Where are classes held?
Most of the teacher training classes will be held in our new 2nd Studio, just around the corner from our Killingsworth Studio. This is subject to change.
5428 NE 30th Ave. Portland, OR 97211
Are you Yoga Alliance Certified? Will I get a certificate of completion at the end of my training?
We are not currently Yoga Alliance Certified, but we do give you a Certificate from The People’s Yoga that states you have completed 200 hours of training, which is what most studios need to see that you have completed the required training to become a yoga teacher.
How long do I have to take the training?
For most students, we ask that you complete a “track” of training, which is between 4-6 months (example: if you start anatomy in September of 2016, you will complete your training in March-April 2017). Please speak with us if you have any circumstances that prevent this from happening and we are willing to work with you. You must complete training within two years, at the very latest, to receive a certificate of completion.
How much is the training? Are there discounts or payment plans?
Please see the main Teacher Training page for up to date costs and early bird discounts (offered six months before you begin Anatomy). We can offer individual payment plans, but you must be paid in full before you begin the program.
How do I keep track of my hours?
It is recommended that you keep track of your own hours, though we do keep a record of what classes you have taken and what you still need to complete to fulfill the 200 hours.
What if I get sick and have to miss a class or two? Are there make-up classes?
We highly encourage you to not miss any classes. However, we understand things happen, so we will work you on a case by case basis. You can miss up to 2 classes in the Immersions, but if you miss any of the other modules, you will need to make them up in a future session or work with your teachers and fellow students for an appropriate make-up lesson.
What is the exact schedule?
We update the Teacher Training page frequently with the most up to date schedule and teacher information. If you look through that and still have questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to get back to you as soon as possible!
Do I need to have taken classes at your studio before applying?
Since you will be working with teachers that teach here, it is highly recommended that you take class with at least our Immersion teachers, and as many of the other teacher training teachers as you can, to encourage a good fit. That being said, we are open to all applicants, so if you are new to Portland or new to TPY, feel free to apply!
Do I need to be a member of The People’s Yoga to apply?
No. Though again, we encourage you to become a member, so you can enjoy the benefits and discounted classes and workshops to accompany your training, it is not a requirement.
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