FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Do I need to be an advanced yoga student for this training?
Yoga People's teacher training is an intense course of study, requiring a substantial investment of time and energy. While no particular level of asana practice is required for the training, the curriculum is not geared for beginning students, and we require at least one year of yoga practice as a prerequisite.
Why do I need to fill out the application?
Because Yoga People's teacher training places a high premium on individual instruction, and because the curriculum is guided by the needs of individual students, understanding your background, interests, and experience is what makes the training so effective. There are no right or wrong answers—your honest responses will create the strongest application.
Does my tuition cover materials and textbooks?
Your tuition covers the cost of Yoga People's teacher training manual. A reading list for other required reading will be delivered you in advance of the program and those texts may be purchased separately at Yoga People or at any yoga bookstore or online.
How much homework is there during the training?
Homework includes weekly required reading, writing assignments, asana assignments for study outside of class, and research for planning your own class sequences.
How much yoga will we be doing?
Twelve outside classes are included for the training, there will also be classes within each training weekend. The course of study includes a variety of topics outside the physical practice, but you can expect to be practicing yoga on the mat every day of the training.
Will I teach during the training?
Yes. You will teach for fellow trainees and teachers from the start of the training. Several practice teaching sessions are scheduled during the curriculum. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to community classes as you become ready.
What if I have to miss a session?
During the training, you can miss one session as long as any homework, practice teachings, and curriculum exercises for that day are made up at a later date. We ask for advance notice of any absences outside of emergencies.
Do I need to be tested to become registered?
Yes. The certification process concludes with a take-home essay test that covers the entire curriculum, and a teaching practicum in which each trainee leads a full class session.
What is Yoga Alliance?
Yoga Alliance® registers both individual yoga teachers and yoga teacher training programs who have complied with minimum educational standards established by the organization. Many studios and gyms required Yoga Alliance registration as a way to ensure that their teachers have attained a minimum level of training. Upon completion of the Yoga People teacher training program, you will have completely satisfied the requirements to register at the 200-hour level with Yoga Alliance.
What if I would like to teach for Yoga People?
We love to have our teacher trainees teach at Yoga People! Upon completion of the training, and upon the recommendation of the training directors, you will be eligible to audition to become an instructor at Yoga People.