Hey everyone, my name is Jasmine and I am 15 years old this year. I started practicing Yoga seven months ago, and I cannot even describe how it has changed my life. I used to be depressed, confused and sometimes suicidal, but Yoga has solved a lot of my insecurities and brought problems I didn’t even know I had to the light. I now feel more confident than ever, and I am now able to find true comfort in myself and what I have. I am still working towards many things in life, but the bottom line is that I know Yoga has truly helped me where many other things have failed.
That brings me to the base of my question- I know it’s very early to consider becoming a yoga instructor, as I am still studying the 8 limbs and overcoming (and discovering! :rolleyes:) my own psychological blocks. Nonetheless I want to start up a Yoga club at my high school soon, (there is a yoga studio near my school, so students have interest) and I want the club members to have some peace of mind.
I have personally never heard of a high school yoga club, so I am interested in starting one. In the belief that my school has many students seeking something more than academics or sports, I believe this club should be well received. I also have a great work ethic and am always willing to learn, and even though I know it’s not illegal to teach yoga without certification, I am still really curious.
As for what I can do- I have been told by instructors that I have great physical alignment, though of course that is not all in yoga. I have had several teachers actually ask me if I was in the teacher training program, and how it was going. My studio offers teacher training programs to students over 18 years of age, and I find that somewhat unfair. Therefore, is there any way to become certified without being 18 years of age? I don’t plan to teach in studios anytime soon.
If anyone can offer any help or have any thoughts, I would be very grateful. Thanks in advance,