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How To Become A Yoga Teacher

With the increasing popularity of yoga as a form of exercise in the west, the demand for trained yoga teachers is also increasing. This industry is showing enormous growth. A large number of people want to become a yoga instructor and start their independent practice. To be a yoga teacher is becoming the ideal career for some yoga lovers. This career gives the dual advantage to yoga lovers, they will remain healthy and fit, plus they can get a handsome amount from their yoga practice. 

The main question generally asked by these people is how to become a certified yoga teacher?

How To Become A Yoga Teacher
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The answer to such a question of how to become a yoga teacher is straightforward. An interested yoga lover needs to attend a certified yoga teacher training school. After he gets his certification and recommendation letter from the school, he has got the answer to his question of how to become a registered yoga teacher. He can now start his yoga teaching practice.

Two Ways To Become A Yoga Teacher


There are two ways to go through the yoga teacher's training course. The first is to get registered into a yoga center. And the second one is to complete the course at home. Whatever option is selected for the level 1 yoga teacher certification, it is required by the trainees to complete 240 teacher training hours. The tuition fee for such a course in a yoga center starts at $300. 

This is just the tuition fee; it does not include the books. Home teacher training courses cost much less than the usual regular sessions. But these comprehensive home workout programs lack the all-time supervision of qualified instructors. Although in such packages email and telephone facility to the qualified instructors is available.

How To Become A Certified Yoga Teacher?


To be a yoga teacher, the interested yogic needs to attend the yoga teacher certification course, as mentioned above. The contents of such a course are designed with great care. A person who wants to become a yoga instructor need to learn the following core ideas:-
  1. The Basic Anatomy Of The Body.
  2. The Underlying Yoga Philosophy.
  3. Classical Yoga Poses.
  4. Modifications Of The Basic Poses.
  5. Teaching Tips And Ethics
  6. Yoga Chants And Many More Core Ideas.

To be a perfect yoga teacher, one just does not need training in these core areas. Besides these core concepts, a "to be a yoga teacher" needs to know how to actually run his business. Some other skills taught in a yoga teacher training course are given below:-

  • All of the core knowledge of the teacher is useless if he cannot communicate his knowledge properly to the students.
  • Whatever is the quality of knowledge of the instructor; if he cannot setup his business (yoga class) in an efficient way then he will lose in long run.
  • An instructor must be able to market his class in best possible way as there is a tough competition among yoga classes so strong marketing skills are needed.

Instructors trained in this broader manner can build and maintain the client list. Thus a person needs to complete certification to become a yoga instructor. Some people are interested in Pilates and yoga at the same time, and they want to teach both. This is also possible to become a certified Pilates and yoga teacher. But for that certification, the interested person needs to study more and work even harder. As yoga and Pilates both are very vast areas and require a lot of learning.
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