Explore your passion
If you are just starting to consider this career pathway, then you may be wondering how to decide if you should become a yoga teacher. While this career may not be right for everyone, if you are excited to share your love of yoga and serenity with others then it might be the right fit for you. There are many reasons why becoming a yoga teacher is a great idea. Whether you dream of leading a local yoga class or helping teach advanced yoga at a yoga workshop, you may find that becoming a certified instructor is exactly what you've been after.
Help change lives
People are typically drawn to practice yoga, whether it's a class at Nurture Soul Therapeutics or an online course, because of a desire to change. They might wish to physically improve their bodies or they might be seeking to relieve stress and achieve a more serene mind set. Ask someone with a yoga certification, you will be in a perfect position to help assist in transforming people's lives.
Whether someone is pursuing beginner or advanced yoga, as their teacher, you will be an integral part of student's learning and growth. Any yogi that is drawn to helping others will usually make a great yoga instructor due to this simple fact. If you have more questions about how a yoga teacher helps make positive change for others, just ask one of our Nurture Soul Therapeutics instructors and they can tell you -- it’s a rewarding way of life!
Earn Competitive Pay
A certified yoga instructor is capable of earning a full time income that will help support his or her life. Instructors are able to use their training in a number of ways to earn a steady income. Below are some of the most popular ways that a Houston yogi can use yoga training to earn an income:
- Teaching a local yoga class
- Leading specific workshops
- Teaching private classes
- Offering online instruction
- Selling books and online material
Rates for each of these methods will vary depending on your experience. However, savvy yoga teachers with a valid yoga certification are usually able to earn however much they require with these methods.
Improve your own practice
You will drastically improve your own yoga practice as a part of your yoga certification. You will learn each asana completely. You will learn advanced yoga poses and new breathing techniques. You will learn even more when you continue to attend a local yoga class!
“I’ve taken a variety of yoga classes for a number of years and at some point, probably in the midst of wobbling in Virabhadrasana III with eagle arms, I thought, ok what now? There’s got to be more behind balancing on one leg than just getting through it… it was then that I decided to fulfill my curiosity and find a deeper understanding by studying yoga. Well, I knew enough to realize I needed teachers. Nurture Soul felt right to me – its mission and foundation are based on traditional principles is for anyone to experience a state of well-being. Nurture Soul’s standards and quality curriculum are unmatched. Our kula got us through, many hugs, high-fives, and we did the work! I feel confident and prepared to share my practice… I’ve changed in a profound and rewarding way. And in case you’re wondering, there really is something behind that Vira III and it’s so much more than just “getting through it!” I am forever grateful and honored to have been a student of such a knowledgeable, seasoned professional faculty of true yogis and part of a very special kula.”
- Emi Johnson
“I believe the main strength of the IYT training was the group of teachers assembled to present the material. From the asana teaching essentials, anatomy, both gross and subtle, to Yogic philosophy and history, to Ayurveda, to the Sutras and the Gita, the teachers were all obviously very experienced, committed, talented and inspiring.”
- Mary Kay
“The faculty (all of them are top notch) were so patient and kind. Their knowledge was mind-blowing and every one of them seem very real and down to earth-they practice what they preach, no ego here! So refreshing in this crazy, commercial yoga world”
- Mary P.
“So THIS is yoga! I knew there was so much more to it, I just couldn’t find the right teachers…found them! This yoga teacher training transformed me and opened up such a beautiful new path for me. The philosophy, Ayurveda, Literature, practical anatomy, the study of the energy body…I was enthralled the whole time-the training just seemed to fly by…The faculty are AMAZING-you guys Rock!”