In the course I teach there are three values Bodhi Yoga Teacher Training Bali prioritises most highly. When I was creating this amazing course and also as it evolved overtime I had to dive very deep into my heart to discover what exactly I wanted it to be about. In short it comes down to the Bodhi Yoga Teacher Training being about HEALING. And so all the three values Bodhi Yoga Teacher Training Bali are based on that central principle.
Three Values Bodhi Yoga Teacher Training Bali – #1 Healing
The First priority of the Bodhi Yoga Teacher Training Bali is that is gives every students the opportunity to deeply heal themselves. It is a space for you to self healing through the power of the Yoga practices. You will develop your personal Yoga practice of the postures (asana), and breathing techniques (pranayama), and bringing your awareness deeply into your body (meditation). Simply, I want every student to connect with themselves and feel a deep heart opening through their practice in the course.
To me in this regard the Bodhi Yoga Teacher Training Bali is very different to most other courses. Most courses put Yoga up on a pedestal as a monolithic tradition. I don’t teach that. I don’t like the way these Yoga teacher training courses make their students serve Yoga. Personally I don’t like that dogmatic approach. I don’t want to teach that Yoga is a religion that needs protecting. I want my students to use Yoga for their own lives and for their own healing journey. And then when they share it as teachers they will share it not as an ideology, but rather as something that has empowered them to let go and heal.
I am all about healing. But what does that mean literally? It means that the Bodhi Yoga practice is about your own personal journey of releasing and creating balance in your body and your life. So things like chronic pain, chronic fatigue, poor digestion, inflammation disorders, anxiety, depression, addiction, low self esteem, anger, a lack of direction or inspiration, and many more conditions are healed. And not only do you experience the journey of them being healed but you also know exactly HOW you healed them and how you can heal other imbalances in the future. That is my top most priority in the Bodhi Yoga Teacher Training Bali.
Finally, I have one more thing to say about this topic. Because Yoga for me is all about healing, then the process of learning Yoga deeply and using it to heal oneself is SIMPLE. I refuse to pretend that it is complicated! I refuse to do what I see some Yoga teacher trainings do and make Yoga a superstition. They talk about their knowledge in a way that makes people feel that if they don’t do it their particular way then it is wrong. I am sure that is a good marketing strategy, but I just don’t want to create complexes in people’s minds. As an example of this, I heard a Yoga teacher trainer say that stretching open the front of the neck causes the mind to think more, and only their course is teaching people not to stretch the front of the neck open, so their system is the correct system. This is nothing more than a belief. If you and I do a particular Yoga posture in a way that stretches open the front of neck/throat then we can feel whether it our minds think more as a result. And I can say from my own personal experience that it clearly doesn’t. So it is just a way for these people to talk superstitious nonsense, and then naive people believe it and buy into the con.
I am an alignment based Hatha Yoga teacher. I have been teaching alignment based Yoga for seventeen years. And I have been training Yoga teachers for five years. So I know proper alignment. And that is something I love to share with my students in the Bodhi Yoga Teacher Training. But I always let the students know that there is no wrong or right way to do things. I tell them that there are many ways to skin a cat and I am just offering the ways to practice that offered the best results for healing – from my own personal experience and the experience of my students. And when they do each Yoga posture in different ways they can feel which way is best for them. I don’t want my students to be dogmatic. I want them to know the practice, firstly through feeling and experiencing it directly in their own body. And secondly through exploring it as a teacher and working with other students and observing different possibilities. In that way their knowledge is direct from their own experience.
Three Values Bodhi Yoga Teacher Training Bali – #2 Becoming Skilful Teachers
Because I love teaching Yoga, and I feel that you will love teaching Yoga too, I decided that the second most important value was that students should graduate with a high level of skill and confidence as Yoga teachers. Personally I have found that teaching Yoga is itself very healing work. Sharing this beautiful practice from the heart with skill is also great for you, not just your students. You get the benefit too because you are holding space for your students. So I want people who do the Bodhi Yoga Teacher Training to have that power to help others and enjoy their work. If you have those tools then you are empowered. It is such a blessing!
I often catch up with graduates of the Bodhi Yoga Teacher Training and they often tell me how much they love their lives. They often say that the Bodhi Yoga Teacher Training course created a huge shift for them. And some of that has to do with the fact that after they graduated they felt very confident and competent as Yoga teachers, so they started teaching right away. And this work has brought them a lot of joy and healing. Helping others heal will always help you heal. That is why I proud of the level of skill and confidence that graduates leave this course with.
Students in the Bodhi Yoga Teacher Training get taught how to teach Yoga with knowledge of alignment cues, adjustments, good rhythm, excellent sequencing, how to use their voice, and connection.
Three Values Bodhi Yoga Teacher Training Bali – #3 Friendships that last
Throughout the course we make sure we have fun and play as well as work hard. That way we can sustain high energy. Students congratulate each other on their teaching work. Students support each other and they feel like they are in a very safe space to learn and practice and share. Because of this the group forms a bond that lasts. Some students say it feels like a family.
It still impresses me that these friendships really last. Students connect and stay close long after the course is over. They meet up and get together. And some people have even become best friends. That makes me very happy.
I love to see my students shine. I love to see them go on to do great things. There are many graduates from the Bodhi Yoga Teacher Training who are doing big things in the Yoga industry. I simply feel that I am proud of their work and I am glad I got to be a part of their journey of fulfilling their dreams. This is the power of us sharing from our wisdom and knowledge from that original intention for healing.
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