By Faye Martins
With the advent of the Internet, the opportunities to advance your learning have increased more than anyone could have imagined 20 years ago. You can find distance learning education classes on almost any topic, including yoga teaching. Taking these classes off-site has many benefits. Two of the biggest benefits are saving money and having more quality time with distance learning education.
Exactly how much money and time could you save by training to become a yoga instructor with distance learning? To calculate the monetary savings we need to look at gas expenses and tuition. For this example, we will use $4.00 per gallon as the cost of gas. We will also say your car gets 35 miles per gallon. You live 35 miles from campus. Using these numbers, each time you go to campus and back costs you $8.00 worth of gas. If classes meet twice a week you spend $16 per week, or $74 per month, just for gas.
When you factor in tuition for an on-campus program at about $2000 to $15,000, your costs only increase. A good quality distance learning programs to become a yoga teacher costs about $600. That is a minimum potential savings of $1400.
How much time will you save if you take Yoga teacher training classes at home? For our example, you live an hour away from campus, depending on traffic, and your classes meet twice a week in the evenings for three hours each time. That amounts to four hours of commute time per week, or 16 hours per month. Now add in the actual class time (for our example) of six hours per week or 24 hours per month. You will spend about 40 hours per month commuting and attending class! That is an entire workweek! And, we have not even included homework time, or possibly working a second job to pay for classes.
Clearly, you will have more quality time with distance learning education than if you attended classes on-campus. If you are like most people, you will spend the 40 hours you save taking classes at home with your family and friends. You will not have to worry about neglecting them and all the associated stress. They will appreciate that and probably be more supportive when you do have to study. Perhaps best of all, since there is less overall stress the time you do spend together really will be quality time.
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