It’s a big decision to join a 200-hour yoga teacher training. It’s a major commitment of time and money. Fearing regret, some yoga students never move forward.
To make a wise decision, consider the following factors:
- Teachers: Research the instructors and make sure they have a solid reputation, relevant credentials, and teaching experience.
- Curriculum: Ensure the program covers the topics you’re interested in and meets your learning goals.
- Length and schedule: Consider the time commitment and whether the program’s schedule works with your lifestyle.
- Cost: Compare costs of different programs and see if they offer payment plans or scholarships.
- Location: Choose a program in a location that is convenient and accessible for you.
- Reputation: Research the program’s reputation and read reviews from past participants.
- Accreditation: Look for a yoga school that is registered with Yoga Alliance.
- Opportunities for practical experience: Look for a program that provides opportunities for you to practice teaching, both in a supervised setting and on your own.
Talk to the teachers, talk to graduates, do your research on curriculum. Compare a few schools. The best fit should make itself clear.
In speaking with thousands of teachers all over the globe, the biggest regret I heard about yoga teacher training . . . “I wish I had gone to training earlier!” In other words, they thought about it too long before diving in.