Call us and let’s chat. Many students are unsure and unclear as to what makes them “ready” for a course. This question itself is subjective as there is not a steady formula of “one year of practice = ready”. For students who have practiced twice a week for seven years, they may be ready. Students who have practiced six days a week since they first started nine-months ago may also be ready. Your readiness for a yoga teacher training is of course dependent a bit on your physical practice and commitment level, but your mental and emotional capabilities are also a factor.
We understand this fear very well. Nearly every student who comes on the course has that concern – that everyone else is going to be better than them. Perhaps you have this image of another student on the course doing SUPER YOGA and you’re…? Your practice is being judged? You think people will see that you’re not good enough? That you’re out of your league? In fact, this is the beginning of Yoga. Yoga helps us step back from these thoughts and see – ‘Ah, this is my monkey mind at work. This is anxiety and fear.’ These thoughts keep us living small, keep us paralyzed. You’ve come to this page because you don’t want to be small. You don’t want a life run by your fears. You want to be confident and strong enough to say “Yes. This person has a better physical practice than me. But they are not on MY path. The only one I compare myself to is ME.” So, get back on your path. Choose the step that’s best for YOU.
This doesn’t really come into play. You will of course be tired during the training. If you aren’t tired, then you may be super-human. If you show up to every session, participate to the best of your abilities and show your commitment, then you can handle this training. Will you be able to do every single pose? Maybe, maybe not. Some people work years on one pose. If you are willing to embrace this aspect, you can handle this. Besides, what better place to learn and work on a pose you struggle with than at your yoga teacher training??
Commit yourself to practicing Vinyasa yoga a one-month, practicing at least 3 – 5 days each week. Try an Ashtanga Vinyasa class for a week or a month and determine if this style and approach works for you. If it doesn’t, no problem! There are lots of other teacher trainings in the world and we support you in finding the system that best works for you and your life.
We have carefully crafted this training with the intention that every person will be supported in such a way that they will be able to finish the training. If you decide at some point in the training that you no longer wish to finish, that is your choice. Your payment for the course will, however, not be refunded. If for some reason you are physically injured before or (heavens forbid) on the training, you will be able to finish the course with an extra-level of support from us and the teaching team. If you have encountered a significant life event before or during the course, please contact us immediately to discuss the situation and we will evaluate together the most prudent course of action.
We have yet to cancel a course. In the event of a natural disaster, a cataclysmic event, the death or health catastrophe for all of our teaching team, an Act of God, or frogs raining down from the heavens, then yes, cancelling the course might in fact happen. If this does occur, then we will reimburse you the course fee. That would be the most ethical thing to do and as yogis, we prefer to act ethically.
If a course has low attendance numbers, say less than 10 people, we will not cancel the course. (And how lucky for you if the course has low numbers - think of the care and attention you will receive!) Generally speaking, we will not book courses for more than 20 people. If we are at a bigger venue with capacity for 30 – 40 people, we will still cap the course at 25 people. At Wellness52, we prefer to have more intimate yoga trainings. We find that a ratio of 10 students per teacher works best.