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Is there a need for another enhanced Yoga teacher credential
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Please feel free to post your feedback about the following issues. You do not have to answer any or all of these questions, but your participation will help each of us understand what teachers are looking for in registries and Yoga teacher associations worldwide. Please do not "bash" any organizations.

1. Beyond basic Yoga teacher certification, do you see an advantage in have more enhanced credentials?

2. What are you looking for in a Yoga teacher association?

3. What do you dislike about Yoga teacher associations?

4. What is your concept of an ideal Yoga teacher credential?

5. What is your concept of an ideal Yoga teacher association?

Thank you for your help.

Om Shanti,



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Yoga teacher specialization and continuing education has grown with the popularity of Yoga. Millions of people all over the world have taken a liking to yoga and it's no wonder. Although many see yoga as a form of stretching, it is much more. Yoga helps to create a balance between mind and body that rejuvenates, heals, and reduces stress in a way that is incomparable to other fitness regimens. Many people who try yoga for the first time get hooked after just one session and many others who practice yoga routinely begin to think about becoming more skilled at the practice.

Becoming a yoga instructor can have many benefits, from refining your skills to using the knowledge to teach yoga classes. No matter what you plan to do with the experience, learning the art of yoga instruction will undoubtedly build your strength and spirit while improving the flexibility of both your mind and body. If you are interested in practicing to be a yoga instructor, you will need to locate a program that give you the proper education to teach yoga classes. By doing this, you ensure that the instruction you receive meets internationally recognized standards, which will make the qualification you receive much more impressive.

There are basically two levels of qualifications available for most yoga courses, 200 hour and 500 hour. However, you can find yoga teacher courses that take 50, 100, 150, 250 and more study and training hours to complete. Typically, prospective trainees obtain a recommendation from an instructor with whom they have been training. The endorsement is then submitted to the program of choice for enrollment consideration. Once, accepted, the trainee begins by completing the 200-hour course. This qualification is generally acceptable for obtaining a job at most yoga studios; however, after 200 hours are completed the trainee has the option of continuing on to the 500-hour program.

Once finished, the individual earns the title of Certified Yoga Teacher (CYT). Depending on the discipline chosen, the yoga instructor may also have to complete a course in that specific type of practice. One might decide to become proficient in Hatha, Vinyasa, Asana, Ashtanga, Iyengar, or Bikram yoga practices; but no matter the choice of focus, schooling in the art of yoga is not only advantageous to a career in the field but also to an individual's spiritual wellbeing. If you're interested in learning more or finding a course that is highly recognized, it may be of great benefit for you research more and look through this website. Here you'll find information on career choices, styles, certifications, and much more.

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