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This yoga certification is where the journey starts for yoga teacher training.
Yoga Alliance along with the yoga community created the standard for the yoga certification course.
All schools are different in their approach and style but the basic curriculum requirements are the same.
Here's a quick breakdown of the certification standards.
The 200 Hour Yoga Instructor certification offers an intensive experience to expand your knowledge and practice.
All 200 hour yoga courses include the following parts for the yoga certification.
Typical areas of practice & teaching skills will be-
Asanas - Posture practice
Pranayamas - Breath & Energy
Meditation - Inner Journey
Mantras & Chanting - Internal or External
Kriyas - Internal often with breath
Communication - one to one & group dynamics
Demonstration, Assisting & Correcting
How Students Learn
Teaching Styles & Qualities
The Business of Yoga
The physical anatomy & bodily systems, applying this knowledge to yoga.
Energy body works, the study of the chakras and nadis (energy channels).
Study of traditional texts revealing yoga philosophies.
The yoga lifestyle, the concepts of dharma and karma.
Practice teaching as the lead instructor without feedback.
Observing others doing the same and sharing feedback afterwards.
There are so many different options these days.
Search out the one that speaks to your heart with a teaching philosophy you are attracted to.
What more interesting land to start your journey than India.
There are many great yoga schools and spiritual places to complete your certification.
Attend a course in the tropical rainforest bordering the coast.
Costa Rica is a mecca for international schools hosting yoga teacher trainings.
This land with its connection to spirit offers something special. The island is varied & beautiful with beaches, paddie fields, mountains and volcanoes.
With yoga schools to be found across all the country there are many courses to choose from. A great choice are the islands in the south where yoga schools on the beaches offer courses in shalas with breathtaking views & vibes.
A great destination in India with beautiful beaches, weather and yogi community.
Most of the yoga community agree that about a year is the right time although there is no correct answer here.
200 hour Yoga Courses generally ask for 6 months minimum, sometimes a year.
When it comes to your first 200 hour intensive training, a course that focuses on the style that you are most comfortable with makes sense.
Use your time to try out different yoga styles and teachers so you know what you are looking for in your 200 hour yoga course.
Yoga Alliance has set a standard 200 hour course that needs to be met by registered yoga schools.
Your attendance on the course and involvement in the practical assessments completes your 200 hour yoga certification.
Most intensive yoga trainings take place over one month.
Each day the classes start early and go on until early evening. With rest breaks and lunch.
One day off a week for relaxing and to contemplate the course so far and the week's progress.
Your practice and understanding will grow week by week.
The experience is an opportunity for transformation in so many ways.
There is a whole range of pricing but the average worldwide is between 2,000-3,000US.
It can differ by country, season and venue.
Most trainings cost a similar amount across the world.
There will nearly always be a suitable course if you search well.
Here we list all the best yoga teacher training courses on offer so you should be able to find the one that suits the yoga style,
philosophy and the budget you have. We do have cheap yoga teacher training under 1000US.
India is the place to find a cheap & affordable yoga teacher training.
There are many yoga courses under 1500US here and some under 1000US.
To help you find an affordable course, browse through all our