5 Reasons Why You Should Undertake Your Yoga Teacher Training in Queenstown

by Talia Bannister

There’s always a perfect reason to visit Queenstown, but for yogis, here are five reasons why you should visit in 2020 to undertake your Yoga Teacher Training.

So you want to do a yoga teacher training.

Now, maybe you don’t even want to be a teacher, but you’ve got that glowing, deep-gut feeling of “I need to know more!” Or maybe you’re on the other end of the spectrum; perhaps you already know that yoga is your life’s work and you yearn to be the next globe-trotting international teacher.

Either way, committing to your first 200-hour teacher training is a thrilling first step toward following your passion. What better place to follow your passion, than Queenstown! Queenstown is a natural playground providing an incredible backdrop for a range of sights to see and things to do for adventurers and countless opportunities to connect with nature.

Nadi’s top 5 reasons why to undertake your Yoga Teacher Training in Queenstown.

1. Breathtaking views and spectacular landscapes.

Each season has its own special vibe in Queenstown, and when you are not in the studio space during your training, there are plenty of opportunities to explore the surrounding areas. From taking a day hike 1,748 m to the Ben Lomond summit, or hiring a bike to cycle the Arrowtown River, countless opportunities to fully immerse yourself in the incredible landscapes.

When the cooler months arrive Queenstown transforms into a world-class winter resort, with four ski areas and many opportunities to relax and unwind between.

2. Deepen your physical practice

Yoga training programs bring students of all physical levels together to learn from each other’s different body types, injuries, flexibility levels, and strengths. You know those poses you always hope the instructor skips in class?  Well, you may find yourself learning to love them as you study and embody the correct alignment, modifications and benefits of each pose in detail.

3. Find your yoga family 

If there is one underrated benefit of YTT programs, it is the yoga family you will stay connected to years after your last savasana.  While delving deep into your own spiritual and physical practice, you are also supporting the journey of those around you and creating a support network like-minded people.  Upon your completion of training your yoga family will expand as you embrace your students, teachers, and community.

4. Challenge yourself mentally and physically 

When you begin your YTT journey it is likely you will learn more about yourself than ever before. As you delve deeper into the 8 limbs of yoga during the training you will notice your body may start to physically change as will your mindset. During the training you will cultivate resources for resilience and capacity to cope with and shift stress, digest mental patterning (samskara) and embrace challenge. Learn how to expand self awareness and become empowered with ones unique expression in voice.

5. Find your authentic inner voice

The focus of our 200hr training is to provide future teachers with the knowledge of anatomy, alignment, and adjustments as well as yoga philosophy, embodiment, energetics, and practice. This foundation will serve as a powerful base from which to teach. Our program is committed to the creative process of unlocking each new teacher’s voice so they find their authentic expression and talent.

Take into consideration your present time commitments, lifestyle, learning style, and location preferences to find the right program for you.  Once you have decided, prepare yourself for intense learning, new friends, and plenty of yoga!

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