What Does It Take To Become A Yoga Teacher?

 In Beginner Yoga

Let’s do a quick mind exercise.

Start by thinking about what yoga means to you. Think about how your yoga practice has deepened your understanding of your body, mind, breath, and everything in between. Think about the many different ways in which you can help people to make similar self-discoveries.

If becoming a yoga teacher is your calling, then these types of thoughts probably already flow in your mind.

Becoming a yoga teacher is a rewarding, fulfilling, and empowering process which can help you deepen your understanding of the practice while also guiding others toward their own personal aspirations and finding their true potential.

But what does it take to become a yoga teacher? We’re glad you asked. At Yoga Pod Denver West, we offer top-notch yoga teacher training for aspiring yogis looking to earn their certification.

With our 200-hour yoga teacher training courses, you too can learn to expand your potential, ignite your heart, and empower yourself.

Learn more about what it takes to become a yoga teacher and start your journey today at Yoga Pod Denver West.


The first quality that all aspiring yoga teachers should be a willingness to learn the principles of yoga.

Of course, you don’t need to be a full-fledged expert — even the most experienced certified yoga teachers are still learning more and more about themselves and the practice of yoga as they continue to grow.

However, it it important to have an understanding of the essential yoga poses, proper alignment and form, and more.

Knowing the ins and outs of yoga, including its benefits, the advantages and proper technique of poses, and how to connect your breath to your movements will help you on your yoga journey and the journey toward becoming a yoga teacher!


As a yoga teacher, it’s important to remember that your main mission is to shed light on the benefits of yoga and the proper form for various poses. However, your job is not to be an all-knowing master about all things yoga.

It’s also important to keep in mind that not all students will have the ability to move and learn at the same speed.

That’s why it is your purpose as a certified yoga instructor to pass along the knowledge that you do possess to your fellow yogis while empowering them to explore and learn at their own pace.


How are you going to structure your yoga classes? What fun, inspirational, empowering messages and life lessons do you have to pass along?

These are a few important questions to answer when going through your yoga teacher training. Once you become a certified yoga instructor and can start teaching your own classes, it’s important that you find a style that feels authentic to you.

This will drive more students to learn and grow with your help, while also helping you thrive.

Teacher Training

Of course, all of these things and more are part of what you will learn during your yoga teacher training courses.

Throughout the course of your yoga teacher training, you will deepen your understanding of the practice while also developing the proper abilities to teach a safe, intentional, and powerful yoga class.

At Yoga Pod Denver West, our 200-hour yoga teacher training features a refreshingly modern and unique twist on teacher development. Among the things that you will learn include:

  • The history and philosophies of yoga
  • Anatomy and how it applies to yoga
  • A deepened understanding of alignment
  • The subtle energy body
  • Practical teaching and sequencing skills
  • Empowerment through practice

Other skills that will be developed through yoga teacher training at Yoga Pod Denver West include a deeper connection to your practice, improved public speaking skills, a sense of community, and a commitment to personal evolution.

If you’ve always wanted to expand your potential and empower yourself and others, then becoming a yoga teacher just might be your calling.

Our Denver West yoga teacher training classes are taught by our own Sarah Wartell, and run on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday between February 23 and April 22. Our studio is conveniently nestled near I-70 and Highway 6 for those in the Golden or Lakewood areas.

Make the investment that will change your life and outlook. Visit Yoga Pod Denver West to start your journey.

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