Teacher Training Program Frequently Asked Questions
Are books and materials included in the price of the training?
Your books are included in the price of the training. You will need to purchase your own journal/notebook for your personal use.
How proficient in yoga do you have to be to do the program?
You should have some experience with Yoga, but you don’t need to be proficient in all the Yoga postures and techniques. Our program focuses on teaching you about Yoga and about yourself, along with how to share Yoga with others.
How many students are enrolled in each Teacher Training at one time? What is the typical age range of the participants?
There are usually 15-20 participants enrolled in the program at one time. As the program grows we may allow more participants if we find a suitable space to accommodate a larger group. The age range of the folks in our program is 25-60. All are welcome.
Do I need to have any other qualifications to be accepted into the program?
You need to have a desire to learn more about Yoga and Yoga philosophy.
What if I miss a class?
If you miss a class or part of weekend training you will need to make arrangements with the program director to make up those hours. (There may be additional fees for make up hours).
Do you offer scholarships or work-exchange programs?
We do not offer scholarships at this time. Occasionally we do have work-exchange programs available to help defray the cost of training.
How much time should I expect to spend on homework?
Plan to spend around 2 hours per month on outside assignments, papers and presentations. You should also plan on at least an hour per week for the reading assignments.
Do you help organize accommodations?
Please contact the program director for assistance with finding accommodations.
What is the Yoga Alliance?
Yoga Alliance® is the national education and support organization for yoga in the United States. They work in the public interest to ensure that there is a thorough understanding of the benefits of yoga, that the teachers of yoga value its history and traditions and that the public can be confident of the quality and consistency of instruction. Yoga Alliance also maintains a Registry of Yoga Schools to recognize yoga teacher training programs that meet our 200-Hour and 500-Hour standards. All graduates of a Registered Yoga School are automatically eligible to register as RYTs.
Will I be qualified to teach yoga once I complete the 200-Hour Teacher Training Program?
Yes. Our program focuses on Yoga and how to teach Yoga. Upon completion of our course you will have the tools and experience you need to confidently teach a safe and enjoyable Yoga class.
What if I want to teach at Sharing Yoga?
Talk to the program director to find out more details about teaching at Sharing Yoga.
What is your refund policy?
If there is any doubt in your mind about your current or future commitment to the program please choose the Payment Plan Option and not the Prepay Discount or Pay in Full option. Once the training begins we do not offer any refunds. Refunds made before the training starts are subject to the deduction of administrative fees and credit card processing fees totaling $200.
How do I sign up for the next Teacher Training program?
Our Teacher Training program starts each September and registration will open in the late spring. Check our Facebook page for the announcement or use our Contact Us form to express your interest and we will get back to you.