So you've decided to become a yoga teacher.

It is a wonderful and rewarding journey you are about to embark on. But before you hand over your credit card and make up your business cards you need to find the yoga teacher training that is right for you. With more and more trainings popping up in local studios, the decision won’t be an easy one. There are a lot of things to consider before beginning a course that will likely change your life.

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Should you take a teacher training to deepen your practice?

How much can you afford to spend? Teacher trainings are an expensive investment into your own practice and the practice you are going to help others discover. Decide up front how much you can comfortably spend and whether you are willing to look into financing options if you find the training of your dreams, then discover it is a little out of your price range. Many trainings offer payment plans, work study options or even scholarships.

What type of time commitment is ideal for you? Perhaps you have a flexible schedule and can commit a month or more to a full-time immersion program where you meet and train every day. On the other hand, if you work full-time than a six to nine month training that meets on the weekends may be more realistic for you. It is also important to take into consideration that there will be a good amount of homework required outside of the contact training hours.

Why do you want to be a yoga teacher?

What are your reasons for wanting to teach? What do you hope to share with other yogis on their journey?Get clear on your intentions. This is a great time to reflect on your yoga journey thus far and gain a better understanding of why you want to deepen your practice.

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Are you ready to become a yoga teacher?

Yoga has become more and more popular over the years, so there's never been a better time to turn your passion into a career. There are a few different routes you can take and it can get a little complicated.

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How to get yoga teaching experience

A lot of new yoga teachers feel lost and slightly overwhelmed once the cocoon of Teacher Training has been shed. Learn how to get your yoga teaching career started.

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Making yoga teaching your career

Look after yourself. Yoga teacher training courses are very much a mixture of physical practice and plenty of sitting. When you’re bringing your body from a sitting position to a yoga posture, be mindful and kind; injuries on a training course may occur if you think you ‘need’ to be able to do a certain posture in order to be a teacher.