At the Bodhi Yoga Teacher Training Bali unique self expression is something valuable. What makes you special is your own authentic voice and self expression. When you recognise your individuality and teach from that place then your students can feel who you are. Whereas when you try to copy someone else’s style then your students can feel that. So the question is ‘how do you get connected to your own unique self expression?’
In the Bodhi Yoga Teacher Training we teach our students three ways for you to get connected to your own unique authentic expression. These three empowering principles allow you to feel free and confident as a teacher. But when they are applied properly they can elevate the quality of your teaching in a very accelerated time frame. Some people graduate from the Bodhi Yoga Teacher Training at a level of a Yoga teacher who has been teaching for five years. And when these new graduates go out into the world and teach no one believes that they are a beginner teacher. In this blog I will briefly explain the system of ‘Authentic Self Expression’, which is one of the reasons why Bodhi Yoga Teacher Trainees graduate at such a high level.
Bodhi Yoga Teacher Training Bali Unique – 1# Personal Practice
When you teach you need to draw on the wisdom that you gain from your own personal practice. That is the first principle that we teach you in order to help create unique authentic expression in your teaching. What that means is that you notice and pay attention to what you learn and the valuable lessons you get from your personal practice. And then you share those pearls of wisdom with your students during the class. But the trick here not to sit your students down and talk about what you learnt in your practice lately. Rather you need to weave these insights into your teaching effortlessly and naturally.
Although this may sound hard, in the Bodhi Yoga Teacher Training course we show you exactly how to do that.
Bodhi Yoga Teacher Training Bali Unique – 2# Clear Intention
You want your students to come away from attending your classes feeling like they know you; they know who their teacher is. The way you do this is by you having real clarity about why you practice and teach Yoga. What is it that inspires you about practicing Yoga? What was it that first made you fall in love with Yoga practice? Everyone’s answer will be different. Everyone has their own personal journey. When you have clarity about what your personal journey is about then you can communicate it through your work as a Yoga teacher.
There is no point in being a carbon copy of someone else. Pretending to be like some other teacher is not going to fit. So discovering who you are as a Yoga teacher is an essential process of reflecting that we guide you through in the Bodhi Yoga Teacher Training. Then you are given the space to explore that when you practice teaching.
Bodhi Yoga Teacher Training Bali Unique – 3# Spontaneous Interaction
When students come to YOUR class, they have come to feel seen. They want to feel like they were held by you. Essentially what I am saying is that to be a really good Yoga teacher requires you to interact with your students spontaneously in the moment. You have to be really present with each individual student.
My teacher told me an amazing story that illustrates this point: He said there is an amazing Ayurvedic doctor in India who has hundreds of patients lining up every morning around the street. They spend hours in the sun waiting for their time with him. And when their moment comes he really looks at them and is present with them. They might only spend five minutes in consultation with him and then he passes them on to his assist with all the details of their diagnosis. But they each feel like in that five minutes that he really spent time with them and gave them his full attention. They feel deeply nourished by the experience of connection and care. That is what you have to do as a Yoga teacher! That is what we guide you to do through your journey in the Bodhi Yoga Teacher Training. We help you be the best Yoga teacher you can be by showing you that you can respond in the moment to what is happening.
You can be much more than a teacher that just sits up the front and demonstrates postures and recites a script. Those teachers who just stay in their mind and don’t really show up for their students are not offering much. Their students might as well have just stayed at home with a Yoga DVD.
Bodhi Yoga Teacher Training Bali Unique – Authentic Expression
To be the best Yoga teacher you can be you have to recognise that you have something special to offer the world. You are different. And bringing that into your teaching will open up the students who come to your classes. You will connect with them in a way that is healing. That is what we want to help you do through the Bodhi Yoga Teacher Training Bali.