The Seven Questions You Must Ask Before Starting a Yoga Teacher Training Program
The program director should have credentials that are recognized from a major yoga governing body. The main governing body of yoga teachers in the United States is Yoga Alliance. Yoga teachers who are certified to train other instructors have either the E-RYT 200 or E-RYT 500 certification. These certifications indicate that the person has significant experience teaching beyond their initial yoga teacher certification (at least 2 years and 1,000 hours for E-RYT 200 and at least 4 years and 2,000 hours for E-RYT 500). Our director (Nancy Wile) has the E-RYT 500 certification and has years experience teaching yoga and teaching prospective yoga teachers. You can be sure that training with us will provide you with the skills you need to have a successful career teaching yoga.
Any yoga teacher training program should cover most of the following areas of yoga:
- Yoga History
- Yoga Methodology (general teaching practices)
- Yoga Teacher Ethics
- Asanas (yoga postures – including the steps for various standing, balancing, seated, inversions, prone and supine postures)
- Teaching Points and Benefits of Specific Asanas
- Pranayama (breathing exercises)
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Yoga Business Planning
Our teacher training program covers all of these aspects of yoga.
It’s important to understand how to care for all of your students. Our program illustrates modifications for any yoga posture that could possibly cause a student problems. Our modifications were developed in a way that still provides the student with most of the benefits of the full posture, but without the risk or strain involved with the full posture.
Often the tuition of a yoga teacher training program is just one of the expenses. Factor in the costs for travel, books, reference materials and any testing fees. Often yoga teacher training programs can cost close to $10,000 when all expenses are included. The price of our yoga teacher training program is $295 for everything you will need for your initial yoga teacher certificate along with a letter of recommendation from the Yoga Education Institute. We are also happy to be a reference for you as you begin to explore different yoga teaching positions.
Your initial certificate is all you need to teach yoga in most health clubs, community centers and yoga studios. However, you may also want to earn your 200 hour certificate from Yoga Alliance at some point to complete your training. To receive your 200 hour certificate from Yoga Alliance, you can look into programs in your area, or you can train with us through our annual intensive held in Southern California, or one of our other intensives given in various US locations.
Often fitness organizations will offer yoga teacher training programs in addition to group fitness instructor programs or personal trainer programs. If a group’s main focus is on other forms of fitness, and not specifically on yoga, it may not fully prepare you to teach yoga in a variety of settings and situations. It may adequately prepare you in the exercise science principles of yoga, but not in the philosophy and history of yoga as well as in meditation practices.
Our program is 100% guaranteed. If for any reason, you are not completely satisfied, simply email us within 60 days for a full refund. We want to help you become a successful yoga teacher. If our program is not for you, we are more than happy to refund your entire order, no questions asked.
Your success as a yoga teacher is our number one priority. Once you sign up for any of our programs, you have unlimited access to me and the resources of the Yoga Education Institute. I am more than happy to answer any questions you have via phone or email. You will also receive a letter of recommendation from the Yoga Education Institute, as well as a listing in our yoga teacher directory, upon completion of our program.