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Is 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Enough?

Updated: Aug 19, 2022

Is 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training enough for someone to be qualified as a Yoga Teacher? This is one of the biggest discussions in the world of Yoga.

And definitely, the obvious answer is No.


And most of the time we are comfortable finding enough reasons to conclude that a 200 Hour of Yoga Teacher Training won’t make someone a Yoga Teacher.


But it is a half presented argument if you deeply ponder over it.




How many hours of Teacher Training Good enough?

As a matter of fact, even 2000 (Two Thousand) Hour training isn’t enough for someone to be a Yoga Teacher.


‘The number of hours trained’ is a modern educational thought and can’t certify someone wise enough to teach. That too if it is Yoga practice.


The criteria for someone to be a Yoga teacher, in particular, is something different.


Have you been practising or trying to practise Yoga in your life? Is teaching yoga your passion?


Do you have “the student” in you awake always in seeking knowledge?


Do you treat every student as a complete individual without generalising him/her as one among many?


Is your teaching an extension of learning and sharing?


Are you able to live a life that can teach Yoga more than the techniques that you have adopted?


Yoga Teacher Training – Look at it this way

Have you been practising or trying to practise Yoga in your life? Is teaching yoga your passion? Do you have “the student” in you awake always in seeking knowledge?


Do you treat every student as a complete individual without generalising him/her as one among many?  


Is your teaching an extension of learning and sharing?


Are you able to live a life that can teach Yoga more than the techniques that you have adopted?


These are some of the many factors that can refine you as a Yoga teacher, not the number of hours or a particular technique.



If there is an asana teacher with decades of experience but filled with a negative attitude and the other with less knowledge of techniques but passionate to share with genuineness.


Whom should I choose as my Yoga Teacher?


Teaching Yoga – What is it?

“Teaching Yoga” is not like any fitness training wherein only skill, knowledge or experience is enough.


And of course, it is not a transitory profession wherein anyone or everyone can teach.


You need to blend the knowledge with passion and as time passes with dedicated learning, experience melts with humbleness.


Yoga in your life is passed in the form of teaching on the Yoga mat. Students will carry the same off the mat too.


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