Teacher training at Yoga Pod Fort Collins is designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills, and confidence you will need to safely and effectively teach yoga while deepening your personal understanding of this profound system of thought and action.
YOGA ALLIANCE CERTIFIED
Both of our yearly trainings are certified through Yoga Alliance. Successful completion will entitle you to a 200-Hour certificate that can be registered for RYT (registered yoga teacher) distinction, allowing you to teach anywhere in the world.
Our Training Styles
Our training combines modern scientific, physiological, and anatomical understanding with classical yogic concepts from the Vedas to the Yoga Sutras and beyond. Contemporary but reverent, it is our goal to produce educated, safe, and thoughtful teachers who are distinguishable through their affiliation with our program.
Topics covered include:
- Yoga history and philosophy
- Anatomy and alignment
- Pranayama and meditation
- Placement cues and hands-on adjustments
- Sequencing and theming
- Building your business
- And much more
We are dedicated to providing you with a well-rounded and comprehensive foundation for success – both in your personal and teaching endeavors. Committed to your progress and development, our lead and guest instructors will remain available during and after your completion of the program to provide support, answer your questions, and help you realize your full potential. Contact us today to learn more.
Vinyasa Teacher Training
Our Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training takes place in the fall. This program is overseen by carefully selected E-RYTs and will help you dive deep into flow-based yoga and the practices, such as Ashtanga, that were integral to its development.
You will leave this training understating how to build and lead a class through creative flows of your own design, along with a foundational knowledge of set sequences that can provide inspiration as you continue to develop as a teacher.
Hot Yoga Teacher Training
Our Hot Yoga Teacher Training takes place in the spring. This program is overseen by E-RYTs and Original Hot Yoga Association (OHYA) instructors, and will provide a wide-ranging overview of the traditional Hot series as well as practices from the Ghosh lineage that inspired its development.
You will leave this training knowing how to teach the traditional Hot Yoga series along with modifications and additions that can greatly expand and enhance the student experience.
Here at Yoga Pod we offer scholarships for traditionally underserved communities and those who may be experiencing financial hardship. We recognize that structural and institutional racism exists in the yoga, fitness, and wellness community. We know that financial barriers are a contributing factor in maintaining the status quo. While scholarships are not a new offering at Yoga Pod, we believe that a BIPOC & non-dominant identities specific scholarship is a necessary next step toward increasing the diversity and inclusivity of our teachers and our trainings at Yoga Pod and beyond.
We offer 2 scholarships per Teacher Training program:
1) BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) or other non-dominant identities/traditionally underrepresented groups such as LGBTQIA+
2) Financial hardship scholarship that is 2/3’s off the total price of the training (for any training).
To apply, please click the button below and submit the application.
Our Next 200 Hour Training…
Next upcoming training: 200-Hour Hot Yoga Teacher Training
When: September 2 – October 25, 2020
About: Join E-RYT 500, Gretchen Kontz, and OHYA-Certified Level II/E-RYT 200, Kyle Larson, for a deep dive into the history, tradition, and discipline of Yoga.
Dedicated to building independent, intelligent, and effective Yoga teachers, this 200-Hour, Yoga Alliance certified training will provide trainees with a functional knowledge of the therapeutic, meditative, and physical benefits of Vinyasa as it has traditionally been taught in the United States – as well as a foundational knowledge of the larger, much older lineage from which it is derived.
Be prepared to sweat. Be prepared to learn. Be prepared for a challenge. And above all else, be prepared to find strength, calm, and discipline as you immerse yourself in this transformative practice.
Where: Anywhere! This training is virtual.
Why: Your choice to join a teacher training program is yours alone. Perhaps you want to become more educated about asana and pranayama. Perhaps you desire more stillness through meditative and contemplative practices. Maybe you’d like to understand the subtle body (koshas, chakras, etc.), or would like to deepen your understanding of classical and modern yoga philosophy. Maybe it’s a combination of factors.
Teacher training at Yoga Pod Fort Collins offers all of these things and more. You come up with the why. We’ll provide you with the opportunity to realize your full potential.
Investment: $3150. Watch the newsletter for Early Bird Pricing. Members are eligible for a 15% discount. Karma Yogis are eligible for a 30% discount. Payment plans are available!
How do I sign up for Teacher Training at Yoga Pod Fort Collins?
You can sign up online, by phone, or in person at our Fort Collins studio.
Do you offer financing for your teacher trainings?
We would be happy to discuss a flexible payment plan with you. We have also partnered with a local bank to offer financing for students who find that option preferable. Stop by or call to learn more.
Do you offer discounts for teacher training?
Members receive a 15% discount. Karma Yogis receive 30% off of training. You can apply for the Karma Yogi program here; choose “Fort Collins” from the drop down and select “Karma Yogi” as the position.
What is your cancelation/refund policy?
Students who have paid in full may request a full refund within three (3) business days of payment. Cancelation after three days but before the commencement of training will result in a $150 administrative charge. Students who cancel after the commencement of training will be entitled to a refund less the administrative charge and fees for the percentage of training that has been completed.
Can I practice at Yoga Pod Fort Collins while in training?
Trainees are entitled to unlimited classes at Yoga Pod Fort Collins during the course of teacher training.
How many people will be in my training at Yoga Pod Fort Collins?
It is our goal to produce thoughtful and proficient teachers who will be sought after by studios in Northern Colorado and beyond. In order to meet this objective, we cap our trainings at 20 to maintain the appropriate teacher/student ratio.
Is Yoga Pod Fort Collins a Registered Yoga School (RYS)?
Yoga Pod Fort Collins is a RYS. Our teacher training programs are accredited by Yoga Alliance. Students who successfully complete our 200-Hour programs may register with Yoga Alliance as RYTs. This means that your certificate will make you eligible to teach yoga throughout the world.
Is Yoga Pod Fort Collins affiliated with a specific linage or tradition?
We offer Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Hot, Yin, Restorative, and Fit classes at our Fort Collins studio. Our lead instructors have individually attended trainings at the Colorado School of Yoga (Vinyasa), Bikram’s Yoga College of India (Ghosh/Hot), and Yoga Workshop (Ashtanga), but we are not affiliated with any specific tradition or lineage.
What are the pre-requisites for Teacher Training at Yoga Pod Fort Collins?
Our 200-Hour Teacher Training programs are best for students with at least six months (preferably a year or more) of consistent yoga practice. Having a base understanding of the postures is essential for becoming a safe and effective teacher.
How long is teacher training at Yoga Pod Fort Collins?
Our Vinyasa training takes place on Wednesday evenings, and all day on Saturday and Sunday over the course of eight weeks.
Our Hot Yoga training takes place on Wednesday and Friday evenings, and all day Saturday and Sunday for a period of six weeks.
Both of our trainings are designed to end before major holidays and PSD breaks (including Spring Break).
What is the attendance policy for teacher training at Yoga Pod Fort Collins?
We expect trainees to attend all classes, lectures, and workshops. If you are unable to attend a segment, you will be required to make arrangements with the teacher to get necessary information before training is completed.
Ours is a rigorous and disciplined training, which is necessary for producing capable and thoughtful teachers. Several of our instructors will make themselves available during lunch breaks and outside of training hours to accommodate emergencies or unbreakable plans, but daily participation is the expectation.
What if I don’t want to be a teacher?
You do not have to teach upon completion of one of our 200-Hour training programs. In fact, many people choose to take these trainings just to gain personal knowledge and deepen their own practice.
We encourage you to enter training without expectations, allowing yourself to grow in whichever directions it takes you.
Will I be hired by Yoga Pod Fort Collins after training?
Yoga Pod Fort Collins upholds the highest standards for our teachers. All teachers undergo an interview and audition process with both management and senior teachers, and must be able to demonstrate confidence, intelligence, and proficiency while teaching a class. If you are interested in working for our studio after completion of the program, we will happily set up an interview and audition.
Some of our former trainees are on our sub list. Some have joined our permanent teaching staff, but a job with Yoga Pod Fort Collins is not guaranteed.
Many of our teachers are willing to work with former trainees as mentors to help them develop further – even in cases where the trainee is not hired by the studio. We can discuss this with you in person if you are interested in learning more.