Here’s a FAQ of the most common questions we hear about our teacher training programs. If there’s anything we haven’t answered here, please don’t hesitate to ask. Hope to see you in the studios soon!
The first step is obtaining a 200-hour certification. All of Kindness’s training programs are Yoga Alliance certified. With this certification you can teach yoga anywhere–the Yoga Alliance standard is recognized worldwide. Kindness asks that our students be practicing for a minimum of a year before applying for a teacher training program.
On one hand, teacher training with Kindness Yoga has no specific prerequisites, and you certainly don’t have to master all the postures before enrolling. We don’t think yoga teachers need to be advanced yoga athletes; they do need to be hungry for learning and growth – and ready to joyfully take responsibility for themselves and the experiences that inspire them.
On the other hand, our teacher training is rigorous. We strongly recommend that teacher trainees have at least one year of consistent asana practice. The more comfortable you are as a yoga practitioner, the more you will be able to focus on the teaching and transformational aspects of your training. Remember that our 200-hour teacher trainings aren’t just for aspiring teachers; they are also for students who want to deepen their practices.
There are several things to take into consideration when choosing the program that’s right for you. Our trainings feature a variety of different schedules, style emphases, and teams of trainers. We recommend that you contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org to talk through your options and find the combination of features that’s right for you!
We strive to keep our teacher trainings small enough for students to get plenty of individual, hands-on attention from their trainers. The maximum number of students in our trainings ranges from 12 to 24, depending on the training you wish to enroll in. No matter the training, we strive to keep the student/teacher ratio relatively consistent.
Students generally range from 20-55 years old. Kindness Yoga trainings tend to be diverse and attract folks from all walks of life.