Trimurti Yoga, Dharamsala, India
After four years of studying and practicing yoga solo, it was time to return to India to deepen my practice and learn how to teach and share this beautiful art with the people around me. Although many countries offer Yoga TTCs, Yoga’s birth place is in India, over 5000 years ago. I wanted to discover real and authentic yoga practices and share them with the western world, and felt a TTC in India would fulfill this desire.
I chose an intensive Multi- style 200 hour course (RTY200 Yoga Alliance course) with Trimurti Yoga School, which lasted for one month, in the beautiful town of Dharamkot, on the crest of a hill above Mc Leod Ganj, Dharamsala.
The setting was perfect. Lodged in the foothills of the Himalayas, we had beautiful mountain views. Surrounded by dark green forest, with trails leading to waterfalls and the infamous Triund (insert picture) I couldn’t have been in a more peaceful location to deepen my yoga and meditation practice.
The Trimurti Teaching Training Course (TTC)
Classes ran 5 and a half days a week, starting the day at 7am and finishing at 7pm. Each day started with meditation and asana practice, followed by theoretical classes covering yoga philosophy, teaching methodology, anatomy and alignment. The day finished with a gentle yin or restorative yoga practice.
Before this experience, yoga had always been a practice for me that I performed solo. I didn’t have any friends that I practiced with, or that I talked with about yoga philosophy. I was blown away by the amount of like minded people on the course, from all over the world, and from all walks of life.
The Trimurti yoga team consisted of six main teachers, with other guest teachers introduced throughout the course. The styles of yoga taught were Ashtanga, Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin and Sivananda, and we were encouraged to explore and appreciate each style. Whilst each teacher brought something different to our yoga and teaching experience, they all shared a passion for yoga in its various forms. Each teacher was so authentically themselves that they were effortlessly inspiring and motivating. There was absolutely no pretentiousness, no feeling of superiority.These teachers were real, human and open to share all and bare all to the group. And the fact that they continue to do this month after month, giving so much to each new group, and with such a high standard, is astonishing.
My TTC with Trimurti changed everything for me. I now have the knowledge, confidence and passion to pursue my yoga teaching career, and share some beautiful and authentic yoga practices with the world.
If you are considering a taking a TTC in India, I cannot recommend Trimurti Yoga highly enough.