What an exciting time! You’ve made the decision to grow your yoga practice and career by pursuing a 300-hour yoga teacher training. But it can be tough to decide which style of training is going to be best for you. Some schools offer module-style mini-trainings that allow you to build up to your 500-hour certification piece-by-piece. Others (perhaps even your own home studio) offer a full 300-hour training on nights and weekends over a few months.
However, if you’ve got the time to spare and for roughly the same price, we highly recommend choosing an immersion-style 300-hour yoga teacher training over the alternative. Here’s why:
7 Reasons to Immerse Yourself Into Your 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training
7. Give Yourself Space
Getting away from the distractions that everyday life throws at you will be the best thing you can do for yourself and your practice. During your 300-hour yoga teacher training, you’ll be learning and growing a ton, so it’s a great idea to compartmentalize completely so you can focus and dig deep. This is truly a life-changing experience, so you want to be fully present.
6. Immersions are Efficient
Rather than spreading your training time out over weeks or months, or doing it piece by piece in modular-style classes, you’ll go away for two weeks to a month and come back fully certified as a RYT-500. An immersion is really the most efficient way to do your 300-hour yoga teacher training.
5. Let Your 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Really Sink In
When you spend a whole month breathing, eating, sleeping, living your training material, you get the most quality, in-depth training experience possible. An immersive setting is the best way to absorb the information so it settles deep within you and becomes part of who you are. You’ll leave your immersive 300-hour yoga teacher training with confidence in your knowledge and your ability to teach safe, quality classes to your students.
4. You’ll Build Lasting Relationships
Since you’ll be living with your fellow yogis for the duration of your 300-hour yoga teacher training, you will have a priceless opportunity to open up, be comfortable with one another, and build lasting bonds. These people (your peers and your teachers) will be part of your yoga community and family for years to come. They’ll be an amazing support group and resource for you as you move through your career.
3. Kill Two Birds With One Stone
Especially if you’re planning on traveling away from your home city, your 300-hour yoga teacher training can double as a vacation. At Blue Osa, you have one free day per week to explore the area, whether it’s via unstructured roaming or on one of our adventurous eco-tours. There’s always time before and after your training to do some solo touring as well, so you can satisfy your thirst for yogic knowledge as well as your wanderlust in the same trip.
2. Paradise + Yoga = Total Bliss
We honestly can’t think of a better location to dive into your practice and your soul than the jungles of Costa Rica. Open air yoga decks allow the crashing waves and tropical animals be the soundtrack to your asanas and meditation. A full month of fresh air and living as close as possible to the natural beauty of the rainforest is an unmatched experience that will compliment your training perfectly.
1. Your Life Will Seriously Change!
Your 300-hour yoga teacher training is an investment in your future as a yogi, a teacher, a leader and a spiritual being. It will be even more life-changing if you give yourself fully to it and allow your soul to steep in the experience. This, unfortunately, is not something you can experience as deeply if you’re only studying on the weekends and going back to your daily life in between. A month to focus on you and your yoga is a recipe for total transformation.
Immersion-style trainings are unique because they allow you to fully live the yogic lifestyle for the duration of your training. Your daily schedule revolves around yoga, meditation and study. Your diet consists of super healthy food. Your surroundings are breathtaking, and the clean Costa Rican air purifies your body. This is the best way to make lasting changes to your routine, your teaching repertoire, and your life!
There are so many great reasons to immerse yourself in your 300-hour yoga teacher training. Honestly, are there any reasons NOT to spend a month doing yoga in paradise? Check out our upcoming training dates and reserve your spot today! We’re excited to go deep with you and show you the true potential yoga has for transformation in your life!
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About the author:
Casey Siemasko is a content marketing consultant, travel blogger, and wandering yogi. An entrepreneur at heart, she is the co-founder of the award-winning travel blog A Cruising Couple. Besides yoga and travel, she enjoys wine tastings, being outdoors and taking on new hobbies. Follow Casey on LinkedIn and Google+.