Yoga is a 6000 year old practice passed from generation to generation through experience. But, with yoga’s increasing popularity in the United States and corresponding rise in fitness instructors leading yoga classes; is there enough emphasis on proper alignment and safety in movement? Who should be allowed to teach yoga?
Share your comments and/or experience below after reading the above article. Does certification matter? Should yoga teacher training programs be standardized? Is your yoga instructor competent and safety-minded?
(balanced breath school of yoga at balance yoga lounge in Ankeny, offers a 200 hour yoga teacher training program sanctioned by the Yoga Alliance)