Get Your Answers Here (FAQs)
Here are answers to many of the questions that people commonly ask us about our Yoga Teacher Trainings. If you have a question that's not answered here (or if you're thinking about coming but you're scared to take the leap!) just reach out and connect with us today!
At Awakened Life School of Yoga we invite all levels of students to our 200 Hour Program. All our classes are designed to meet the needs of beginner level students and those who have more advanced practices. This way we can all learn together in a community-spirited atmosphere.
Our program attracts a wide-range of students from across the globe and from all generations. This encourages a strong community of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and wisdom to offer the group experience through the program.
Yes, Awakened Life School of Yoga is registered and approved by the Yoga Alliance, and our school number is 90090. All students will receive their internationally-recognized RYT -200, RYT – 300, RYT – 500, RPYT, RCYT designation at the completion of their particular training. All certifications all you to teach worldwide!
You’ll learn to teach Active Vinyasa Flow, Slow Flow, and Restorative classes. You’ll learn from expert teachers who've studied under the world's top yoga masters, including Pattabhi Jois, B.K.S. Iyengar, Richard Freeman, Erich Schiffmann, Tias Little, Seane Corn, Shiva Rea, David Life, and many others. And you’ll learn a proven system for developing an intelligent and cohesive style that is authentically yours.
We encourage you to read as much of the reading list as possible before your training starts. If for some reason you can’t get to any of the reading, know that you will still have a great experience at your yoga training!
Yes, this is considered education and is tax deductible under US guidelines. Be sure to check with your accountant for a definitive answer. For other countries you will need to research tax laws to confirm.
Absolutely! Even though all of our Yoga Teacher Trainings meet Yoga Alliance requirements, many of our students are not necessarily planning to teach. Our trainings also have a a rich personal development component, which makes them especially beneficial for anyone interested in transforming their lives.
Most of our program are entirely inclusive or almost all inclusive. Airfare and airport transfers are not included in any program, but we do help you coordinate all your logistics. Bali YTT programs do not have dinner included, as most students like having their evenings free to do as they please and explore local cuisine. (Dinners for our Bali programs start at about $5 USD). In Bali, you can enjoy one included massage and one group excursion!
Even if you have medical insurance, it probably won’t provide much coverage out of your country. Travel medical insurance can help provide peace of mind, and many companies offer it for a low fee. Travel website such as Fodor’s and Frommer’s have a wealth of information and recommendations that you can use to help choose a plan and provider that is right for you. We strongly recommend that everyone purchase Travel Insurance to cover your entire trip and emergency medical services, that includes MediVac.
A regular yoga practice, an interest to grow yourself, a good sense of humor, and a sound mental, physical and spiritual body.
You can easily come early or extend your stay at any of our venues. Please alert us and we will help coordinate your reservation with your training. Additional nights and meals are not covered in your YTT pricing.
A detailed packing list of what to bring will be provided to you. Most of our venues provide all props, so you don’t have to travel with any props of your own. We do recommend bringing your own favorite mat, although all venues do provide mats!
Yes, your curriculum includes education on getting a teaching job, teaching privates, how much you can get paid, registering with Yoga Alliance, etc.
We have carefully chosen our venues to promote relaxation and wellness. All of our venues and the local towns are safe and friendly – take the same level of care you’d take when traveling to any foreign country, and you’ll be fine.
Visa requirements for each of our locations will be explained to you when you register. All our venue locations are easy to obtain a Visa from most Countries!
Yes, you will need a passport, and to be safe, one that does not expire within 6 months.
We always recommend that you exchange money once you arrive to your destination, in the local town. You will get a better exchange rate here than you will in the airport facilities. Please alert your credit card companies that you are traveling to avoid a fraud protection action against your account.
All our venues have wonderful spa and wellness services where you can take advantage of lovely body treatments. You will also have the opportunity to work 1:1 with your faculty in private yoga sessions, private meditation training, personalized life coaching and other healing modalities. Information on these options will be provided to you upon your arrival. All our locations also offer exciting and fun excursion options. It’s best to organize your excursions and other activities once you arrive and understand your particular training schedule.