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Saturday, October 29, 2016
What Type Of People Should Take Yoga Teacher Training Online?
By Faye Martins
Many people opt to become yoga instructors, oftentimes by taking yoga teacher training online. However, there are many yoga students who have considered undergoing teacher training, but aren't sure if this career path is right for them. While there is certainly a difference between a student who's passionate about yoga and a full-fledged instructor, both share a passionate interest in yoga, meditation and advancing their practice. To help determine whether or not teacher training is right for you, here are some of the qualities that make for a good yoga instructor.
Someone Who Lives and Breathes Yoga - If you wake up in the morning and the first thing you think about is heading off to a class, then you might just be a perfect candidate for teacher training. Yoga teachers share a deep and universal love for their practice. They say that those who do what they love will never work a day in their lives. If yoga is your passion, a career as an instructor could be perfect.
Someone Who Wants To Help People - In the media, yoga has gotten the reputation of being nothing more than a mere workout. However, passionate yogis know that this is simply not the case. Yoga has been known to treat a wide array of physical and psychological ailments, from depression to physical injuries to insomnia and more. Those who feel that it is their calling to help people would be happy in a position as a yoga instructor. As a teacher, you'll not only help your students to advance their practice, but to deal with issues that they have been struggling with in their lives.
Someone Who Wants To Own a Studio - Many yogis harbor the not-so-secret dream of someday owning their own studio. While some studio owners don't have their certification, the vast majority do. By having your teacher certification, you'll be a better studio owner. You'll have a good understanding of what makes a great teacher and also have the option to potentially teach a few classes on your own.
Someone Who Wants To Deepen Their Practice - Not everyone who takes teacher training online is completely positive that they want to switch careers and become an instructor. Sometimes, enthusiastic yogis enroll in instructor training for the simple reason that they are ready to deepen their practice and get a better understanding of yoga. Even if you aren't sure that you want to become a teacher full-time, investing in teacher training will help you to expand your practice and become a better yogi.
Teacher training can be invaluable to a wide array of yogis. Even if you aren't positive that you are ready to become a full-time instructor, passionate yogis often find that teacher training programs help them to improve their own practice and get a better understanding of the deeper meaning of yoga. For those who are ready to definitely become yoga instructors, teacher training is the crucial first step towards beginning your new journey as an instructor. By devoting your life to yoga, you'll gain a sense of peace and joy that all novice yogis aspire to obtain. Namaste.
Faye Martins, is a Yoga teacher and a graduate of the Yoga teacher training program at: Aura Wellness Center in, Attleboro, MA.