Where Should I Get Certified To Teach Yoga? Discuss

Editor's note: This is a question we get asked often here at MindBodyGreen. We thought it would be fun to share with our community and hear your thoughts!

I’ve been thinking of getting certified to teach yoga for years and for myriad reasons, something has always come up or maybe the timing wasn't quite right, and it just hasn’t worked out.

There are so many options when it comes to yoga teacher trainings, that I tend to get lost in relentless Google searching.

Do I want to go away for a month and immerse myself in an intensive program somewhere exotic like Hawaii or Costa Rica? (Um, yes please!)

Or do I want to maybe stay closer to home so I can continue to work? (Hmm, that might make more sense economically!)

But can I afford to do all of this right now? Should I maybe wait a little longer?

What styles of yoga do I want to ultimately teach?

Ahhhh! This isn’t just a simple decision —  hopefully this will be my new career.

I’ve loved yoga for many years and can’t imagine a better job for me! Not only do I want to be a teacher, but I also think I’d be pretty good at it! But first things first — I need to narrow down my choices and pick the right teacher training for me.

If you’re reading this and can relate, I invite you to weigh in. Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Update: The author decided to stay close to home and completed her teacher training in St. Albert, Canada. She has also become certified in prenatal and postnatal yoga training. Her students continue to inspire her on a daily basis and she loves being a yoga teacher.

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