Q: Who is this training for? This online yoga teacher training program is for yoga teachers who have a 300hr Certification, or the equivalent study required for a 300hr Certificate, and who want to learn yoga therapeutics, trauma-informed yoga psychology, adaptive yoga, and Ayurvedic Restorative Yoga.
Q: Do I have to be at a certain level of yoga? The 300hr training is our advanced level of a yoga teacher training program. It is a Yoga Alliance accredited training program. You do not need to be an advanced asana practitioner. This training is an advanced understanding of yoga in both its practice and philosophy.
A key requirement for participation is a deep desire to learn more about yoga as a whole study. All of our trainees, whether seasoned or newer teachers, learn a tremendous amount. If you love yoga and want to learn more, we welcome you to join us.APPLY HERE.
Is the training in-person or online?
Q: Is this training in-person or online? This training is offered in a hybrid model with in-person and online options. Portions of the training will be available for in-person attendance. These sessions are held in Portland, OR. Online participants will be present simultaneously via zoom. Both groups will be able to see and interact with each other using our hybrid approach. You have the option of joining Sarahjoy and other trainees at a residential retreat at Breitenbush Hot Springs. These retreats are offered 3 times a year. CLICK HEREto see the dates.
Q. How will I learn? In addition to our live modules, we utilize the online learning platform Kajabi for additional learning content. Kajabi is an easy to use Learning Management System (LMS) utilized by many training programs. We enjoy it for its ability to help you pace yourself through the course, provide you with clear virtual learning materials, personal assessments, and learning opportunities to encourage you with your practice and your training journey.
What levels of support are offered?
Q: What will my support be like during the training? Sarahjoy is our Lead Teacher and Trainer. In addition, you will have support from your 300hr Training Ambassadors, our Teacher Training Coordinator, Small Cohort Mentors, assistant teachers, and our administrative assistant. Sarahjoy guides you and fellow students through the training along with our team.
We schedule assistant teachers for every module to support the teacher-student ratio that most enhances learning. Assistants are selected by Sarahjoy for their dedication to practice and skillfulness as graduates of prior yogajoy trainings. Allegra Chabay and Jackie White are our 300hr Training Ambassadors and are present at the live modules. They also support homework, classwork, and skill building.
Our Training Coordinator can help you with program logistics, registration, and completion of the program including registration with the Yoga Alliance.
Q: What will I learn? Components of our 300-hr training program are listed here. Q: How many hours a week should I schedule out for my online studies? The asynchronous learning hours in your training include the development of your personal sadhana, your home yoga practice, guided by yoga and pranayama practices created for you by Sarahjoy. We recommend practicing these sessions daily, which will be a 6 - 9 hour commitment weekly, or about an hour a day. In addition to your yoga practice hours, you will also want to dedicate have 1-3 hours a week for yoga philosophy, neuroscience, and yoga teacher training skills.
Q: What kind of homework should I expect? You will have video lessons with corresponding assessments, as well as downloadable PDF handouts.
Q: What books do I need? You will be provided with a Yoga Teacher Training Manual. You will also have access to our 200hr and 300hr Recommended Reading List. You do not need to purchase new books as requirements for the course, though you may be inspired to once you see the Reading Lists.
Attendance & Completion Policies
Q: I have to miss a portion of the training. What’s your attendance policy? A: Trainees are required to notify their Training Ambassador, who will notify the Teacher Training Coordinator, of foreseen absences. Trainees are and are responsible to log and make up any missed training hours. The explicit directions will be provided to you in your Student Handbook. Please note:If more than four days of the training are missed, you will need to retake the program, at a discounted price, subject to space availability. Q: How long do I have to complete my requirements and homework for certification as a 300 hour teacher? Trainees must complete all curriculum requirements within 6 months of the last day of the final module of their training. We encourage you to complete as many requirements as possible while you're in the momentum of your training. Past experience has proven that finishing remaining curriculum requirements beyond this timeline becomes increasingly difficult.
Extensions, Refunds, Deferments
Q: I didn’t/can’t complete my requirements within 6 months. May I have an extension? Trainees may be granted an additional six months to complete their requirements following submission of a written request clearly stating the reason for the extension. This extension will postpone the completion deadline to exactly one year from the last day of the final module of the training. There is a one-time $100 administrative fee for extending the deadline, and the trainee will need to complete any additional curriculum requirements that may have been added.
Q: What are your policies for refunds and deferments for the 300-hour training program?
Refund policy: An applicant who provides written notice of cancellation within three business days of making an initial payment before commencement of the program is entitled to a refund of all monies paid, less their a $500 non-refundable deposit.
Procedure for Deferment: A student choosing to defer their training to the next cohort can do so up to 30 days prior to the first synchronous learning module begins. If a student chooses to defer within 30 days of Module 1, or at any time during the training, they can defer to the next cohort for a $300 fee.
Application, Scholarships, Investment Levels
Q: What does the application process entail? To apply, please fill out the application for the program you’re interested in enrolling in. Please allow 2 days for a response. Upon acceptance, you will be given a registration link to secure your spot. Q: Where can I find the application for the 300-hour training? Click herefor the application for the 300 hour training program. Q: What is the cost of the 300-hour program? We have tiered levels of investment based on your registration timeline. We offer Early Bird Discounts (EBD) at 90-days, 60-days, and 30-days. Click the button below to see the tiered pricing.
Q: Are payment plans are available? Payment plans are available. $500 of your initial payment will be held as a non-refundable deposit.
Q: Who qualifies for scholarships? To determine if you qualify for a scholarship, please submit an application. Determinations are made on a case-by-case basis.See the Scholarship section here.
Q: How do I apply for a scholarship? The scholarship application is here.
Q: Do you have a Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity and Social Justice Policy? Our training school is committed to Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity and Social Justice. We provide scholarships for qualified students who have been marginalized or are experiencing financial difficulties. Read our JEDI Statement. Our programs also support Sarahjoy and DAYA Foundation’s over 25 years of outreach in underserved communities, such as Oregon's prisons, and the mission to bring accessible yoga to the greater Portland area and beyond.
Q: I have a question that’s not listed here. Who should I get in touch with? You can reach the teacher training program coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions regarding any of the training programs. We also provide FREE Info Sessions individualized to you! To schedule your personal info session CLICK HERE.
Our team is here to support you on your journey. We know all of the ins and outs of the logistics of the training experience and we want to help you to make this as smooth as possible.