320: What to Pack for a YTT with Shannon Crow

Once you are signed up for a yoga teacher training (YTT) program, what should you pack to bring with you? This is a common question among yoga teachers. Shannon Crow did a survey in the Connected Yoga Teacher Facebook group to find out what people recommend!

Tune in to this episode to find out what are some must-haves, some nice-to-haves and to get Shannon’s full list of what she packs for a YTT! This is the perfect episode to listen to if you are wondering what you need to bring for your next YTT.

Key Takeaways:

[2:00] Shannon Crow introduces the topic for this episode – what to take with you to a yoga teacher training.

[4:25] First few items on Shannon’s list are a yoga mat and props.

“Don’t forget to bring an open mind.” ~ Shannon Crow 

[5:19] Some yoga teachers bring a yoga mat cleaner but Shannon advises against it. She explains why.

[7:10] Shawls, scarves, and layers of clothing are all useful items to add to your packing list for a YTT.

[8:37] Shannon gives a shout out to sponsors, OfferingTree and Pelvic Health Professionals.

[11:22] Shannon always packs writing instruments to attend a yoga teacher training.

[13:10] Shannon shares some other personal items you may want to include in your packing list like deodorant, snacks, water bottles, and tissues.

[15:52] Cell phones can be a useful tool to capture parts of your learning experience at the YTT, and a large tote bag to hold all your belongings is handy too!

[17:11] Don’t forget to bring an open mind and your critical thinking skills!

“Be ok with questioning and asking for information that supports something that is said in class.” ~ Shannon Crow 

[18:20] You might want to bring along a towel and your yoga business cards as well!

[19:46] What are some of your essentials to bring to a yoga teacher training? Share them in the comments!

What to Bring to a YTT:

  • Yoga Mat

  • Blocks

  • Yoga Belt

  • Blanket

  • Bolster

  • Eye Pillow

  • Meditation Cushion

  • Yoga Mat Cleaner (without essential oils if possible)

  • Shawl or Scarf

  • Layers of (or extra) Clothing

  • Notebook, Journal and/or Clipboard

  • Coloured Pencils, Markers, Pens or Crayons

  • Deodorant

  • Snacks, Food & Drinks

  • Water Bottle

  • Kleenex

  • Phone & Charger

  • Large Tote Bag

  • An Open Mind AND Critical Thinking Skills

  • Hand Towel and/or Mat Towel

  • Business Cards


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