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4 Steps for becoming a yoga teacher | YTTC

May 28, 2020

When one has been honing yoga for a very long time and it is certain that they are interested and passionate about it. After being a practitioner for a long time one tends to further heighten their knowledge. Whereas, some just want to spread the wellness that yoga has provided them. The purpose of a yoga coach is to guide their students towards a healthy and peaceful life through correct practice of yoga posture along with proper respiratory style. Yoga tutors may work full-time or part-time depending on their schedule and employer.
 

Things to contemplate before signing up for yoga teacher training (YTT) program

Being able to impart people with relaxation and guiding them towards calmness is fulfilling, but is that the right choice for you? Here is a checklist of important things to consider before one resolves to enrol in a teacher training program.

  1. The why? : One should seriously take into account the fact that being a yoga tutor is a job that requires powerful commitment. Before deciding to choose this profession one needs to question their won-self, “why are they doing it?” “Will they be capable to commit to this?” There can be numerous reasons because of which one chooses to be an instructor for example, to expand their connection with yoga or to share the practice with others for their growth. Therefore, it is necessary to scrutinize the reasons for choosing this field.

  2. Time commitment: In order to get certification for being a legit yoga teacher one need to complete various programs. It is important to analyse the amount of time one can commit to such programs. If one works full-time then it will be a good option to opt for a slow-paced yoga teacher training (YTT) program. Whereas, for a part-time worker a full-immersion program will be the best fit. It is also essential that one considers the time required for practicing by them.

  3. Budget: depending on one’s budget they should decide on the type of classes they will be able to attend. Being a yoga tutor can be expensive, but if one opts for online teacher training courses they can get affordable programs. One should consider various study scholarships or other types of discounts.

  4. The style of yoga: There are roughly about 10 styles of yoga. If one wishes to turn into a yoga teacher they should explore all the styles and select the one which they are most suitable with. However, one should also take into consideration the styles that attracts majority of the world’s population towards yoga.

  5. Type of environment: One should be aware that each and every person grasps knowledge at different rate. So, one should consider their own learning capabilities. While searching for right yoga teacher training program, one should opt for the type of classes that will suit them the most. One can select class of 20-30 people training together or a one-on-one class, depending on their learning ability.

  6. Consult with others who have completed their course: By doing so, one gets the information about the different challenges that they might face in this field. This helps them in preparing their mind for numerous difficulties and challenges that may come ahead.
     

Steps for becoming a yoga teacher

  1. Learn yoga: one should explore all the styles of yoga to understand them completely. They should focus on the style of yoga that works for them the best and the style of instruction required to teach that yoga method. Finding a mentor makes this process really easy. A mentor guides one from their own experience which is very helpful for beginners.

  2. Complete a teacher training program: There are two types to yoga program for teachers. 200-hour and500-hour (set by Yoga Alliance). One should choose according to the time they will be able to dedicate to these programs. In addition to this one should also enrol to become certified in CPR.

  3. Get registered: Once you have completed a program that meets the code of Yoga Alliance, you can then apply to become a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT).

  4. Continuing education: Teachers who are registered to Yoga Alliance are mandated to complete 75-hours of continuing education for every three years. This includes attending 30 hours of classes and tutoring yoga for 45 hours. This is done in order to keep one’s knowledge up-to-date. One can earn these credits by attending seminars and workshops.
     

Online yoga teacher training (YTT) courses

There is a variety of teacher training courses for yoga available everywhere. If one has the time and the money they easily become an approved yoga instructor. But, if one cannot afford such huge expenses and cannot impart a lot of free time they can opt for online teacher training programs. These programs are very user-friendly and are affordable.
 

Benefits of online yoga teacher training (YTT)

  • Budget friendly: Offline yoga training program requires one to spend a huge chunk of their money on transport, accommodation, yoga gear and food. Whereas, for online programs one only needs to spend money on the training course. If necessary they can get new yoga props and gear, but no additional expenses are required. Furthermore, online teacher training programs are more affordable than offline training programs.

  • Time efficiency: Dedicating time for learning is really important. Most of the offline yoga training programs require one to spend the better part of their day in yoga schools or ashrams. This becomes a very laborious task for full-time workers. In online teacher training courses, the only time one needs to dedicate for learning is when they are free to do so.

  • Convenience: There is nothing more pleasing than being able to learn something in the luxury of your own house. Though one might not get the satisfaction of face-to-face synergy, you will be able to get one-on-one supervision via face time or video calls.

  • Easy access: Most of the online programs take place via sessions broadcasted on video conferencing platforms. One usually needs to login at certain times for attending these classes. One can attend these sessions from any device whether it is a smart TV, laptop, phone or a tablet.


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