Will I be able to teach right after I graduate from this programme?
Yes. All the course materials taught in this course prepare students with all the foundational knowledge and skills needed to become yoga teachers. Some students take it to deepen their own personal practice, to kick-start a personal transformation, while others do it to immediately start a teaching career. Others who do not want to proceed into teaching immediately would immerse into further training. More than half of the students from our graduate program begin teaching friends, family, moving into part-time teaching in studios and then full-time teaching.
How do I become a RCYT (Registered Children's Yoga Teacher)?
To receive the Yoga Alliance USA RCYT specialty designation and accreditation you will first need to be RYT200. However, a 200-Hour RYT training can be done either prior to or after the training. On completion of the additional requirements of 30 hours of teaching practice and with the full 95-hour certificate you can then use the simple automated process that is done via the Yoga Alliance website. Once your information has been logged and the certificate uploaded, your lead trainer will be contacted by email to approve your request. Each individual student is responsible for this process and on approval will be able to add the RCYT designation to their credentials.
I teach children but have never done yoga before. Can I still come to the course?
It is recommended that you have a minimum of one year’s yoga practice prior to joining. This is encouraged as it enables you to have a basic understanding of the foundational poses and terms and maximizes your overall learning experience.
Do I need to attend the modules in order and take both?
The modules can be taken alone and in any order that is convenient to your schedule. However, they do follow the developmental progression from our smallest yogis through to teens so it can also be beneficial to study them sequentially. If you are drawn to teach a particular age group then feel free to choose the module specific to this area of interest.
Do we get to practice teach with children during the training?
We will have special public community classes for students to both observe and practice teach. You are able to bring your own children and are encouraged to ask friends who may like to participate as well.
Will there be assignments?
Prior to and during the course there are reading assignments that fulfil the non-contact hours requirement of the program. There will also be A&P quizzes and ongoing practical assessments and feedback.
If I need to miss a session, will I be able to make it up?
Students enrolled in this program must be fully committed and understand that full attendance is required. If there is a need to miss any sessions, it will be decided on a case-by-case basis.
Will I receive a certificate after the programme?
Upon successful completion of the program and following the Code of Conduct – students will receive a Certificate of Completion (Yoga Alliance Accredited) from Creative Yogis for this teacher training program.