Yoga Teacher Credentials and Training: What Students Should Know

When I first began attending yoga classes, it never occurred to me to question the training and credentials of my teacher. When she did tell me, I didn’t really know what they meant. Now, as a yoga teacher, I realize how varied the training can be and how little regulation there really is.

Credentials don’t guarantee quality. However, I do believe they are important, which is why I sought out an accredited program when I began my teaching journey. It’s also why I want others to at least understand what to look for and what to ask — whether as a student looking for a class and teacher or as a student looking to take a yoga teacher training.

I also announce something pretty exciting at the end of the video regarding my credentials. 🙂

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I help busy career and family-focused individuals feel stronger by putting themselves back on their priority list and into their schedules. I value community and safe yoga, laid-back and heart-forward practices. 500 E-RYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher) through Yoga Alliance with over 500 hours of accredited training and 2,500 hours of leading yoga and meditation for my community. Online Yoga Concierge, Owner: You, Yourself, and Yoga in, Kirksville, MO

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