A 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training from a Yoga Alliance Registered School is the minimum certification you need to teach yoga in most studios, gyms, and facilities around the world. Yoga alliance schools adhere to strict teaching standards so in a 200-hour training you get a solid foundation for what may become a lifelong practice and study.
There is a large and growing body of research showing the efficacy of yoga as a complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).
Agencies such as the VA and the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) continue to fund studies and develop alternative approaches to pharmaceutical treatments for military personnel and veterans for issues such as chronic pain and mental health including PTSD and anxiety, sleep, and depressive disorders.
Yoga (including meditation and mindfulness practice) continues to grow in popularity in the US and is one of the most popular of mind and body alternatives.
iRest (integrative restoration; a protocol designed by Richard Miller for the military) has been endorsed by the US Army Surgeon General and Defense Centers of Excellence as a complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)
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