Begin the journey: A conversation with Emily Roberts, recent graduate of innerglow yoga's 200 hour yoga teacher trainingRead Now
We sat down with Emily Roberts, recent graduate of innerglow yoga's 200 hour teacher training to learn about her experience. We were so pleased to gain her perspective, and hope it offers insight if you are considering training with innerglow yoga. Thank you Emily!
What brought you to teacher training?
I wanted to enroll in teacher trainings for years but last winter I finally had a schedule that could accommodate the time commitment. I jumped at the opportunity and searched for trainings that had doable dates.
I had been practicing at Innerglow in the summer for years so when I discovered Michelle had a training that started that next month, I reached out immediately. After connecting with Michelle, I realized we shared many of the same beliefs about the transformative benefits of yoga. It was an easy decision to train through the Cape Cod Yoga School.
What was your experience in it?
Before I started the training, I saw it as a means to an end. I wanted to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to lead successful classes and then get out and start teaching ASAP. After night one of the training, my perspective completely changed. Training weekends became a monthly treat. I absolutely loved each and every one of the women in my training. There was so much more joy, laughter, and learning than I had anticipated. It is a very memorable experience.
What was the biggest surprise?
The biggest surprise for me was how much my own practice grew and transformed. In training, you are exposed to so much new information about yoga. Michelle introduced my group to a number of teaching styles and schools of yoga that opened my eyes to completely different perspectives. Some I loved and some just didn't speak to me but having an awareness of the greater yoga community enriched my practice.
What advice would you give to people wanting to take a teacher training?
I would say that teacher training isn’t just about training to be a teacher- it’s about growing and developing your own practice. Training will help you get in touch with what yoga means to you. If you are interested in teaching, having this kind of understanding will help you find direction in terms of what you will be offering to the public. This sense of purpose and direction will in turn allow you to teach with more sincerity and authenticity.