In the midst of quarantine in April 2020, I saw a post on Instagram. It was advertising a virtual Yoga Sculpt Teacher Training with CorePower. I absolutely adore yoga sculpt, and I had contemplated the training in the past but due to logistics (there are no studios in my state!) was unable to participate. This seemed like the perfect chance! I usually take a while to make decisions, but only had a few days before the training started. I jumped on board and am so glad that I did!
What is Yoga Sculpt?
Yoga Sculpt (YS) is a class that incorporates hand weights and high-intensity cardio bursts for a maximum calorie-burning effect. It is typically about an hour in length and set to an awesome playlist curated by the instructor. YS is low-impact and has similar elements to the barre classes that I teach. Yoga sculpt emphasizes linking breath to each movement and is a total body workout.
In the midst of a global pandemic, I was able to connect with hundreds of others and learn from some of the best yoga instructors at CorePower via Zoom. It was truly remarkable!
Online YS teacher training consisted of two 3-hour Zoom sessions each week, for 5 weeks total. The Zoom training was carefully executed and planned out by the CPY team. Students received an agenda each Sunday with the topics we would cover. Breakout groups were utilized often in training, where students were divided into smaller groups of 5-6 with a CPY instructor to facilitate and ask questions. In the breakout groups, we would take turns practice teaching and giving verbal cues in real-time. The breakout rooms were a great way to build confidence and the skillset we were being taught and allowed you to meet other students in a smaller setting.
In addition to the bi-weekly Zoom sessions, I took 13 virtual on-demand CorePower classes and completed notes and journal entries on each class.
I received a YS Teacher Training manual that I used during the Zoom sessions to take notes with. It is extremely thorough and understandable. I use the manual to refer to while planning out classes or refreshing my skillset.
Attend all Zoom teacher training sessions & Breakout Rooms for practice teaching
Journal after each Zoom session
Take 13 CorePower Yoga Sculpt Classes
Journal after each YS class
Write a full YS Script
Going into the teacher training, I was a little worried that an online virtual experience would not be "as good" as in-person training. I was proven wrong!
I cannot recommend CorePower's YS Teacher Training highly enough. I graduated from the training feeling supported, educated, and inspired. Each and every instructor was welcoming and extremely knowledgable. They took the time to answer each and every question. The teacher training was very detail-oriented and well planned out.
I'm a lifelong learner and have always enjoyed taking classes. I love challenging myself to continue to learn even now in this season of life as a new mom and during a global pandemic.
I hope to use the knowledge I received from YS teacher training to host classes locally and virtually. YS teacher training also left me feeling like a more confident well-rounded fitness teacher, student, and friend. I can't wait to share this with you!