Yoga Certification

How Long Does It Take to Become a Certified Yoga Teacher?

By Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500, YACEP How long does it take to become a certified Yoga teacher? These days, the average training program will last three to five  months. Some courses are foundational (200-hour level) and others are designed to build on the foundational knowledge absorbed within one's original 200-hour course. Being a yoga [...]

What Is the Difference Between a CYT (Certified Yoga Teacher) and RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher)?

By Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500, YACEP The question: "What is the difference between a CYT and an RYT," has been constantly asked by interns. To add to the confusion, the world has many Yoga registries and more than one Alliance. To be brief: An RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) is a registration credential created by [...]

Yoga Certification: On-site vs. Off-site Training

By Paul Jerard Perhaps yoga certification is something you've often dreamed of. For those who dream of it, many don't pursue it because they think it isn't feasible. The combination of cost plus the time it takes to complete training may be discouraging. However, many people don't realize that yoga instructor training can be completed [...]

Is a Distance Learning Yoga Instructor Certification Right for You?

By Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500 There are many factors, which affect our choices in choosing the right Yoga teacher training program. We could join an onsite program, at an exotic resort in Bali, but what about our responsibilities? Obligations at home, on the job, or in college, are also part of our decision-making process in [...]

What Should You Look for in a Yoga Teacher Training Correspondence Course?

By Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500 Correspondence courses, of any kind, should be well rounded. In the case of a Yoga instructor certification course, it is absolutely necessary for the curriculum to cover many aspects. There are many areas to be covered, such as anatomy, Pranayama, Asana (postures), meditation, doshas, mudras, bandhas, Shatkarmas, Yogic philosophy, the [...]

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