We will follow up within 48 hours of receiving your payment with your training welcome materials. A $500 deposit is due upon enrollment to hold your spot by September 1st, 2017 in order to enroll in the Early Bird Payment Options. Your payment is due in full by the early registration date in order to receive the discounted rate. Full payment is required by October 6th, 2017 unless you are going with the Early Bird Payment Plan option.
Yoga 108 will certify you to teach Vinyasa flow with Iyengar based alignment. Although Yoga 108 is a Vinyasa-based school, there is an equal focus on the Ashtanga Primary Series. All style of yoga will be introduced including, but not limited to: Kundalini, Pre & Post-natal, Acro, Restorative, Yin, Yoga for Athletes and more.
Yoga teacher trainings ask a lot of the mind, body, and spirit. We ask that you have a minimum of 6 months of a consistent practice. This is to ensure that all trainees have a basic understanding, knowledge, and foundation of yoga poses before becoming a teacher. Please note, there will be a 2 + hour asana practice each day.
In addition to creating community, making friends, and deepening your experience of yoga, you will study the following topics in depth:
Exploration of different yoga styles such as Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Hatha, Yin, Restorative, Kundalini, Acro, and more.
Meditation & Pranayama
Anatomy and physiology
CPR AED Certification
The Business of Yoga
Pre and Post Natal
Deepen your yoga practice & knowledge
Learn how to create a personal practice that serves the needs of your lifestyle.
Gain a solid understanding of how Yoga empowers you in all aspects of your life.
Learn Asana technique, proper alignment, and benefits of each pose.
Incorporate yoga history and philosophy into a modern context in your yoga class.
Learn teaching methodology and practicum
Work with props, different body types and injuries
Cultivate your own voice
Confidence-building through practice teaching
Sanskrit names of postures
Principles of demonstration, observation, assisting, and correcting
Learn positive key words to use to make your students feel empowered, not defeated.
Learn to create and teach inspirational classes with innovative sequencing for all levels.
That’s perfectly okay! Yoga 108’s teacher training is perfect for those who want to deepen their understanding and knowledge of yoga and improve their practice. It’s a wonderful opportunity to have a transformational experience and find community.
Yes. Always listen to your body. If you have had an ongoing yoga practice before your pregnancy and have cleared it with your doctor you may take the training.
Please clear with your doctor that it is okay to embark on this 200 Hour training, and we will ask you to sign a waiver stating that you are able to take class.
After putting down a deposit or paying in full, everything is non-refundable, however you may receive credit for another training with us in the future.
In order to graduate and receive your Yoga Alliance certification from Yoga 108 you must be paid in full and have fulfilled the following requirements:
Full Attendance of in-class teacher training sessions
Required completion of class taking requirements outside of weekend format
Successful completion of homework, quizzes, papers, in-class and take home final exams
Participation in final in-class teaching practicum
Yoga 108 Teacher Training is a school, not a studio. Our trainings are hosted at Namaste Highland Park. During the 10 weeks of training, if you already practice at Namaste Highland Park or live nearby and would like to practice at NHP, you may continue your practice at Namaste Highland Park. If you do not live near Highland Park, and study somewhere else, you can continue to practice at your studio during the 10-weeks. There is 6 hours of outside practice required during the week.
You must be at least 16 years of age. If you are between the ages of 16-18 years old we must have written consent from your legal guardian 30 days prior to the training.
We do not organize accommodations for students who are without automobiles, however we do give out a list of everyone’s emails a month before the training begins and suggest carpooling for those students who are not in Highland Park.
All online materials and manuals are included in the cost of the teacher training. You will need to purchase the following required reading listed below:
- Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar
- The Yoga Sutras by Patanjali: Translation and Commentary by Sri Swami Satchidananda
- Gita Wisdom by Joshua M. Greene
- Trail Guide to the Body: Fully Revised 4th Edition by Andrew Biel
- Yoga Anatomy 2nd Edition by Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews
- Yoga Mala: The Original Teachings of Ashtanga Yoga by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
Anywhere between 10-20 students. 20 is the maximum amount the facility will hold for our training.
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. 100% attendance is required, but in case of emergency where a class needs to be made up, the student is responsible to make up the hours in the time frame of the course. Arrangements must be made with the instructor, and if having the instructor present is required then student must pay the instructors hourly rate for their time.
You have the following two options for making up your missed time:
Option 1: Schedule a private session with your trainer at some point during the program. The cost of a private session ranges from $100-$150 per hour:
1 hour private = 1-4 hours of missed time
• 1.5 hour private = 5-6 hours of missed time
• 2 hour private = 7-8 hours of missed time
• 2.5 hour private = 9-10 hours of missed time
• 3 hour private = 11-13 hours of missed time
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 you missed in an upcoming training of the same format in another Yoga 108 training, 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(s).
Expect to spend 3 hours a week on written or online homework. This course work is expected to help you hone your skills as a practitioner and teacher.
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.
Yes. You will be certified AND more importantly, qualified by Yoga 108 and Yoga Alliance to teach yoga anywhere in the world upon successful completion of all requirements of the program including contact hours, homework, practicum, required weekly practice, and exams. You will receive your certificate as evidence that you have completed our program and can register with Yoga Alliance. We will go over the business of yoga to explain how to register and how to get started teaching after graduation, and you will have to opportunity to teach community classes at Namaste Highland Park.