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April 27, 2015
Let's get real. Most of the people over 50 who joined the alliance are facilitators of yoga teacher training programs. It's a feather in your cap or as Priyah said "extra wall paper." No harm done. But most of us over 50 just don't need it. There is no requirement for it, but that dsn't mean that yoga alliance hasn't tried to trick the public into thinking their wall paper is the most important in all the land.
Here's another fact to chew on. The world governments are so consumed with terrorists, war and the economy that they just don't care about yoga at all. There are too many major problems going on. Right this second the Dow has fallen 250 points! This idea of spending 10 thousand bucks on a teacher certification and pretending you are a registered member of an elite club is ridiculous. So many registered yoga teachers spend a mint on training and yearly registration fees for what???
Really it is time for people to have some common sense about spending. Get a good course. Get certified and see if you ever need to be registered. There are yoga teachers in San Francisco with certification only. I know one teacher who didn't have a certification at all and he had classes and private lessons. What's the secret? He knew how to market himself. If you think any piece of paper is the end all and cure all of finding yoga teaching jobs think again.
Paul's course has always been solid, but in this economy it's better than ever because he teaches you how to find work in any economy. You get rock solid info about teaching classes and where to find yoga teaching positions. Just look at these sites that aura has. They speak for themselves. Every teacher I know visits these sites for information.
About teaching after 50 - It's FANTASTIC!!!!! About Lea's gripes - I hear ya Sister. We do need an alternative organization with less bureaucracy. We're all grown ups, so who needs pages of rules that change every year.
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