Frequently asked questions
Is online yoga teacher training legit?
If you’ve been wondering if online yoga teacher training is legit, the answer to that is yes!
There are now multiple yoga schools, teachers, and programs that offer 200 hour yoga teacher training online. In 2020 due to COVID-19 yoga alliance authorized yoga teacer trainings to be valid certifications on-line.
Can you do yoga teacher training online?
Yes, you can complete the entire yoga teacher training process online. Since 2020 when Yoga Alliance approved online yoga teacher training as a recognized method to become a Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher, online yoga teacher training has become more mainstream.
What is Yoga Alliance?
Learn more about Yoga Alliance. Yoga Alliance Standards set the ethical and educational framework for yoga teachers and schools in order to ensure high quality, safe, accessible, and equitable yoga teaching in communities around the world.
All schools that are registered by Yoga Alliance MUST submit their curriculam, training manual to be allowed to certifiy teachers. It only makes sense that you want a school that hs to be certified first before certifying others.
This ensures that guidelines, material and methods are presented in a well thoughtout, complete and accurate fashion. This holds even truer for on-line learning.
Being Yoga Alliance affiliated or approved is not required to teach yoga. However, Yoga Alliance is the largest alliance and network of yoga instructors and yoga schools, so being affiliated with Yoga Alliance is seen as a positive affiliation and gives you credibility as a yoga teacher. Yoga Alliance has created standards that yoga teacher trainees and yoga schools must meet in order for graduates and schools to register with YA.
Is online yoga teacher training worth it?
The affordability, flexibility, and opportunity to study exceptional teachers makes online yoga teacher training worth it. As with many other educational fields that have moved to online and distant learning formats, yoga teacher training has too. With lifetime access to the educational materials provided, as well as the opportunity to learn at-home in a quiet learning environment without classroom interruptions and distractions you will absorb everything you need to know to become a great yoga teacher.
Will I miss the interactions with other trainees?
NO! Every week we get together so that I can answer your questions, clarify highlight important topics and of course, we can vibe together because we're all going through the same thing. In fact, that's one of the benefits of studio learning that does not have to go away and should not go away. Some of the best questions come from getting together. We learn what we don't know while others are learning in our presence.
How long does it take to complete 200 hour yoga teacher training & the testing required to earn your yoga teaching certification online
Our 200 hour online yoga teacher training can be completed in two months. The pace of the program is meant to be completed in two months and our live Zoom meetings follow that pace of learning. But the time it takes to complete online yoga teacher training is really dependent upon you. However, if you need longer you have that option. If you need more time to complete your final paper and get ready for to teach your first online class this can be accomondated.
The cost to become a yoga instructor online
Tuition for all of our 200-hr certifications are $2,200. A non-refundable $500 deposit is required for your resevation into the session. Once the balance is paid, you can begin the program. You just need some basic yoga essentials that you already likely own like a yoga mat, strap, and blocks. Plus, a digital device and connection to the internet. That's your whole investent.
Who's my teacher?
Choosing the right teacher for you is very important. So a little information about me.
I'm Vikky Santana and I have 35 years of practice expereince and 12 years of teaching expereince. Recently voted one of the Top Ten Yoga Teachers in South Florida. I understand the ancient teachings and business of Yoga. I am an expereinced 500-hr yoga teacher. My school has been accredited though Yoga Alliance for over 7 years and has a proven track record of certifying amazing, thoughful, loving and credible yoga teachers.
My philosophy is "learning yoga is a science. Teaching yoga is an art form." There is a lot of time to practice teaching throughout this whole program. Doing is the strongest way of learning and becoming comfortable teaching yoga.
For those that are joining me on the Hatha and Flow program, you will be certified in TWO styles of yoga (if you choose) - hatha and power flow. You walk away with a deeper understanding of yoga, yourself, the world and your practice.
For those taking the KriYin, Raja and Yin programs you'll gain a profound knowledge of the deepest dimensions of Yoga. Plus KriYin ,a meditative style of Yoga, can only be found at www.vikkysantana.com but needs to be shared with the world.
What topics are covered?
So what are we going to learn about in 200 hrs of study? Alot! The knowledge spans over 6,000 recorded years of history. Here's a sample of what we'll be covering.
History and Philosophy of Yoga | Applied Anatomy / Physiology | How to Theme a Class | Teaching Methodology | Principles of Alignment | Professional Biography | The Art of Adjustments | The Business of Yoga | Creating Playlists | Self Marketing | Social Media | Breath Work | Meditation | Sanskrit | Ethics
Yes I want to start my journey as a yoga teacher! How do I get started?
It's so easy. Download the program application for the prorgram you are interested and fill it out.
What's included in the tuition?
Course material includes 400 page world-class yoga manual.
Weekly live Zoom classes.
Completely self-paced learning with a minimum time commitment of 30 days.
Lifetime access to course materials.