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Welcome to the #PracticeWithClara Podcast where Clara and Stephanie share their unique perspectives on philosophy, yoga, and how to run a business as a yoga instructor. Today’s discussion focused on YogaTeacher Training programs, Clara’s key learnings and takeaways, the influence of Yoga Alliance, how to foster intimacy with students, creating sacred space as a facilitator, and the effect of COVID in shifting training to online platforms.


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Here’s more on what we discussed in this episode:
4:17 – Why to Lead Smaller Groups
The benefit of leading smaller groups in YTT to create intimacy and build relationships.
7:22 – What’s Involved in Clara’s 300-hour YTT
Clara shares the history of her 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training program, from inception to present.
8:12 – How Clara Frames Her 200 and 300 Teaching Programs
Clara breaks-down the difference between the 200-hour and 300-hour YTT programs.
11:00 – What is Yoga Alliance?
Introducing Yoga Alliance, the governing body of yoga, and the costs and benefits.
14:40 – Questions to Consider Before Leading a Training
What to sit with as a teacher, if you’re contemplating hosting a yoga workshop and/or training.
16:20 – The Importance of Continued Learning
The benefit to teachers who continue to take workshops and yoga training.
18:02 – Clara’s Takeaways Leading YTT
Two of Clara’s key learnings hosting her 200 and 300-hour YTT programs over the years.
22:16 – Co-Creating Sacred Space
How to hold space for students and be a bomb facilitator at your training.
26:27 – Online Learning
How yoga schools and teachers are pushing online learning with COVID.