Celebrating 15 years of the Yogacampus Teacher Training with Lisa White
Can you believe that this year marks 15 years of the Yogacampus Teacher Training Diploma? Wow! We’ve just started with our 30th intake in London and our reputation has ensured our programme can thrive in York and Manchester too. To celebrate this landmark, we talk to just some of our ever-inspiring graduates!
What makes the Yogacampus Teacher Training course special?
You feel prepared. As a teacher and owner of 2 studios, it saddens me that so many teachers have come from the ‘Costa del Yoga Mat’ school of teacher training, and think that they can sit for a couple of weeks, or even a couple of months in front of someone fast tracking them through ‘how to teach Yoga in 10 easy steps’ and then be safe to stand in front of a group of trusting students and share that ‘knowledge’. In my experience, most of these ‘teachers’ are terrified, more so than before they took their training as their insight has been opened, but their quest for learning not fully fulfilled. Some end up never teaching, or they have to go on their own quest of learning from assisting and further trainings.
But… the work put into this training from Yogacampus commands a respect for the team who are dedicated in ensuring each and every student is given an abundance of knowledge and support. The length of the training affords you the time needed to put into practice what you learn, to research, to discover, to grow. I know from having completed this training myself, the amount of work you as a student put into each module in return, builds within you the confidence to make that step into the class as the teacher. You feel prepared, ready and excited to take what you have learned into your classes.
What do you love the most about passing your yoga knowledge on to students?
Being able to share how transformational Yoga can be. I’m not talking about getting students into the more extreme asana, but sharing practices that help them to breath well, discover that little and often can improve mobility, build their strength, improve balance and stability, and most of all their wellbeing emotionally and mentally.
Over the years I worked with many students who say they ‘cannot do yoga’. But I get to share from my teachers some of their incredible knowledge they shared with me, and how there is a practice for everyone no matter what they feel their limitations.
Being a small cog in this vast wheel is an absolute honour when you can see the change it can make in a student’s life and I am so happy to have been part of many of these huge transformations.
Your fondest moment on the Yogacampus Teacher Training diploma?
I have found some of my closest friends from this training, we met the very first day and now we work together, support each other and continue to grow together and for this I feel truly blessed.