While most people think that yoga means creating harmony and peace within body, mind and soul, it actually means “Chitta Vritti Nirodah”.

Translated from the Sanskrit, yoga is “Controlling the Fluctuations of the Mind”.

The countless benefits of yoga lead to a more peaceful, healthy and happy life. If you are interested to learn more deeply about yoga and understand the alignment, anatomy and philosophy of yoga as well, you must have been looking into doing a yoga teacher training.

There are obviously numerous options in terms of location, course content, style and facilities. Choosing the best yoga school for your yoga teacher training is important as this will be a once-in-a-lifetime-experience and unforgettable journey towards your transformational yogic path.

So how do you select the best yoga school? First of all, you should be clear about where you want to learn and how long you can take time off.

Popular destinations are India, Thailand, Bali and Sri Lanka.  If you are on a budget, India would be the most affordable yet most authentic option.

Most yoga teacher trainings cover 200 Hours within one month or less. If you can’t take as much holiday, you can divide the course into two parts or go for a weekend-based course in your country.

The next step would be to check in with the course modules, styles and curriculum. Which elements do you want to study, which style do you prefer and which extra modules are interesting for you?

Each yoga school will have their detailed course descriptions and content on their website so you can go through it and see which program attracts you.

Things to Know/Do:

  1. Make sure that the yoga school is Yoga Alliance Registered and your certification has the Yoga Alliance logo on it so that you can register as teacher afterwards and obtain work internationally
  2. Check in about the fees, what’s included and what not so that all is clear in advance
  3. Connect with the schools that feel best to you and get a feeling of what they are like, schedule a call?
  4. Get information about the exact location and Google Maps location
  5. Read Reviews on Google Maps and watch video testimonials to know what past students have experienced

There is no right or wrong and nobody can tell you which school is best for you except you. It’s always good to inform yourself properly and listen to your heart as well. Usually you can feel which school is a match and which is not.

Here, you can read all about Yoga India Foundation’s 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Ayurveda and Emotional Blockage® Treatment.