Our teacher trainings give you three weeks to focus on Yoga; practicing, reading, studying, asking questions and discussing a wide range of interesting topics with curious, like-minded people from around the world without the inevitable distractions of life at home. We take good care of you. It is a time for you to enjoy life while learning about Yoga, cultivating yourself and making new friends.
What qualifications or pre-requisites do I need in order to be accepted into your Yoga Teacher Training Certification Program?
The most important thing you will need is an open, willing and curious mind.
A 200 hour Yoga Instructor Certification is a foundational level program that covers the fundamentals of teaching yoga. You do not need an advanced physical practice to participate, nor experience with meditation, a knowledge of anatomy nor philosophy. We will cover all of that in the training. Of course, the more experience you have as a student of Yoga, the more you will have to offer as a teacher. This is a great place to begin and also a great place to refine your skills and deepen your understanding.
Remember that the study of Yoga is a never ending, lifelong journey and we are here to guide and support you, wherever you may be on your path.
How many students are in each Yoga Teacher Training Certification Program?
We can accommodate 14-19 students, which is an ideal number to form a wonderfully intimate group as well as receive quality hands-on attention from your Instructors.
What is the typical age and gender of your participants?
Our Yoga Teacher Training Certification Programs mainly attract females from all around the world with an age range of 20-65.
Are required books and other materials included in the tuition cost? Will they be available on-site?
No. You are responsible for purchasing your required books and supplies (pens, notebooks, etc…) before arrival and bringing them with you to our magical oasis.
It is not possible to purchase books or supplies anywhere nearby. You will receive, as part of the tuition, an extensive Yoga Teacher Training Manual as a supplemental required course text
What style of yoga is your Yoga Teacher Training Certification Program?
Our Yoga Teacher Training Certification Course draws from many traditions and emphasizes more than the physical practice of Yoga.
Our asana practice is Hatha Vinyasa based, Vinyasa meaning the fluid integration of breath and movement, Hatha meaning the balance between fiery Sun and watery Moon energies. Within this well-rounded Hatha Vinyasa Flow training, you will gain an understanding of proper alignment, core based strength exercises, how to work with special populations and how to create a restorative or energizing flow class.
We explore yogic philosophy from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Ayurveda, Classical Tantra and the wisdom teachings of ancient and modern traditions.
Are your Yoga Teacher Training Programs approved by the Yoga Alliance?
Yes. You will be eligible to submit your paperwork to the Yoga Alliance to be approved as an RYT (registered yoga teacher) at the 200 hour level or 300 hour level (to be an RYT 500) if you attend our Advanced Yoga Teacher Training program.
What is the Yoga Alliance?
The Yoga Alliance is a credentialing organization established in 1999 which sets standards for yoga teachers and yoga teacher trainings. It is not required by law to be approved by the Yoga Alliance in order to teach yoga, but many studios and potential employers look for this registration mark.
Will I be qualified to teach once I complete your Yoga Teacher Training Certification Program?
Yes. In the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Program we focus on how to teach as much as on mastering the material.
Do you offer financial aide or work-exchange programs?
Unfortunately, not at this time. But we do offer Early-Bird registration discounts and we encourage you to commit early (flights will also be less expensive).
What if I miss some class time, can I still complete the Yoga Teacher Training Certification Program?
Most likely that won’t be a problem because we will exceed the required contact hours set forth by the Yoga Alliance as a residential immersion program. You will, however, be required to submit writing assignments to demonstrate your understanding of any topics that you miss, 500 words per hour missed.
What is your refund policy?
All payments are non-refundable.