I am really excited to anticipate huge growth for our Inner Power Yoga® Education programs in the years ahead. Over the past decade, we have become committed to offering a program that expands beyond most 200 hour Yoga Teacher Trainings and our new 300 hour will take you even deeper! broader!...more empowered!
...but our curriculum is not for everyone.
Here are five real reasons why you would NOT want to choose Inner Power Yoga® for your teacher training:
5. You are looking for a guru.
At Inner Power Yoga®, we don’t claim to be gurus…or sages…or even healers. In fact, we strive to remind you that your greatest teacher is within YOU. We believe that you already hold the deepest wisdom in your heart of hearts. That wisdom is what draws you to yoga in the first place.
As STFs (students, teachers, and friends) for one another, we offer a mirror that reflects your true Self. You are invited to see your inner guru as it shines radiantly like a light in the darkness.
We are here to remind you of your inner power and intrinsic goodness. We stand together to remember Love. There is no greater healer.
4. You want it fast and easy.
If you’re looking for a drive-through certification, Inner Power Yoga® is not for you. In fact, we consider ourselves to be “slow yoga” at its richest. Yoga is a lifelong experience and our education programs foster a deep-seated relationship with the process and the source.
We consider four sources for learning:
Teachers: Our seasoned trainers have unique backgrounds and expertise. We all strive to give you every tool we have collected over decades of teaching. The curriculum is based on experienced āsana, as well as comprehensive yoga academics: history, philosophy, and theory.
Tribe: We keep our tribe intimate and riding the highest vibrations so that you are supported along your transformational journey.
Trial: You must take the practice hOMe—engage, explore, go deep—until it becomes tried and true for you…in your own unique and authentic expression. Remember, your greatest teacher is within YOU!
Time: Inner Power Yoga® invites you into a sustainable practice that will ebb and flow, expand and grow, in the dynamic play of personal development.
3. You are expecting a glamorous yoga rock-star lifestyle to follow your yoga teacher training.
We do not promise six-figures or an entourage. Instead, a living yoga practice will change your perspective and reveal the beauty and abundance that your real life holds right now…as it is. With an emphasis on a psycho-spiritual awakening, your education with Inner Power Yoga® invites you to higher, deeper, and wilder realizations of an authentically joy-filled life.
2. You just want to master your vṛshcikāsana.
In our yoga education programs, we do spend a lot of time exploring yoga āsana including anatomy, alignment, and spanda kriyās. ...because with educated practice, you can experience the most stable physical integration, so that you can enjoy the most gloriously open expression of your āsana.
However, if you are looking for a yoga teacher training that is all about physical fitness, you’re barking up the wrong vṛkṣa.
Our education program is fortified by the seasoned expertise of all our yoga āsana teachers as well as my extensive education in yoga, mythology, and psychology. I have lovingly curated content from my BA in Traditional Eastern Arts, my MA in Mythology and Psychology, and my recent PhD work in Yoga Tantra and Esoteric Alchemy to provide a program that takes you to new heights of exploration. Get to know your true Self on every level: body, mind, and spirit…so that you can lead as a living example of empowerment for others.
1. You don’t want your life to change.
The number one reason you would NOT want to choose Inner Power Yoga® education courses is if you don’t want to change. Someone once told us not to use the word "transformational" in our marketing materials, for fear of promising something that we cannot guarantee. Here’s the thing: if you are approaching your yoga education with an open heart and mind—showing up 100% to the process—there is no way to avoid it. Your life will change.
Many people who go through our programs are there for personal enrichment. They are ready to take their practice to new heights…to take their understanding of yoga's teachings to new depths, and to enjoy a wilder appreciation for the human experience.
So, you would definitely NOT want an Inner Power Yoga® education if you aren’t ready for exciting personal transformation.
But if you ARE ready to take your yoga higher, deeper, farther, and wilder...Inner Power Yoga® IS for you. Hope to see you in the upcoming year!
R.R. Shakti ♥
Inner Power Yoga® is a dynamic practice combining holistic body wisdom, Tantrik teachings, and Yoga Psychology to empower each individual.