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Yoga Teacher Training and Certification

Welcome to Yoga Teacher Training. If you have dreamed of being a Yoga instructor but aren’t sure where to start, look no further. We want to assist you as you begin your new career. Below you will find a comprehensive list of yoga training and certification programs offered throughout the nation, as well as other helpful information that will guide you on your journey to becoming a certified Yoga instructor.

What to Expect on a Yoga Retreat

Posted May 24th, 2011 in Importance Of Yoga Retreats by admin

Set in serene environments, yoga retreats are an extended vacation for the mind and body of those looking to perfect their yoga practice. While every yoga retreat center is different, these are a few things you can expect when attending.

Price:
Prices typically range between $3000-$5000 dollars (depending on the location). Retreats abroad tend to be a bit more expensive than those in the states; however, the cost of any retreat will include 3 weeks of accommodations, three meals per day and a 200 hour yoga teacher training course taught by an experience registered yoga teacher or E-RYT.

Accommodations:
While the accommodations will vary, depending on the location, guests often stay in a cabin, cottage or retreat house of some sort. The space will either be a single or a twin-share. The twin-share is a great idea for friends looking to attend a retreat together. It is also, typically, more cost effective.

Day to Day Activity:
Each retreat will plan the day’s schedule differently, but keep in mind, that most days will be planned for you; as it is more beneficial for your practice. Certain yoga styles such as meditation or flow will be practiced in the morning, allowing the body to open and be prepared for the day. Afternoon and evening classes will focus more on restorative yoga, as your body settles from the day’s activities. While the day’s schedule is planned, most retreats allot for free time for attendees and classes are not mandatory unless you are attending for a workshop or to acquire your 200 hour certification.

Food:
A healthy lifestyle goes hand in hand with the yoga practice; therefore, retreats will offer meals that are organic, vegetarian and, most importantly, healthy. Foods that restore energy, help the body perform well and aid the overall health of the participants are typically provided for all three meals of the day.

Yoga Retreats

Posted May 24th, 2011 in Importance Of Yoga Retreats by admin

While yoga retreats are a great way to reconnect with the spirit and learn more about your own personal practice, some of them can also aid you in becoming a certified yoga teacher. If teacher training, or perfecting your teaching, in a different location appeal to you, yoga retreats are an excellent idea.

What are they?

A yoga retreat will typically last about three weeks and be set in a calm and relaxing environment. Taught by an Experience Registered Yoga Teacher or E-RYT, the retreat will usually include the ability for guests to obtain their 200 hour yoga teacher certification.

International and national retreat training hours are held in locations like Jamaica, India, Ibiza and Italy, as well as many other beautiful locations throughout the world. The settings for these retreats are typically calming. Often in near the woods or forest, water or mountains, the location of yoga retreats is chosen due to its ability to calm the senses and allow you to focus on your practice. For those looking to stay in the states, retreats are offered in Massachusetts, New York, California, as well as various locations throughout the U.S.

While retreats can be a more costly way to achieve your certification, they are perfect for the person who wants to get away from the hustle and bustle of home life to practice in an intimate and peaceful setting.