On the Mat with…Katie

Hello YSD Community-

We are so excited to introduce a new teacher trainer spotlight called “On the Mat”. From now until the fall, we will be highlighting our current teacher trainees and let you all learn a little bit more about them.

Our first teacher trainee is Katie Morrison!

When and why did you start practicing yoga?

I went to my first yoga class in college. I went because it was being taught by my former English teacher! I became pretty obsessed through out college, attending at the student rec center and a local studio, when they had coupons. That studio was where I really fell in love with the mentality practiced by yogis of peace and respect for others. Throughout the years, I struggled to keep up my practice. But when I moved to Dallas in March of 2015, I found Yogasport and haven’t stopped flowing since.

Why do you want to become a yoga instructor?

My favorite yoga teacher at that very first studio really inspired me and planted the seed of becoming an instructor. I have gotten distracted with various degrees and career changes, never thinking I would have the time or ability to learn how to teach yoga. But I finally made it happen! I hope to spread the joy and peace that yoga brings me.

What is your yoga philosophy?

This is a good one. I have learned over the years that it’s best to be present, to accept what your body can and can’t do and to never compare yourself to anyone else in the room. Yoga provides me a place to not only become more physically fit, but to also work through things in my mind and to create a more peaceful and calm mood to take with me and face the world.

What do you feel is the most important skill a yoga instructor should possess?

I am learning that flexibility is a very important skill that a yoga instructor should possess. Anything can happen in a yoga class and you have to be able to keep the energy and the class going. I also think it’s important to be able to relate to your fellow yogis and to teach from a place that everyone can understand.

Favorite: Song, Color, Animal, Pose

Anything by Lady Gaga
Color: Blue
Animal: Cats!
Pose: Half Pigeon or Wheel

Finish the sentence: “When I am on the mat, I feel…”

I feel everything! So many things can come up emotionally and physically during my practice and I love that feeling.


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Becoming A Yoga Teacher

Woman doing yoga

What Are The Benefits Of Becoming A Yoga Teacher?

If you loved to become a yoga teacher but confused as to what benefits you will receive, you have come to the right place. Becoming a yoga teacher has numerous benefits. The most important advantage is that you get to take your practice to a whole new level. That is why you need to become a qualified yoga teacher. Here are some advantages of becoming a qualified yoga instructor.

Your practice will soar to new heights when you start teaching yoga. In fact, you get to go through many yoga teacher training courses that will deepen your practice in some of the most amazing ways. The more you teach, the more you become committed to your practice which will help take your practice to a whole new level. If you plan to walk further down the path of yoga, there is no better way to it than becoming a yoga teacher. Today, most professionals spend their working hours in front of a computer with their shoulders hunched forward and lower back becoming tighter and tighter. As a yoga teacher, you get to move your body all the time. In fact, humans weren’t designed to sit in chairs for hours and hours at a time. Movements are very important to maintain our health and well-being in the long run. A yoga teacher gets to do just that. It makes you healthy and happy over time. That is why you need to become a qualified yoga teacher.

The demand for qualified yoga teachers is on the rise. That is because more and more people are coming to understand the benefits of yoga today. Hence, more students are eager to learn this art. But there is a dearth of qualified teachers to impart the knowledge to these students. Hence, you get to choose a professional that is in high demand when you decide to become a qualified yoga teacher. On the other hand, yoga helps make people’s lives better. That way you are getting the chance of helping people to improve their overall health and well-being in the long run. In fact, you are helping the world to be a better place by becoming a qualified yoga teacher.

You get to travel the world by becoming a qualified teacher. People flock to yoga classes in all corners of the globe. Hence, you get the chance to move around with your new yoga career. You don’t have to be stuck in one place for decades when you become a qualified teacher. On the other hand, if you are passionate about yoga, you get to make money doing what you love. That is why you need to become a qualified yoga teacher.

In conclusion, a yoga teacher is highly respected by his/her students. Becoming a qualified yoga teacher has numerous benefits. That is why you need to become a qualified yoga teacher without delay. The above read offers information on the advantages of becoming a qualified yoga teacher.

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