Not All Yoga Certifications Are Created Equal

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What kinds of yoga instruction programs can I take?

Not All Yoga Certifications Are Created Equal

Many yoga instruction programs are low-key and are designed to accommodate the schedules of people with other jobs who want to become certified yoga instructors as something to do in addition to their other careers. These programs are taught over a few weeks and may cost a $100 or more.

By contrast, Bikram yoga certification is particular. To become a certified Bikram yoga instructor, you must complete a Bikram program, which is both time-consuming and expensive. Currently, an official Bikram yoga teacher training program approved by Bikram yoga founder Bikram Choudhury takes 9 weeks and costs six thousand dollars, and that doesn't include your air fare to the course location in Hawaii.

Alternatively, you can find online yoga certification programs, but despite the testimonials, approach these programs with caution. There is something to be said for one-on-one interaction when you are learning yoga instruction techniques and not all gyms or studios may accept an online certification from someone seeking a position as a yoga instructor.



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