Frequently Asked Questions
How do I sign up?
We are now accepting online and in studio sign ups!
You may also inquire with the NOW Staff at the studio’s front desk.
How much experience is required?
We ask that all applicants have a minimum of 1 year of consistent yoga practice.
What will I learn in this training?
Yoga History and Sacred Philosophy
Instructional techniques: Forming, Grounding & Connecting
Complete Asana (postures) Foundation: possibilities, variations, Sanskrit
Meditation techniques & styles
Alignment & Assists with hands on and more
Anatomy & Physiology relevant to your practice
Ways to embody and invoke compassion, understanding, and growth for yourself and others
The science and art of sequencing
Pranayama explanation and techniques
The business and technologies of the yoga industry (trade secrets!)
The art & psychology of language and cueing: hear & refine your Voice
Observation and awareness tools
Classical yogic nutrition, lifestyle & ethics overview
How to recognize the yoga in all that you do.
What is the 200-hour Attendance & Class Make-up Policy?
Yoga Alliance requires that you complete all 200 hours of the teacher training. However, we understand that sometimes conflicts come up, and we have developed the make-up policy listed below. Please note that you can miss a maximum of 27 training hours, and you will have one year from the last day of your program to complete your attendance requirements. If you miss more than 27 hours or do not complete your make up hours within one year, you will receive a not passing status and will be required to pay in full to retake the training.
You have the following two options for making up your missed time:
Schedule a private session with your trainer at some point during the program. The cost of a private session $100 per hour:
1 hour private = 1-5 hours of missed time
1.5 hour private = 6-11 hours of missed time
2 hour private = 12-1 hours of missed time
2.5 hour private = 17-22 hours of missed time
3 hour private = 22-27 hours of missed time
Please note: Only one sessions of private instruction, regardless of hours, are allowable and are subject to trainer availability. Private make up sessions are only an option during your current training and are not an option once the program is complete.
Please note that if you miss over 27 hours, you will not pass the program and will be required to pay in full to retake the program.
I am drawn to this training, but am not sure if I want to be a teacher. Can I still participate?
The call to a training isn’t always about learning to instruct yoga practices. This training is open to anyone wanting to dive into a transformational and heart opening experience alongside like-minded others. There is power in numbers!
I have an injury/condition, can I still participate?
We always recommend that participants check with their care providers for recommendation and release. We are all unique bodies, working with what we’ve got! Many of us are living with injuries/conditions, some of which may have brought us to the healing powers of yoga. If you are working with an injury/condition that may be affected by deepening your yoga practice, please know that you are welcome to participate, and you must use your own judgement and intuition to put your health and wellbeing first.
What is the cancellation and refund policy?
We understand that things happen that may cause a cancellation. Please read our cancellation/refund policy below carefully.
Cancellations made 30+ days prior to training start date will forfeit $500
Cancellations made 14-30 days prior to training start date will forfeit $1000
Cancellations made within 14 days of the training start date will forfeit the training tuition
If a participant does not attend the training, or is unable to complete the training requirements, they will forfeit the training tuition
Tuition is nonrefundable and nontransferable.
What are the completion requirements of the training?
In order to graduate from the program, participants must fulfill the following requirements:
Pay in full
Attend all teacher training sessions
Successfully complete all training sessions, take-home study assignments, quizzes, and final written test.
Participation in the final Teaching Lab session
Can I practice at NOW Studio without a membership or class package?
Upon enrollment of the training, you will have an all access pass to regularly scheduled classes, beginning on the start day of the program until the end date of the program.
Is there an age requirement?
All ages 16 and above welcome! Participants between 16 and 18 require written consent from a legal guardian.
Are there curriculum reading materials included in the price of the training?
Your teacher training manual is included in your tuition. However the additional required reading materials are not included. These materials can be purchased at NOW Studio or other retailers.
How many hours are spent on the Take-Home Study (homework)?
Home study, homework, and memorization will take 5 to 7 hours weekly. Please be prepared to account for this time in your schedule. The completion of all homework is required to graduate.
What is the attendance & class make-up policy?
This training requires a respectful level of commitment. Please have the intention of attending all scheduled hours of the program. If unavoidable circumstances occur and result in you missing hours, you are required to make up this time within 1 year of the start date of the training you are enrolled in. Participants may only miss a maximum of 25 hours (equivalent to one weekend), otherwise they will receive a non-passing status, and are required to pay in full for another training. Private sessions can be booked to make up missed hours. Please contact the training leaders to learn more.
What qualifications will I have when I complete this training?
Upon completion, you will be eligible to share your yoga with your community and beyond. Graduates of this program are eligible, but not limited to, instruction the following styles, both privately and in group settings. Vinyasa, Power, Flow, Hot, Gentle, Hatha. New instructors often begin by teaching Beginner and Level 1 classes.
This is a Yoga Alliance accredited teacher training school. Yoga Alliance is an organization known for creating internationally recognized standards for yoga teachers, schools, and studios. Graduates of this training are eligible to register with the Yoga Alliance at the RYT200 level (Registered Yoga Teacher with 200hrs training). While registering with Yoga Alliance is not a legal requirement for teaching yoga, we design our trainings under the Yoga Alliance standards so that our graduates are not limited in the teaching opportunities they may wish to pursue.