BECOMING A YOGA INSTRUCTOR

The path leading to becoming a yoga instructor often stems from one’s personal interest and passion as a yoga practitioner. As the passion grows, so does the quest for knowledge. It is recommended for trainees to commence their yoga instructor training from the basics, particularly the traditional style of practices, regardless of their experiences of practices. This will enable trainees to gain essential understanding and hands-on training which may or may not be present during the course of practise as a practitioner.

How to Choose a Yoga School and Yoga Instructor Certification Course

When selecting a Yoga School, note if the school is: 

-Registered with the local ministries
-Endorsed by relevant organisation/s
-Provides support even after the completion of the course
-Offers continuous study programme for graduates
-Includes engagement with the community

Areas to note when choosing a Yoga Instructor Certification Course: 

-The syllabus is registered with the local ministries
-Includes modules that contain all the Eight Limbs of Yoga
-Provides sufficient practical (hands-on) training sessions
-Offers on-going training advices, guidance, and evaluation

The Recommended Path

The best flow is to begin with the foundation teacher training programme which offers an overview of the different aspects of yoga. Upon the completion of the comprehensive training, one can opt for specialty courses in the various areas to enhance their versatility. Specialty courses include:

-Pranayama (Yogic Breathing Technology) Instructor Course

-Dhyana (Yogic Mind Awareness) Instructor Course

-Kids Yoga Instructor Course

-Pre-Natal Yoga Instructor Course

-Partner Yoga with Precision and Alignment Instructor Course

-Dance Yoga Instructor Course
-Yoga Wellness


However, the continuous study effort is not limited to Yoga Instructor Certification Courses, a good Yoga Instructor is often humble in knowing that he/she is always on the path of self-development. For this, the study of the Shatkarmas, Technology of Dharanas, Yoga Sutra, and the Upanishads, is highly recommended. Knowledge of the science of Ayurveda is also an added value for those who would like to offer a holistic and natural approach in their class.

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