Many teacher training programs revolve around the yoga practice. Yoga Detour takes a different approach whereby the human body, together with its many moving parts, sensations and emotions, is the pivotal centre piece of the training.
When we decided to launch Yoga Detour, a teacher training program that integrates extensively-curated information from outside the yoga community into the asana practice, we endeavoured to fuel future instructors with knowledge, critical thinking skills, and the kind of confidence that comes from gaining a thorough education.
As applications started coming in, we received several inquiries regarding affiliation with Yoga Alliance, a globally recognized “charity” that bestows yoga instructors and teacher training programs with their “Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT)” and “Registered Yoga School (RYS)” designations. On our website it states:
“[W]e have made the decision not to affiliate with Yoga Alliance. It is our belief that the Yoga Alliance organization is far too removed from what is actually happening on the ground, within the yoga community, to have any appreciation or understanding of what it truly means to be a successful, respected instructor.”