How long do I have to complete the course?
Once you begin your course, you have 1 year to complete the requirements to receive a graduation certificate. We recommend a completion time of 4 months, but 1 year allows you to accommodate your personal schedule.
Can I use my completed courses towards the 200h YTT?
Yes, any completed course done through VNYSΛ School of Yoga will be recognized and applied towards a future 200H YTT certification.
What if I cannot physically practice yoga during the YTT due to injury?
No problem, accommodate your practice according to your condition. Sometimes injuries are great teachers, as long as your doctor has given you medical clearance to practice a modified yoga practice, there should be no issues with your completion in the course. There will be recommended yoga classes throughout the training, you are not required to practice if you are injured, but please view the classes.
Are there any additional cost(s)?
The e-manual will be included in the cost. It will be available to download once you login to the curriculum. There will be additional reading materials that you will be required to purchase, a list will be provided to you in the beginning of the course. One-on-one sessions are also available with your lead trainer at an extra cost.
Will there be continuous mentor support?
Yes, there will be monthly Live sessions with your mentors and a Facebook group to help us all stay connected and motivated. Throughout training we are very hands on with each and every student, and there will be an overflow of mentorship through live sessions, check in’s and much more.
What will mentorship look like once the program is over?
Constant and connection based. We’ll always be here via studio and email at any time to support students navigate their student and teaching journey. We strive to support graduates with continuing progression and education, and hone in on their teaching skills at the studio, as well as other studios in the community!
Are you a RYS (Registered Yoga School)?
Yes, we are. Upon graduation, you will have the option to receive a dual certification from VNYSA School of Yoga as well as Yoga Alliance.
Does VNYSΛ School of Yoga follow Yoga Alliance Guidelines?
Yes. VNYSA school of yoga adheres to and exceeds the Yoga Alliance 200H YTT standards.
How many students are accepted into the program? And what does VNYSΛ School of Yoga look for in students?
We have no capacity limit, but it is very important for students to share their dire commitment, passion and a dedication to yoga, and exhude a willingness to learn, unlearn, and grow.
How much are students required to practice during training? And how advanced do students need to be to start training?
We always recommend that students have at least 1-year personal practice, just to ensure that they have body and self-awareness to ensure potential and safety. However, if students do not, we always schedule a zoom call with them to ensure that they receive the support they need to receive to be prepared.
How do students find a sense of community given that the program is online?
This is something that we strive to foster. During your training, there are weekly lives, and at times (depending on covid restrictions) in person sessions. Through practice, discussions, our Facebook group, and opportunities to connect via private sessions, community is that the forefront of our 200h Online YTT.
How many hours a week should students spend on course material?
As we understand that lives can get busy, we offer a great deal of flexibility by providing 1-year expiration date in the program. We do however set out guidelines and suggestions to aim for 4-6 months completion, just to ensure focus, drive, passion, and comprehensive learning.
How are students assessed on their progress?
Throughout the YTT, there are marked quizzes, written assignments, and we monitor student participation in live sessions, contact time via email and general engagement. At the end of your training, we assess your practicum via teaching skills and competency, and also assess your overall commitment to your journaling practice, breath-work plan. meditation plan and yogic diet.
What are the requirements for taking this program?
Very simply, that you love yoga, and have a passion to live a life of yoga for yourself, and sharing it with others!