A recent comment by another blogger has got me thinking about a very interesting issue that I think concerns both yoga teachers and yoga students alike. What exactly does it mean for someone to be a “certified” yoga instructor? From where does a yoga teacher derive his or her credibility/authority?
I’ve expressed a few thoughts on this topic here. I wonder what other people think about this. Personally, I could care less about what paperwork a yoga teacher has to show me; taking class with a teacher and watching them practice yoga are the best ways, in my view, to evaluate a teacher’s understanding of specific asanas and of yoga in general.