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Yoga Memo

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