Frequently Asked Questions

200-Hour: Year Long Yoga Teacher Training at The Yoga Room

Yoga teacher training in class dates include:

January 27, Sunday * February 17, Sunday * March 16, Saturday * April 6, Saturday * May 5, Sunday * June 22, Saturday * July 21, Sunday * August 11, Sunday * September 15 or 22, Sunday (final day will be determined soon) * October 27, Sunday * November 17, Sunday * December 7, Saturday

Please note day and or time may change but will be discussed at a class prior to change.


200-Hour Investment ~ NOTE UPDATED PRICE!

  • $2497* if paid in Advance by November 1, 2018 if accepted into the program!
  • $2997* if paid in advance between November 1 December 31, 2018 if accepted into the program
  • $3597* if paid in advance January 1, 2019, or after, if accepted into the program.
  • Payment plan of $500 deposit, then beginning the first class, $300 per month due on or before the teacher training class for a total of $4100
  • Previous graduates can attend at a reduced cost.

*Receive 2 Mentoring sessions if paid in full by January 1, 2019. More information can be found here.



WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE COST?

  • The wisdom of the teachings shared through the instructors during our time together as well as the manual the teacher training. You will have the opportunity to meet one time for 2 hours on a topic of yoga of your choice upon an agreed upon time weather it be online or in person.
  • Navigating Uncharted Waters Leadership Training
  • Mapping Your Life's Purpose


HOW DO I SIGN UP?

You can apply HERE. It then can be emailed or sent in to the address listed on the application.

If you are accepted into the program, we will follow up within 48 hours. A $500 deposit is due upon enrollment to hold your spot. Your payment is due in full by the dates stated above or 30 days prior to each class if doing the payment plan minus the deposit.


WHAT STYLE OF YOGA DO YOU TEACH?

Three Rivers Yoga is a Hatha Yoga school that give a well rounded education students. We have been leading teacher trainings for over 15 years.


HOW PROFICIENT IN YOGA DO I HAVE TO BE TO DO THE 200-HOUR PROGRAM?

A minimum of 6 months of a consistent yoga practice before enrolling in our teacher training program is required. A basic foundation in the primary asana postures is required before learning how to teach.


WHAT WILL I LEARN IN THE 200-HOUR TRAINING?

In addition to deepening your knowledge and experience of yoga and making lifelong friends, you will study:

• 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

• Adjustments

• Practice teaching

• Anatomy

• Pranayama

• The History and Philosophy of Yoga

• Prenatal Yoga

• The business of Yoga


DO I HAVE TO TEACH?

Nope! 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 a 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.


CAN I TAKE THIS TRAINING IF I’M PREGNANT?

It depends on how you are feeling. All students should first check with their doctor to make sure they are clear to take this training.


WHAT IS THE TEACHER TRAINING CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY?

For this traning that includes room and board in the price of tuition: 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.


WHAT ARE THE 200-HOUR GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS?

In order to graduate the program you must be paid in full and fulfill the following requirements:

• Attendance of in-class teacher training sessions

• Successful completion of homework, quizzes, in-class and take-home final exam

• Participation in a final in-class practice teaching practicum

• Completion of class taking requirement


CAN I PRACTICE AT YOUR STUDIOS DURING TRAINING?

When you enroll for a 200-Hour program with us, you will have access to all regularly scheduled classes at one of our The Yoga Room in Niles, Ohio for 12 months starting on the first day of your training (certain limits may apply). This benefit does not include workshops, other training programs and does not apply at partner studios.


IS THERE A MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT TO TAKE THE TRAINING?

You must be at least 16 years old to take the teacher training. If you are between 16 and 18 years old it is required that we receive approval from the trainer and written consent from your legal guardian 30 days before the start of the training?


ARE ANY BOOKS AND MATERIALS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF THE TRAININGS?

The Teacher Training Manuals are included, but you will need to purchase additional required books.


200-Hour Required Reading:

  • “Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha”, Satyananda Saraswati
  • “Four Chapters on Freedom”, Satyananda Saraswati
  • “Yoga, Mastering the Basics”, Sandra Anderson/Rolf Sovik, Psy.D.
  • “Practice You”, Elena Brauer
  • “Teaching Yoga Essential Foundations and Techniques”, Mark Stephens
  • “The Key Muscles of Yoga”, Ray Long, MD, FRCSC


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 NOT receive a passing status and will be required to pay in full to retake the training.

Option 1: Schedule a private session with your trainer at some point during the program. The cost of a private session is $200 per hour.

Please note: Only two sessions of private instruction, regardless of hours, are allowable and are subject to trainer availability. The remainder of your missed time will need to be made up in a future training (see Make Up option 2 below). Private make up sessions are only an option during your current training and are not an option once the program is complete.

Option 2: You can attend the days in a class you missed in an upcoming training of the same format, free of additional class training charge. You have one year from your program end date to complete your make up classes. If the training is sold out, you will need to wait for a future training with space available to complete your make up.

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.


HOW MUCH TIME SHOULD I EXPECT TO SPEND ON 200-HOUR HOMEWORK?

Expect to spend between 3-4 hours a week on homework. The homework is designed to support the material covered in class and help you integrate what is presented into your own practice and teaching. If you are not planning on teaching after this course, you may choose not to complete all of the homework assignments and take the course for non-credit. However, if you wish to receive your certificate for the course, you must attend all the sessions and complete all the homework assignments.


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. Three River Yoga Trainings are approved at the Yoga Alliance 200-Hour and 300-Hour level in the United States.


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 certificate 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. Many new teachers decide to continue their Teacher Training education and participate in our 300-Hour Training as a way to further solidify their skills, knowledge, and style as a yoga instructor.