Every yoga teacher training aspirant is always eager to know what do the different certified choices meant and will he be eligible to teach Yoga in his country or if he can teach in any nation of the world? It is seen that students of many 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh are not aware of the importance of the certified program even after spending thousands of the dollars.
Basically, there are no or very little rules or regulations for teaching yoga in many countries of the world like the US, UK, Canada, the European Union or even countries like Japan and Australia. There are many Yoga Teacher training institutes which are running successfully even without the certificate. But certification increases credibility and authenticity which are the prerequisite to becoming a yoga teacher.
The most popular of the certificate program is Yoga Alliance, which is internationally recognized and established the system of education. The organization has established set of requirements for the schools affiliated to it. After the successful completion of the program from the School, you can register yourself with the Yoga Alliance and entitled to become a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT).
A yoga instructor with RYT certificate is adequately trained to run his own school. The School identifies three levels of Yoga Teacher certification that include 200 Hour RYT and 300 Hour and together for 500 Hour RYT. You will earn the certificate of that program which you had chosen.
There is yet another type of certification: the “E”. Any register yoga teacher who is entitled with E-RYT, has more intense teaching experience which is officially recognized. An E-RYT helps to distinguish experienced teachers with the recent graduates.
There are many yoga students who already have 200 Hour certification wanted to know if they can opt for PYC’s month long 200-hour Multidimensional Yoga Teacher Training Program including the 100 Hour module. Yoga Alliance does not permit two different 200-hour training for advanced certification.
Generally, you do not need RYT certificate to teach yoga though many yoga studios needs instructors to get a certificate. Since the certification is the recent invention, there are many great yoga institutes and organization which are in operation since the 1990s and they are not certified. It means the kind of training and the experience you have what makes a good yoga teacher.