Keen on a yoga teacher training? Wondering what it takes and why should you become a certified yoga instructor? Whether you’re new to yoga or you have been practicing for sometime, exploring a yoga TTC is a transformative and beautiful experience.
Being a yoga teacher comes with numerous physical and mental health benefits. Better immunity, an improved functioning of all body systems, greater flexibility and strength, are just a few of the physical health benefits. Mental health benefits include reduced stress, better focus and concentration, improved productivity, better quality sleep, and much more. Yes, practitioners get these benefits too, but as a yoga teacher, you develop a balanced and improved lifestyle. You’ll be more likely to practice regularly and adopt a yogic way of life.
Becoming a yoga instructor won’t take long (200 hours is the basic course). But becoming a good teacher will depend on your practice and progress. Don’t worry if it is taking you longer than your friend or fellow-student. Everyone’s journey is different. Trust the process and continue your practice.
After completing your certification, career options as a yoga instructor are plenty. You can become a freelance trainer with fitness centers, start your own classes or join a yoga studio full-time. You can teach online or in-person classes. You can also take up more courses and improve your qualifications. Options include a 300-hour yoga teacher training in Ashtanga or Vinyasa or branching out towards styles like Yin yoga. There are also many Yoga Alliance certified Continuous Professional Development courses you can explore to boost your skills and experience as a yoga teacher.