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Yoga Instructor Certification FAQ

Who can participate in yoga teacher training at the Yoga Connection?

We advise any participant to have familiarity with the yoga asana. It is not necessary to have previous teacher training to take the program with us.

Is there a certificate with this training?

The Yoga Connection Registered Yoga School (RYS) will award you a certificate of completion. With this certificate you can register with Yoga Alliance for the 200 hour level.

What is Yoga Alliance and what is RYS?

Yoga Alliance® is the national education and support organization for yoga in the United States. They established minimum standards for yoga teachers. Teachers that meet these standards are Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT). Registered teachers with significant experience can register as Experienced Registered Yoga Teachers (E-RYT). A school that satisfies or exceeds the minimum training standards may apply for Registered Yoga School (RYS) status. Once a school is registered, all graduates of the RYS are automatically eligible to register with Yoga Alliance. The Yoga Connection is a RYS.

Can I miss any sessions?

Each weekend consists of 5 modules. If more than 30 minutes of any module is missed on any day, no credit will be received for that module and you will have to make up the time privately. You cannot make up more than 3 modules. Private sessions are available at the rate of $120 per 2 hours. If you chose not to make up the time then you can continue with the teacher training but no certificate will be awarded and you will not be able to register with Yoga Alliance. This is a commitment on our part and on yours. We will do everything we can to help you complete this training but your presence is absolute.

Who will be teaching me?

Martha Catz is the primary E-RYT for this training. Other instructors (E-RYT & RYT only) and guest speakers will also be participating in your education. All speakers meet the requirements of Yoga Alliance.

Will there be work outside of the weekend program?

Yes, there is additional work outside of the studio, such as journaling, reading, and practice on your own. Please see the Yoga Certification Course Curriculum and Requirements on the application page for a detailed explanation of the requirements for the upcoming training.

What happens after I complete the program? Can I teach?

More and more gyms, health centers, hospitals, businesses, churches, and private studios are looking for yoga instruction. Whether your focus is teaching asana, meditation or yoga lifestyle you will be qualified to bring the concepts of yoga to many places and situations.