Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Advantages Of Online Continuing Education For Yoga Teachers

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By Faye Martins

These days, many wellness experts are acknowledging the fact that continuing education for yoga teachers empowers both the instructors and students to get the most out of exercise classes. Moreover, instructors that opt to enroll in ongoing educational classes afford themselves the opportunity to gain a plethora of great benefits such as raises, bonuses, and promotions. As a result of technological advances, continuing education courses are now available online. Teachers who are interested in taking ongoing courses should know that the online format can bring them many advantages. Some of them include:

1. Scheduling Flexibility.

Now as always, peoples' schedules are oftentimes full as they attempt to juggle a job, school, and/or domestic responsibilities such as child-rearing. With that idea in mind, many yoga instructors find the idea of enrolling in continuing education courses advantageous yet impossible to accomplish because of their full schedules. Yet by enrolling in online courses, teachers gain access to flexible study schedules and are oftentimes not required to be in a physical classroom at specific periods of time. In many cases, this scheduling flexibility enables teachers to take and excel in their yoga courses while maintaining a full-time job and/or taking care of their responsibilities within the home setting.

2. Acquisition Of Transferable Skills.

In a world where people are increasingly reliant on information technology and the online realm, individuals who are skilled in using either or both of these modalities acquire a valuable skill set that employers view favorably. And as many online education experts know, individuals who opt to participate in online educational courses typically gain substantive transferable skills such as the effective and expedient use of e-mail, Microsoft Office, internet research, and more. Each of these skills is of great value and is often integral to the effective functioning of gyms, recreational centers, and other facilities where yoga teachers offer classes to students. 

3. Ability To Save Money.

Oftentimes, online courses are offered at cheaper prices than those that take place in the traditional learning format. Additionally, many students find that they are able to save money through online learning because they don't have to spend money fueling their vehicle and driving it to a physical campus. 

Getting Started

Once a yoga teacher recognizes the great value of pursuing online continuing education courses, she or he may be ready to get the process started. To ensure that one has great success in this endeavor, it's important to keep a few key things in mind. First, it's important that the online courses taken are offered by a reputable institution. If the institution is a university, it should have regional accreditation and an established brand. In addition to ensuring that the online learning courses are being offered from a reputable institution, teachers should take time to learn what type of value the course will bring to the classes they teach. Finally, teachers should look into whether the type of online course they want to take will be perceived as value-adding to their employer. Once these assessments are made, teachers will be ready to select the ideal ongoing learning courses. 

Summing It All Up 

Yoga teachers who are interested in expanding their knowledge and building their career should know that investing in online continuing education courses can help them realize their goal. In taking online courses, teachers will likely find that they enhance the value of the classes they teach and also give their careers a substantive boost.

Faye Martins, is a Yoga teacher and a graduate of the Yoga teacher training program at: Aura Wellness Center in, Attleboro, MA.