Frequently Asked Questions
To help you decide how we can support your journey in yoga, we have prepared the following list of FAQs
What makes Inspired Yoga Institute unique from other programs?
At Inspired Yoga Institute we pride ourselves in offering relevant and purposeful yoga education that help you find your authentic style of teaching. We have a great team to support you throughout your program. Our faculty are committed to their own learning and bring up-to-date content to our programming.
What is the registration deadline?
Registration for our certification programs remains open as long as there is space in the course. Once registrations is full, we will announce it on our website and start a wait list for the following year.
Do I have to apply to get in?
Yes and no!
If you wish to enroll in a weekend workshop, simply sign up online and follow the links to save your spot.
If you wish to enroll in one of our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training programs, we recommend that you have six months of current experience as a yoga student and that you register early to save your spot. We offer Early Bird tuition discounts! We also have an online registration form for you to complete so we can get to know each other.
To confirm your registration, please submit a $500 deposit to secure your space. Your deposit will be applied to your final tuition payment.
Once you have filled out the registration form and made your initial payment, we may also set up a time over email or the phone to discuss any questions you have and ensure that we are a great fit for each other.
How do I register?
Register by clicking on the payment button at the bottom of the page and you will be directed to our online store. If you are registering for a certification program, please complete our online registration form so we can get to know you a bit better. If we haven’t met, we may also set up a time over email or the phone to discuss any questions you have and ensure that we are a great fit for each other.
How will the course content be delivered?
- In-person seminars delivered by Alice, Nora and Erin
- In-person seminars delivered by guest faculty who are experts in their field
- Presentation slides
- Print manuals
- Online video content
- Group work
- Homework assignments
- Reading materials
How can I reach you if I have questions about the content?
For questions about the content, you can email Alice and Nora. You can find our contact information here at the bottom of each page on our website.
For each teacher training group, we create a private Facebook group where we will answer questions and support you throughout the training. This will be a safe place to ask questions. A vibrant group of your peers and teachers will be available to support you as you study the material.
How can I reach you if I have questions about tuition payments?
For questions about tuition and student records and other administration topics, you can email Adrienne at email@example.com. You can also find her contact information here at the bottom on each page on our website.
Is your program recognized by Yoga Alliance?
Yes! As a certified graduate of our program, you are welcome to apply to Yoga Alliance and be recognized as a Registered Yoga Teacher once you receive your 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training certificate from us.
Are there Continuing Education Credits available from Yoga Alliance?
If you are a Yoga Alliance registered teacher, every three years you need 30 hours of Continuing Education credits to maintain your RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) status. Most of the programming at Inspired Yoga Institute qualifies as Continuing Education credits and we are always developing more programs!
If I need to withdraw due to unforeseen circumstances, what is your refund policy?
We hope that you will complete your full program with us and we also recognize that life can be unpredictable. We have developed a detailed cancellation policy that takes into consideration your changing circumstances while also respecting our expenses and the lost revenue of not filling that space in the program.
Before Start of Program.
If Inspired Yoga Institute (IYI) receives written notice of withdrawal:
- fifteen (15) calendar days or more before the Program starts, IYI will retain $500 (non-refundable program deposit).
- less than fifteen (15) calendar days before the Program starts, IYI may retain $500 plus:
- the cost of tuition for the upcoming module in the 10 weekend program, or
- 10% of program tuition for the Summer Intensive.
After Start of Program
If Inspired Yoga Institute (IYI) receives written notice of withdrawal:
- prior to the second module of the extended program, or the third day of the summer intensive, IYI may retain 30% of total fees.
- within the first 30% of the Program’s duration, Inspired Yoga Institute may retain 50% of the fees due.
- after the first 30% of the Program’s duration, no refund is required.
All refunds will delivered through the same method and in the same currency in which the tuition was received.
Should you need to withdraw we will be sorry to see you go. Please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are your courses tax deductible?
Yes! Inspired Yoga Institute is registered with the federal government as a private education institute. Your tuition fees are tax deductible and you will be able to use your RESP (Registered Education Savings Plan) to pay your tuition.
You will receive a T2202 receipt in February of the following year of your program to claim a tuition tax credit. Enter the amount of your tuition in field 320 of Schedule 11 of your tax return. Don’t forget to put in your textbook amounts too!
You say that you offer ongoing support for graduates. What does that look like?
The support you receive will depend upon your needs. Your training directors, Alice and Nora, are available by phone, email and Skype, etc. to answer brief questions that arise for you and support you as you move forward in your teaching career. If you are looking for coaching support, you are welcome to book private mentoring sessions.
We also receive ongoing requests for recommendations from studios looking for great teachers. We call on our graduates to support us in our ongoing offerings. The closed Facebook group keeps going on after graduation so that you can continue to connect with your classmates and with your training directors.
What is the difference between the Foundations and Advanced Training ?
In our 200 Hour Foundations Yoga Teacher Training, we cover what we have found to be the most relevant content and skills needed to start your career as a yoga professional. In our continuing education offerings, we invite you to utilize the knowledge and skills you have gained through your 200-hour program and teaching experience to dive deeper into what it is you need so that you can authentically offer teachings that resonate with you and with your students.
Are there prerequisites to applying for the 200 Hour Foundations Yoga Teacher Training?
We encourage at least six months of current yoga practice and a desire to learn and grow on the yoga path.
Are there any requirements for continuing education and mentorship programs?
For continuing education programming, we ask that you have some teaching experience. Our intention is to help you grow and expand as a teacher and you will have a better understanding of your strengths and challenges if you have prior teaching experience.
How soon will I be teaching?
You will be teaching while you are studying with us! If you feel motivated to get out and teach immediately after your training, the world is your oyster.