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CYT, as good as RYT?
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November 14, 2011 - 1:28 pm
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I always "assumed" (I know, never assume) to teach yoga you should have at least an RYT-200 credential. From what I have read here though, is my understanding correct that a CYT diploma with 200+ hours of training is just as credible and useful if one wants to teach? I'm new to yoga, but am a massage therapy student, would like eventually to work in more of a teaching/wellness coaching role. The Yoga Teacher in a Box training, along with mentoring and classes at my community college which I am taking in my massage program I think would be a perfect fit for me. I'm not yet convinced I want to be a yoga teacher but I'm very intersted and think it would go along well with my overall goals. I also have MS and have been told that yoga is GREAT in general for people with MS.


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November 15, 2011 - 12:24 pm
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well I think I have clearly gotten the impression that the YA is not well liked so thanks for explaining further. I see this a lot in a lot of other related fields too, like personal training (tons of accreditations and one of them doesn't make you any better than another -- they all claim theirs is the best), and nutrition (ADA wants there to be traditionally-trained dietitians, and anbody else even with a master's degree in nutrition is consider a "quack" by them).


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November 22, 2011 - 5:24 pm
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Hi Laura,

They must have made a few people mad to get that F rating. I think you have summed it up quite well. For me, when YA refused to recognize Gurus and Ashrams in India that was the last straw. If a Guru has been teaching for 50 years in India, why the need for YA approval in the States?

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