Having some extra time on your hands? Did you know online yoga teacher training courses were a thing? That’s right, Yoga Alliance recently approved fully remotely obtained YTTs as accepted for registration with them (which is a prerequisite to be able to teach). Since it’s a relatively new business, the prices are still super low when compared to other YTTs and an amazing opportunity for yogis on a budget. The catch is you have to finish it before June 30th, 2020! So get on it!
Yoga schools have been working relentlessly at finding solutions out there to bring you the best online yoga teacher training courses right in the comfort of your home. And there’s a great selection and quality already. These are all taught by experienced certified teachers from all over the world via video conference.
Keep in mind that those online yoga teacher training courses are taught in the timezones of the instructors, so make sure you pick an online yoga teacher training in a timezone close to yours unless you’re a night own!
The best Online Yoga Teacher Training right now
A retreat that I’ve already recommended multiple times is the wonderful Wonderland Healing Center, normally located on the island of Koh Phangan in Thailand. I mean, they are still located there, but they are also now offering their Yoga Teacher Training online, and for a fraction of the usual cost. Sure, you won’t get to enjoy the beach and the curry, but you’ll get 200 hours of online training over 28 days in the comfort of your home. This course is aimed at all level and focuses on the Hatha style.
Time Zone: Surat Thani, Thailand (GMT+7)
Styleoga also now offers a teacher training course that is held completely online and can be done at your own pace, in a minimum of 30 days and for a maximum of 10 months, resulting in an international certification recognised by the World Yoga Alliance as a 200-hour certified yoga teacher. Since the lessons are pre-recorded, this one works for any time-zone and starts one week after your subscription. The style is Hatha. Great for those who can’t commit to full days of training and wan to take it slow.
Time Zone: All
Cost: € 1,377
Another self-paced course for those wanting to do it their way. You can start right now and become a 300-hour Yoga Alliance certified instructor without having to go outside. Here, you have the choice to either participate as an active member via the Zoom live stream, or complete the YTT at your own pace with the pre-recorded video modules. The schedule is super flexible: you can finish the training in anywhere between 20 days or 2 months, it’s entirely up to you. ULU Yoga teaches Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin yoga styles, as well as filling you in on philosophy, meditation, anatomy, and pranayama and everything you need to become a well-rounded instructor. You’ll also find workshops on prenatal yoga, injuries and adjustments. The teachers at Ulu Yoga will provide feedback and one-on-one support to allow you to become a skilled and confident yoga instructor. On top of that, you can use your tuition as a credit to attend a future ULU Yoga course in Thailand or Bali!
Time Zone: All
“Awakening Somatic Intelligence” is the main title of this virtual YTT with Floripa Yoga. The training focuses on Functional Applied Anatomy, Vinyasa Instruction as well as Somatics. The course is part of Bhakti Prema Yoga’s 300hrs Teacher Training program. Each module can be taken independently as an 80-hour course with Yoga Alliance, or taken combined, for a full 300-hours, advanced teacher training course. For those who are already registered yoga teachers, you will be eligible for 80 continuing education hours with Yoga Alliance upon the competition of this training. The super-affordable training includes 18 online sessions, pranayama classes, and intermediate to advanced vinyasa flow.
Time Zone: Central European Summer Time (GMT+2)
The peeps at Yoga and More have recently designed this virtual yoga teacher training program so you can learn and train without having to leave your home. It’s open to all skill levels. The course includes 128 online contact hours for 16 days, 80 non-contact hours for self-study, 32 online yoga sessions, and one-on-one guidance. The teaching is Vinyasa-based with a focus on Hatha, Acro, and Restorative yoga.
Time Zone: Eastern Europe time (GMT +3)
For intermediate practitioners wanting to delve deeper into their practice, Adventure of Yoga offers a 30-day, 200 hour Hatha online yoga teacher training. It will include 75 online sessions, in-depth study of the yoga Sutras of Patanjali (from which come some of my favourite yoga quotes), one-on-one guidance, and all digital material. The styles are Hatha, Iyengar, and Ashtanga. You’ll learn in-depth yoga philosophy, proper alignment and Asana practice without having to leave your house. How cool is that?
Time Zone: Eastern European Summer Time (EEST) (GMT+3)
Cost: € 1,300
Another great option for those who prefer to do things at your own pace. And at just €550, you really can’t go wrong! This limited-time Online Yoga Teacher Training will enhance your practice and awareness, all in the comfort of your own home. Designed in accordance with the 200-hour requirements for registration with Yoga Alliance, you will experience 20 contact hours including the live final exam, 180 non-contact hours for self-study, and 10 online yoga sessions, in the Hatha, Vinyasa, and Ashtanga styles. You can start the course 48 hours after registration and finish the training within a time window ranging from one to six months. At the end of it, you will be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance and qualified to teach worldwide. Available in English and Spanish.
Time Zone: Barcelona, Spain (GMT +2)
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