I obtained Level I Yoga Instructor certification through American Fitness Professionals Association, which provides a comprehensive textbook on yoga history, poses, adjustments & class setup, a DVD series on anatomy for yoga, a set of DVDs on poses, a strap, pose flash cards, a music CD and a full class DVD.
To get certified, you have 6 months to submit the following:
-A test with 75 long-answer questions (about anatomy, poses, adjustments, class details, etc.)
-A signed log showing a minimum of 10 hours of yoga practice (either as a student or teacher/assistant teacher)
-A 45-60-minute video recording of you teaching a class or simply progressing through a yoga practice as if you were teaching
The certification is good for 2 years. It’s less hands-on than some other certifications (such as those offered through Yoga Alliance RYT schools), but it’s a lot more financially accessible if you’re just starting to teach, and it’s a very informative process. The requirements of a written exam, record of hours and video of the applicant teaching ensures that the applicant has a good basic grasp on teaching yoga. I’d definitely recommend it for those looking to start teaching at a basic level before investing significantly on a more intensive training program. Details here: http://store.afpafitness.com/yoga-instructor-certification-level-1/