If you don’t already know, Indigo Yoga Studio’s 250-hour Functional Yoga Teacher Training is accepting applications for this upcoming September term.
Making the step from novice to master might seem like a daunting task to take on – but we have streamlined our program to ensure you receive the support and guidance you need to make it on this transformative journey.
Seetha Gojer is one of twenty Yoga Teacher Training June 2019 graduates. We thought we’d sit down and ask her what her experience was like taking on the 10-month endeavor.
Q: Why did you first sign up for functional yoga training?
“I signed up with the hope to get a more in-depth understanding about yoga… I wanted to learn about the philosophies and psychology associated with the practice while also improving my body alignment and form for my poses.”
Q: Why did you choose to do functional teacher training with Indigo Yoga Studio?
“I’ve attended this studio for almost 5 years and I have come to believe it is one of the best. I like what the staff and teachers have brought to my personal experience. I also enjoy the programs – as they are fun, challenging, and diverse. There is truly a unique sense of community that other establishments do not have.”
Q: What was your prior experience with Indigo Yoga Studio?
“Over the years I’ve taken a variety of classes. With each class, my interest in the subject would grow more with each class I would take. I’ve never participated in any sort of yoga class or program before Indigo.”
Q: What was your favourite aspect of the program?
“It’s difficult for me to pick one thing as my favourite. I really enjoyed the collective experience as everything was interconnected. Being able to learn and progress was great!”
Q: How has finishing the program impacted your personal practice?
“Upon completing the course, I’ve been able to correct some of the personal alignment issues I’ve had in the past. As I learned about the benefits of nutrition and diet – I would begin to implement some changes in my day-to-day life and have seen positive results. I’ve also been able to increase my awareness of myself and abilities which I had previously believed to be not possible.”
Q: What was your experience like working with the instructors of this program?
“All the teachers were very efficient in their teaching methods. They were clean and concise when reviewing concepts and homework. They helped maintain a professional and fun environment as the term progresses. The teachers were knowledgeable and helpful along the way!”
Q: What were your biggest takeaways from finishing this program?
“I learned to improve my form and alignment through the postures, increased my ability to meditate and become more mindful in my daily life. I was also able to increase my strength, stability, and overall confidence after completing this program. “
Q: What advice would you give to prospective students looking to enroll in this program?
“The whole program deepened my understanding of yoga. This is a great program for students looking to gain a better understanding of yoga and the practice and discipline involved. You are able to push yourself everyday in a completely supportive environment while you strive toward your goal of teaching.
I was able to develop more confidence and self-esteem through the level of commitment and dedication I put into the course. The skills you acquire in the course are also readily applicable to situations outside the course, making for a more valuable overall experience. Ultimately, the program will allow those who love yoga to take their passion to a whole new level.”
Q: Would you recommend this experience to others looking to further their practice?
“I would definitely recommend this yoga teacher training course to others! It is full of valuable knowledge and allows personal growth in a great and welcoming environment. If you are passionate about yoga, this is the natural next step forward!”