The Benefits of Small Class Size for Yoga Teacher Training

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Yoga witnessed a boom in the last few decades which has surprisingly led to huge footfall in the yoga studios, yoga schools, and even the yoga retreats. You may see people from around the world going to India for the same. The yoga schools in India are attributes of purity and authenticity alluring people from around the world. If you are also planning for yoga teacher training in India you may choose from 200 hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, 300 hour yoga teacher training and 500 hour yoga teacher training.

But while selecting your 200 hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh or any other program, make sure that class size is small. It may not be an important thing to you but ironically it is. To prove this, we have shared a myriad of benefits that are mentioned below:

  • Personalized attention: More number of students means lesser attention of the teacher on each student. Whereas in a small class size each student has the attention of the teacher. It is easier for the teacher as well to reach out to all the students in order to help them during the practice and motivate them to share their ideas and even participate in discussions.

Extended feedback: Feedbacks are an important part of learning during yoga sessions. If during your yoga sessions, the instructor is giving you feedbacks; it means that your instructor is helping you to improve. Obviously, in a small class size, the teacher will be able to give feedback to all the students for better understanding.

Concrete learning: Small class size is also beneficial when it comes to concrete learning. This is because the teaching is more student-centred instead of the instructor. Individualized attention of the teacher leads to more retention by the students. For instance, if you suffer from back pain you may remember poses that heals back pain as compared to the number of poses for back pain, body ache, sinuses, arthritis etc.

Open-ended discussions: Apart from learning, students in a small class are able to have open-ended discussions. These discussions may involve new knowledge about some poses, pranayama or even the modifications of the poses. You may never know someone else’s idea of modifying the pose is better as compared to yours. Hence, sharing knowledge is the basic idea behind these open-ended discussions.

Builds stronger bonds: In the present century, being able to build a relationship and maintain it is a skill. In a class with a few students where students participate in open-ended discussions, share their ideas they are able to bond better. This may result in lifetime friendships and bonds. Besides, you never know you may plan your yoga retreat in Rishikesh, Nepal or Thailand together.

More scope for one on one session: If the class size is 20-25 people, it is easier for the yoga instructor to have more one on one session with the students. With one on one session, the instructors are able to provide a customized guide to each student as per their body requirements. Besides, it helps in building a strong spiritual connection between the teacher and student.

Yields better results: Be its personalized attention, extended feedbacks, one on one sessions etc. all these factors actually helps in yielding better results. It has been observed that yoga teacher training with a small class size often modifies the student into a better yoga teacher.

Consider the benefits above while choosing your 200 hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh. If you are unprepared to enrol for yoga teacher training you may also enroll for yoga retreats in Rishikesh.