Yoga teacher, the nicest job in the world

Author: Claudia Hahn

The Yoga Alliance certified yoga teachers and schools are now jumping out of the ground like mushrooms and that is a sign that this organization has a solid foundation and great consistency. It offers a variety of topics about the most varied styles of yoga. The yoga alliance has become a hallmark of well-trained yoga teachers, a good organisation that is protective and supportive.

I am happy to be a certified yoga teacher of the Yoga Alliance. The yoga came to me, so to speak, I was in the right place, at the right moment, at the right time and it was just there, the school where I did my apprenticeship and today even have my place in the instructor team. And that already over 10 years.

Yes, I wanted a yoga education, but one that matched my attitude to yoga. I was still too far away from meditation, mantras and the philosophical line of yoga. Coming from the fitness industry, I made the experience of Vinyasa Power Yoga. That was the perfect entry to me. In this class, only the body practice was considered and that was appealing to me immediately. I met a rather young school that was already certified by the Yoga Alliance. The training was perfect because it gave a very good structuring and approach and led me step by step to the point, that meditation, the practice of pranayama is as important as the asana practice.

Mostly we get to the inner perception through the activity of our body. I have meet people who started meditating, so the spiritual practice. They had never done the Asana Practice before. I found out, that at that time this group of people was still in the minority.

Movement brings life, movement makes you feel and by feeling we will notice our own breathing and finally we begin to perceive ourselves more consciously. “Breathing forms the bridge between body and mind.”

That’s what yoga is all about.The construction of an inner stability, we may call it personal development.

Find out for yourself what your personal goals are, why you would like to do yoga or want to become a yoga teacher.

In my opinion we have the nicest job in the world. 😉

If you are looking for a Yogaalliance certified school, you will find the right one on, and maybe even near you.

In addition, I would like to mention that I am convinced that other organizations also have their quality. Inform yourself and give yourself time for your choice. Just take the mat and go to the yoga classes ……… I wish you a lot of fun and success.





Tips for your Yoga Teacher Training

Have you planned a yoga teacher training? Here are a few tips:

Lifelong development is the meaning of life. Of course, this also applies to our yoga practice. We are getting older, but we can get better every day in our exercise. Isn´t this alone a nice feeling? Therefore, you should not rush it with the teacher training, but start only when you feel that the time has come. When you’re ready, you’ll find the right training for you.

Then ask yourself the following questions or pay attention to the following points:


  • Which style do I like and want to teach? Or do I prefer to get to know different styles in my training, for example when working with the different elements? From alignment based Hatha and Vinyasa Flow to the more subtle energetic practices of Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra and Mindfulness?
  • Do I want to learn different types of practice and teaching?
  • Will I only learn a sequence of asanas or the sequencing and creation of my own sequences? Do I prefer the sequencing to better learn the energy flow of my asanas and creatively create my own sequence?
  • So what do I want to learn exactly?


  • Who did my trainer learn by himself?
  • How long does he have experience himself?
  • Does he continue to educate himself?
  • How many trainings has he already given?
  • What are the experiences of former students?
  • Which other good teachers do I know?

Duration of education:

  • How much time do I want to invest in my education?
  • Do I prefer one  complete intensive training over several weeks or a perhaps more sustainable education over a year?
  • How is my personal situation? Will I  fully be back in my professional life after an intensive training? Then probably my intense experience will quickly abate again and I can not fully benefit from it due to lack of training time.
  • Do I have enough time after training to digest what I have learned and to practice?

Yoga Alliance certificate:

Will my yoga teacher training  be at least 200 hours in level 1 and will it be Yoga Certified, because this education is internationally recognized and meets the standards of the Yoga Alliance?

Include these considerations in your selection of your Teacher Training.

More about the standards of the Yoga Alliance:



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