FAQ’s for THE FLUID YOGA TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM
Is Fluid Yoga a Registered Style with Yoga Alliance?
Yes, Fluid Yoga is a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance and meets all the standards required for both a 200hr and 500hr Teacher Training.
How do I reserve my spot? What are the requirements?
Reserve your spot by downloading the application found online at either fluidyoga.com or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. By leaving a deposit of $100, your spot will be reserved for the training. We max out our training at 23 students per training to ensure an intimate experience. Fluid Yoga requires a commitment to a yogic lifestyle, philosophy and values. We believe it is important to live fully everyday, to respect and take care of the mind, body and spirit, and to live with the intent to provide service to others. Come with an open mind and be prepared for a life-changing experience.
What are the benefits of taking the Fluid Yoga training?
It is through the deep connections between the body, mind and spirit that we begin to make transformations in our everyday life, and the Fluid Yoga training is designed to be both transformational and educational. Above all else, our training will help you learn to live more fully and find more enjoyment in your day-to-day life.
Graduates of the Fluid Yoga training program have been successful in making the transition from the practice of yoga to the teaching of yoga, and have found our tight knit community of students and teachers to be a great support system for this transition. The memories created and friendships made during Fluid Yoga teacher training will last a lifetime.
To help our teacher trainees better familiarize themselves with our Fluid Yoga classes and community, all trainees will receive a 10 pack of class passes for use at Stil Studio.
What do I need to do bring to the training and what is included in the cost?
Bring a healthy body and an open mind. Your own mat is preferred, but not required. A sweater or shawl for meditation, a notebook, folder and water bottle is suggested.
The training includes a comprehensive and detailed manual covering the entire Fluid Yoga curriculum. Additional readings and books are not included in the tuition price and will be your responsibility.
What is the difference between the 200 and 500 hour programs?
The 200 hour teacher training program is compromised of a total of 7 weekends. These seven weekends are broken down into 3 intensive learning modules (Fluid Mind, Fluid Spirit and Fluid Body) and 4 intensive teaching weekends Fluid Teaching. Once completed, Fluid Yoga graduates will be certified to teach yoga and be able to register for a 200 hour certification with Yoga Alliance.
The 500 hour teacher training program is designed for already certified yoga teachers who are graduates of any 200 hour yoga training program. This program is comprised of a total of 300 additional hours of advanced teacher training, and is broken down into 3 weekends, including: Fluid Mind 2, Fluid Spirit 2 and Fluid Body 2. In addition, we will meet to work on Asana, Meditation, Pranayama and Dharma. Once completed, the graduate will be eligible for a 500 hour certification with Yoga Alliance. More info can be found by emailing email@example.com
Can I take the Fluid Mind, Fluid Spirit and Fluid Body modules if I have with no interest in teaching?
Absolutely. Each module is designed as an independent immersion. They can be taken in any order, but all three must be completed before beginning the Fluid intensive teaching weekends. These modules are designed as a way for students to deepen their interest in meditation through Fluid Mind, philosophy and living through Fluid Spirit, or asana and alignment through Fluid Body.
What are the qualifications? What if my asana practice is not strong enough? I can’t even do the crow!!!
Many students enter training programs as an enrichment course with a desire to change their lives through the practice of yoga and meditation. That is exactly what is required, a commitment to living a more meaningful life. All other benefits of strengthening your asana will come as an extra bonus through the dedication of the practice. Your practice, combined with the love of yoga, is all you need to pursue the 200 hours of training.
How long does it take to complete the training and get my certification?
The training is comprised of 7, three-day weekends over the course of roughly a 6 month period
The 500 hour training takes 300 additional hours of education to complete.
We break this up into 3 weekends Level II modules as well as elective courses throughout the year and options to go on week-long intensive retreats.
What if I skip a session due to something beyond my control?
Our training program is a rolling program so each Module can be taken independently. Each student will be assigned a mentor who has graduated from the Fluid Yoga Teacher Training. The mentor will help you make up hours you miss. If a student misses more than 8 of the 200 total hours of training, he/she must make up the time in a private session time with a Fluid Assistant. A fee is required for private sessions.
Do I have to convert to Buddhism or Hinduism to become a teacher?
Absolutely not. Yoga is an experience meant only to enhance one’s own devotion and belief systems. By practicing and learning from an experiential level, Fluid Yogis deepen their own beliefs through dedication and personal commitment to practice on and off the mat.
Who can guide me if I have questions during the training?
You will be assigned a Fluid Mentor to help guide you on your path of becoming a teacher. Your mentor is your contact person during and after your training. He/she will guide you through your homework assignments, sequencing, and questions on cueing, teaching instructions, etc.
What happens when I am done with my training?
Once you complete the training, you become part of the Fluid Sangha. A tight knit community of like-minded teachers that supports one another on the path. The Fluid Sangha participates in a Compassion in Action program to take the practice of yoga and meditation off the mat and into the community. These programs as well as regular meet ups, reunions and social media interaction will keep you engaged and learning throughout your teaching career and yogic journey.
How do I get my certification and become registered with Yoga Alliance?
You will be required to take a final written exam covering all the points from your training. Once this is passed, you will receive a Certificate of Completion stating you are a registered Fluid Yoga Instructor.
After receiving your Fluid Yoga certification, you must create on online ID with www.yogaalliance.org and upload your certificate of completion. Yoga Alliance will send you a Registered Yoga Teacher RYT 200 letter of certification.
Why is Fluid for me?
We believe that every single person has an extraordinary gift to offer this world. We help each of our teachers find their own personal gift. Many students have concerns that it is too late for this, or that their practice isn’t strong enough or they won’t make a good enough teacher.
We help our students appreciate that their life experiences are what make them great teachers. Every student has something truly unique to offer and the best teachers are authentic and compassionate.