DO I NEED TO BE “GOOD” AT YOGA TO TAKE THIS PROGRAM?
The main requirement is that you love yoga. We suggest having at least a one year solid yoga practice.
I HAVE NEVER BEEN TO YOGAMAYA, DO I NEED TO TAKE CLASSES BEFORE APPLYING?
We do recommend coming to the studio and taking a few classes with the Lead Instructors, Bryn, Bridgette or Danielle. If you are applying from out of town, you will have a phone call with Bryn, in addition to your application, before being accepted.
WHAT IF I NEED TO MISS A DAY OF TRAINING?
Attendance is required for all scheduled dates and times in order to receive a certification. However, it is possible for an exception to be made with prior written approval and for last second emergencies. Note that any missed hours must be made up with approved teachers and at your own expense in order to receive certification. We handle all requests on an individual basis.
ARE THERE ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS TO THE TIMES LISTED ON THE CALENDAR?
Yes, you will have written homework, required readings, and mentor and buddy meetings – all to help crystallize and consolidate the material covered during weekend sessions.
WHAT IS A MENTOR AND A BUDDY?
Your mentor is a Senior Yogamaya teacher who will personally help you along the way, review your homework and meet at scheduled intervals with your smaller assigned group of trainees. Your buddy is another trainee we match you with. You will have meetings to practice teaching, work on homework, talk about yoga, and fulfill other teaching assignments.
IS THERE A PAYMENT PLAN?
Yes, you simply make a deposit (amount specific to training) and then based on the length of the training, we charge your card at scheduled intervals. For our Month Immersion Trainings, the deposit amount is $1500 and the full amount must be paid at least 2 weeks before the 1st day of training.
CAN I PAY FOR MY TUITION IN FULL?
Yes, you may choose to submit the full payment when you turn in your application.
CAN I SUBMIT MY APPLICATION WITHOUT A PAYMENT?
No. Some form of payment, deposit or full tuition, must accompany your application. Your application is your committing to the training. We will not review an application that is incomplete. A complete application includes a (1) completed application, (2) payment and (3) signed Tuition and Student Agreement. If we deny your application, you will receive 100% of your money back.
ARE CLASSES INCLUDED IN MY TUITION?
All of the trainings come with included yoga classes. Please refer to the exact training you are interested in for the specifics of your included classes.
WILL I BE ABLE TO TEACH A YOGA CLASS WHEN I GRADUATE?
Yes. The degree to which you are proficient will correlate to how much time and energy you dedicate to the training. You will practice teach a lot during the training, preparing you well for teaching in the real world.