By Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500
Do the words “affordable” and “Yoga” seem like a conflict? Have you been searching for an inexpensive Yoga teacher training program? Some potential interns throw their hands up in the air and give up on the concept of reasonably priced training to become a Yoga instructor.
The average cost of a comprehensive training can be much more, when you factor in your hidden costs, such as: mentoring fees, application fees, study materials, tutoring fees, lost wages, air fare, lodging, meals, exam fees, certification fees, and any other fee you can think of.
Let’s consider one more inconvenience: If you have children – who is going to take care of them while you are away at a 200-hour training intensive? Will your family, or your job, still be there when you get back?
So, where do you find a comprehensive instructor training, without financing it for over ten years? Some options to consider are online or home study yoga instructor training courses. In this way, you can stay in the good graces of your employer, while you study in the comfort of your home.
Online and home study courses are self-paced and meet the needs of the average person, who cannot afford to take a month long Yoga vacation. Let’s face it, Yoga instruction should be made available to everyone. If the training is cost prohibitive, will it become an elitist practice?
As Yoga has spread worldwide, it has helped people of all income levels. Yogic philosophy and Yoga practice should be affordable for everyone.
© Copyright 2008 – Paul Jerard / Aura Publications
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