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1000-Hour Yoga Teacher Training: Why you Should Enroll

More and more yogis are realizing a 200-hour YTT just scratches yoga’s surface.

Teaching yoga has never been so desirable: For every current teacher, there are two more people interested in becoming one, according to a 2016 national survey by Yoga Journal and Yoga Alliance. And while 200-hour yoga teacher trainings remain the most common option available (and the base requirement for becoming a registered teacher), a growing number of instructors and students alike believe 200 hours of education is not enough.

Enter 1,000-hour teacher training programs, which are cropping up at yoga schools across the country. “We know yoga teaching as a profession is still evolving, and we want to do our part in helping to elevate the standards for teaching,” says Micah Mortali, director of the Kripalu Schools, which now offers a 1,000-hour track that exposes students to a wide range of teachers and lineages. Tiffany Cruikshank, founder of Yoga Medicine, also offers 1,000-hour training. “I want to raise the bar for yoga teachers. I want to enable them to have both better credentials and more confidence in their interactions with students,” says Cruikshank. Sounds like the best summer school ever!

Are you considering leveling up your yoga teacher training? Check out Yoga Medicine’s advanced yoga teacher training programs: 500-hour or 1000-hour.

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