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How to get prepared for your 200 hours TTC

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Every student coming to Trimurti Yoga is a little bit different. We meet artists, doctors, managers, body workers, teachers, or just “seekers”. Some of them come for themselves, some for teaching skills. These days yoga means so many different things to different people… We cannot really know what exactly you are looking for, but we can help you to prepare yourself for our Yoga TTC to get as many benefits as you can. Here are our points:

1. Practice Yoga!

Trimurti Yoga Bow PoseThe more experience of yoga you have before coming to Trimurti Yoga the better for you (and us)!

Unlike other dogmatic yoga schools we appreciate everybody’s various preferences and opinions. Trimurti Yoga is more like a laboratory – we love discussing, exploring, checking different options, comparing different paradigms and standpoints, and we definitely love referring to your own individual yoga path and needs.

With your personal practice you will connect to the knowledge we share on much deeper level, you will also understand better the challenges of your future yoga students, and we will help you to find proper solutions for them, so – eventually – you will become a better teacher.

We really value your experience and opinions!

2. “Empty your cup so that it may be filled…”

Trimurti Yoga HeadstandSaying all above about bringing your yoga experience we also suggest to stay open. Always.

Whatever you know is important, but doesn’t exclude NEW possibilities! Staying receptive and allowing yourself to get new ideas, inspirations, ways, methods… that’s what learning is all about. You might be surprised how refreshing it is to try new things, or how enlightening it is to try to do old things in a new way. We never want to indoctrinate anyone, and we hope you will find the best answers for yourself, but we are also thrilled to learn from all of you all the times, and allow you to learn. Learning is a growth.

3. Try digital detox

Leave everything that you don’t need behind and focus on the process. Yoga TTC is a great opportunity to spend the time with yourself – your body, mind, emotions, your dreams, your practice. We offer silence, reflection, time to rethink your choices, ask important questions, and above all – we offer the guidance and support… All this doesn’t necessary need any selfies on Instagram or Facebook. Give yourself time and space, let the process happen. Being alone here in India, supported by others yogis crates a safe and healing environment, but only when you are ready to dedicate yourself to it. By the way, in India the Internet is not what you are used to… We have blackouts a few times a week, the Internet is slow and overloaded. We truly believe that if you choose Yoga TTC in India you are aware the technology is not the strongest point here…

4. Be curious

Trimurti Yoga AdjsutmentsTrimurti Yoga TTC is not a “copy-paste” type of school. We want you to ask questions, have doubts, discuss, look for answers, be curious… We really believe in everybody’s potential and unique qualities. We promise to share a lot of information, practice, our experience, literature, expertise… but you are responsible for this process too! We will never give you “ready made” scripts for your classes or text to memorise as “proper instructions” as we believe teaching yoga is a true art and therefore we will help you to become an artist. We will teach you how to create them, not how to repeat them. Artists don’t copy.

Adjustments that we teach are not “to copy” as well – we teach you observation and finding modifications and corrections by yourself. Of course, we offer examples, but we simply teach you to become an intelligent and responsible teacher.

So get prepared for taking co- responsibility for this process and getting fully involved!

5. Read books, but only that important for you

We have a list of books recommended to read before coming to us, but it makes no sense if you are not interested! It can help, but only if it comes from your interest. For example, reading an anatomy book if it doesn’t speak to you at the moment will be just a waste of time. Start from something that you understand and love, and the rest we will cover during the TTC. Of course, the more you know the better, but real learning is based on interests. The classes that we give will cover a lot anyway, and reading the same books after the training will make this process easier and more useful! Unlike other schools we don’t replace our classes with pre-homework.

To read we recommend especially:

• “Teaching Yoga”, “Yoga Adjustments” and “Yoga Sequencing” by Mark Stephens

• “Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha”, Swami Satyananda Saraswati, Bihar School of Yoga

• “The Light on Yoga”, B.K.S Iyengar

• “YOGA The Path to Holistic Health”, B.K.S. Iyengar

• “Learn how to Use Astanga Yoga & Meditation”, Jean Hall, Doriel Hall

• “Yoga Mala”, Pattabhi Jois

• “The Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga”, Ray Long, MD FRCSC

• “Four Chapters on Freedom: Commentary on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali”, Swami

Satyananda Saraswati, Bihar School of Yoga

• “The power of Now”, Tolle Ekhart

We are looking forward to practice together soon! Remember, Yoga TTC we create together – you can have the most wonderful experience of your life if you are open and want to have one!

Namaste!

Karo Sharma

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