In this episode, we look at the history and evolution of yoga teachers and who is deemed qualified to teach. We explore the ideas of guru-shisya parampara and indigenous knowledge of yoga. We discuss a householder’s approach to a yogic lifestyle and take a critical look at yoga credentialing and the Yoga Alliance 200-HR program. We discuss the issues of an hours based model instead of a competency based model for yoga teacher certification. As always, we wrap the episode with tips for bolstering personal standards for those teaching and practicing yoga.
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