Opening Horizons: The Transformative Power of an Advanced Yoga Teacher Training



In the realm of yoga there is no final destination. Rather the journey is open-ended and multi-facteted. This means that there are endless ways to grow, expand, learn and evolve as you dive deeper into the vast wisdom and practices that yoga offers. As a dedicated yoga practitioner (and perhaps even yoga teacher), you might at some point come to ponder  the idea of embarking on an advanced yoga teacher training. This decision is really a testament to your commitment to both personal growth and professional evolution. An advanced yoga teacher training offers unparalleled support for enhancing your personal practice and expanding vast new career opportunities.


The Path Less Traveled: Exploring Advanced Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga is a perpetual voyage of self-discovery and exploration. A foundational teacher training equips you with essential skills and the ‘basics’ of yoga philosophy, yoga anatomy, sequencing and so forth. An advanced yoga teacher training is an immersive experience that delves deep into the intricacies of this ancient art, fostering a profound understanding of its philosophy, asana, meditation, pranayama and more. With a curriculum tailored to challenge and enrich seasoned practitioners, this training is transformational in nature and won’t only impact the way you approach yoga, but the way you approach life in general. 


Key Benefits of Advanced Yoga Teacher Training:

  • Deepening Your Practice: At the core of advanced teacher training lies the commitment to deepen your personal practice. Here, you’re guided through intricate postures, advanced breathing techniques, and meditation practices that transcend the ordinary techniques you may already be familiar with or will find in regular studio classes. This journey inward rejuvenates your practice, igniting a new level of connection with your body, mind, and spirit. You’ll gain strength, focus and balance, learn advanced asana poses and push your boundaries to discover what you are truly capable of on a physical and energetic level. 
  • Enhanced Spiritual Growth: Advanced training transcends the physical realm and delves into the spiritual heart of yoga. It unravels the philosophical underpinnings of yoga, exploring ancient texts and teachings and how to apply this to time on your mat, teaching classes and beyond the yoga studio itself. This spiritual growth not only enriches your personal practice but also equips you to guide others on their spiritual journey which is ultimately a very rewarding and fulfilling opportunity.
  • Refined Teaching Skills: Mastery in teaching is a continuous endeavour. Advanced teacher training hones your instructional abilities, offering insights into advanced alignment principles, adjustments, and effective communication. Armed with refined teaching skills, you can create profound experiences for your students, helping them progress on their yogic path. With the yoga industry becoming more ‘competitive’ in terms of teaching opportunities, becoming a 500hr RYT gives you a significant edge and advantage. 
  • Specialization Opportunities: An advanced yoga training provides the chance to specialize in niche areas of yoga. Whether it’s Yin Yoga, Yoga Therapy, Pranayama or even inversions and advanced asana, specialization allows you to cater to specific student needs and interests. This allows you to create workshops, trainings, retreats or various other offerings in a yoga niche that appeals to you.
  • Community and Networking: Engaging in an advanced yoga training introduces you to a community of like-minded individuals who share your dedication, passion and commitment. The bonds formed during this journey often translate into lasting connections, collaborations, and the sharing of ideas, fostering personal and professional growth. 
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Nurturing Your Personal Practice:

Your personal practice is the cornerstone of your journey as a yoga teacher. Advanced teacher training is akin to tending to the roots of this practice, invigorating it with newfound vigor. Here’s how:


  • Heightened Awareness: Advanced training teaches you to listen to your body’s whispers and respond intuitively. You become attuned to the nuances of each pose, recognizing how your body responds and adjusts in alignment, which you can then impart to your students.
  • Exploration of Limitless Potential: The training encourages you to push your limits, trying poses and techniques you might have thought were beyond your reach. This courage to explore translates to your teaching, empowering you to guide your students toward their own untapped potential.
  • Cultivating Mindfulness: Advanced yoga training places a spotlight on the meditative aspect of yoga. Through advanced meditation practices, you cultivate mindfulness and presence, qualities that infuse your personal practice and teaching with authenticity and depth.

Opening Doors to Flourishing Career Opportunities:

The journey of a yoga teacher is an ever-evolving one, and an advanced yoga training paves the way for diverse career opportunities:

  • Expertise and Credibility: Completing an advanced training enhances your credibility as a yoga teacher. It showcases your commitment to continuous learning and positions you as an expert in your field, attracting students who are seeking a higher level of instruction.
  • Retreats and Workshops: With advanced training under your belt, you can confidently design and lead yoga retreats, workshops, and specialized classes. Your deepened understanding allows you to curate unique experiences that resonate with your students.
  • Collaborations with Healthcare Professionals: Advanced yoga teacher training often includes components related to yoga therapy and alignment principles. This knowledge equips you to collaborate with healthcare professionals, offering yoga as a complementary therapy for various health conditions.
  • Teaching in Teacher Training Programs: Many advanced teachers find themselves becoming mentors in foundational teacher training programs. Your expertise can shape the next generation of yoga instructors, leaving a lasting impact on the yoga community.
  • Global Reach: As a certified advanced yoga teacher, your skills are transferable across borders. This opens doors to international teaching opportunities, enabling you to share your wisdom with diverse communities around the world.
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Embrace the Journey

An advanced yoga teacher training is a sacred juncture in your yoga odyssey—a bridge between the known and the uncharted. It nurtures your personal practice, enriches your teaching repertoire, and propels your career toward boundless horizons. With deepened awareness, refined skills, and a heart brimming with passion, you embark on a journey that transcends the physical and touches the very essence of yoga—a journey that transforms not just you, but the lives you touch through your teachings.

So, if you find yourself at this crossroads, ready to transcend the ordinary and embrace the extraordinary, an advanced yoga teacher training is the perfect next step on your yoga journey. The voyage may be challenging, but the rewards are immeasurable, for within this journey lies the essence of yoga itself: a path of growth, discovery, and endless possibilities.



We offer our 300HR Advanced Yoga Teacher Training at Vikasa twice a year and these courses always sell out. 

Come and spend 35 days on a remote tropical island diving deeply into authentic advanced yoga with the world’s best yoga instructors. 

Embody new wisdom, elevate your practice and surrender to a transformational journey that supports you to transform personally and advance confidently as a yoga teacher.

Embrace daily advanced yoga, breathtaking natural surroundings, being led by world class teachers and surrounded by a global tribe to inspire your journey.

Discover the power of The VIKASA Method with our professional leaders and guest teachers Daniel Rama and Shakti Sarah Bonsall who join us for this advanced training, offering the highest teacher to student ratio of any other YTT program. 

If youre ready to embark on a profound inner journey, advance your teaching skills, challenge yourself and discover your infinite potential, we invite you to join us. 


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