If you are reading this article, you are already in the yogic path or you are willing to pursue this path.
In whichever side you are now, welcome to this beautiful, transformative, life-changing, healing,
I am Tugba, from Turkey. At the end of May 2019, I completed my
500-hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh at Vinyasa Yoga Academy. In this article, I would like to share my own experiences on
how to choose. a right Yoga Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh for yourself. Since yoga has grown in
popularity, yoga teacher training course has started to pop up everywhere. So, with lots of options
for the training, you should watch out before deciding on which training you will choose.
Which training is the best one for you?
Step 1: Is your training registered by Yoga Alliance?
Yoga Alliance is a nonprofit organization for the yoga community and it sets standards and
procedures for the training. If you want to become a qualified yoga teacher and teach yoga, it is
important to attend a course which is registered to Yoga Alliance. Otherwise, your training will not
be valid in many places.
Step 2: What kind of yoga training do you want?
Think about your ideal yoga teacher training. Is it one which fundamentally focuses on asanas or
both asanas and philosophy? Or the one with more focus on pranayama and meditation? Do you
want a program which will be a transformational life experience? Also, do you want intensive
training which will be completed in 4 weeks or one which is extended over the whole year?
You may not have a clear answer now but spend some time to discover your own need. Because
it is a big investment of both money and time.
Step 3: Deep dive the schedule of the training!
Not all teacher training are the same even though Yoga Alliance sets the procedures. Ask;
- How many classes of asana, pranayama, philosophy, meditation, etc are included in the
- Which pranayama techniques do they teach?
- Which meditation techniques are included in the training?
- Which style do they focus? Iyengar, Yin, Vinyasa, etc?
Step 4: Get some information about teachers?
Background of teachers is another important topic. Try to get an idea about the experiences of the
teachers, their educational background. However, it doesn’t always mean that a teacher with
more experience is a better teacher. If is it possible, before the training joins a drop in the class of the
In the end, my yoga teacher training experience at Vinyasa Yoga Academy has been a
wonderful, transformational life experience with an excessive amount of new information. Since yoga
is not only asanas, learning yoga here in this school with deep knowledge of yoga philosophy,
pranayama, meditation has been a unique time of my life.
This will be a big investment in your life. Would you like to make it an extraordinary one? So, start
to search for the right training and enroll without losing your time.