FAQ

QUESTIONS? See below for most asked questions regarding Yoga Teacher Training.




What is Yoga Teacher Training?

Yoga Teacher Training is not only an opportunity to share your love and passion of yoga with the world but it is also an inner journey of self-discovery. It is an experience where you will strengthen your personal practice, learn the skills to teach yoga, and transform your life and the lives of others around you.

You get what you put in with training! Whether you actually want to teach or treat yourself to a journey of self-discovery and deepen your practice, this is for you.

Where AND When is training held?

We designed our training for the on the go girl/guy. We know that everyone has commitments, jobs, families and school! Two weeks for session with a one week break between modules.

All weekday sessions are 5:30PM - 10:30PM and all weekend sessions are 8:00am - 6:30pm! Leaving plenty of time for everyday life. We run Tuesday - Thursday weekdays and Saturday - Sunday weekend Sessions.

Most of the training will be held at an awesome office space in downtown Calgary. Some weekend sessions will be held at HotShop’s Northwest and Victoria Park studios.

How many modules and what is the price?

Do you have payment plans? Our Fall/Winter 200 Hour YTT has been broken down into 3 modules. The total cost of the training is $3400 including a non-refundable $500 deposit to secure your spot.

We offer 3 or 6 month payment plans!

We do not ever want money to be the reason you cannot attend training. Contact us to make a payment plan that works best for you!

What are the requirements outside of contact hours?

Approximately 20 hours of homework, reading and practicum will be required outside of the 180 contacts hours to meet the 200 Hour requirements.

How do I know if I’m ready?

All you need to do is say yes. We do not require you to be a super advanced yogi! We recommend an understanding of basic yoga postures, a semi regular practice and an open heart! Teacher Training is an amazing way to transform your practice, deepen your knowledge of yoga and of yourself. The desire to teach is not essential to the experience.

What if I need to miss a session or hours?

We completely understand that things may come up – life gets in the way! We will coordinate make up hours for you to make sure you get certified. We will assess this case by case and may require an additional charge depending on what is missed.

Do I need to practice yoga asana to take part in this training?

Yes. Training can be quite physical. We will practice yoga asana daily. If you have injuries or physical restrictions, please indicate on your registration form. This is totally fine however - it will be good to learn modifications for injuries or restrictions! It is important that you listen to your body and take breaks where necessary.

Are some Teacher Trainings better than others?

Keep in mind that every training will be very different and it is important that you know the style of training you are looking for. The energy you bring to the training, along with the others around you will contribute to the unique experience. All Yoga Alliance certified trainings are governed by a strict syllabus with hour and teaching standards they believe all yoga teachers should be taught. Yoga Alliance certifications are recognized worldwide.

Will I be qualified to teach yoga once I complete the 200-Hour Teacher Training Program?

You will have the tools you need to start your journey towards teaching yoga classes. Please keep in mind that the work is up to you once you have completed the training hours to practice, practice, practice until you feel comfortable to teach at a studio level. Most students will take time to continue to study, grow and practice once the training has ended.

Who is teaching?

LEAHGRAW
MEGAN MERRIAM
RACHEL GILKER

What is included in the tuition price of this training and what additional costs can I expect to incur?

Full 200 hours for certification and a 6 month Yoga and Spin Unlimited Pass to HotShop! Valued at $900!

The training manuals are included in this training price, but the additional reading material will need to be purchased off the reading list.

Additional expenses will include paid street parking during sessions, food and snacks during sessions, and additional supplies you might wish to bring to make your experience more comfortable (teas, coffees, yoga blocks and bolsters, blankets etc.).

Are beginners welcome?

What prior experience or level of practice is required for admission? Yes! We believe that everyone can benefit from taking altr’s teacher training course. The program is designed to take you on a journey of self-discovery, and lead you on the path of becoming a great teacher if that is your calling! An open heart and an open mind allows for anything to be possible!

What Kind of Yoga is taught?

We teach a variety of styles to create a hybrid brand unique to altr. The foundation Hatha Asana translate into Power Flow, Freestyle Flow, Core Power, Hot Hips, Yoga Sculpt and Yin.

What Is Yoga Alliance?

Yoga Alliance is the governing body for yoga schools to help ensure the quality and content of yoga training programs and is recognized globally. You will receive a 200 Hour certification recognized by Yoga Alliance upon completion of this course.