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 answer is, YES!
On September 25, 2020, Yoga Alliance confirmed it is now approving all registrations until the end of 2021. This means that if you register for our training before December 31st, 2021, you will receive Yoga Alliance Approved Certification ~ you do not need to finish the program by then, just be enrolled.
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.
Yoga Alliance Professionals UK has approved all online programming.
Is this course suitable for beginners or people without any yoga experience?
Yes, regardless of where you are with your practice, we welcome you. Our program ensures that you will be able to succeed with little or no yoga experience.
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?
You will be certified in both foundational and advanced Hatha Yoga and Vinyasa Yoga. In addition, you will be certified to teach all programs included in your bundle option. For example, if Yin Yoga is part of your bundle, you will also be certified to teach Yin Yoga.
Will I receive a yoga teacher training certificate after completing this course?
Upon successful completion, you will receive an official 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate and a 300 Hour Teacher Training Certificate. You will also receive certificates for each individual program within your bundle option.
Will I be able to apply with Yoga Alliance as a 500 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher (500RYT), once I complete this program?
Yes, you will provide Yoga Alliance with both your 200 Hour and 300 Hour certificates, and register as a 500RYT.
How do evaluations and assessments work?
Each program within your bundle has its own evaluation and assessment. These vary for each program. It is a good idea to review each individual program that is within the bundle, to see what the specifics are.
Will my teaching certificates 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!
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.
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!
Are there any live sessions in the program?
No, the entire program is on demand.
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.
If the program is on-demand, what opportunities are there for faculty support and interaction with other students?
We have four key tools and resources that we provide to students to ensure they have a truly interactive and engaging experience.
- The program has an internal Q&A forum where students engage with one another and faculty throughout the program.
- We have a private FB Group for alumni and faculty - it has hundreds of members. This platform is active daily with interaction between peers and teachers alike.
- Each month, faculty holds a live Q&A session. If you are not available at the set time, you may submit questions prior to the session and they will be addressed. It is recorded and made available to all students.
- We have a dedicated Student Support Centre staffed by faculty and our administration team. This is available 7 days a week.
As you can see, you will never be left without the ability to reach us and have your questions and queries addressed. We understand how important support is for online learning.
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.
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. All taxes collected are on behalf of the governments, and do not come to us directly; they are remitted directly, to the applicable jurisdiction.
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 $900 to $3,000. Because these are not live, in person trainings, any school that charges in excess of $2,000 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.
Once I begin the program, how long do I have to complete it?
From the time you register, you will have 2 years to complete any programming we offer.
The beauty of our online yoga teacher training, is that 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? Will it take 500 Hours?
How long it takes, is really up to you and will depend on your availability. This program will take 500 hours, so work on a schedule that makes learning and life workable for you.
Does my access to the digital course materials expire?
Your access to the program expires 2 years after your initial enrollment. If you find that you need an extension, because you need to complete the program, you may request that closer to the expiry date. Remember, within that 2 years, you will have full access to updates and revisions, even if you have completed the program. Many of the resources in the program are also downloadable, so those are yours to keep always.
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 full 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?
- 2 year access to the online curriculum (quizzes, videos, lectures, chants, resources etc.)
- All Program Manuals in 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(s) | Each program within you bundle may or may not have required textbooks.
- Your Yoga Flow Online Video Yoga Class Platform | All students will receive a specific promotional pricing code when they enroll. The cost will be approximately $6 USD per month.
What payment forms do you accept?
We accept Visa and Mastercard. If you do not have a credit card, please email us and we will gladly work something out.
We are committed to utilizing the highest grade of security available for payment processors.
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.
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