5 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Yoga Trapeze® Teacher Training

Q: “How do I know which course is right for me?”

Did you know that there are over 200,000 Yoga Trapeze students in the world but less than 1,000 teachers? There is a huge and growing demand for qualified instructors, but unfortunately, most teacher training courses focus on aerial arts, performance-based style yoga with silks, and hammocks which are inaccessible to your average student.

Aerial yoga (the big hammock with no handles) has been around for 30 years but never became popular with mainstream yoga students. The Yoga Trapeze changed the game when it launched in 2009 with a 3-handle rig and a lower setup. The simpler design made the practice accessible to the everyday average Joe. It’s now taught professionally in yoga studios, CrossFit boxes, and also taught privately in 23 countries.

You want to teach the Yoga Trapeze professionally, correct? That’s great, we need more teachers! Here are the questions you should ask so you can find the best school for you.

Question #1. Do you want to teach professionally?

If your main goal is to spend some “me time” focused on healthy living, yoga, and community, then there are thousands of great courses. If you want to teach professionally and actually earn money, you’ll need to choose carefully. Most courses are adult yoga camps, not real trainings.

Question #2. What kind of teaching credentials do you need?

For the Yoga Trapeze, you’ll want to have a Yoga Alliance and perhaps American Council on Exercise (ACE) certificate. This will allow you to get insurance, set up a company, and teach in yoga studios, gyms, or even in public parks.

Question #3. What is more important to you, low cost or high value?

There are lots of playful courses where you can create fun memories. Whereas professional courses are challenging and demanding, but you’ll learn and grow personally. At a professional course, you’ll walk away with real-world skills and your tuition will return to you as income usually within 2-6 months.

Question #4. Are the training staff actually working professionals? Or just trainers?

Sadly, many yoga studios and teachers launch training programs just for revenue. Many training courses are led by teachers who only recently graduated themselves, have very little professional experience, or who are retired teachers who haven’t been in the game for a decade or more. If you want to make a career out of teaching yoga, make sure your trainers are active teaching professionals.

Question #5. Do you want to learn mind-body fitness? Or religion?

If you’re interested in religion or philosophy, that’s great—but 90% of your students are not, and 100% don’t want their yoga teacher to preach to them. Many yoga training school mix Hinduism and/or Buddhism into their trainings, and this is not a good use of time and attention for fitness-based teachers.

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The Yoga Teachers College® (YTC) offers master-level training to launch your career as a yoga professional. We combine ancient wisdom with modern science to empower future leaders in health and wellness. YTC graduates are internationally-recognized and job-ready. Whether your goal is to teach locally, travel and lead workshops internationally, or open your own studio, the Yoga Teachers College can support you every step of the way.

Why Train With Us?

Love Your Job

Do what you love, and you’ll never work another day in your life. We’ll help you teach yoga, inspire students, and change lives. Yoga is booming and there are more opportunities than there are qualified teachers right now. Enjoy a flexible work schedule, international travel, and explore exciting opportunities both inside and outside of studio settings.

Master-Level Education

YTC training exceeds every international standard for instructors, and we’re one of the only courses in the world endorsed for university-level credit. Fifty percent of our trainees are hired professionally before graduating, and 98 percent are working professionally within six weeks of graduation. YTC is one of the few courses endorsed by American Council on Education, and it’s registered with Yoga Alliance, Yoga Alliance Professionals, Yoga Alliance International, and the American Council on Exercise.

Entrepreneurial Empowerment

Build it; own it. YTC students are equipped with a professional website, photos and videos, a job-ready CV/resume, and a business plan to kick start their careers. Our alumni are studio owners, influencers, and local health and wellness leaders. Your success is our success, and we invest heavily in launching your education and post-graduation success. See real stories from graduates.

Non-Religious / Non-Dogmatic

No chanting, no chakras, no gurus, and no OMs. Forget all the clichés about yoga. We teach science-based yoga for health and wellness and have no affiliations with any religion or dogma. We welcome people of all faiths (or none at all), and our focus is on serving our clients’ health and wellness needs.

Personal Mentorship

Our huge teaching and support team consists entirely of working professionals. You’ll be matched with a mentor who will be your guide through your home-study course, and you’ll work with at least five different trainers in a professional setting during your in-person immersions. The level of interaction and real-world experience offered is unparalleled and invaluable.

Student Reviews

“Best investment ever!”

I had big dreams when I signed up for YOGABODY’s first Online Yoga Trapeze Teacher Training course, but NOTHING prepared me for the PASSION, professional DRIVE, and confidence I developed under the LIFE-CHANGING direction of the teacher trainers! Completely blown away.

– Jessica Marie Barriere

“Tons of information and support.”

I loved the layout of this course! I now feel very confident that I will be able to teach safely and successfully.

– Michelle Fernandez

“I enjoyed being able to do the teacher training online at a manageable pace.”

The lessons were easy to follow and the sequencing worked well. I did the class for my personal use, but I feel I could confidently teach a class down the road if I choose to do so.

– Helen Hackworth

“This program is a gem!”

I wasn’t sure if I would feel educated and experienced enough to actually teach after a class that was not “in person.” Well, my expectations were exceeded. I had more than enough resources and contact with instructors and classmates, and I am ready to continue practicing and start sharing the Yoga Trapeze with others! If you’re thinking about taking the training… stop thinking and do it! Great job, YOGABODY!

– Crystal Livingston

About Lucas Rockwood

Lucas has a formal yoga training background in Ashtanga Yoga, Gravity Yoga, Hot Yoga, and the Yoga Trapeze®. He has studied with some of the most well-respected teachers on the planet, including Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Paul Dallaghan, Alex Medin, Gabriel Cousens, M.D., and SN Goenka. Lucas consults directly with leading minds in health and wellness through his podcast, writing, and research.

As a guest teacher, Lucas led the largest online training for Yoga Alliance North America and carved a place for himself as the leader in eLearning for yoga teachers. More than 2,000 students have graduated from his in-person teacher training programs. He has thousands of active members in his Barcelona studios, and he manages a team of 19 teachers internationally. He is best known for his clear, science-based approach to teaching, and entrepreneurial skills in yoga business.

As a writer, his work has been featured in numerous publications including Yoga Journal, MindBodyGreen, Elephant Journal, Satya, and dozens of newspapers. He has been featured on television programs in New York, California, Bangkok, and Barcelona.

QUALIFICATIONS: Master Yoga Teacher Platinum (Yoga Alliance Australia), RYT 500, E-RYT 200 & YACEP (Yoga Alliance USA).

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