Frequently asked questions

Do I need to be flexible to join a yoga teacher training course?


No. Flexibility or the ability to do certain asanas is not a criterion. Most of us are either naturaly more flexible and therefore need to focus on building strenght, or naturally stronger and need to work on flexilibity more. Yoga teacher is a diverse profession that serves students at all fitness levels and ages. Asanas can be modified to fit various flexibility levels. The practice of yoga is not merely stretching but conscious movement. The yoga we teach includes not only body poses but also pranayama and meditation. You can read our article about flexibility and yoga here https://www.elephantjournal.com/2013/09/a-stiff-body-can-be-a-blessing-szymon-jaroslawski/




What is the right age to become a yoga teacher?


There is no upper age limit. We have had students in their '60 who succesfully completed the training. Eighteen years of age is the lower age limit, although if you obtain parental permission we will consider younger candidates.




I am not sure if I have what it takes to become a yoga teacher.


Yoga teacher is a wonderful profession that is essentially based on building trustworthy relationships with your students. Yoga is a method of achieveing positive change in the lives of people. You will enjoy this profession if you like working with people and would like to enable them to grow in their lives. You will receive positive feedback and recognition from your students. Seeing your students grow is the most rewarding aspect of teaching yoga and will provide you with a sense of purpose on a regular basis. Read our blog where graduates share their experience after completing our courses.




Can I join a yoga teacher training course if don't have any experience or education related to yoga?


Absolutely! In fact, the majority of yoga teachers come from very distant career paths and this is their second profession. Increasingly common are yoga teachers who shifted from the corporate sector at various positions, from HR to engineering. We have also had many students with a background in humanities, commerce etc. Every kind of background is valuable and will enrich your career as a yoga teacher. It will also make you more sensitive to the needs of practitioners from these various professions, so that you can connect to your audiance in a more meaningfull way. Read our blog where graduates share their experience after completing our courses.




What is the yoga experience I need to join a teacher training course?


For the TTC200 Foundations course, ideally one year of regular yoga practice in any style of yoga. For the TTC300 Advanced course, a TTC200 diploma from any Yoga Alliance registered school of yoga. You can also join this course with equivalent diploma or experiece, but you will not be able to regstier with Yoga Alliance unless you first complete a TTC200.




What is your approach to teaching yoga?


We refrain from an excessive focus on a ‘handbook’ alignment that is based on straight lines, defined angles and rigidity. We encourage adaptive and spontaneous self-adjustments which can be aided by conscious breathing. We believe that there is no one, ideal version of any posture. Rather, asanas are templates that encourage you to explore the potential of your body, connect to your breath and expand consciousness. The balance of flexibility and strength is the cornerstone of hatha yoga. Therefore, we do not overemphasize stretching that places flexibility as the main goal of yoga practice. We think that yoga props can be of great help, as long as a student is not dependent them entirely and the props don’t over-complicate the practice. We believe everyone should aim at being able to use or forgo props, at any stage of their practice. We incorporate elements of pranayama and meditation into each yoga class. We think that a yoga practice that is purely physical misses the holistic approach that distinguishes yoga from exercise. To read more, visit this page.




How long will I take to become a certified yoga teacher?


The residential TTC200 Foundations course takes 21 consecutive days. After the course, you will need to practice teaching yoga for 20 hours. Once this is done, you can register with Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher - 200. This is the first certification you need in order to teach yoga with confidence. You can read more about the Yoga Alliance registration path here. Some courses are run in a weekend format, in which case the TTC200 takes about 10 weekends.




Where can I see testimonials of your graduates?


You can read our testimonials section, visit our Facebook, or read the blog.




Can teaching yoga be a stand-alone profession?


Absolutely, this profession can offer both security and independence, depending on your needs. As a yoga teacher you will have a possibility to grow professionally in diverse settings, such as: yoga studios, fitness studios and gyms, institutions and work places, your own group classes, teaching individual yoga sessions, teaching yoga as a complementary method in health care facilities, etc. You can work as a freelancer or on job contracts. However, some people prefer to combine teching yoga with another profession. Read our blog where graduates share their experience after completing our courses.




Are your courses only for people who want to become yoga teachers?


Not necessarily, it's suitable for anyone who wants to deepen their knowledge about yoga asana, pranayama, meditation, anatomy or philosophy of yoga. Also, some people join TTC withouth the intention to teach, but with time they realize it's actually becoming their professional path. It's the positive change in your students that will most likely inspire you to teach, even if it doesn't become your primary profession.




Are the online courses equivalent to in-person training?


Yes, throught 2021 Yoga Alliance has authorised online courses to be fully equivalent. The final diploma doesn't mention the online modality. All assignments and certification are done online via online tests and students submitting videos.




Which course should I choose first: TTC200, TTC300 or YACEP?


In order to register with Yoga Alliance, you need to first complete the TTC200, then TTC300. Altogether this makes 500 hours of training. You can read more info on the Yoga Alliance website here. You can also join the TTC300 directly if you have done a yoga teacher training or have experience that is equivalent to TTC200, but you will not be able to register with Yoga Alliance. You will still receive the diploma from our school. YACEP courses are continued education courses for people who have completed already a TTC200 course. Again, you can join a YACEP training even withouth a TTC200, but you will not be able to register your credential with Yoga Alliance. You will still receive the diploma from our school. Yoga Alliance is the largest nonprofit association in the world representing the yoga community, with over 7,000 Registered Yoga Schools (RYS) and more than 100,000 Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT).




What language are your courses in?


All courses are in English. For some courses, you may be able to receive the recording of theory sessions in Polish and you can submit all assignments and tests in Polish.