yoga teacher training
Breathe and Flow Yoga School
Whether your goal is to teach or simply uncover new depths in your own personal practice, we're excited that you're ready to become a certified yoga teacher and take the next step to invest in yourself by deepening your knowledge about yoga!
Q: How long does it take to get certified?
A: To become an accredited Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT), you need to take a 200 hour training which takes anywhere from three weeks to one year depending on what school you attend.
Q: Are there any prerequisites before attending my first 200h training?
A: No but having one year of yoga asana / meditation experience and overall mental / physical health will allow you to get the most out of your training.
Q: What type of yoga do you teach and where did you get your 500h RYT and functional movement certifications from?
A: We mostly teach vinyasa yoga but we're also certified in hatha yoga, yin yoga, restorative yoga, prenatal yoga, myofascial release therapy, reflexology massage, functional range conditioning, and reiki energy healing. You can learn more about our teaching history, certifications, and our Yoga Alliance profiles at the bottom of our "about us" page.
Q: Who do you recommend taking a training from?
A: Us, of course! However, we're not opening our own yoga school until 2022 - sign up below to be notified when we open. If you understandably can’t wait that long, then we recommend checking out Dylan Werner, Patrick Beach & Carling Harps, Almut Schotte, and Danni Pomplun’s trainings as we respect their teachings and their style is very similar to ours.
We recommend taking trainings from teachers that align with your philosophy of life and you appreciate their style of teaching. In addition to the western teachers who are usually most advanced in sequencing and modern functional movement, we also recommend doing an additional training in India, the birthplace of yoga, preferably in the style of hatha/vinyasa and not in ashtanga/kundalini. In India, the eastern philosophy is very heavily rooted and you'll learn a lot more about breathwork, subtle energy, doshas, ayurveda, culture, and energy healing.
Many teachers may look great on paper but we *highly* recommend only taking a training from someone that you've taken/attended classes from so you know their style and level of mindfulness ahead of time before investing so much time and money.
Q: Many schools offer online training as opposed to in-person. Would online be okay?
A: Online training would probably be sufficient if you only plan on using your RYT for self practice. We personally would never take an online 200h training with the intention of teaching others as the in-person learning and teaching is something that can never be replicated online. We know covid lockdowns don't allow for in-person training so it’s up to you if you want to wait.
Q: How much does it cost to get my initial 200h teaching certificate?
A: As the saying goes, you usually "get what you pay for" so you'll notice that the higher the cost, usually the higher the quality of the teachings. You can expect to pay the following amounts for each training (all in USD):
200h in India: $1000
200h online trainings: $1000-2000
200h extended weekend training (6-12 months): $2000-3000
200h immersive training (21-30 days): $3000-5000
300h with senior teachers (completed after your 200h for a total of 500h): $6000-9000
Soooo, how much with the Breathe and Flow Yoga School cost? It depends on a lot of things but mostly how much the location/venue/catering ends up costing us for our 3-4 week immersive training. We'll be condensing the knowledge from over 20 unique trainings we have attended over the past several years into our YTT which has costed us around $30,000. You can expect to pay between $5000-8000 for our 200h RYT certification and we will include payment plans after the initial $1000 non-refundable deposit.
Q: Are there legal certifications to teach yoga?
A: Currently, there are no legal certification requirements to be a yoga teacher. Crazy, right?! We know. We still recommend that your yoga school is Yoga Alliance accredited. Yoga Alliance is an organization that holds globally-recognized standards for yoga teachers and yoga teacher trainings.