Teacher Training FAQs

What if i miss a weekend?

Attendance at each and every session is mandatory. We are able to schedule make-up sessions for missed materials at the additional fee of $75 / hour. In the event of an emergency, you will still be responsible for all the coursework presented. Scheduled absences MUST be pre-approved by TGY Training staff prior to the first session of training.

what are the other time requirements?

  • Mentor and Buddy Meetings: At Orientation you will be assigned a TGY staff mentor and a teacher training yoga buddy. You will meet with each of them once a week to check-in, practice teach and go over assignments.
  • Classes: In addition to training you are expected to attend a minimum of two classes a week.
  • OMwork: There will be weekly asana and essay assignments and readings from your handouts and textbooks. These will be handed in to your mentor for grading. Expect to spend 2-3 hours on OMwork weekly. You will also be journaling and sending weekly summaries of your experience to TGY Senior Training Staff.
  • Evaluation and Tests:  You will have a midterm and a final exam. Additionally, you will have one oral presentation (assigned during training) and one teaching practicum.

Are my yoga classes included in the cost of the program? 

All of your classes are included in your tuition. You will get your Training All-Access Pass for the duration of the training for unlimited classes at TGY (value: $400).

Do I have to pay all at once? Do you offer payment plans?

A $500 deposit is due upon acceptance to TGY Training. After that you have the option of the "early-bird" pricing of $2750 (includes deposit) due 30 days prior to the start of training. Alternatively, you can make 4 payments of $750 with your final payment due by the end of the program. We *can* offer alternative payment plans on a case-by-case basis.

Do you offer Scholarships or  Financial aid?

Yes! We offer partial scholarships and work-trade grants. To learn more- please submit your application or email Jamie at: jamie@thegrinningyogi.com.