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Ensuring Safety & Quality In The Yoga industry With Accreditation

Aimee Williamson
Feb 5, 2024 4:08:27 PM

According to Expert Market Research, the yoga industry is on an upward trajectory, with growth estimated at 9% CAGR between 2024 and 2032. 

With a rapidly growing market, that is unregulated, the significance of accreditation cannot be overstated. It's not just a fancy certificate to hang on the wall – it's a mark of quality, a promise of authenticity, and a beacon guiding the yoga journey for teachers and students alike. 

As an industry leader, Yoga Alliance Professionals champions the cause of accreditation, preserving the ancient art of yoga while keeping the approach fresh and modern. 

What Is Accreditation? 

In an industry teeming with diverse practices and philosophies, accreditation provides a standard that ensures yoga instructors are well-trained, knowledgeable, and equipped to guide their students safely and effectively. 

Various accrediting bodies maintain their own benchmarks. The unique standards of each accrediting body will be discussed in a future blog. 

Let's take us (Yoga Alliance Professionals) as an example. We have set minimum standards that our training courses must follow, including the course hours and the lead teacher's experience. Our approach is less 'prescriptive' than other organisations because we do not dictate the specific topics the syllabus must contain. 

Are There Benefits To Being Accredited? 

Credibility

As an accredited yoga instructor, your credibility soars. It's not just about a title; it's about the trust you build with your students. Your certification is a testament to your commitment to excellence.

Safety & Compliance

Accredited yoga teachers stand out as beacons of quality and safety. For students, learning from accredited teachers means engaging in an authentic and secure practice. It's about knowing that your wellness and spiritual journey is in capable hands.

Authenticity

Accreditation in yoga is not just about maintaining standards; it's about nurturing the soul of yoga itself. It ensures that every asana taught and every mantra chanted resonates with the authenticity and wisdom passed down through generations.

Every system has its critiques, and the accreditation process in yoga is no exception. It balances between maintaining traditional values and adapting to the modern world. Yet, the core aim remains unwavering – to honour and uphold the essence of yoga.

The Future of Yoga Accreditation

The yoga landscape is ever-evolving, and so is the role of accreditation within it. Staying ahead of trends while rooting in the timeless wisdom of yoga is the ongoing mission of Yoga Alliance Professionals.

In a world where the essence of yoga can easily be lost in commercialisation, accreditation stands as a guardian, ensuring that the heart of yoga beats strong – for today, for tomorrow, and for generations to come.

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