Teacher Training FAQs
How many hours a week should I plan to spend outside of class?
Students spend approximately 2-3 hours/week for reading and homework assignments. Students are encouraged to take additional Hatha Yoga classes during the course. The hours for attending additional classes during the course will vary from student to student.
Am I too (old, young, tall, short, inflexible, injured, etc.) to teach?
Never! In every training course we have a wide variety of students who serve to enrich our program. Our trainees have ranged in age from late teens to early 80s! Students come into the course with pre-existing injuries and illnesses, as well as pregnancy and a vast spectrum of yogic experience.
Can I make payments towards tuition?
Yes! After the registration fee of $525 (this holds your place in the course), tuition can be divided into five payments of $490/each. There is an additional one-time $50 finance fee, which is waived if you enroll in auto-pay. Other arrangements can be made on a case by case basis.
I have a pre-planned event that I can't miss. Can I still apply?
Yes! Students are allowed to miss up to 10 hours of the course. Make-ups are always encouraged. Anything over the 10 hours will require a make-up. It is very helpful to know in advance when you will be gone so arrangements can be made.
Will the philosophies you teach conflict with my religion?
No. Our program is designed to instruct you on how to teach a safe, beginning yoga class. The history and philosophy of yoga is covered to provide a big picture of where yoga “comes from.” Yoga is a system of techniques to help us strengthen and heal the body, balance the mind and experience a fullness of spirit. It can and should enhance any spiritual pathway.
What is Kriya Yoga?
Kriya Yoga, the school of yoga we teach from, is a gentle, skillfully balanced approach to life. It is a method of self-study and meditative attunement. Hatha Yoga is an integral part of Kriya. Kriya means “action” and it is those actions, internally and externally, that we do to bring greater balance to our life.
Are there actually jobs for yoga teachers out there?
Yes! The interest in yoga continues to grow. Our graduates tell us that they are teaching as much as they want to. Many of our graduates have gone on to teach in a variety of locations, publicly and privately. It is very possible to create a flexible schedule and enjoy an additional income through your teaching.
I don't know if I want to teach yoga, but I want to deepen my practice & understanding of yoga. Is this program for me?
Yes! Over the years we have had many students enter our program who were not interested in teaching. Our course offers a unique and focused opportunity for personal growth. Whether you plan to teach or not, your knowledge base and practice experience will grow exponentially during the course of our program.
Can I register with Yoga Alliance when I complete this program?
Yes. Our yoga school is nationally registered with the Yoga Alliance as an RYS (Registered Yoga School) for both our 200 and 300 hour programs, which means if you choose to register with Yoga Alliance, you are eligible to do so upon completion of our program.
Are you approved to run a yoga teacher training program?
Yes. Our school exceeds the criteria required to be a Registered Yoga School (RYS 200) with the Yoga Alliance. Our Program Director, Priscilla Potter, has directed training programs since 1976. The Yoga Connection was founded in 1987 and has been training teachers since 1992. We are also licensed by Arizona Board of Private Postsecondary Education.
I have a ton of questions, can I call you?
Still have questions? Fill out the following form or give us a call, 520-323-1222.
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