Becoming a Yoga Teacher Trainer

Becoming a yoga teacher trainer is a significant achievement that requires a lot of hard work, dedication, and experience.

Start with a foundational yoga teacher training: To become a yoga teacher trainer, you must first become a certified yoga teacher. This requires completing a foundational yoga teacher training program, which typically involves 200-500 hours of study and practice. Many yoga teacher training programs are registered with the Yoga Alliance, which sets standards for yoga teacher training programs.

Gain teaching experience: After completing your foundational yoga teacher training, it’s important to gain teaching experience. Teaching yoga regularly will help you develop your teaching skills, build confidence, and deepen your understanding of yoga. Many yoga studios offer opportunities for new teachers to gain experience teaching classes, workshops, and private sessions.

Continue your education: To become a yoga teacher trainer, you will need to continue your education and deepen your knowledge of yoga. This may involve attending advanced yoga teacher training programs, studying with experienced teachers, and attending workshops and conferences.

Pursue additional certifications and credentials: To become a yoga teacher trainer, you may need to pursue additional certifications and credentials. This may include becoming certified in specific types of yoga or yoga specialties, such as prenatal yoga or yoga therapy.

Apply to become a yoga teacher trainer: Once you have gained significant teaching experience, and obtained the necessary certifications and credentials, you can apply to become a yoga teacher trainer within yoga training schools.

Building a strong reputation as a teacher in your community is also supportive for becoming a trainer. This involves developing a loyal following of students, receiving positive feedback and reviews, and demonstrating a high level of expertise and professionalism.

At Awakened Spirit Yoga, we offer apprenticeship and mentorship programs for our 200 HR Yoga Teacher Trainings & the Sacred Birth Prenatal/Postnatal/Doula Trainings. E-mail at to inquire information.

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