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Preparing for Yoga teacher training.

How I prepare for yoga teacher training and my first ever journey to asia.




My yoga teacher training is coming up super soon and I am so excited. Because so many of you are interested in my training at Yoga school institute, I will tell you how I am preparing for this huge journey. 

The team at YogaSchoolInstitute really wants to make sure, I am feeling comfortable and confident going into this. That is why they have provided me with some guidelines and tips on how to prepare in advance. They recommend to practice yoga on a regular basis, to not smoke or drink excessively before attending the training and also gave me a list of educational books to read, to kind of get a deeper insight into what the training is all about. 

One of the books, that was on the list, is: Yoga anatomy by Lesli Kaminoff. It tells you all about what is going on inside of our bodies, when we practice yoga. How our breathing influences certain position and what we maybe should avoid doing, when injured or pregnant. Super interesting, but not the easiest read to be honest. As a german, I had to look up some technical terms. It really feels good to inform myself though. I think any yogi can learn a lot from this book about the physical impact yoga has on our body. 

Besides informing myself and staying fit, there is obviously way more to do, before you can start your Bali adventure. I fortunately won't be needing a visa, since I won't be staying in Bali for longer than one month, so I could just book a flight right away without being worried about that. 
Make sure your passport is still valid. Especially living in Europe, we can just travel with our IDs and often forget about our passports. I had to apply for a new passport to be able to enter Bali. (Your passport should be valid for at least 6 more months after your stay).

Something anyone has to do, is to make sure, your routine vaccines are up to date. These vaccines include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot. 

The following extra shots are important, if visiting Bali:
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Typhoid
  • Japanese Encephalitis (not always necessary)
  • Malaria (depends on the region)
Maybe just have a quick chat with your doctor, to see which ones you may need. 

The lovely girls from Yogaschoolinstitute also told me to bring some kind of bug repellant. From what I have been reading, Bali seems to be full of mosquitos and I am that person who always gets bitten and wakes up with a 1000 red itchy marks on my body. So I will definitely make sure to fully cover myself in bug repellant.


To sum it up: These are the things I am doing to prepare for my training:

  1. Practicing Yoga on the regular.
  2. Living a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
  3. Reading educational books about yoga and meditation.
  4. Booking flights.
  5. Checking the validation of my passport.
  6. Getting my vaccines done.
  7. Buying a lot of bug repellant. 

Once my flight comes closer, I will definitely update you all with a packing list as well. I am super excited already. Feel free to ask my any questions you may have!

Namaste,
Hannah


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