During the YTT 200 Online Yoga Teacher Training, a combination of virtual lessons, topics, quizzes, video tutorials, e-book reading assignments, essays and class sequencing projects will encompass the building blocks for your Online Yoga Teacher Training Program. In addition, you will be assigned a virtual mentor who will guide you through the Yoga Teacher Training Program, assisting you with yoga class sequencing, advanced cueing, and helping with any questions you may have during your online learning progress.
The YTT 200 Yoga Teacher Training & Certification program at Pachamama Yoga dives deep into what it means to become an exceptional yoga teacher. Our Online Yoga Teacher Training stands out from other online YTT courses because we focus on how to effectively teach a yoga class. Learning the yoga poses, proper alignment and essential cueing are emphasized as a cornerstone of the program, however, our Yogini Guruvi (Program Director) dives much deeper into what it really means to teach and sequence an exceptional yoga class.
The Yoga Alliance does require 120 hours of ‘hands-on’ learning (also known as classroom or ‘contact’ hours) to validate registration with their agency. If you are simply seeking a certification as a yoga instructor, but NOT interested in registering as a RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) with the Yoga Alliance, then this is a perfect program for you! However, upon obtaining your certification as a yoga teacher, if you wish to register with the Yoga Alliance- we recommend instead to take our RYT 200 Yoga Teacher Training Intensive Program. This training is approved by the Yoga Alliance and all students who graduate from the RYT 200 Intensive Program will qualify for Yoga Alliance registration. Our Intensive Yoga Teacher Training allow for 80 hours of online or virtual “distance” learning, in combination with attending one of our quarterly RYT 200 Yoga Teacher Training Intensives at our retreat center in Sedona, AZ.
The Yoga Alliance stands firm in their policy that they do not accept 200 hours of strictly online learning to qualify for registration as a RYT 200 yoga teacher. Here at Pachamama Yoga, we want to be completely transparent in regard to the policies of the Yoga Alliance and the technical requirements of the certifications they require for yoga teacher registration. The Yoga Alliance does not credential yoga teachers, they are simply a yoga teacher registry and Not-For-Profit organization that sets industry standards for yoga professionals. It is not a requirement to register with the Yoga Alliance after receiving your Yoga Teacher Certification.
Disclaimer: this certification program is not affiliated with the Yoga Alliance and you can not register with their organization upon completion of the YTT 200 Yoga Teacher Training | Online Program. In order to register with the Yoga Alliance, you would need to take part in our 2-week Intensive Training, hands-on and “in-person” at our retreat center in Sedona, AZ.
If all of this information is a bit confusing, because it certainly can be… please reach out to us directly. The administrative staff at Pachamama Yoga would be happy to break down all of the details in regard to Yoga Alliance standards and regulations. We hope to hear from you soon! Namaste!!!