So you are thinking of taking yoga teacher training course? Well that is not important, the important thing is that you are thinking of teaching yoga, a profession that you like. It doesn’t matters since how many years you have been practising yoga, a decision to teach yoga is a huge one. So, how will you come to know that you are ready to join a course for yoga teacher training in India or somewhere else? Although I believe that every individual is unique and the reasons why one is joining a yoga teacher training programme are different for everyone. But still, I think there are some aspects of yoga that you should know well before going into the teaching line.
If you are seriously thinking of taking yoga teacher training as your main profession, I must tell you that there are 3 main courses that can be done for Yoga teacher training. These include 200 hour yoga teacher training course, 300 and 500 yoga teacher training course. According to Yoga Alliance, these are the 3 main levels for yoga teacher training courses that can offer you complete knowledge and practice of yoga.
Let us have a look on some aspects that you should consider before going for a yoga teacher training course in India or anywhere in the world :
Level of Practice: you should feel comfortable while performing asanas, difficult poses and postures. It’s not necessary that you can practice them very well and perform them every day.
Time: this is the most important factor that should be considered before joining a course for yoga teacher training. If you are not having time for a course of 200 hour yoga teacher training, you cannot go for other levels. Also along with the time factor, you also have to take into consideration the timing of the course. I meant your age, your financial condition, your career goals and a lot more things that should be taken into account.
A Desire: this is a very important factor that should be considered if you are thinking of going into teaching profession. Yoga teacher training needs a lot of attention and will power. If you are eager to learn about yoga and its different aspects and practices, your learning will become much easier.
Programme Choice: while you are thinking of joining a yoga teacher training course that is affiliated to Yoga Alliance, it is going to offer 200 hour yoga teacher training course, 300 and 500 teacher training course. They need a lot of attention and your time. It also depends on the type of institution that you are choosing for your programme. Usually the courses for yoga teacher training in Rishikesh are very famous and reliable as it is known as yoga capital of life.
This is the best way to be in a profession that you love. With every level of the course , you can teach higher level of people and practice it along with teaching other students.