At very first this is like one of the most searched terms in modern times
especially in social media. As we know that there is a US-based organization
called Yoga alliance USA, which facilitates certain guidelines and curriculum
regarding YTTC for yoga trainers and yoga centres worldwide or wherever
someone wants to attach with.
If you want to register with this organization for its certification as a registered yoga teacher so before that you have to register with a yoga school which should be registered with this organization and complete your YTTC program from there. And yes for your own yoga school registration, first of all you have to clear your teaching hours accordingly. For your convenience, you must know that there are three are certain gradual steps and the first one is RYT (registered yoga teacher), E-RYT (experienced registered yoga teacher), and the RYS (registered yoga school).
Don’t let you in dilemma of Yoga Alliance, I was also enticed with. But very soon I kept aside my confusion regarding and focused on the fact, that which yoga school is going to deliver it. It was the only thing to do for me and of course for you now.
For your kind note, Yoga alliance just issues the guidelines but the execution and accountability depend on the schools as well as of students. Whatever is there is all about the branding. You have to search the best yoga school accordingly. Whereas, the school has a responsibility to give best of it. Only a brand’s name is not enough!
Therefore at the first stage you have to register with the Yoga School which should be registered with Yoga Alliance USA. After completing 200/300 or 500 hour of yogic practices you become able to apply for RYT and later by finishing your teaching hours you have to register further as E-RYT. Please consider that YTTC 200 hour is the primary program and only after it you can apply for 300 to 500 hour programs gradually. One of the important point is while going to register with yoga school first verify the school in Yoga Alliance website.
Also don’t confuse with the names given by the yoga schools for YTTC. These may be likewise Hatha yoga teacher training, Multistyle yoga teacher training, Iyengar style yoga teacher training, Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga teacher training etc. instead of that YTTC is a common term used by Yoga Alliance and it depends on the school that what style they are following and moreover what you need.
Clear your own intention to join yoga teacher training course (YTTC) & ask some of the important questions to your own
If you are a beginner As a beginner you have to explore some basic yoga books already before going to your YTTC.
If you are an experienced yoga professional Being a yoga professional you should clear your checklist and priorities as these are going to upgrade and polish your skills.
Health issues You must have to clear if any health condition is there with your own and the desired school.
About the school Ask to the students if possible instead of having read the reviews only
Best season and place in India for Yoga : It is important but you have to go according to your cozy schedules to avoid disturbance. As if you have time and budget only in low season then you have to choose which school is open and suitable for you. There may be several options especially in Mighty Himalayan resigns.
You have to be a practitioner or at least fitness prone to come for YTTC programs. Otherwise it would
make a disturbance not only to you but the teachers as well. So it is fine that before
coming to the course you should join some yoga schedules as well as read some best
primary yoga books. I am sure you would never dry your zeal of confidence if you do
The aspirants who are experienced or already teaching and only doing for having enrolment with Yoga Alliance USA can retune their yogic practices and having healthy disciplined interaction among teachers is beneficial for both.
When I was in search for such programs even being an Indian and have so many schools around I could not get the option clear and my search was getting day by day more and more confusion to me. But I had a clear point in my mind I have to find a good school and for that I scrolled the reviews of some of them and got chance to have interaction etc. There were several similar issues I faced regarding to fee, facilities, teachers, etc. After having a good conversations among them I chose a place in my city Rishikesh for my YTTC 200-hours.
Well it does; only the thing
is your will, and patience determines the way forward. Your interaction capability is key
role player and it is going to help you sure.
Be flexible with your food and clothing habits – This also a major aspect of yoga the good soothing punctual diet is the base as well as light adorable colours & clothing.
In Yoga teacher training courses this is one of the
important aspects to work on. We have certain guidelines regarding for that. Becoming
a yoga professional one has to consider that this is something really different than other
modern professions. As this belongs to the Guru Shishya parampara /tradition it is a
unique relation between teacher and the student.
Even the books are considered as respectable as gurus because they represents the knowledge of yogis/masters or sages of past. It is very simple if we take something from someone; we have to give something in exchange. So as a yoga teacher /professional we have to be a keen learner & observer non-reactive and spread the same.
For instance I have realized after my course that a good institution always try to create and maintain the best atmosphere for learning, doesn’t matter the size and fame of the institution. During my practice I got enough interaction with yoga trainers-professionals – gurus, learned the atmosphere of the classes, organizational skills an so on. One of the basic observation is that the Yoga course has made me learn that how to utilize the previous knowledge of different field than yoga in yoga.
Yoga the thousands year old practice is something totally different than other professions. It’s a tool for reuniting with your own being in modern times; meanwhile it can give harsh feeling too at beginning as similar to the saying “no pain no gain”.
It sounds tricky but being a
professional the yogic skills have to be sharpen with constant efforts. Because as a
yoga teacher our image should be elegant. Besides that the earning aspect is also very
important so plan accordingly the prices of the courses and discuss the market trends.
Plan the schedules with a flexible approach. Yes if possible so try to keep the prices
competitively slightly lesser than others and even spending on adds give direct benefit
to your students or facilitate them in a more convenient way.
As yoga is totally dependent on self-practice and exploration of the self so joining the YTTC is really a great responsibility of yours. When you teach or share your experience to the aspirant you have to have a great patience and have to hear and watch him her carefully.
It is well known that every individual’s purpose and approach to the subject is different. But with the time a subtle change occurs and it is really delightful to him or her. This is the stage which is common to most of the practitioners of yoga. I/we have experienced that until this stage, as a teacher we have to go for as far as we can to make him her understand the techniques or the teachings later it would work itself.
The repetition of practice is one of the best mantras in YTTC. For example, I felt during my own YTTC schedule that there are distractions at several movements but as the master suggested us to repeat with efforts. This gives the mind to work on that instead to think as a looser and disappointment.
Benefits – In my observance, some of the aspirants have a lifetime opportunity to come
to the place established as the yoga capital of the world Rishikesh, where the yoga has
evolved and spread across the globe.
Rishikesh is situated at the bank of holy river Ganges in the lap of mighty green snowy Himalaya which is known for pilgrimage. The sacred city is surrounded with spiritual energy for thousands of years as it has been a hub for the yogis & sages.
There you come to know the unity among diversified cultures of the Indian society. It is really cost-effective too then in your own country. Traditional values are carried on Yogic practices which tell us that how yoga emerged, what were the conditions, how it was evolved and inspired the masses and legends, ups and downs in several centuries and in modern times what the localities think etc.
Some of the queries which are not quenched by so far even having the best masters can only be answered by the natural environment of the place itself. I felt this is a very bounding experience and making the base stronger for the yogic journey by having a company of age-old relevant places.
At last, I must admit that yoga is a journey of subtle changes to the grossest one or moreover to a research of our own true being which makes us feel part of nature or universe as a whole. So as a yoga aspirant you will get a
definite everlasting positive change in you and such values to your life & career, which inspires to your fellows and the students.
I wish you all the best for your Yoga Journey starting with YTTC and as a yogic practitioner you will be having such a marvelous characteristics in you and your aura would reflect the same -
Respect of all living or nonliving.
Participating, helpful and a good knowledge sharer.
Humble to self and all.