Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

When looking for a teacher training course, we understand that students may have many questions to allow them to find a training course that suits them. We've done our best to answer some of the most frequently asked questions.

If you can't find the answer to your questions, or require further clarifications, please contact us on 020 8968 4195 or email us at admin@iytt.co.uk.

Is the course accredited?

Yoga, Alliance, Professionals, Badge, Logo, Senior, Trainer, Certified, circleIYTT is registered with Yoga Alliance Professionals

Our teacher training course has met the stringent requirements set by Yoga Alliance Professionals, demonstrating that it is of the highest standard.

Upon graduating from the IYTT course, you will receive a Yoga Alliance Accredited 200hr Teaching Certificate – a recognised industry standard for you to obtain insurance and to teach.

As graduates of the IYTT course you may use the title 'Associate Level 1 Member'

What is Yoga Alliance Professionals?

Yoga Alliance Professionals is an organisation which has created accredited nationally recognised standard for yoga teachers and yoga teacher trainings. More and more yoga studios and health club providers require their teachers to be Accredited. Yoga Alliance demonstrates excellent training standards and is a mark of distinction.

How many students are on the course?

Places are limited to 18 students to ensure the best standard of training, and providing a personal and supportive learning experience. Applications are considered on a first-come-first-served basis.  All applications and investments are subject to acceptance on to the training

Can I meet the Teachers?

We highly recommend you come and meet the teachers before you commit to any Teacher Training Programme.  We recommend you attend at least one class with either Catherine or Tanya, so that you understand how they practice, and to ensure that you will enjoy your time working with them.  If you'd like to come and talk to one of us, please get in touch, and we'll arrange time for an informal chat, when you can ask any questions, and get to know us. 

Eligibility – Am I ready for Teacher Training?

We’re looking for serious and committed students with a solid foundation in the basic yoga postures. We don’t require you to be able to perform the most complex and challenging poses – we’re looking for students with a mature practice – students who know their own limits and who have a desire to learn and deepen their understanding of yoga.  You should have a minimum of 2 years regular and consistent yoga practice, preferably through class attendance. You will also need a regular yoga teacher whose classes you have been attending for at least a year, who can provide a reference to support your application. In addition, some element of self-practice is viewed very favourably.

We are equally happy to welcome applications from serious yoga students who would like to deepen their knowledge and understanding of yoga, regardless of whether they currently intend to become teachers themselves.

When can I start teaching?

We encourage you to start teaching your friends and family as soon as possible.  This ensures you develop your own teaching voice, and build confidence and teaching skills.

Upon graduating from the IYTT course, you will receive a Yoga Alliance Accredited 200hr Teaching Certificate – a recognised industry standard for you to obtain insurance and to teach.

What happens if I fall behind or fail an assignment?

Provided you have maintained your commitment to the process, we will always endeavour to support your progress and help you achieve graduation. If you do fall behind, we will work together to agree a Personal Development Plan to bring you back on track. Support may include, but is not restricted to, extra mentoring sessions, private sessions, additional assignments or workshops and reassessments. Please note, there may be additional fees associated with each of these support methods.

What if I miss a day?

Students must attend 100% of the contact hours to obtain their Yoga Alliance Professionals Accreditation. However, we understand that life is sometimes unpredictable, and that you may not be able to foresee every conflict.  

If you miss a session, you may still complete the program with your intake provided you schedule a catch-up session (private or group), or agree extra work with your Course Tutor at some point during the program to catch up on the material you missed. These catch up sessions are not included in your course fees, and there will be additional costs.

While these ‘catch-up’ sessions offer a degree of flexibility, we strongly recommend you attend all the group training days. The experience of learning within a group is powerful, and cannot be recreated during a 1-to-1.

I don’t want to train to be a yoga teacher, can I still do the 200hr Program?

Yes, you can. Lots of students undertake our teacher training to simply deepen their own personal development, to open opportunities for the future, or just teach their family and friends. Some are still undecided – happy to see where the process takes them. These are welcomed and encouraged.

How long do I have to complete the 200hr Program?

Our Teacher Training programme is spread over 18 months to allow plenty of time to integrate the learning, and deepen your own personal practice, as well as embody your new teaching skills.  We are committed to helping you graduate from the training.  If you find you are unable to complete all the work in the given time, we will work together to create a programme which is achievable and realistic, to help you complete the work required, so that you can graduate as planned.

How often do the trainings take place?

Our aim is to provide a Teaching Training Programme at least once a year.

What are the typical hours of a training day?

The course is structured into 6 main modules, of either 4 or 5 days duration, providing an opportunity to immerse ourselves in the experience and practice of yoga, creating an in-depth and cohesive training experience.

A typical training day looks like this:

9.15 - 11.00am       Asana practice
11.00 - 11.15am      Break
11.15 - 12.30pm       Class study session
12.30 - 1.30pm       Lunch
1.30 - 3.45pm       Class study session
3.45 - 4.00 pm       Break
4.00 - 5.00pm       Class study session

Will I automatically qualify as a yoga teacher by attending the course?

No.  In order to qualify as a yoga teacher, you are required to:

  • Attend 100% of the course
  • Complete all written coursework
  • Complete all class attendance, observing and assisting hours
  • Demonstrate that you have understood and learned the basics of anatomy by passing the anatomy questionnaire
  • Demonstrate your teaching skills during a mid-term observed teaching exercise
  • Demonstrate that you can teach a beginner level class during the final observed class assessments
Where can I read the full Terms & Conditions?

The full IYTT Terms & Conditions are in the following pdf document: Combined Policy Document IYTT

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