Pivot. It's the unofficial word of 2020 for many—including yoga teacher training programs. But thanks to a generous amount of technology and a dash of ingenuity, aspiring yogis now need little more than an internet connection to embark on their online yoga teacher training journey.
Is an online yoga school slightly different from what you first envisioned for your yoga teacher training journey? If so, you're not alone. But here's some good news: The best online yoga teacher training programs not only offer unique benefits, but also limitless opportunities for personal transformation and growth.
A bold claim, right? Let's back it up with these five specific benefits of getting your yoga certification online.
The 5 Benefits Of An Online Yoga School
1. An Online Yoga Certification Is Convenient
Say hello to flexibility—and not just the kind that lets you touch your toes. (Sorry, we couldn't resist. 😉)
One of the top reasons to choose an online yoga teacher training program is for convenience. Whether you're juggling a full-time job, raising your kids, attending classes, or whatever else, get certified at your own pace with an online yoga school.
Our 200-hour online yoga teacher training program consists of 21 modules; complete one each day to finish the training in three weeks or work through the material at your own pace.
Wanna dive deep into energetic healing or anatomy from the comfort of your couch? No judgment here. The true practice of Yoga is about expanding our consciousness and living in a higher vibration. This transformation is available to you—no matter where you roll out your mat and tune into class.
2. Lifetime Access To Training Materials
From deepening your understanding of Prana to learning the art of sequencing, there's a lot of material to cover in a yoga teacher training program. With Full Circle's online yoga school, you get lifetime access to videos and training materials so you can rewatch the lessons and meditations again and again.
At Full Circle, we believe in going beyond the yoga certification requirements. Our online teacher trainings are carefully curated to facilitate the health and healing of the mind, body, and soul. We cover A LOT in 21 modules.
Yes, you'll graduate with the skills you need to teach Yoga confidently. But don't be surprised if you find yourself continually returning to the material to go deeper, both professionally and personally.
3. Join A Community Of Yoga Students From Around The World
Your yoga teacher training doesn't stop when you receive your certificate. Continue your yoga journey with a community of other passionate teachers from around the globe. With Full Circle, an active WhatsApp and Facebook student group ensures you feel a sense of community and camaraderie.
4. Unparalleled Access To World-Class Instructors
Just as an online yoga school grants the unique opportunity to connect with students from across the globe, it also means access to world-class instructors—straight from your living room.
Without the limitations of a physical locale, our online training program brings together an incredible team of teachers and healers from multiple places. Each teacher brings unique talent and knowledge to best support you on your yoga path. You can read all our Full Circle Yoga School teacher bios here.
5. Getting Your Yoga Certification Online Is Affordable
When you no longer have to budget in accommodation, travel, and meal plans, a YTT program becomes much more affordable. It's not exactly an inconspicuous benefit, but it's an important one no less.
At Full Circle Yoga School, we also offer payment plans for all our teacher training programs to further support you on your life-changing yoga journey.
How To Choose The Best Online Yoga Teacher Training Program
Does the surge in online yoga schools make choosing a program seem like a daunting task? Here are a few key things to consider:
1. Is the online yoga teacher training program accredited by the Yoga Alliance?
The Yoga Alliance is a non-profit that represents the yoga community. When you take your yoga teacher training with a registered online yoga school, you can rest assured that the curriculum will meet the Yoga Alliance standard. You'll also graduate with a Yoga Alliance certification, which can help when seeking out teaching opportunities.
The Yoga Alliance recently updated its policies to respect social distancing guidelines. (Previously, a specific number of contact hours was required.) It's unknown if these new policies will be permanent, so if you're thinking of an online yoga teacher training program, we recommend taking advantage of it now.
2. Do you align with the teachers' techniques and styles?
Each online yoga teacher training program has a certain flair. It's worth taking a moment to find the one that works for you.
At Full Circle Yoga School, our programs are spiritually and mystically infused. We teach the traditional yogic methodology, where Yoga is a lifestyle, a science, and an art. We offer these multifaceted teachings of Yoga while also honoring all religious backgrounds and beliefs.
You'll learn modern yoga practices alongside colorful histories and centuries-old traditions. The study of Prana (life-force energy), spirituality, and crystals are woven into scientific courses on anatomy, sequencing, and breathwork.
3. What live interaction is there?
It's crucial to receive support and feedback on your journey to becoming a yoga teacher. Watching pre-recorded videos and calling it a day simply won't do.
With Full Circle's online yoga school, you get a WhatsApp teacher support group and Facebook Community, live weekly Zoom calls, one-on-one Zoom sessions if you need extra help or mentoring and same-day answers to any of your questions.
We adamantly believe that in these crazy times, the world needs more people practicing and sharing Yoga. If you feel called to dive deeper into your yoga journey, we encourage you to take the leap! If you have any further questions about our online yoga teacher training, we're here to support you. Comment below or contact us here.