How to Become a Certified Instructor
Becoming an instructor is a big step for any yoga practitioner. It can be a little intimidating and confusing at first, but with the right information, you’ll be well on your way to becoming certified in no time! The Yoga Nidra teacher training will go over some of the most important aspects of becoming a yoga instructor so that you don’t get lost along the way.
The first thing you’ll need to do is get certified. Not all certifications are created equal, so it’s important that you find a certification organization or school that will support your teaching style and mentor you through the process of becoming an instructor. There are many great organizations out there to choose from, but Yoga Alliance has been around for 30 years and they have standards set in place which give them legitimacy as one of the best certifying bodies available today!
Once you’ve found a reliable group or agency that supports both your values and philosophy on yoga, then take their training course (or courses) seriously because this is what will help prepare you not only for certification but also doing well when interviewing with studios who want good instructors like yourself!
The best way to get acquainted with the certification process is by reading through Yoga Alliance’s guidelines. If you find that these are still too vague, then read both books: “Yoga Teacher Training Manual” and “Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras”. These two texts will give you a more in-depth understanding of what yoga philosophy has been for centuries and how it relates to becoming an instructor today.
When talking about certifying organizations, there are mainly three types of diplomas or certificates available: 200 Hour Registered Instructor (RYT) Certification 100 Hour Basic Certificate 50 Hour Level I Registration. The first diploma requires at least 500 hours of study as well as passing the online exam which costs $275 USD.