5 Things You Want to Know About the Inbodhi Yoga Teacher Training in Tallinn
"Inbodhi Yoga Tallinn teacher training was for me like when you go for a travel, you don’t know how it is gonna be or sometimes you don’t even know where you are going but you know it’s gonna be good and you are excited. This is how I felt, I had no idea, as a beginner in what I put myself into but I knew it will be good. Good for my soul, my body and my brain. And it did not fail!" - Mathilde Roch-Penet (Inbodhi Yoga Tallinn graduate)
First, let go of expectations because every experience is different. But we are confident to say that 21 days dedicated to anything is enough time for interesting transformations to happen, physically and mentally.
If you put in the work, you’ll have a much stronger yoga practice, and much more clarity about yourself, where you are in life, and where you wish to go.
What is the training timetable?
On a more practical side, during the training, the days will begin at 7:30 and finish around 17:00-19:00, with various breaks in between to have a meal or simply catch a breath. Saturdays are a day off in the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga system and will remain a day off during the training.
Saturdays - a wonderful chance to explore the medieval city of Tallinn or have a walk in the Kadriorg Park, as Inbodhi Yoga Tallinn studio is tucked away right between the centre of the Old Town and Kadriorg Palace - it’s quite a unique way to do your 200h training.
Photo: Jana Jurman
What kind of yoga do you teach?
We’ll go through all the details of each asana in the Modified Primary Series (including the breathwork, focus-points, and how to modify anything for your own body); the philosophy, history, and anatomy of yoga; how to stay centred as a yoga practitioner as well as a facilitator.
The Inbodhi Yoga Teacher Training program has 30+ years of history and thousands of happy graduates around the world who have graduated from the same program. The studio is created by the students and student's students of Larry Schultz, aka The Rocketman, who studied with luminary Sri K. Pattabhi Jois for seven years. Inbodhi Yoga is continuing to share the same teacher training program with some modern add ons about marketing, breathwork and ethics. Larry established his Yoga school It’s Yoga San Francisco in 1989, he is known as one of the foremost yoga enthusiasts in the West, and his Yoga Teacher Training program is one of the oldest Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga training programs in the West.
"I had thought long about changing my life? Or maybe not even changing - maybe just expanding. I had this feeling before going to my first 200hr teacher training in the Summer of 2015. And I didn’t even want to become a teacher - I truly just wanted a change. The journey that started at that point was beyond all my dreams. Going to yoga teacher training was the best decision in my life!" - Marilyn Jurman (Director of Inbodhi Yoga Tallinn)
What do 200hr, 300hr, and 500hr mean?
So basically the 200hr Yoga Teacher Training is a yoga foundation training for everyone. It doesn't matter, if you are just someone who would like to know more about yoga, or you have already been teaching for years, because like my teacher loves to say "The training begins when the training ends." So after the 200hr training, you will have just enough to start sharing the practice with others if you want to or deepen the knowledge you already have. And if you want to learn more, then comes the 300hr and 500hr programs.
Inbodhi Yoga 300hr and 500hr programs are certified Rocket and Yin Yoga instructors programs. In addition, you will learn several life coaching tools and restorative yoga. When finishing 500hr program - you may start assisting yoga trainings and eventually become an Inbodhi Yoga Teacher trainer.
How do I know I’m “ready” for yoga teacher training?
"Five words I would describe Inbodhi Yoga Tallinn 200hr training are - Calming. Grounding. Empowering. Lightening. Joy-sparking." - Kadri Barclay (Inbodhi Yoga Tallinn graduate)
There’s no such thing as “ready” or “perfect” when you are on your own mat. Yoga is a personal journey, not a competition, and that’s how the training is set up as well. Each student is guided to deepen their own practice. Whatever it looks like, you are already ready!
Behind the layer of asanas and physical form, there’s a whole world of self-discovery that’s never done. A regular yoga practice quiets the mind, resonates with your decisions off the mat, and affects the way you carry yourself through life in general.
Do I have to start teaching yoga?
No, you don’t have to do or be anything. But yes, the option is there.
The training will give you all the practical and theoretical tools to facilitate a class of Modified Primary Series - a 60 min Ashtanga Vinyasa flow. After graduating, you’ll be a licensed yoga teacher, recognized by the International Yoga Alliance, and a valued member of the Inbodhi Yoga international family.
(We’ll also send you off with a reminder to practice what you teach and teach what you practice because yoga is 99% practice and only 1% theory. As no yoga practice is ever perfect, no teacher is ever truly ready. One just has to take the leap if that is their calling.)