Feeling Fine Online

The benefits of online children's yoga teacher training. By Bryony Duckitt

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How many of you have dreamt about a meaningful career, where you can combine your love of children with your love of yoga and mindfulness? Are you stuck in a rut and feel your dream vocation slipping away because of circumstances beyond your control? It is amazing how many of us self-sabotage our visions, instead of looking for workable solutions. It’s sometimes difficult to devote a large chunk of time to learning something new when we have busy lives and personal commitments, or we live far away from the trainings which we want to partake in.

Luckily, we are now blessed with the option of online teacher training. There are so many benefits to online platforms, providing you have done your research to ensure the programmes have the required accreditations, qualifications and most importantly interaction with a responsive mentor.

Here are some of the many benefits to choosing an online teacher training course:

Flexibility & convenience: Students can study at their own pace and the training platform can be accessed from anywhere in the world. All you need is an internet connection and a computer — there are no geographical constraints! This is a great option for people who travel a lot, have a full-time job, are students, parents, or those who live in remote areas.

In-person trainings can be fast-paced and intense, so students may often be left feeling saturated and overwhelmed with not enough time to process the avalanche of information. Online options allow for students to go through the work at their own pace, personalise their speed and re-read or repeat some of the more difficult parts of the course material if necessary. This allows for complete customisation of the learning experience.

Affordability: Online teacher trainings are generally more affordable than traditional in-person training programmes as it cuts down on the costs of accommodation, travel and other related expenses.

Support of online community: People are often under the impression that the online experience will be a solitary and lonely road, but this couldn’t be further from the truth! With this option, you tap into a global community, with guest teachers from around the world often available to teach and support. Students can ask questions, get feedback, share their experiences and connect with fellow students. The sessions can be interactive and friendships from around the world can be fostered through these connections. This provides diverse networking opportunities and collaborations with people from different backgrounds and cultures.

Self-directed learning: Online courses require a certain level of self-discipline and motivation. This can help people to develop valuable and life-long skills in time management, self-motivation and independent learning.

Quality training: Online teacher training is just as high-quality as traditional in-person training programmes. Just ensure that you book with an accredited school and the support will be amazing. It is important to research, screen and review all available service providers before making a decision. Try and read reviews from past graduates, or speak to them if you can, to set your mind at ease.

Bryony Duckitt is the founder of YogaBeez, which offers accredited children's yoga and mindfulness teacher trainings - both in-person and online. Visit:

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