Teacher Training Classes

  • NEW! Teacher Training Information Sessions by Appointment

    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 peggy@yaxyogaconcepts.com or call her during her phone support hours at (989) 370-2958.

    About Our Teacher Training Program

    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.

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    Teacher Training FAQ

    Are books and materials included in the price of the training?

    Your training manual is included. All other books need to be purchased separately. We suggest Amazon.com.

    How many students are enrolled in each teacher training? What is the average age?

    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.

    What if I miss a weekend?

    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.

    Do you offer scholarships or work-exchange programs?

    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.

    How much time should I expect to spend on homework?

    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.

    Do you help organize accommodations?

    We can give recommendations and have worked out discounts at certain hotels. Most people connect with other students and work out unique accommodations.

    Will I be qualified to teach yoga once I have completed the 200-hour teacher-training program?

    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.

    What if I want to teach at Hot House Yoga?

    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.

    How is Yax Yoga Concepts training different from other teacher training programs?

    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.

    Why should I choose Yax Yoga Concepts?

    Yax Yoga Concepts trainings are the most in-depth and complete trainings. They are the perfect balance of science and spirit.

    How proficient in yoga do you have to be to do the program?

    We ask that you have had a consistent practice for at least six months.

    Who is the training for?

    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.

    What will I learn?

    See the website for a list of curriculum details.