For whom is the teacher training most appropriate?
Our 200 hour course is open to anyone who is serious about deepening his/her personal yoga practice or becoming a yoga teacher. Any age over 15 and any level is welcome. The foundational course is perfect for high school/college students, moms & dads, school teachers, health care professionals, personal trainers, massage therapists, and everyone who simply loves yoga!
Our 300 hour course is open to anyone already holding a 200-hour certificate from a credible Yoga Alliance-registered yoga school.
What if I am a beginner?
In order for you to gain the most satisfaction and benefit from the course, we recommend having a minimum of 6 months yoga experience and a level 1/2 or above practice. However, it really depends on your goals and your movement/athletics/wellness background.
I have a conflict with 1 or more weekends. Can I still participate?
You are allowed to miss one weekend if a conflict arises. You will be expected to make up the missed material, and there will be various ways to do that, depending on what type of coursework was missed. If you need to miss 2 weekends, it’s not ideal, but we may be able to work with you…it simply depends on which weekends. Please contact us to discuss options. NOTE: this policy does not apply to our graduate immersion courses, which are only 1-4 weekends long.
Do you offer payment plans?
Yes! Payment plans are available via ACH automatic, monthly debit from your bank account to Yoga Loft. All payments are made through Yoga Loft, and cash, checks, and all major credit cards are accepted. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, for further details.
Besides the schedule posted, what else is expected of me during the program?
In our 200-hour course, each participant must practice 3 times per week minimum throughout the course with Shelley Williams, Genevieve Pujalet, and/ or Suzy Nece. Discounts are available at Yoga Loft during the duration of the training. Yes, it is okay to practice elsewhere with another, approved teacher, and you will be required to log all classes taken. There will also be weekly reading assignments, classroom observations and assists, reflective writing, and friends & family community class practice teaching. All of these factor into your total of 200 hours. The graduate immersion courses generally have a lighter “homework” load.
Will I be able to teach when I complete the 200 hour program?
Yes. All of our courses (including the 300 hour) are approved by Yoga Alliance. Once you have satisfied the requirements for our 200 hour program, you may register with them as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) and start subbing/sending out your resume.
How do I sign up?
Please call Yoga Loft at 310.372.7334 or visit www.yogaloftmb.com. Though not required, please try to take either Gen’s or Shelley’s class before the start of the program, just so we have a feel for your practice, and you have a feel for our approach and methodology.