5 Best Online Yoga Teacher Trainings

With the whole world going online in 2020 it makes sense that Yoga Teacher Training would end up there too. While the experience of learning online is different than that of learning in the studio, it still provides powerful results that allow you to have the tools you need to deepen your practice or to start teaching as yoga as a career. Here is everything you need to know about finding an online Yoga Teacher Training program for you!

Is Online Yoga Teacher Training Legit?

The number one question about going online is what will the experience be like and is it just as good as in-person trainings. The answer is yes, it’s just as powerful and it’s different than in-person trainings. Many of the online yoga teacher trainings are still Yoga-Alliance certified and offer you a virtual community with live zoom classes. Of course, being face to face with people will always change your experience, but the flexibility that comes with online trainings is something you won’t get anywhere else.

How Much Does Online Yoga Teacher Training Cost?

When it comes to your online training the cost of the program is going to vary based on the studio you’re working with and what’s provided in the program. On average you can expect to pay anywhere from $1,500 to $4,000 for an online training.

The number of instructors, books, manuals, and overhead for hosting the training online, all go into the calculations. But what’s most important to remember is that this is an investment. Whether you plan on using this to strengthen your own yoga practice or to change career paths, Yoga Teach Training is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will change you. The investment should fit into your budget and should represent the amount of growth you’ll get out of it.

What’s the Online Experience Like

Online yoga teacher training is very much like in-person training except for 2 major differences, the amount of time you spend with your class “in the classroom” is way less and of course, you won’t be face to face.

In the Ohana Online Yoga Teacher Training, you can expect to be in a live class setting via Zoom for 3-hours 2 nights a week. The rest of the work is done on your own time. This means that you’ll have pre-recorded content to watch, yoga classes to take, and reading assigned to you. You’ll be expected to turn in assignments along with videos of your teaching so that you can get feedback.

While you may not choose to teach after your training, you will need to teach during the training. This exercise is a tool to help you own your voice and see the power that you hold. For those who need to public speak or present during meetings at work, this is a great exercise to gain confidence.

5 Best Online Yoga Teacher Training

Okay, the moment you’ve been waiting for. What are the best online yoga teacher training programs out there?

Ohana Yoga + Barre Online Yoga Teacher Training

This 8-week 200-hour online course will provide you with the tools to feel confident in your personal practice and aiding others in theirs. You’ll learn to teach with confidence, understand the history of yoga and embrace many of the Vedic philosophies and teachings. Each week we’ll meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00 PM- 9:30 PM MT to learn together Live. The rest of the week you’ll have homework assignments and videos to watch on your own time.

The time together on Zoom will become one of your favorite parts of this training as you get to know your classmates and build relationships with them. Often, you’ll go on to have friends for life from this training!

The online training is great for anyone wanting to touch on the spiritual side of yoga and not just the anatomy (although we go through all that too!) You’ll get a clear understanding of Yoga as a whole, all 8-limbs, and what this means in the context of your life and practice.

There are no requirements to sign-up for this online training, just an open mind, and an open heart. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been practicing or how flexible you are. All are welcome.

Price: $1798 (Or 4 payments of $500)

Start Date: June 1, 2021

Yoga-Alliance Certified: YES!

Yoga Shanti Online Yoga Teacher Training

Colleen Saidman and Rodney Yee happened to be our special guest instructors for Ohana’s first-ever Online Yoga Teacher and boy were they a treat. If you’re looking for a training that is full of heart that will show you a new way to sequencing, then this is the program for you.

The training begins with a 5-day immersion to get you deep into your yogic journey. After that, the group meets 1 hour a week for mentorship and has mini weekend immersions roughly every 2 weekends (see exact dates below—the last two weekends are sequential). All sessions are live virtual, but can also be experienced on-demand. Students are encouraged to participate live at least 80% of the time, as well as take 3 required online yoga classes each week.

Price: $2660

Start Date: TBD

Yoga-Alliance Certified: Not Disclosed

Vesselify 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Amy Ippoliti is a Boulder-based yoga teacher that we can’t get enough of! In her 200-hour yoga teacher training, you’ll learn about good form, sustainability in the body, anatomy, and the value of community.

In this training you will delve into the wonders of yoga, providing a much-needed pause from the accelerated nature of the world, while gaining a comprehensive understanding of yoga postures, yoga history, and philosophy. Most importantly you will create a life-long connection to yourself, your life, and a supportive community.

Price: Past trainings have been $3490, this training doesn’t specify the price

Start Date: TBD

Yoga-Alliance Certified: Not Disclosed

Courageous Yoga Teacher Training

Courageous’ Yoga 12-week Yoga teacher training will not only take you through the wisdom of yoga but do it with the lens of diversity. Their motto for this course is “Your liberation is bound to mine” and they believe it.

In this training, you’ll seek out the wisdom of marginalized voices and learn to honor those teachings in yoga and in life. They put an emphasis on unlearning the systematic forms of oppression so that you can build spaces of equanimity.

This space is identity-affirming and trauma-informed making it safe for all who want to join.

Price: Inquire to get a price

Start Date: August 14-November 14, 2021

Yoga-Alliance Certified: Not Disclosed

CorePower Online Yoga Teacher Training

If you’re all about the workout then CorePower’s Online Yoga Teacher Training was made for you. While this course will still go over the history of yoga, the focus comes down to anatomy, teaching formulas, and alignment.

This is a somewhat, go at your own pace but they do have required deadlines to hit in order to receive your certification.

Price: Inquire to get a price

Start Date: 3x throughout the year, next dates aren’t listed

Yoga-Alliance Certified: Yes