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Welcome to the #PracticeWithClara Podcast, where Clara and Stephanie discuss philosophy, yoga, and all things related to the practice.
Today’s discussion focuses on Yoga Teacher Training, Clara’s key learnings and takeaways, the influence of Yoga Alliance, fostering intimacy with students, creating sacred space as a facilitator, and the effect of COVID in shifting training to online platforms.

In this episode:

4:17
Why Lead Smaller Groups
The benefit of leading smaller groups in YTT is 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 the 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
As a teacher, what to sit with 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.