Frequently Asked Questions
- What if I need to miss a class?
Under our requirement with Yoga Alliance you cannot miss more than 2 classes. If you do miss more than 2 we have homework / assisting programs that will make up for the missed classes. We request that you pick up material you miss from your classmates and bring yourself up to date in order to keep up in the course. If you know ahead of time what class you will miss will make it easier for you to make up the time. If you know ahead of time you will be missing more than 2 classes you may decide to wait til a future program. You can also make up missed classes in a subsequent program.
- What are the cost and the dates of the class?
Please go to the Prices and Payment page for details
- I am not sure I have enough experience to become a teacher.
We look at all areas of an applicant’s life to decide on whether they are suitable or not. Your yoga experience as well as your work and school background is very important to decide whether you have the qualities to becoming a yoga teacher. What we do ask is that you have a minimum of 1 year hatha yoga program before you take the course
- When do I need to pay by?
A $100 deposit (which goes towards your tuition) confirms your place in the program. Half the balance needs to be paid one month previous to the start of the program. Along with the other half in either postdated cheques or credit card. You receive a free one year unlimited pass at the studio if you are one of the first 10 to sign up You receive a ten session pass for every month in advance that you sign up if you are not one of the first 10.
- When we graduate are we qualified to teach at most studios ie. Bikrams or not?
You are certifies as a Hatha Yoga Instructor. Most studios will recognize your certificate. Bikrams and possibly some other specialized styles will not as they are under legal restrictions to only hire teachers from Bikrhams programs.
- How many classes a day is reasonable to teach?
This depends on the individual and their threshold. It is important to keep your work in balance as this will reflect in your classes. Average of 10 classes/week is a healthy amount.
- How much do you make a class/month?
Classes at a gym/community centre average $20-30/class Classes at a yoga studio average$40-70/class Corporate classes average$40-60/class Some studios pay on a per head basis with the more number of students in your class you are paid more.
- Is the certificate we receive recognized internationally?
- Do you think the market for yoga teachers is flooded in Vancouver?
It is always beneficial to have a niche/specialty It makes you more marketable as a teacher. Whether a market is flooded or not the key is that people are always looking for great teachers. This applies to any industry if you are good at what you do you will get a job.
- How many students do you limit to each yoga teach training
The program is limited to 20 though the last few we have had about 10 students/ program so it shouldn’t be too crowded and you receive plenty of individual attention by the instructors of the program
- What are the payment options for 200 hr program?,
you can pay in full or pay half by 1 month before the start date and then make 6 monthly payments during the program
- Where are the programs taught (which of the 4 locations)?
the Oct (Sunday) program is at our Main & 14th location but the Jan (Saturday program) will be somewhere around the 4 locations
- Who are the actual teacher of the programs;?
There are a team of teachers listed under the faculty tab although how much, how often they teach depends on their individual schedules, as for any program some may be teaching more/less. Usually one teacher will teach a morning/afternoon section though some teachers e.g philosophy will only come in for part of the afternoon.