Teacher Training

Yoga Loft 200 Hour Teacher Training

The Yoga Loft is excited to announce our first 200 hr teacher training program. This program is designed for those who would like to become teachers, as well as for those who would like to broaden their yoga knowledge and ability. You will have the opportunity to learn and study from all of your favorite Yoga Loft teachers that you have known and trusted for years.

This 6 month program (June 4rd- Nov. 12th) is designed to offer a comprehensive training of Hatha yoga with focus on teaching techniques, training and practice, teaching methodology, anatomy and physiology, yoga philosophy, lifestyle and ethics, as well as practicum. In addition to traditional hatha yoga we will also cover additional yoga styles: Vinyasa Flow, Yin, Kundalini, Bhakti, Heated and Restorative yoga.

We will begin our training with a 5 day intensive retreat (Wednesday afternoon-Sunday afternoon) in the beautiful high sierras at Baker Station. This intensive includes lodging and most meals (prepared by a private chef). After our intensive our training will meet every other weekend from June to November 2017.
We understand that not everyone may be able to attend all days of our 5 day retreat but we encourage participation in the full event. You will need 183 scheduled training hours (with YL trainers) as part of your 200 hour requirement.
We’ll fill in the gaps during the week or with extra weekend days as needed within reason. We can not be responsible for excessive missed hours. Please communicate any schedule conflicts with us during your application process.

Yoga Loft is a Registered Yoga School (RYS) with Yoga Alliance, which designates this teacher training program as one which follows Yoga Alliance’s standards. Students who complete an approved training with this school may be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYTs).

Training will take place on Saturdays and Sundays, every other weekend and will amount to 12 hours per weekend.
Saturdays- 11:30am-5pm
Sundays- 9:30am-4pm

Sunday- June 4rd
June 7th-11th Held At High Sierra Institute Baker Station
June-24th and 25

July 8,9
July 22,23
Total-24 hours

Aug. 5,6
Aug. 19,20
Total-24 hours

Sept. 2,3
Sept. 16,17
Sept. 30th
Total- 29.5 Hours

Oct. 1st
Oct. 14,15
Oct. 28,29
Total-30.5 hours

Nov. 11,12
Total- 12 hours
Teacher Training Completed on November 12th 2017

Total Contact Hours-183
Non Contact Hours-17

It is important to the Yoga Loft to have an affordable program, which is why we have chosen a cost that is significantly less than most yoga teacher training programs. Payment plans are also available.
$1200 total if paid in full by May 1st.
$1300 total if paid in full by June 1st.
$1500 for payment plans. $250 due on the 1st of each month.
*The price remains the same even if you are not attending Baker Station due to the fact that we will have to accommodate and make up those hours.

The Required Reading list will be announced soon. Book fees are not included in the training price, however will be extremely reasonable with book renting options available.

We are also offering a Sunday only non-certificate, education option for those who want to expand their practice without getting certified as a yoga instructor. You may attend according to your schedule. The cost for this will be $600. Please contact us for more details about this option.

Refund Policy
If you sign up for this course, please be prepared to honor the commitment. We need a minimum number of students to run the training so the refund policy applies even if you are not able to start the training. If you have paid in full and it becomes necessary to leave before the end of our time together the following is our refund policy:

0-1 months – 70% refund
2-4 months – 50%
4+ months – 0%

Payment plans will not receive any refund of fees paid. Certificates will not be given to payment plan members until all payments have been made.

Application Process-
You will need to fill out our application on our website. Upon receipt of your application we will contact you, via e-mail or phone, and additional information will be forwarded to you. You must apply before May 25th to participate. Once accepted into the program you will need to pay the $1200 or $1300 if paying in full by the dates specified or make your first $250 installment by June 1st. If the course is cancelled for any reason, your money will be refunded.

Our training accommodates 12 participants.

*If you are attending Baker Station you must apply to Columbia College (you do not need to do anything other than fill out the application. You will not need to provide transcripts or attend any school orientations, assessments, etc.) If you need help on the application process you may call the college and they will walk you through it. Any other questions you may contact the Yoga Loft.

Once you are accepted to Columbia you will need to provide the Yoga Loft with a copy of your acceptance letter. Once accepted we will give you further instructions to register for the class. The total price of Baker station will be around $130 ($65 for the private chef and $65 to the college), however, units at the college vary slightly from year to year so this is not an exact number. When you have paid for the retreat send us a copy of your receipt and we will deduct that amount from the cost of our training.

Training Immersion at Baker Station- Our teacher training includes a 5 day training retreat at the beautiful High Sierra Institute. We understand that not everyone will be able to attend the retreat and these hours can be made up with extra days throughout the training. You must apply and register through Columbia College to attend the retreat. The 5 day retreat will earn you one college unit.

Teacher Training Application

Teacher Training Application


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