Attending a Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) is a great opportunity for many reasons: You deepen your personal yoga practice, experience tremendous self-growth, and lay the foundations for a fulfilling career.
However, taking an entire month off work and traveling to another country is not an option for everybody. Thus, many aspiring yogis had to put their dream of becoming a certified teacher on hold. To make matters worse, the global pandemic has made international travel almost impossible. In many countries, the number of people allowed to gather is still limited in order to contain the spread of COVID-19, leading to the cancellation of most in-person Yoga Teacher Training Courses.
At the same time, the demand for yoga teachers is continuously on the rise, with more and more people discovering the numerous benefits of yoga. That’s why many yoga schools started offering Online Yoga Teacher Training Courses, giving yogis the opportunity to become certified from the comfort of their home. To find out if this path is for you, keep reading our top 5 reasons why getting an accredited yoga certification online will help your career:
1. Study at Your Own Pace
While some Online Yoga Teacher Training Courses take place live and require you to be online at specific times, most courses are pre-recorded, allowing you to study at your own pace. Whether you’re a student, a busy parent, or working full-time, an Online YTT will easily fit into your schedule.
The One Yoga Online YTT is pre-recorded. Thus, you can complete the course in as little as four weeks or take as long as you need. You can pause, rewind and rewatch entire lectures as many times as you want – plus you have lifetime access – so you can make the most of your Yoga Teacher Training experience.
2. Learn from Experienced Teachers
Since the beginning of the pandemic, many long-standing, successful yoga schools have adapted their in-person courses for online learning. Instead of being limited to local studios, you now have the choice between numerous international schools that have years of experience with Yoga Teacher Training Courses. You have the opportunity to train with sought-after experts that you didn’t have access to before because their courses were fully booked, too far away, or over your budget.
At One Yoga, we have been hosting Yoga Teacher Training Courses for over three years, certifying more than 300 students annually. Our Online YTT has the same structure and content as our on-site courses and you’ll get the same Yoga Alliance certification upon completion.
3. Improve Your Self-Discipline
Completing an entire 200-hour training online requires determination and self-discipline: You’ll need to organize your schedule, motivate yourself to get on the mat, and learn to hold yourself accountable. All these qualities – time management, discipline, and independence – will be cherished by your future employers in the yoga industry and elsewhere.
But of course, you won’t be alone on the journey! You’ll connect with your teachers and fellow students in our exclusive Facebook group, receive direct 1-on-1 feedback on your teaching exercises, and get to talk to your teachers via daily live Zoom calls.
4. Gain Experience Teaching Online
The yoga industry has evolved a lot over the last few years: More and more people are doing yoga, and more and more people are practicing online. With YouTube, subscription-based online yoga studios and live-streamed classes, a big new market has emerged.
By doing your Yoga Teacher Training online, you’ll gain lots of valuable teaching experience and become comfortable in front of a camera. This will enable you to record yoga classes with ease and confidence and even create your own online programs. If you’ve been dreaming about being location-independent, traveling freely, and being your own boss, this might be your path.
5. Start Your Teaching Career Immediately
A 200-hour Online Yoga Teacher Training is the fastest and most affordable way to launch your yoga teaching career. In as little as four weeks – after your final exam – you’re qualified and ready to start teaching.
Many students who completed our Online Yoga Teacher Training got started right away: teaching friends and family, recording or live-streaming classes, or teaching in local yoga centers. Some have even opened their own studio. The opportunities for yoga teachers with an accredited online certification are endless!
Ready to become a certified yoga teacher online? Dive into our transformational 200-Hour Online YTT with our FREE TRIAL!