It would seem the best option for aspiring Yoga
teachers would depend upon their motivation for
the same –
If the intention is
solely to become a great teacher with deep
knowledge of the subject, then there is no need
to learn through affiliated schools. In fact,
some of the best yoga institutions and schools
are not affiliated nor do they consider it
worthwhile to be affiliated to these Registries.
In such case, it is best to
rely on own research and word-of-mouth, which to
date remains the best method of evaluation (in
the true spirit of yoga tradition).
Alternatively, one can seek
out websites offering some kind of rating of
Yoga Teacher Training programs independent of
If, however, one is guided by
concerns of making a better living (read, money)
then enrolling with schools that are registered
can be an advantage, subject to the caveats
dealt with earlier.