Looking to Take Your Yoga Teaching to the Next Level? What to Look for in an Online RYT-300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D., C-RYT, LMT and Lacey Ramirez, E-RYT 500, M.S.
Online yoga teacher training, choosing a solid program with experienced teachers

If there is a silver lining in the pandemic, it is that the dramatic expansion of online yoga has opened up countless new opportunities for yoga teachers. 

Chief among them is the opportunity to take Yoga Alliance-approved yoga teacher trainings online. For the time being, at least, Yoga Alliance has modified its requirements to enable online yoga teacher trainings both at the 200-hour level as well as the 300-hour level.

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