We know that deciding which program to choose is challenging. We believe in transparency and have addressed potential questions you may have. This is a great way to decide if this is the program for you. Here are the answers to our most frequently asked questions.
In this changing climate, is online programming now recognized with Yoga Alliance?
This is the question on everyone's mind. The short answer is, YES! Yoga Alliance (USA) is now approving all registrations until December 31, 2020.
This means that if you register for our training before December 31st, 2020, you will receive Yoga Alliance Approved Certification ~ you do not need to finish the program by then, just be enrolled.
We don't know, yet, what will happen after December 31, 2020. However, Yoga Alliance is at a crossroads; they understand that live, in-person programming is no longer accessible, affordable or equitable for every student. In all honesty, it never was. The global COVID crisis has made this very apparent. Schools all over the globe are petitioning Yoga Alliance to change the mandate immediately, to approve online programming, permanently. Without these changes, Yoga Alliance, itself, may become irrelevant.
We have been a Registered School with Yoga Alliance since January, 2010 (we began our school under the name Yogacara and we have since become Your Yoga Flow), and within that time, we have been advocates for the exact changes that are happening now. Yoga Alliance accepts registrations from students all over the world, including Canada, USA, Asia, Europe and more. View our current status as a Registered Yoga School (RYS 200).
For students in the United Kingdom, this program is recognized with Yoga Alliance Professional UK.
If I am a 200 Hour Teacher (RYT200) and I take the 150 Hour program, will I be certified as a 300 Hour Teacher (RYT300)?
No. In order to become a 300 Hour Yoga Teacher, you must complete an additional 300 hours of approved training, exclusive from your 200 Hour programming. Each 300 Hour Registered Yoga School will have a different protocol on what courses they include in their 300 Hour curriculum. Our 150 Hour program offered IS part of the 300 Hour certification. You can view 300 Hour details here.
If you are unsure of whether you wish to complete the full 300 Hour training and just wish to begin with the 150 Hour, you are welcome to do so and we will add that to your student profile.
If you choose to complete both the 200 Hour and the 300 Hour, you will be recognized by Yoga Alliance as an 500 Hour Teacher (RYT500).
Is this program just for people who want to teach yoga?
Absolutely not! Anyone wishing to delve deeper into their practice is welcome to join us. The skills and tools you learn in the program can be applied to many aspects of life. Yoga does not just happen on the mat ~ it happens in every moment!
Is this course suitable for beginners or people without any yoga experience?
Anyone can opt to take this program, but we suggest beginners start with the 200 Hour Online Yoga Training program. That program will provide you with the solid foundation for the advanced practice offered in this program. This 150 Hour program cannot be put towards a 200 Hour program, as the curriculum is completely unique to advanced teaching.
Is age an issue?
Yoga knows no age and it is never too late or too early to start. All students must be a minimum of 18 years of age to take the program, but from there on everyone is welcome. If it is any inspiration, our oldest graduate (Khatun Dhamji, December 2012) was in her late 70’s!
How physically fit do I have to be? What if I have mobility issues?
We welcome you, where you are. What that means is that not every student will always be able to do every single pose. It is about learning how to teach the pose, even if you have limitations physically, which prevent you from demonstrating. Our program is not about trendy yoga. It is about learning, with the notion that we are all perfectly imperfect.
Do I need to be fluent in English?
We welcome students from all backgrounds and ethnicities. All students should be fairly fluent in the English language (reading, writing & speaking).
What styles of yoga will I be certified to teach?
In this program we explore both advanced Hatha Yoga and advanced Vinyasa Yoga.
Will I receive a yoga teacher training certificate after completing this course?
Upon successful completion, you will receive an official 150 Hour Advanced Hatha | Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Certificate.
Will my teaching certificate be recognized, globally?
Absolutely! We have students from the U.K., Germany, France, Sweden, Denmark, Estonia, Canada, U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Spain and more! Teachers will be able to obtain liability insurance by presenting their teaching certificate. Upon successful completion of the program you will be able to teach in a public setting. Hundreds of our graduates have gone on to teach classes at studios, online, gyms, corporate events etc. All graduates will be able to qualify for liability insurance.
What are the standards for your program?
We like to say that "our standards are not standard anywhere else." We provide a more in depth curriculum and training hours than Yoga Alliance recommends. We also believe in the traditional practice of yoga; not what is trendy. View our status as a Registered Yoga School.
Do I automatically graduate, or receive a certificate if I pay for the course?
No. In order to successfully graduate from any training program we offer, you must successfully meet the graduation criteria. It serves no purpose for us to simply pass students who are not ready or able to teach yoga. It is unfair to you, to the public you may teach and to the integrity of our programming.
No need to be anxious. All items on each evaluation will be covered in advance and our goal is to ensure you are prepared. Your success is our success!
If I am pregnant, can I take this program?
Many of our students are pregnant or planning to have a child soon. We begin each program with a clear outline of what modifications need to happen Yours and your baby's well-being is our first priority.
What does self-paced, on demand learning mean?
What this means is that the program does not require any group study, or attending particular tutorials at specific points in the training. You set the pace for your learning. You move through the curriculum when and as you want. Students can go back and review sections as many times as needed. The entire program is pre-recorded so that it is on demand, available to you, always.
When I go to purchase the course, I notice a price difference. Why is that?
If you are in the UK or the EU, there will be an automatic addition for the VAT taxes. The system recognizes that your devices' IP address is located in these countries. Because of tax treaty laws, we cannot amend that. If you are in other areas, such as Canada or the US, there will be a different tax applied, depending on where you are located. Certain jurisdictions, do not have taxes. Also, any and all taxes collected are on behalf of the governments, and do not come to us directly; they are remitted immediately, to the applicable tax agency.
Why do prices vary so much from one school to another?
This is an excellent observation! We know that price points vary all around the globe; from $500 to $3,000. Because these are not live, in person trainings, any school that charges in excess of $750 is selling at an unethical price ~ they know it, and so should you. As you review programs, you will know where you feel most comfortable. We always say, listen to your intuition, it is never wrong.
Are there any live sessions in the program?
No, the entire program is on demand. However, if it will help a student's learning, we are always open for video calls and discussion.
Once I begin the program, how long do I have to complete it?
This is the beauty of online yoga teacher training. It is a completely self-paced program - you decide when you start and when you finish. Ideally, working through the program without large gaps in time works best, but we appreciate that life is complicated.
How long will it take me to complete the program?
This is up to you. What we do know is that students, on average, can complete the course within 3 months, if they commit to 12 hours per week. But because it is self-paced, it really depends on your availability
Can I take this course if I have completed another Yoga Teacher Training?
Absolutely! In fact, many of our students completed other programs. Some students are looking for a refresher and others simply have a thirst for knowledge.
Will I be able to confidently teach yoga classes upon completion of this program?
This online yoga teacher training program has been designed to help you learn all types of techniques to ensure you can teach classes safely and with confidence.
Does my access to the digital course materials expire?
Your access never expires, and you can continue to utilize all the course materials for as long as you like. The program offers many great resources for when you start teaching. For example, liability waivers. preparing your resume and more! And, as we make updates to our program, you will have access to the updated version.
If my digital access never expires, why am I required to join the online yoga class streaming platform?
The online streaming platform, at $6 USD per month, is a tool we use while you are actively engaged in the program. A very small percentage (2%-3%) of the program is accessed via this platform. Once you have completed the program, you are free to cancel that. You can also place your access on hold at any time you are taking a break from your training program. Most students find the platform extremely helpful after they have completed the program, but the choice is yours!
What if I am unsuccessful in my evaluations?
While this happens very rarely, we will work with you and address areas of concern, and then you will try again. You will not need to pay program fees again.
Do you offer payment plans?
Yes, we offer payment plans. We understand that times may be challenging and financial resources can be limited.
What course materials are included in my fees?
- Lifetime access to the online curriculum (quizzes, videos, lectures, chants, resources etc.)
- 150 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Manual | 320 Pages (PDF format)
- Access to our private FB Group of students, alumni and teachers.
- Ongoing faculty support. Once you have finished your program, we would welcome you to reach out whenever you need to.
What course materials are not included in my fees?
- Required Reading Textbook | The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Mukanda Stiles | Available online and at major book retailers. The cost is approximately 18 USD.
- Your Yoga Flow Online Video Yoga Class Platform | All students will receive a specific promotional pricing code when they enroll. The cost is approximately $6 USD per month.
What payment forms do you accept?
Visa and Mastercard
If you do not have a credit card, please email us and we will gladly work something out.
For all payments processed, we are committed to utilizing the highest grade of security available for payment processors. We will never have direct access to your financial details.
Are there any hidden fees for the program?
Absolutely not! We take pride in being transparent about the full cost of the program. We will never charge you more if we decide to add new resources to the program.
All pricing is listed in US dollars and payments will automatically be converted to US dollars if you are paying with another currency.
What are the program fees in my currency?
Access this universal currency convertor to confirm what the USD amounts are when converted to other currencies (i.e. GBP, CDN, EU).
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