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 10-20 participants enrolled in the program at one time. All ages 18 and older 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? Occasionally we do have scholarships and work-exchange programs available to help defray the cost of training. Contact us for opportunities.
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?
Refunds Before the Program Start Date
If applicant withdraws from the Teacher Training Program after acceptance, and after paying, but before the program starts, $200 from applicant’s payment amount will be retained by the program (however, such amount can be applied towards a future training program) and the remainder will be refunded to the applicant.
The program reserves the right to cancel any training before it begins. In that case any payments applicants have made will be refunded in full.
Refunds After the Program Start Date
If the applicant withdraws from the program after the training start date, $200 plus the cost of any weekends held already, whether the applicant attended those weekends or not, will be retained by the program.
Any refunds will be paid within thirty (30) days of receiving written notification from a student of cancellation or withdrawal. Students receiving benefits from federal programs shall be subject to federal refund policies, rules, and regulations.
In case a student needs to withdraw from the program due to illness, accident, death in the family, or other circumstances that make it impractical for the student to complete the course, the program will provide a reasonable and fair refund.
No refunds will be given if the program removes a student from the program for inappropriate conduct. Inappropriate conduct is violation of the Code of Conduct, harassment, bullying, or any other behavior that is inappropriate or disruptive to the welfare of the program or to fellow students.
How do I sign up for the next Training program?