May 25, 2020

How to Become a Qualified Yoga Teacher

Do you feel called to change your life and follow your love of yoga, but you don’t know where to start? If you are passionate about sharing the gift of yoga with the world, keep reading this guide to find out how to become a qualified yoga teacher!

1. Build Your Self-Practice

Every teacher was once a student. If you feel called to become a teacher but are still new to yoga, allow yourself some time to go deeper into the yoga practice and philosophy. Find experienced yoga teachers – in your local yoga studios or online – who can guide and inspire you. By going to different yoga classes you can experience a variety of yoga styles and find what truly ignites a spark in your heart.

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2. Find Your Why

Take some time to check in with yourself and find out truly why you want to be a yoga teacher. Perhaps you are passionate about promoting mental health and wellbeing, you want to help people live healthier, more active lifestyles, or you want to share the yogic philosophy of oneness to spread love amongst the people around you. This ‘why’ will inspire you, be your guiding light during tough times, and help you develop your unique style of teaching. Over time, this ‘why’ might evolve, so stay curious!

Find Your Why

3. Take a Yoga Teacher Training

Most aspiring teachers begin their journey with a 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training. Finding the right yoga school for your training is a crucial step: If you want to study yoga in a familiar environment, find a local course that continues over many weekends, allowing you to integrate your training into your regular schedule. If you want to practice in your own time and fully from the comfort of your home, join an Online Yoga Teacher Training. Finally, if you want to immerse yourself fully in yogic culture while experiencing life in a foreign country, a month-long Yoga Teacher Training abroad might be the right choice for you!

In your Teacher Training, you will not only deepen your asana practice, but also learn about yogic philosophy, meditation, teaching methodology, and anatomy – all the tools you need to be an empowered yoga teacher!

4. Register with Yoga Alliance

After completing your training, you can register with Yoga Alliance, the largest international organization that sets standards for yoga professionals worldwide. This step is not always necessary, but becoming a Yoga Alliance member is definitely worth considering if you want to work as a yoga teacher. By registering, you will gain access to their directory listing, online workshops, teaching resources, and discounted liability insurance.

5. Keep Going

After your Yoga Teacher Training, the journey doesn’t stop. The field of yoga is wide and deep, so keep exploring, practicing, and expanding. If you need tips on how to find teaching opportunities and build your experience, read this Guide for New Yoga Teachers.

We hope this guide was helpful by breaking down the steps you need to take to become a qualified yoga teacher. We would love to be part of your journey and share our passion for yoga with you! If you are interested, please check out our upcoming Yoga Teacher Training Courses at!