An apprenticeship is a valuable part of yoga instructor schooling and is a requirement in some certification programs. Here’s how it generally works:
-The trainee instructor attends a series of classes taught by their mentor instructor.
-The trainee starts by leading the course in the first short while of warming-up poses, and then the standard instructor teaches most of the class.
-Over an interval of many classes, the trainee gradually teaches a lot more of the course until she or he finally teaches a whole class.
This process allows the fledgling instructor to understand how it feels to direct a course and helps them to change their technique. The regular instructor observes the apprentice while he or she is leading the course and observes if the class understands the directions and comes after the apprentice’s assistance. The instructor then provides apprentice feedback, such as whether they need to speak louder, or slower, or whether they asked the class to carry a pose too long, or not long enough.
Remember that once you are qualified as a yoga instructor, you will need not stop with a single certification for yoga exercises instruction. You can broaden your qualifications and become certified to instruct several specific areas, such as prenatal yoga.