FAQs

We’ve compiled a list of popular questions to help all of our future yoga teacher trainees better understand our 200 and 300 hour teacher training programs, the amazing town of Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica, and other helpful tips and tricks to get you started and on your yoga teacher journey. 

Is there Internet at OM and Cashew Hill?

There is no internet allowed at the yoga shalas of OM, however there is internet on-site at Cashew Hill.  
Any Internet use will be during off hours in one of the social spaces.

 

Do I need to follow any ethical guidelines?

Students of the Caribe Yoga Academy will be expected to follow set ethical guidelines which  
can be seen on the Terms and Conditions.  In addition you will sign a contract on orientation day.

How much time should I plan to spend on homework?

There will be some assigned work throughout the training as individuals and groups.   
In some cases, scheduled time will be allowed for this work.

How much time should I plan to spend in Asana practice during the training?

There will be a minimum of 2 hours of Asana practice daily during the yoga teacher training and a maximum  
of 5 hours of Asana daily.  The remaining hours will be made up of workshop, group work, practice teaching and study.

 

Will I have the opportunity to actually practice teaching classes?

Yes!  In fact, it is a requirement of the Yoga Alliance that you should gain hours with actual  
live teaching experience one-on-one, in smaller groups and with the entire group.  We will do our  
absolute best to prepare you to be a competent and confident yoga teacher before you head off into the world  
with your certificate!

 

What happens after I graduate? Is there an ongoing relationship/support with the Caribe Yoga Academy?

The Caribe Yoga Academy seeks to maintain an on-going support system and connection with all graduates and students.  
Be sure to get added to any Facebook groups, blogs and mailing lists.  Also check in about future opportunities to  
assist or guest teach.  We look forward to hearing about and being involved in our student’s present and future yogic path.

What is the Yoga Alliance?

Yoga Alliance was formed in 1999 as a way to create a nationally recognized standard in the field of yoga.  
These standards are for individual teachers as well as for teacher training programs.  Many studios worldwide  
require affiliation with the Yoga Alliance before permitting employment, but as of this date it is not a legal  
requirement to be registered with YA.

 

 

Will I be qualified to teach yoga once I have completed the training?

Yes.  With successful completion of all program requirements and the final exam you will receive a  
Yoga Alliance recognized 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate which qualifies you, according to the  
Yoga Alliance standards, to lead group Asana classes.  However, feeling in your heart that you are ready to teach is  
the most important factor!  Many students continue to take training courses over the span of a long and healthy yogic path.

Will I be registered with Yoga Alliance once I finish this training?

No.  Registering with the Yoga Alliance is a separate process and may be done directly through their website.  
You will be qualified to register as a 200 RYT upon successful graduation from Caribe Yoga Academy.   
We are a registered yoga school through YA which means upon graduation if you choose to register you may.  
It is not required, but it is highly recommended.

If I lose my CYA Yoga Alliance certificate can I get another one?

You may contact the Caribe Yoga Alliance for a new official copy of your Yoga Alliance approved certificate.  
The certificate will be mailed once we receive a $30 USD certificate replacement fee.