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Yoga Teacher Training Need-to-Know

It can be daunting to sift through the many YTTs offered. Before you sign up, spend some time contemplating your options.

Whether you’ve decided you want to teach or to simply dig deeper into your practice, it can be daunting to sift through the many yoga styles and teaching methods. Before you sign up, it’s important to spend some time contemplating your options.

Is Yoga Teacher Training For You?

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The good news is, teacher training is really open to all. Most programs dive into all the details of the practice, ranging from anatomy and asana to philosophy and history. Then you’ll be prepped for the real world of teaching it all.

How Yoga Teacher Training Could Change Your Life

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Choosing a YTT Program

Before entering a teacher-training program, it’s wise to ask yourself what you’re really looking for.

How to Assess Yoga Teacher Trainings

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It’s a good sign if a course requires an application or some years of practice before admitting you, particularly if they want to see you practice beforehand. Courses that do not require applications may admit students at a huge variety of levels, and you may be underserved.

Look Into YTT Scholarships

It is not uncommon for studios, institutes, or individual teachers to offer full or partial scholarships, work-study discount opportunities, or a payment plan when a student expresses sincere need.

How to Survive Yoga Teaching Training

Enrolling in a yoga teacher training may come with both excitement and its shadow—anxiety. Totally normal. YTT is an intense personal and professional journey. But if you feel well-prepared, it can also be a challenge to savor. Here’s are how to get ready.

Did You Know These Celebrities Are Yoga Teachers?

“A lot of celebrities with hectic schedules are welcoming the opportunity to explore their practice at the deep level that a teacher training demands,” says Santa Monica yoga teacher Amy Lombardo. Find out who in Hollywood has done it.