200hr Yoga Teacher Training Program
2017-2018

FAQ

How do I know if I’m ready to attend the Be Moved 200hr Yoga Teacher Training program?
The best way to determine whether you are ready to attend the training program is to take a class at Be Moved with studio director Joy Dorsey. If you find the class challenging yet accessible, then you are ready to attend this training.

How can I prepare for the training program?
By regularly attending (2–3 times weekly) classes at Be Moved. Although you may attend classes at other studios, it is recommended that you mostly attend classes at Be Moved for the duration of the training program so you can integrate your learning into your daily/weekly practice.

Is the Be Moved 200hr Yoga Teacher Training a Yoga Alliance Certified Training?
No. Our experience with Yoga Alliance is as follows: Although it is a “governing” board for the yoga community, its governing does not guarantee nor even qualify many teachers and studios as competent. If anything, having the YA certification is often misleading as it neither guarantees employment for teachers or a quality yoga education for students. If you would like to learn more, you can read this article by Yoga Detour Director Cecily Milne.

What if I can’t make it to all the in-class hours?
Students are required to complete all in-class hours, so we advise that you make these weekends a priority. If you miss in-class hours, you will have to make these up in a future program, if space is available, and you will not be given priority. You may also make up missed in-class hours through private sessions with the teacher, but keep in mind these hours will be made up on your own schedule and at an additional cost. Please speak with the studio director if you have a scheduling conflict.

Is a payment plan offered?
Yes. Upon acceptance into the training program, you will be required to pay a $500+hst non-refundable deposit to guarantee your spot. The balance owing can be paid in four or five installments, and an additional $25+hst administration fee will be added to each installment. We will mutually agree upon a payment schedule, and payment will be required in full no later than April 1, 2019

What is the cancellation policy?
The deposit is non-refundable. A full refund minus the deposit will be provided for any cancellations made 30 days prior to the start of the program. There are no refunds for any cancellations made within 30 days of the start of the program and/or once the program has started.

What will I be qualified to teach at the end of this training program?
Upon completion of this training program, you will be qualified to teach a beginner and/or Level 1 Vinyasa yoga class that is accessible, challenging and inspiring.

If I can’t do “advanced poses,” does that mean I’m not qualified to teach yoga?
It is not the mastery of the poses that will make you a qualified, competent and compassionate teacher. These qualities are not limited to teachers with advanced asana practices. What will make you a qualified, competent and compassionate teacher is integrity, dedication to being a lifelong student of yoga and movement, owning your personal responsibility to teach others, knowing when you have reached your limits, admitting your limitations and continuing to practise self-reflection.

How many people will be in the training program?
We have space for 20 students.

Will I be qualified to teach yoga classes?
Yes. Upon completion of this training program, you will be qualified to teach yoga classes. NOTE: We strongly believe that a 200hr training program is only a small beginning to teaching yoga. Our experience is that many people attending teacher trainings are near the start of their yoga journey. It takes many years and many hours to become an experienced, knowledgeable and adaptable teacher. At Be Moved, we take yoga teacher training qualification seriously, which means that it’s not a given you will receive your certification just for finishing the program.

Will I be guaranteed a teaching opportunity upon completion of this training program?
No. Becoming a yoga teacher is not easy, and employment as a yoga teacher can be even more challenging. It often requires teaching many classes, and not necessarily at a very favourable pay rate. This is not to dishearten the aspiring yoga teachers; instead, it is our attempt to be forthright and honest. By no means are we suggesting it is impossible to make a decent living as a yoga teacher. Often times teaching yoga is a complimentary practice for those working with other healing modalities and/or movement and exercise practices.

Our training program should not be invested in if your main goal is to earn a living as a yoga teacher. Rather, it is a program to invest in if you are passionate about helping others through a movement/body modality as well as if you are keen on learning more about your own personal journey.