By Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500, YACEP
What is the best affordable online yoga teacher training? The first step in choosing is deciding where to be a part of your course. Sometimes, courses are led by an instructor, but there are also courses that teach you how to become a teacher. With these courses, it’s easier to work with an individual mentor who can offer more personal attention and feedback. The second step is making sure that the course has the instruction you want. Sometimes, Yoga certification courses focus on teaching beginner classes with basic techniques. However, there are other courses that focus on teaching more complicated techniques.
Finding the Right Course
Choosing the right affordable online yoga teacher training course can be difficult. However, it’s important to make sure that there is a good fit between your schedule and the course material. Keep in mind that there are many things to consider when deciding on an online yoga teacher training program, such as the cost, whether or not you need certification, and what type of teaching position you are aiming for. Discussing these topics can help you in narrowing down your search and finding the best affordable online yoga teacher training course.
When choosing an online yoga teacher training course, it’s important to consider the school philosophy. Is the school an established online education provider? Some online Yoga schools have famous teachers, but they are very expensive. Then again, you have to expect fame to be factored into the price. Other courses focus on more modern styles with a different, less-traditional approach. There are many directions to go in, but most students just want the best value course. Of course, knowing what type of Yoga you want to teach is helpful in choosing the right course for you.
What About the Course?
While we know that Yoga poses are not everything, this may be the primary interest of your students. Therefore, you want to take every aspect of your training into consideration. There are many online yoga instructor certification courses to choose from. It’s important to do your research on the course and subject before you decide to enroll. Some of the things you should look for are: which styles are available, how can they help you with your own needs, and which specific techniques will be taught?
More Questions to Consider
Choosing yoga teacher training can be difficult without knowing what you’re looking for. Some schools offer general teacher training, while others specialize in certain practices. Consider these 3 points before choosing your course: 1) How much training do you want? 2) What are the curriculums like? 3) What is the length of the course? Most foundational Yoga instructor certification programs are in the 200 to 300-hour range. Whether we agree with the training hours, or not, the Internatinal minimum is 200-hours.
RYT 200 – Yoga Certification Online
Yoga Alliance is one of the largest and most recognized organizations that register yoga teachers. They have approved online yoga teacher certification programs, including ours at Aura Wellness Center. Yoga Alliance sets standards for ethics, education, and safety in the Yoga industry. Their goal is to create a safe and trustworthy environment for the public to enjoy. They also promote continued professional development for educators by providing updates on teaching trends, research, and other information so teachers stay current. Yoga Alliance is a non-profit organization that also supports Yoga teachers and students by creating standards for registration guidelines. In order to be Yoga Alliance approved, an online course must meet their standards.
Aura Wellness Center has a variety of Yoga certification courses. These courses cover foundational, advanced, and continuing education material. Sometimes, people prefer all of the materials shipped to them. On the other hand, most people prefer the online format. Online courses don’t have to be shipped, so there is no waiting for delivery or shipping costs to deal with. As a result, the following three-course descriptions concern three of your most popular and affordable online Yoga teacher training programs.
Teaching Hatha Yoga
There are many different styles, but Hatha Yoga is the most popular. It can be practiced by anyone of any age and it is a low-impact form of Yoga. If you want to be a Yoga teacher, you should consider this training. The training offers a 250-hour certification from Aura Wellness Center. You will learn how to teach Hatha Yoga in a safe environment that encourages self-discovery. Additionally, Hatha Yoga helps your students find their potential for inner peace and happiness. The Hatha style can range from therapeutic to Hatha Flow style classes.
Teaching Vinyasa Yoga
Yoga instructors should know how to teach Vinyasa Yoga, which is a combination of postures that are linked by flowing movements. Vinyasa Yoga can help increase energy levels and allow practitioners to feel more in tune with themselves and the world around them. A good instructor will be able to teach this type of class and also offer modifications for those who are new to Yoga or have injuries. Vinyasa classes can be slow, medium, or fast. Therefore, for the safety of students, class descriptions should be thorough and honest.
Teaching Restorative Yoga
One of the most common types of Yoga is restorative. This type of yoga focuses on poses that are done with the body in a state of being relaxed and at ease. The body naturally releases tension, toxins, and stress from the muscles. Teaching Restorative Yoga can be an especially rewarding way to share your love for this healing art form. As a teacher, you’ll have the opportunity to help students find their own balance by encouraging them to relax deeply and feel safe. A full variety of props are made available to students in most restorative classes. Sometimes, very few props are available and this leave it up to teachers to be creative.
You have many choices when considering affordable online yoga teacher training. When you need answers, the best thing to do is contact Student Services directly. Our phone number is 1-508-222-0092. Of course, each training facility will have unique approaches. Yet, everyone wants to see you prepared to teach safe Yoga classes.
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