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How long does it take to train to be a yoga instructor?

Updated: Jul 22, 2023

I was invited to write an article for OM magazine’s special June 2023 Teacher Training edition and in it explained that for a proper, professionally-valued yoga teacher, you definitely need a 12 month course.

My feeling is that shorter, intensive courses are great at developing your personal practice but better perhaps when you already have had a good number of years as a dedicated student or having previously done a longer training.

Teaching yoga really well needs to be the essence of who you are; an understanding that is the core of what your life is about. There are no questions or doubts or not completely sure; it’s spontaneous and flows from you like osmosis – wonderful really – which takes time.’

June Mitchell, CYS Course Director

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