By Faye Martins
There are a variety of different ways to enroll in a Yoga training teacher program, even if you are on a tight budget. One of the ways is to study with the help of an online Yoga teacher training program. There are online courses with student dashboards and there are distance learning courses that send all the materials to you. Another way to save money is to cut down on travel expenses and the cost of accommodations, by studying for your certification at a local Yoga school.
You may even be able to offer to do some work exchange for the studio in order to lower the overall cost of the teacher training program. Additionally, there are a number of partial and full scholarships available to aspiring Yoga instructors through educational institutions and different Yoga-related websites.
Online Yoga training teacher programs offer students a great depth of information and knowledge about the art of teaching. A good online program will cover the basic elements of teaching a safe and effective Yoga class, including information about asana sequencing, postural alignment, and modifications.
In a good online Yoga teacher course, you will also receive an in-depth education in the philosophical foundation of the practice of Yogic techniques. The cost of an online program is by far thousands of dollars less than a traditional studio-based program.
Studying for your Yoga teacher certification at a local studio or health club will cut down tremendously on the expense of traveling to a teacher training course and paying for room and board while you are in the program. If you enroll in a local training program, you might save up to $2,000 in expenses over the course of the program.
However, it is wise to evaluate the caliber of the different Yoga instructor training programs. If the local program is only bare bones and does not include several of the components of a month-long residential program, you may want to consider spending the extra money for the residential program.
You may also be able to pursue a partial or full scholarship through a holistic educational institution. Sometimes these institutions have endowments for their teacher training programs and sometimes offer scholarships to aspiring Yoga teachers. There are both full and partial scholarships available to attend these programs, although it is much more probable that you will be offered a partial scholarship based on your financial need.
There are also partial scholarships available through Yoga-related websites. These scholarship funds are a wonderful way to be able to afford a high-priced Yoga training teacher program at a discounted rate of up to fifty percent.
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