Peggy Campbell, YYC Director, is available during her weekly phone support hours on Tuesdays from 11 am to 1 pm and Thursdays 4 to 6 pm for information sessions personalized for you. To set up this appointment during this time (or when it is more convenient for you), email her at [email protected] or call her during her phone support hours at (989) 370-2958.
Yax Yoga Concepts is certified through Yoga Alliance to teach 200 hour and 500 hour level teacher trainings. Having studied with masters from many spiritual traditions as well as the many great teachers from the Hot Yoga and Vinyasa lineages, our focus is to develop powerful people into inspiring teachers. With over 10,000 hours of teaching experience, our teacher training programs are designed to provide an in-depth exploration into the process and science of yoga. Our programs are physically, mentally and spiritually challenging, but because we cannot teach where we have not been, this work is necessary to develop ourselves into effective, heartfelt teachers. Yax Yoga Concepts teacher training programs offer the opportunity to dive deep into the practice of yoga and the fulfillment of sharing the path with others.
This program teaches instructors how to excel at teaching, how to prevent injury, and how to assist skillfully. The teaching manual is packed with usable, understandable, and ready-to-use tools and techniques. The discussions are guided yet are allowed to be organic (they aren’t lectures). John and Chis live what they teach, bringing a rare authenticity to each conversation. I couldn’t recommend this program more.
I wouldn’t have wanted to complete my training anywhere else, they are amazing teachers. I had one of the most incredible and fulfilling experiences of my life training with them and I can’t wait to spread the love and science of yoga onto others using the tools they have given me. I highly recommend.
Yax Yoga Concepts provided a highly prepared, practical, theoretical, spiritual program. I feel exceedingly prepared to begin teaching, and I thank my trainers for their hard work and effort to provide such a high quality program. I highly recommend this program, and I cannot believe another program exists that would more completely prepare a student to begin teaching than Yax Yoga Concepts.
My experience with Yax Yoga Concepts far exceeded my expectations. The information we discussed was thorough, informative, and interesting. The teaching skills of John and Chris Yax are remarkable. I would recommend this program to anyone!
John and Chris Yax are truly amazing and inspiring teachers! I am eternally grateful that I had the opportunity to participate in the Yax Yoga Concepts teacher training program. It has been one of the most profound experiences that I have had in my life. I highly recommend this training to anyone who wants to become a yoga teacher or just wants to deepen their practice!
This program was an amazing experience and I feel very prepared to safely teach rewarding classes to my future students.
I would wholeheartedly recommend this program to any aspiring yoga teacher.
Yax Yoga Concepts runs an amazing program and thoroughly prepares its students to teach yoga safely and properly. They also offer a variety of options for learning. John and Chris are the best!
Yax Yoga Concepts Teacher Training offers a complete personal system of transformation along with advanced teaching tools for teachers.
I had one of the most amazing experiences of my life through this training. I would highly recommend it to anyone who asked me… and often do. I learned a ton about yoga and about myself.
My training experience with Yax Yoga Concepts was incredible. A life-changing, beautiful, educational and transformative process.
Your training manual is included. All other books need to be purchased separately. We suggest Amazon.com.
We average 25 to 45 people per training, and teachers John Yax (E-RYT 500) and Christopher Yax (E-RYT 500) are skillful at creating meaningful intimate experiences regardless of the size of the group. The age of participants usually ranges from about 25 – 50 years young.
If a weekend is missed, make up work will be assigned. If more than two weekends are missed, it may affect the student’s ability to have enough contact hours to graduate.
We do not have the ability to do work-exchange programs as we are not connected to any studio. Scholarships are granted on a case-by-case basis.
Homework consists of reading certain chapters of the books, practicing asana, meditating, and practicing teaching. The amount of time it takes will vary, however it is manageable within one’s daily schedule. If you miss a session, then there will be more laborious writing assignments to help you catch up on missed information.
We can give recommendations and have worked out discounts at certain hotels. Most people connect with other students and work out unique accommodations.
Yes, Yax Yoga Concepts is a Registered Yoga School (RYS). After completing the training you may register with Yoga Alliance and be certified to teach anywhere in the world.
Hot House Yoga studios are Yax Yoga Concepts certified, and only hire teachers who have graduated from Yax Yoga Concepts teacher training programs. If you would like to teach at Hot House Yoga, contact the manager at the specific studio in which you’re looking to teach.
Two high level E-RYT 500 teachers teach every session. We utilize attribute-training drills that prepare you to teach classes to students of all levels. Not only are students able to teach skillfully immediately after completing the training, but they learn wisdom teachings that create deep peace and happiness in their lives.
Yax Yoga Concepts trainings are the most in-depth and complete trainings. They are the perfect balance of science and spirit.
We ask that you have had a consistent practice for at least six months.
Our trainings are for anyone who wants to learn how to skillfully teach the science of yoga and/or anyone looking to transform their life through the practice of grounded wisdom teachings.
See the website for a list of curriculum details.
"It started for the physical for me and then eventually moved into the spiritual and the emotional piece"
"I learned how to be quiet inside"
"I was impressed by their level of conviction and level of respect for other people"
"The Yax Family resonates authenticity, genuineness, sincerity, honesty, and...how can you go wrong with that!?"