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Interested in taking your yoga practice to the next level by enrolling in a yoga teacher training and yoga certification program? If you are like most students, you have been practicing yoga for a while and are now wondering if you should take the plunge of becoming a yoga teacher. Or, you have taken an introductory 200-hour yoga teacher training and are ready to advance to your 500-hour series. Whether you are just starting out or deepening your existing practice, our program will offer everything you need to know about how to become a yoga teacher.
Benefits of being a Yoga Alliance instructor
1. A directory of schools offering yoga teacher certification programs in the US and all over the world.
2. Tips on what to look for in a yoga instructor certification school.
3. Insight on what to expect from your teacher training experience.
4. Business and marketing advice on how to launch and build your career as a yoga instructor.
5. Wisdom from veteran teachers on what it takes to teach yoga effectively.
6. Financial aid and scholarship programs being offered.
7. Tips on teaching methodologies.
8. Yoga industry trends and news.
The Cost Of A 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training
One of the first shocks you’ll get when researching a 200-hour yoga teacher training program is the cost. This is no weekend CPR course, folks; yoga school today is more like college. Expect to pay anywhere from One to four thousand dollars, depending on the area, the quality of the school, and who is teaching the yoga training program and how well known they are. Unfortunately for some 200 hour yoga teacher training programs, you might be paying for their brand name and “how well known” they are in the yoga community. Is this necessarily bad? It depends. Coming from a reputable school does carry weight should you decide to build your career as a yoga teacher.
In fact, cost considerations segway us nicely into this list of five basic requirements and things every 200 hour yoga teacher training course should have before you seriously consider attending: Be wary of a Yoga teacher training program that charges either too much or too little.
A yoga school’s teacher training program whose cost is exorbitant is looking at you, the student, as income; a yoga certification course whose cost is way low might not meet minimum standards set by the Yoga Alliance. On average a 200 hour yoga teacher training course costs from $2500 to $4000
Some a little bit more and some a little bit less depending on what they offer during the course.
Wendy Fit Yoga Studio offers a unique and more affordable teacher training for their students.
You will only pay between $2200 to $2800 initially depending on when you pay for the course. The training manual will be sent on pdf (Hard copy of manual is $35)including around 75 hours of classroom time with Wendy. There will be a list of required workshops throughout the next few months that will be offered to finish the required 200 hours.
If you cannot make the trainings because of time or money you will just do it when you can and then schedule your final exam at a later date. This takes the money and time commitment stress out of the picture. The other benefit to doing it this way is you may want to sign up at another studio for a workshop that would qualify for your teacher training hours and it will be easier for the student to take that workshop on that specific date.
Wendy Fit will offer the required workshops with qualified teachers over the course of two months in order for you to get the remaining hours you still need. The course will also be open to other students that are not in the teacher training. This again is why the course is able to be offered so inexpensively. You can also get your hours from other studios as long as they are approved through Wendy Fit. This may be contact hours with a registered Yoga Alliance teacher, assisting with classes, teaching, taking classes and/or workshops that are part of the curriculum. An estimated total cost after taking the workshops, classes and the initial fee may be around $1000 instead of $3000 and it was done at your own pace and with a variety of teachers that offered different styles of yoga instead on just one style. This does not include the unlimited classes you will receive at Wendy Fit Yoga & Pilates Studio while you are getting certified.
Many trainees have reported horror stories of paying upwards of $3500 to attend a 200-hour yoga teacher training program that, due to the yoga studio closing, ended up being run out of someone’s tiny apartment. While there are many reputable teachers who travel the world and work out of other studios (which is totally fine), if you are looking for a legitimate teacher training that you plan on using to build a career as a yoga teacher, then you need to make sure it is not just being run out of someone’s home. There is nothing wrong with a workshop or retreat run out of someone’s home to “enhance” your learning experience. In fact, the origins of Yoga was based on students camping out at gurus shacks and caves in India. But a proper yoga training course where you are spending over $1000 and expect to build a career from should offer not only plenty of weekly yoga classes for you, the trainee, to take, it should also have a studio for you to actually practice your yoga teacher training in, and ideally a large and devoted client base.
Contact Hours Requirements
A contact hour is an in-person classroom hour in the physical presence of a faculty member. Contact hours in each category must be in a dedicated teacher training environment (into which others might occasionally be invited) rather than in classes intended for the general public. Of the required contact hours, a number are specified in the five educational categories. Remaining hours must be distributed among the five educational categories and can be taught by any faculty member.
All outside resources should be thoughtfully chosen to support the training and be relevant to yoga and/or anatomy and physiology. Non-contact hours must be an assigned part of the curriculum and may include: Reading, Audio/Video, Internet that incorporate an assessment including reports, class discussions, presentations or tests
Written Assignments on yoga-related topics; may be counted for all categories except Practicum
Group Activities including directed discussion, techniques practice or teaching practice
Evaluation of Yoga Classes outside of the program; each class must be evaluated via a written or oral exercise and may count for up to two hours of credit towards Techniques, Teaching Methodology or Practicum categories