After we practiced yoga for sometime, we often have the desire to deepen our study beyond what a regular group class can offer. Weekend workshops are a good way to start quenching that desire and the newly gained knowledge can be further integrated into the practice in everyday classes. And sometimes as our curiosity and our exploration of our true selves led us farther down the path of yoga, we find ourselves deciding if a yoga teacher training would be right for us. Whether we want to teach or not, a teacher training is, indeed, a turning point and a wonderful beginning in deepening our practice and path. As Yoga is a life-long practice and study, a teacher-training program provides a solid foundation for us to have an intensive and immersive experience to systematically develop our knowledge and skills. With such a firm base, we then can embark on our own unique yogic journey.
Below is a guide that provides information on Yoga Alliance and its system of registered trainings.
Yoga Alliance is the largest international nonprofit association in the yoga community. It provides standards for Registered Yoga School (RYT) that offers yoga teacher training programs. The topics in the basic RYS 200-hour program, for example, is comprehensive and must be relevant to Yoga Alliance’s educational categories, such as Techniques, Training and Practice (Asana and Pranayama), Anatomy & Physiology, and Philosophy/Ethics/Lifestyle.
SPACE YOGA is a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance at the RYS200 and RYS 300 level. The workshops offered at SPACE YOGA are taught by qualified RYT teachers who can provide Continued Education credits.