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Foundation Course Requirements

This is the main route for qualifying as a full yoga teacher.

To find out if you're eligible to have your Yoga Teacher Training Course accredited by Yoga Alliance Professionals, read on.

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Course Requirements
(Per Syllabus)

  • Min 200 hours (180 contact hours). If the course is over 200 hours, at least 90% must be contact hours.
  • Approved Training Providers can add up this event.
  • Anyone looking to teach can attend this event
  • 70% of the Course must be taught by a YAP Registered Senior Yoga Teacher

Additional Requirements for Intensive Courses

  • Must be run over a minimum of 21 days
  • Daily schedule with a breakdown of hours clearly displayed on Trainer’s Profile/Website
  • Post Course Observation and/or Assisting in classes - Minimum of 30 hours
  • The trainer must have evidence of asana experience, for example, video/photograph of asana, telephone or skype interview.
  • The student must have a strong daily practice with at least 2 years of experience.
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Procedural Requirements

Before we can accredit your Foundation Course with Yoga Alliance Professionals we will need to confirm certain requirements and review your policy documents and syllabus


Trainer Requirements

      • Display your YAP logo on your website and social media.
      • Detail all course syllabi on your website.
      • Add all course dates to your YAP Trainer Profile.
      • Regularly check your Profile for leads.  
      • Show your Trainee Teachers supplied YAP marketing material.
      • Lists of successful graduates must be sent to us within 7 days of the course end date.
      • Use your YAP Trainer Profile to add content, like articles, videos. This increases your profile's SEO ranking.

What To Include In Your Policy Documents
(We can provide examples if needed)

        • Terms & Conditions (include in your T&Cs that you will pass your Graduates contact details to YAP, so we can invite them to join). 
        • Refund Policy.
        • Complaints Procedure.
        • Code of Conduct.
        • Provide Evidence of Corporate Insurance (for UK or Eire only).
        • Add your policy documents onto your website.

Registering Trainees

We have excellent resources for Trainee Teachers. To offer them additional support, we require all non-intensive Foundation Courses to supply us with a list of Trainee Teacher contact details.

How Do I Apply?

     

1
Read the points above very carefully, to ensure that you fully understand our requirements.
2
Make sure that your Senior Yoga Teacher is already registered with YAP. If you're not sure? contact us!
3
Complete the form at the top of this page to start the trainer sign up process.
4
Note: There is no guarantee of acceptance and your application fee is non-refundable.

       

Pricing

To run a training course you will need to sign up as an Approved Training Provider.

Your Membership price and course price is separate, learn more about the fees below.

   

Approved Training Provider

£250p/a

Terms
• Any Business or Brand running or hosting teacher training courses can apply.
• Training Courses can be led by multiple registered Senior Yoga Teachers.
• Separate Trainer Profile Account.
• The Trainer agrees to abide by the ‘Trainer Terms of Engagement’.

Foundation Course

£275p/a
Unlimited Course Syllabi

You can teach these courses in two formats;
Intensive
- for example, 4 consecutive weeks
Non-Intensive - for example over the course of one year