300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training FAQ


300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training FAQ

HOW DO I REGISTER?

Register by phone at 402-991-7673. If you register by phone you will need to pay by credit card as a $500 deposit is required. We can set up your payment plan at that time. Stop by the studio if you are paying in full by check. Or register online here.

ARE PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE?

Yes. A $500 deposit is required. We can set up your payment plan for the balance. The balance must be paid in full by Oct. 2020. You can choose as many or as few payments as you would like as long as the balance is paid by Oct. 2020. Once you have made your deposit we will contact you to set up the plan if we don’t do it at the time of registration.

CAN I ATTEND IF I DON’T LIVE IN THE OMAHA AREA?

Yes. This program is designed to be accessible for those who are travelling from out of town. The commitment is 7 weekends and one 4 day session. The rest of the work will be done online and with a remote mentor. Sound Method is arranging home stay options for students who are travelling from out of town, to make the training a bit more economical.

IS THIS A YOGA THERAPY TRAINING OR A YOGA TEACHER TRAINING?

It’s both! When you have fulfilled all requirements you will be able to submit your certificate to the Yoga Alliance to register as a RYT 500. This is also the Level I Yoga Therapy training if you aspire to become a Yoga Therapist. If there is adequate demand we will offer Level II and III in 2021 and 2022.

CAN I REGISTER WITH THE YOGA ALLIANCE AS AN RYT 500 UPON COMPLETION?

Yes, if you are already registered at the 200 hour level. This hybrid 300 Hour Yoga Training/ Level I Yoga therapy training focuses on Advanced Yoga Philosophy, Psychology, Anatomy, Physiology, Asana and Teaching Skills. It meets the 300-hour program requirements for graduates to register with the Yoga Alliance. At the end of the training you will be given a 300 hour certificate that you can register with the Yoga Alliance to become an RYT 500.

WILL I BE A YOGA THERAPIST AFTER GRADUATION?

It is important to note that completing Level One does not make you a Certified Yoga Therapist. The Level 1 program puts you on the path of becoming a Certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) but you must
complete all three levels of the training, including the required case study practicums in order to register for the IAYT credential. Once you have achieved RYT500 and C-IAYT status, the Yoga Alliance requires that you use the following disclaimer for any website or marketing materials:

“The yoga therapy components of my teaching are based on my [non-YAR
credential or other qualification], not derived from my status as an [RYT/E-RYT] with Yoga Alliance Registry.”

WILL THIS TRAINING IMPROVE MY TEACHING SKILLS?

While the program is geared
toward the one-to-one Therapeutic Yoga process, members express how learning subtle aspect of yoga-based anatomy and theory improves their weekly class teaching. Fellow students are also Yoga Instructors and peer processing often enriches teaching.

WHAT ARE THE IAYT (INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF YOGA THERAPISTS) STANDARDS?

This program was one of the first 12 programs in the world to be accredited by the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). The IAYT standards call for 800 hours of training in addition to the basic 200-hour teacher training entry requirement
for a total of 1000 yoga training hours. This Level I course covers 310 hours towards the 820-hour training. Level II of the program covers another 270 hours and Level III rounds out the total to 820 training hours.

WILL THIS PROGRAM BE OFFERED NEXT YEAR?

No. If there is adequate interest Level II will be offered in 2021 and Level III in 2022. We will reevaluate at that point regarding a 2023 – 300 Hour/Level I training. In other words, if you are really interested it is best to participate in 2020.

WHAT IF I MISS A WEEKEND?

This is a high-level professional training, and students are expected to attend all weekends. In the case of family commitments or for health reasons, some make-up study, reading or essay writing may be required. Readings, study groups and mentor sessions, as well as on-line review of key lectures may also be of help if absence is unavoidable.

WHAT ARE THE PREREQUISITES FOR THIS PROGRAM?

Under Yoga Alliance and IAYT guidelines, each applicant must possess a 200 hour Yoga Teacher’s certificate to receive certification upon completion. Supplemental reading may be recommended.

WHAT DO LEVELS II AND III COVER?

Level 1 of Comprehensive Yoga Therapy covers the systems of the body and Assessments geared at stress transformation, what do Levels II & III cover? The art of listening and insight is an ever-growing skill that deepens with time; hence, the second year helps to deepen the basics. Level II considers working with specific Disease conditions and builds on the foundation of Level 1. Level III offers specialty modules and specific approaches to enrich the Yoga Therapist’s practice.

WHAT IS THE MENTORING FORMAT?

The personal nature of the YogaLife environment permits guidance whenever a question arises due to the number of experienced instructors in the community. There will group mentoring sessions in class and online. In Month 3 of the training, you will be assigned a personal mentor, to whom you will submit your case studies and have (3) half hour sessions with them to check in on your process as you progress through the Level 1 Training.

IS THIS PROGRAM GOOD FOR PERSONAL GROWTH?

The answer to this question is yes; this program concentrates on the one-to-one aspects of yoga mentorship. Each member will learn more about themselves by our various self-study and co-counseling exercises.