Monday, May 11, 2009

A description of teacher training... from someone who's there.

This is a description of yoga boot camp by someone who is there right now... The teacher training is nine weeks this fall which will run 9/1 - 11/3... nine weeks... sounds like fun, right???

Monday to Friday one wakes up to an early class (for those of you do not know Bikram yoga, this is 90min in a 105F/41C room) then we get brunch served. After brunch there are lectures (anatomy, posture clinics and the like). Then in the evening there is another yoga class. We get a dinner break (find your own food) followed by more lectures (that typically end between 11pm and 4am). ALL classes and lectures are mandatory. Saturday has one mandatory class in the morning. All other yoga classes over the weekend are optional. If my math is right it's 98 mandatory yoga classes in 62 days. That's 147hours of yoga (assuming you only get 90min classes, and Bikram is notorious for his 2hr evening classes).

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