An average yoga teacher training course in Rishikesh will set you back by anything between 1200 – 1600 USD. A question that most people ask themselves is whether it is a worthy investment?
‘Worth’ is a relative term. However, when applied to the context of the yoga teacher training program, it may or may not be worth the investment. Before you jump to a conclusion, here are few questions you should have answers ready for:
Whether you are looking for a yogic experience or planning to become a teacher by yourself in near future.
Can you stay in India for a month without losing much on activities back home?
Are you ready to commit yourself to a rigorous training program for a month, or are you simply looking for a break from your routine?
If you are looking to become a teacher in the near future, joining a yoga teacher training program in Rishikesh is a great option. Most of the schools in Rishikesh are registered yoga schools and after completing the teacher training program, you will receive a certificate recognized by the yoga alliance, valid throughout the world. However, if you are not sure if you want to make a full-time career in yoga, you can search for shorter programs or retreats. A full month comprehensive 200 hours yoga teacher training program may not be the right choice for you.
Can’t stay away from your responsibilities for too long? Maybe your boss has a tendency to change his mind about your holiday leaves. Do check all the possibilities before committing to a yoga teacher training program. Schools ask for an advance payment which is usually non-refundable. So you may lose your money if you change your mind. Or if someone else does.
If you are a newbie in the field and just starting out your practice, it is a good idea to take a beginner level course such as a 100 hours/14 days yoga program. Once you get a hang of it, you can come back again to complete the rest of the course to earn the certificate. If you find out that Yoga is not for you, you will anyway save up money and time.
If you want to deepen your practice, a 200 hours yoga teacher training program is a good way to go. You will get to learn about yoga deeply and also earn your certification. The total cost of 200 hours yoga teacher training program is just USD 1290, including accommodation and meals at Hari Om Yoga Vidya School, Rishikesh.