Congratulations, you have decided to take on this wonderful journey of becoming a yoga teacher. You must be looking at several schools that match your training needs here in Bali. Here are some things to look out for when you are trying to find a high standard yoga teacher training.
The teaching team and additional support.
It’s important to double-check that all of the lead teachers are E-RYT500 accredited, and the yoga studio has good support staff and a coordinator. Make sure that the teaching leads are true to what is mentioned on the website. For specific topics, it is crucial that experts on the subject deliver the classes, so remember to enquire about this before you sign up.
Proper schedule with enough breaks.
A 200-hr YTT should include at least 160 hours of contact with the teachers plus homework and practice. You will also need time to absorb all the information, so generally 8/10 hour days with sufficient breaks, and 1 day off a week, allows the best opportunity to achieve a high standard. Covering all the basic information really prepares you to teach confidently. Also, ensure that there is a written and practical exam, or internships and practical teaching classes. 4 weeks should be the minimum to achieve a good standard and enjoy the course as well.
How many students do they take?
Personalized attention and assistance is a very important element when it comes to Yoga Teacher Training. The training centre must have a dedicated area, as well as the necessary equipment, for the entire group. Large groups can be difficult to manage. Practising at a villa or a budget hotel with other visitors in an environment that isn’t purpose-built might also be problematic. Instead, choose a peaceful location that will go a long way to enhance harmonious training and give you an incredible experience.
Check essential details.
Before committing, check the quality of packages, special inclusions, or training-only options, the price and the deals. Generally, you get what you pay for, so refrain from choosing any low-cost options.
The credibility of the school.
Always check credible sources to know their real reputation and not what they claim, how long they have been teaching courses, if they are an approved school and meet the new Yoga Alliance standards, whether it is offline or just online and if they are still around to provide after-support, references and accreditation. Check that they have their own studio and run classes and also have a standards and ethics policy. A lot of information online can be misleading, hence do check that they are honest, follow Satya, the second Yama. It’s always a bonus if they practise karma yoga (charitable endeavour). Integrity goes a long way. Read real reviews and don’t book through agents. Speak to the school, the teachers, or old students to get an honest and real idea of how the programme works.
We hope this information helps you make the right choice for your big step towards becoming a certified yoga teacher in Bali.