So, you’ve decided that you want to be a yoga instructor. I must say that it is a good decision you made to start the year 2021 and attract positivity to last for the whole new year. Yoga does not only improve your core and strength but will also take you a long way in living a harmonious life. Deciding to be an instructor will help to spread the good vibes that yoga brings through you to a lot more people. Here you will receive tips on how to get started with yoga teacher training.
Maybe you’re new to yoga. Or maybe you’ve been practicing it for a while now and want to go deep into practice. Wherever you are in your yoga practice journey, here are the things you need to think through before you get started with your yoga training to becoming an instructor.
What it’s Like to be a Yoga Teacher:
Since you want to be an instructor, you must know how it likes to be one.
If you are thinking that being a yoga instructor is simply putting on the clothes and leading the students in different poses and positions, think again. A yoga teacher is a teacher, and we know how teachers are passionate about their profession.
You are going to have students, real students that will rely on you to improve their physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. These students will not just only turn the page you told them to read, they have real problems, mostly in their career and family life. It will be your responsibility to be a sort of a life coach to these people. Can you that?
Well, it is still early to quit. Let’s have a look first on a real day in the life of a certified yoga instructor before you attend a 200-hour teacher training. Buckle up because this may scare you, or probably excite you to get that certificate.
If you want to see a detailed day in the life blog about what it is like to be a full-time yoga teacher, then I recommend you read this blog posted in myfitnessblog. But if you are not a fan of reading, then here is the summarized version of everything I have read so far:
It Requires Commitment:
One big misconception in being a yoga teacher is that they have the whole day of the whole week for themselves. You are probably picturing life as a yoga instructor of having no hustle attending a 9-5 job, which is true, in a way that you will not be stuck in your office or cubicle for the rest of the day. But teaching yoga will require you to attend 15 to 20 classes in a week and that can be exhausting even to some yoga teacher who has been in practice for years.
Time Management Can Make You Agitated:
Doing yoga for your peace of mind can be put at stake when you need to run around the town to teach yoga in the studio and with your private client. Expect to encounter ironic events with your profession and your current state when you are running for a yoga class that centers on slowing down.
Strengthen Your Body and Mind:
You’re probably thinking that I have been only talking about the downfall of being a yoga teacher so far. That is to ready you for the reality of being a yoga teacher. But now, I promise that you are going to read the reasons why you should pursue becoming a yoga teacher.
Everyone knows that the practice of yoga benefits the physical and mental health of a person. Imagine doing it for a living, how healthy and peaceful your life will be? I know, right. There will be no excuse to give in to unhealthy practices because you will be required to live by strict guidelines to better your physical, mental, and spiritual health.
Create Meaningful Connections:
You will be surprised at how inclusive and warm the yoga community from mentors to students. You will meet people who can be your friends that value the same passion that you have. Practicing yoga will also teach you how to be grateful and appreciative of things that you have and the people you encounter in life.
Touch Other People’s Lives:
As a teacher, your students will look up to you, no matter how old and what their status is in life. There are times that you will meet students who are struggling in life or facing a significant milestone in life. As a yoga instructor, you have the opportunity and responsibility to witness and contribute wisdom to your students’ journey. A yoga teacher does not need to be perfect or good with practical advice, you just need to be present and remind people of how to calm the mind.
What is a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training?
There is no legal requirement or certification by the government to take to be a yoga teacher. But the Yoga Alliance recognizes that anyone who wishes to teach yoga should undergo a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program from a yoga studio. The course will teach you the basics and advance philosophies and posses in yoga with their names. The program will also deepen your spiritual and mental connection and practice of yoga.
What is the First Step to Enroll in the Program?
After reading this blog and you are still persistent to be a yoga teacher, then you definitely should enroll in a program. InBalance Yoga & Wellness Studio offers a 200- hour Yoga Teacher Training Program that will cover the following lessons:
- How to sequence a class
- Physiology and anatomy
- Confidence in how to teach a class
- Learn all the poses and their original name
- Philosophy of yoga and its history
- Proper breathwork
The classes for the teacher training will be taught by core instructors Lisa Morley and C.C. Fisk. You can contact and send us a message or you can talk with one of our representatives through this line: 801-691-1090.
Our team is waiting for you to join the whole yoga community!