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Frequently Asked Questions

Your Epídavros Yoga Teacher Training certificate will be honored by Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga School 200-hour teacher training, and make you eligible to become a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher.
  1. Question: What sets the Epídavros Yoga Training apart from the others?
    Epídavros serves a community in which the average student is new to yoga and above 40 years old. This makes us highly skilled at serving the fastest growing yoga demographics in the nation. As a studio who deeply values the fine art of yoga instruction, we will help you build skills necessary to practice and teach safely and effectively for all bodies at all stages of life. While the majority of teacher trainings available focus on instructing the fit and young body, at Epídavros, we teach you not just this practice approach, but also those needed in the real world of yoga instruction; the beginner, the aging and the ill or injured.
  2. Question: My life is so busy and chaotic. Can I really do it all?
    While no one can decide for you what is best for your life, we have chosen to provided an extended training by scheduling only one weekend a month over the course of ten months. Not only does this schedule make it reasonable for almost anyone to fit a yoga training into their life, but it also gives the maximum benefit when it comes to the right amount of time to process the information learned and to not loose it!
  3. Question: What if I don’t have an interest in teaching? I’m only looking to deepen my yoga practice.
    A 200 hour yoga training is a great foundation for a healthy and long personal practice. The extensive study of the asanas and other limbs of yoga will strengthen and deepen any practice and provide a life-long platform to grow from. Teaching is in no way required for participation in the yoga training.
  4. Question: Am I too old or not fit enough?
    At Epídavros, we are highly confident that if you have a desire to take a yoga training, that you likely should. If you can attend an All Levels class at our studio, you will be just fine taking our training. If you have further concerns about your physical ability, please don't hesitate to contact Tara at taramcguire@mac.com
  5. Are books and materials included in the price of the training?
    Your student manual is included in the price of the training. However, you will be responsible for purchasing your textbooks separately.
  6. When will I find out if I have been accepted into the program?
    Once your completed Teacher Training Application has been submitted, you will be contacted within two weeks with an official response letter regarding your acceptance. If you are not accepted into this training, the co-ordinator will help lay a path for you to be accepted into a future training.
  7. What kind of proficiency in yoga do I need?
    We recommend that you are able to take one of our All Levels classes without any trouble, and that you have had a consistent practice for one year or more. Each session contains a couple of two hour asana practices and you will be expected to be able to practice for this length of time. To be accepted into our training, you will need a referring teacher to verify that you have practiced for more than one year and/or you are comfortable with the basics of yoga and able to perform the fundamental poses.
  8. What if I have to miss a class?
    Conflict Policy: To get the most out of your Teacher Training Program, it is critically important that you attend the first session of the 10-Month Program. If you miss 1-2 sessions: You may still complete the program with your class provided that you schedule a private session (or group session) with an your trainer at some point during the 10 months of the program. A two hour private session equates to one day. The cost of a private session is $100 per hour. The maximum number of private make-up sessions is two. If you miss 3 sessions: You will not be able to complete the program with your class, and you will need to make up the classes in a subsequent training. You may choose to make up the first sessions you miss with a private session during your training, but for the additional session you will need to take it in a subsequent training. The fee for retaking up to 3 sessions in a subsequent training is $150/session. If you miss 4+ weekends: You will need to retake the program, at a discounted price, subject to space availability.
  9. How much time should I expect to spend on homework?
    Expect to spend between 8 to 12 hours per month on written assignments and class observations. The homework is designed to support the material covered in class and help you integrate what is presented into your own practice and teaching. If you are not planning on teaching after this course, you may choose not to complete all of the homework assignments and take the course for non-credit. However, if you wish to receive your Diploma and Letter of Completion for the course, you must attend all the sessions and complete all the homework assignments.
  10. Will I be qualified to teach yoga once I compete the 200-Hour Teacher Training?
    Yes! With the successful completion of all the requirements of the program, including contact hours, homework, and exam, you will receive your Letter of Completion and Diploma evidencing your training at the 200-Hour Level. You may also register with the Yoga Alliance (www.yogaalliance.org) at the RYT-200 level (Registered Yoga Teacher 200). Graduates of the 200-hour program usually begin teaching in small studios, gyms, with private clientele (friends and family), etc. Many new teachers decide to continue their Teacher Training education and participate in our 300-Hour Professional Program as a way to further solidify their skills, knowledge and style as a yoga instructor.
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