How do I sign up for the program?
You can now sign up online, at the studio, or via email to Training Director Liz: YogaGardenNW@gmail.com
A $500 deposit is due upon enrollment to hold your spot. Your payment is due in full by the early registration date in order to receive the discounted rate. Full payment is required 2 weeks before the start of the program unless a payment plan has been previously arranged.
What style of Yoga is the Blossoming Lotus Teacher Training?
We are a Vinyasa-based school that teaches a method that balances precise instruction, detailed alignment, breath and fluid movement. Classes are carefully themed to deepen the students’ experience of Yoga. A flow of Sun Salutations and postures are skillfully sequenced, and modifications and props are used to individualize the practice for each student.
How proficient in Yoga do I have to be to do the training?
We require that you have a minimum of 6 months (and recommend a minimum of one year) of a consistent yoga practice before enrolling in our teacher training program. We want to make sure that trainees have a basic foundation in the primary yoga postures before learning how to teach.
What will I learn in the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training?
In addition to making lifelong friends and deepening your experience of yoga, you will study the following topics in depth:
• Asana - learn the safe and intelligent way to perform poses
• Alignment - with modifications, variations and the proper use of props
• Sequencing - how to design dynamic, effective and intelligent sequences for all levels
• Working with different kinds of bodies/students
• How to observe bodies in practice
• Working with injuries and limitations
• Hands on adjustments
• Practice teaching
• Pranayama - breathing techniques
• Sanskrit translations
• The History and Philosophy of Yoga (Yoga Sutras of Patanjali)
• Prenatal Yoga
• The business of Yoga and how to be successful as a teacher
What If I don't want to be a teacher?
No problem! Our 200-hour training is ideal for those who want to delve deeper into the study of yoga, and to improve their own practice. It's also great for students who simply want to have a transformational experience and to be a part of our thriving Yoga Community.
I have an injury/special condition – can I take this course?
We recommend that you check with your physician first and must sign a waiver stating that you are able to take the class. With your doctor’s permission and release, minor physical limitations can also serve as helpful demonstrations to learn to work with students with similar limitations.
What is the Training Cancellation and Refund Policy?
A $500 deposit is due upon enrollment to hold your spot. If you cancel 30 days or more before the start of the program you will forfeit $250 of your deposit and the remaining balance will be refunded. If you cancel 14-30 days before of the start of the program, you will forfeit your entire deposit and any remaining balance will be refunded.
These fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. If you cancel within 14 days before the start of the program or do not attend the program, the entire deposit and program tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable. Once the program begins the program tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable. Please make this decision with care.
What are the requirements?
• Attendance of in-class teacher training sessions
• Successful completion of homework, quizzes, final exam (don’t worry, you will be will prepared!)
• Participation in a final in-class practice teaching practicum
• Completion of class taking requirement
Can I practice at your studios during Training?
When you sign up before August 31st, you will receive 3 months, starting on the first day of your training (excludes workshops)!
Are any books and materials included in the price of the trainings?
All material: Teacher Training Manual and Books provided
200-Hour Required Reading:
• Heart of Yoga by Desikachar
• Pilgrim by Britt B. Steele
• Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Swami Satchidananda
• Yoga Anatomy by Dr. Ray Long
What is the 200-hour Attendance and Class Make-Up Policy?
Yoga Alliance requires that you complete all 200 hours of the teacher training. However, we understand that sometimes conflicts come up, and we have developed the make-up policy listed below. Please note that you can miss a maximum of 27 training hours, and you will have one year from the last day of your program to complete your attendance requirements. If you miss more than 27 hours or do not complete your make up hours within one year, you will receive a not passing status and will be required to pay in full to retake the training.
You have the following two options for making up your missed time:
Option 1: Schedule a private session with your trainer at some point during the program. The cost of a private session $75 per hour:
• 1 hour private = 1-4 hours of missed time
• 1.5 hour private = 5-6 hours of missed time
• 2 hour private = 7-8 hours of missed time
Option 2: Additional assignments or readings may be used to make up time.
Please note that if you miss over 27 hours, you will not pass the program and will be required to pay in full to retake the program.
What is the Yoga Alliance?
Yoga Alliance is an organization that was started in 1999 as a way to create nationally recognized standards for yoga teachers and yoga teacher trainings in the US. More and more yoga studios across the country are requiring their teachers to register with the Yoga Alliance, either at the 200-Hour or 500-Hour level. Yoga Alliance registration, however, is not a legal requirement for teaching yoga. Currently, there are no legal certification requirements to be a yoga teacher.
Will I be qualified to teach yoga once I complete the 200-Hour Teacher Training Program?
Yes! With the successful completion of all the requirements of the program, including contact hours, homework, and exam, you will receive your Letter of Completion and Diploma evidencing your training at the 200-Hour Level. You may also register with the Yoga Alliance (www.yogaalliance.org) at the RYT-200 level (Registered Yoga Teacher 200). Graduates of the 200-Hour program usually begin teaching in small studios, gyms, with private clientele (friends and family), etc.
Payment plan options available. Email Training Director Liz Suchinda for more information: YogaGardenNW@gmail.com