If you have decided to take up yoga teacher training, with so many Yoga Teacher Training programs out there, how do you choose the right program? How do you know if the one you choose is worth the investment (can be a few thousand dollars) and your time (200 hours or more) is going to pay off?
If you are feeling confused about your options, this post is for you.
- Go for a Yoga Alliance-Certified Program
The international governing body for yoga, the Yoga Alliance has set the standards for a properly constructed teacher training program. There are several perfectly fine non-accredited programs out there—but your chances of teaching may be diminished if you disregard this vital credential in your decision.
- Timings that work for you
For some, training in their hometown on evenings and weekends works best. For others, checking out fully from their everyday life and going on a retreat is far more effective for learning. So take into account how much your life is going to accommodate your learning and thus decide how you learn.
- Verify the history of the program
Conduct some research into the history of the training program you are planning to take up. Some might have been around for years, and thus have extensive experience delivering very strong programs. It’ll be wise to do a thorough background check on the company. Read reviews, talk to alumni and become very familiar with your program of choice.