I am currently looking into completing a level 1 (200hr) yoga teacher training certificate that is recognized internationally. I am new to yoga but I have always had a passion to lead a healthy, active lifestyle. I appreciate yoga because my mind and body feel healthier and for that reason I would like to make a career as a yoga teacher so I can share this feeling with other people.
I see the 200 hour certification as the first step and I would continue practicing, hopefully begin teaching and take more certifications in the future as I develop greater experience. I am aware that this certificate will not make me a true yoga teacher, that will be something that takes time to achieve. I am looking for something to focus my time and energy on, I really think it could be yoga.
My concern is my lack of yoga experience, how many yoga classes should you attend before applying for a level 1 yoga teacher training course? I am currently looking at course in June or Sep 2012. This means I have plenty of time to continue practicing and improve my postures and knowledge before attending a course.
I found this quote on a forum: “Do we repeat the same patterns because that is all we know and as a result stay standing in the same place”
I particularly like the quote because I am looking to open new doors and start a rewarding job that I am passionate about. However, I am worried my experience is not enough but if I do not do a certificate I will continue where I am, not progressing.
Does anyone have any recommendations for where to complete the 200 hour yoga teacher training certificate. I am a UK citizen, I have worked and lived in a few different countries so it is important that I gain an international certificate so it is recognized globally.
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.