I’ve been training yoga teachers in Philadelphia for ten years.
Our summer accelerated weekday format has always been a great experience; it tends to attract teachers, students and others with nontraditional schedules who have summer availability.
We put this training on the calendar a full year ago and were already receiving applications in March when the world turned upside down.
I never thought I’d offer an online yoga teacher training; it had honestly never even crossed my mind.
But at the time of the shutdown, our Teacher Training cohort who had started in the fall had three weekends left before graduation.
We took the training online to support social distancing and Philadelphia’s order of closure for non-essential businesses.
I admit I was apprehensive. I wasn’t sure how the training weekends would translate to Zoom calls. Would the students be as engaged? Would the lessons land as effectively?
And then during my first weekend with the group on Zoom, I was absolutely amazed by how effective the format is! It’s so easy to see everyone, to break into small groups for discussion, and to share slides with information.
And then when the trainees were leading their classes for the final practicum, I knew we had done it. Their classes were, hands down, the highest caliber of any trainees I’ve had.
The format works. The yoga comes through.
It’s with great pride and excitement that I invite you to register for Maha’s virtual teacher training this summer.