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sunshine2010-07-05 00:16:45 +0000 #1
Hello! I am working at a fitness center as a Yoga instructor. I have 5 years yoga experience but no certification. They provided on the job training for me. The fitness center recommended getting the AFAA certification as a general fitness instructor. I have an interest in the Yoga Alliance certification but I am having trouble finding time in my schedule to commit to that many hours of classes. I am unsure what certification is important as a yoga instructor.

What types of certification do you have? What do you suggest for me?

Thank you so much!
suryadaya2010-07-05 00:30:27 +0000 #2
I like your name, sunshine.

If your facility recommends getting the AFAA certification, then you should probably get it. There are a lot of yoga alliance certifications that offer modules and intensives you can attend throughout the year, split up into smaller segments. This makes it easier for some people to achieve their requirements. Many of them have home-study requirements to go with them, and there are some only-home-study programs available through the internet. The home-study-only ones do not meet yoga alliance certification, however.

I'm getting certified in India in November with a 300 hour certification but I am not sure that its going to meet the standards set by the Alliance, as I can find no record of anyone submitting for it before. I am really not concerned because this is the school that I feel I must go to; and from the research I have done, what they teach surpasses the requirements. My best advice would be to find the school or training program that you are connected to, and is the most available to you schedule and financial-wise, and stay with that one. If all else fails, you can always train through YogaFit when it comes through your area.

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