Why Would People Choose to do Online TT?

The quality and popularity of online trainings continues to rise. By Sue Fuller

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Developing skills as a yoga teacher has never been more exciting and accessible. In all honesty, learning anything today has completely changed as organisations swiftly sprang into action during covid and moved all types of training courses online. The tools to share online education developed quickly and made it possible for education providers to deliver high-quality training to all those who require it.

Online training should not be regarded as substandard, today it is possible to complete undergraduate training, masters and PhDs online from world-ranking universities.

Anyone who is unable to attend an in-person training course can now qualify to teach yoga at a time that suits them; special requirements can be met, and training can be tailored to meet individual needs and requirements.

Online teacher training provides so many opportunities. There are many reasons why attending in-person training on set dates might not work for everyone. This could range from existing commitments, it may be deeply personal, or connected with an illness, diagnosis or a treatment plan.

Therefore, training online makes yoga even more accessible and spreads the benefits of the practice in more directions. Many teachers who train online have had a desire to qualify for some time, but due to other commitments, obstacles or reasons, were unable to attend face-to-face training. Online training makes it possible to retrain and develop skills at a time and place that fits around even the busiest lives. Training online is often self-paced and allows for pauses as and when required. If a yoga teacher has qualified online, very often, there is a valid reason for them choosing this option and it usually brings with it a burning desire and a deep passion to become a yoga teacher.

Online teacher training today provides exceptional and accessible training. Never underestimate the knowledge and compassion that a teacher who has trained online brings to their classes — especially as online training can be bespoke, personalised and specific.

To those considering online training, as with all training courses be careful when selecting a provider. Some courses operate in large volumes and omit the in-person or personalised element. It is important you receive personal feedback and tuition. Prior to your training, speak with a tutor or the course leader. If the training includes assessments check that a person is marking each assessment and providing genuine feedback. Select a course that is approved by a recognised organisation.

Yoga has no boundaries, online training removes boundaries for those wishing to become yoga teachers. It provides access for all wishing to explore ways to teach and share an ancient practice; there is so much to discover…take your time as yoga provides a lifelong path of learning.

Sue Fuller is the founder of Yoga 2 Hear and creator of the Yoga 2 Hear Diploma in Teaching Yoga. For more information visit:

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