Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have an Early Bird Tuition rate?
Yes, we do! But please note that we have limited spots for Early Bird tuition, so apply soon to ensure you snag one of these limited spots.
Deadline June 1, 2018 at midnight MST
Is there a payment plan for the 200 hour tuition
Yes, there is.
There is an initial non-refundable, non-transferrable deposit of $500 (from the full tuition cost with GST) that will secure your place in the training. In the event that your application has not been accepted for this round of 200 YTT, your deposit will be refunded back to you in whole.
After that, your tuition will be broken down into monthly payments with conditions of tuition amounts being paid after certain dates. These details will be made more clear as we handle the logistics of setting up our training.
Our tuition has been mindfully set to account for the calibre of teachers being brought in and works out to be ~$15/hour over the course of the training.
Please contact us to apply for the payment plan options.
What are the prerequisites to attend a 200 hour YTT
We recommend at least 1 year of yoga practice in a yoga studio with teachers so that you have a good understanding and grasp of the practice of yoga, an introductory understanding of philosophy, basic alignment principles and that this is an offering that truly speaks to you.
In the application process, we do require a reference letter from one of your main teachers. This will help us to better understand who you are as an applicant and to see if this is a program that will benefit your needs.
I have been learning yoga through videos or have a home practice, does this count for a prerequisite?
It is difficult for us to determine the level of practice with video or home practice and invite you to come in to take class with one of our lead teachers, Stef Rizvi and/or Kate W. Mak, so that we have the opportunity to meet you, see your practice and talk with you. We will be contacting you after you submit your application to formally introduce ourselves and to work out a class that you can attend.
You can find Stef Rizvi at Junction 9 and Kate W. Mak at either Junction 9 or Journey Yoga.
I already have a training (100 hr, 200 hr), should I take this training?
If you have a 100 hour training, this is an ideal program to build your knowledge, understanding and skill set to be a certified yoga teacher. The 200 hour training is by and large the minimum requirement most yoga studios require to work for them as a substitute teacher or a teacher on their regular roster.
While 200 hour level trainings are standardized according to Yoga Alliance, each of them have their own flavour depending on the teacher and their unique style. While we are very proud to offer a training with a faculty that has been sourced out carefully for excellence, there will be inevitable overlap of some of the topics that are standardized within a 200 hour training (basic anatomy, philosophy, teacher techniques, etc...). We recommend that you take classes with our faculty to meet us and to give you an opportunity to gauge whether this is a training that matches your needs.
We do recommend at Mynah, that if you already have a 200 hour yoga teacher training to embark upon the advanced 300 hour training that is formulated to expand and elevate the knowledge, skill set and your potential from a 200 hour level base point. The 300 hour curriculum is meant to refresh some topics of the 200 hour and to take you much deeper into the study of yoga for your personal and professional needs.
What happens if I already have plans on a weekend scheduled? Or if I miss a weekend?
We understand that life happens and that the 200 hour is condensed into a smaller time frame.
Whatever hours are missed can be made up in the following way:
The teacher leading the weekend will assign you with homework of self-study so that you can cover the topics on your own time. There are likely assignments that you will need to hand in for review when you schedule your one-on-one time with the teacher in question. One-on-one make up hours are $100 / hour (per person) and subject to time and availability of the teacher in question. If hours in a weekend are missed for example, you might be sent 5-10 hours of homework and completion of assignments and perhaps 2-5 hours of one-on-one make up hours with the teacher, not including preparation work your teacher has done which will also be billed at $100/hour. The length of the one-on-one make up hours depends largely on how much you have been able to grasp of the topics covered as you discuss with your teacher. The hours of homework and one-on-one may vary from the example given according to your teacher's discretion.
*Please note, certificates are withheld until the completion of these hours.
My work schedule prevents me from attending the practice hours Thursday or I accidentally missed one, what should I do?
We understand that you cannot put your life on total pause. The practice hours every Thursday have been scheduled to keep the group consolidated as previous experiences and feedback from other yoga teacher training models of meeting one weekend per month, have been that they wished they were able to connect with their group and teachers more often. We have also scheduled these hours in so that we can get as many hours in as required.
So while, attending any and all Thursday practices you can is highly encouraged, the alternative is that you must practice with Kate W. Mak or Stef Rizvi or Jilaine in studio class time to make up those hours. These classes can be at any studio the teachers teach at, but note that the cost of attending that class is not covered in the tuition and will be an out of pocket expense if you do not have a membership at that studio.
*Please note, certificates are withheld until the completion of these hours.
Do we have an opportunity to practice at Junction 9?
As Junction 9 is the studio home we are basing the training out of, they have graciously offered a 50% off Autopay membership to the studio over the duration of the training (October 2018 - February 2019) at $45.00 / month with a minimum commitment of 3 months.
We hope that this will give you an opportunity to continue connecting in with community and with many excellent teachers that teach out of Junction 9 and for the Mynah School of Yoga Faculty in 200 and 300 hour yoga teacher trainings.
Are there opportunities to practice teaching?
We are very lucky at Mynah to be connected with some amazing communities. We cannot guarantee a regular time slot for practice teaching, but we do have opportunities to connect you with karma teaching time slots under the Purpose Project held at Junction 9 (full month commitment every Sunday 0900 - 0950) and Yoga For The People with Lululemon YYC (Saturdays 1400 - 1500 at Yoga Santosha *time and location are subject to change*).
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Is Mynah School of Yoga certified by Yoga Alliance?
We have diligently crafted our curriculums to satisfy and go beyond the minimum requirements set by Yoga Alliance (YA) for the teacher trainings that Mynah School of Yoga offers (200 hour and 300 hour).
Successful completion of the Mynah School of Yoga's 200 hour teacher training will allow you the opportunity to register into Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher 200 Hour (RYT-200).
Registration into YA is optional and comes at an additional cost post-training paid directly to YA on an annual basis, but does provide you with the Yoga Alliance official certificate and registry into the online directory that will give you international recognition for your completion of the 200 hour yoga teacher training. In addition, registering with YA gives you exclusive access and discounts. We encourage you to visit YA's website regarding registration to further answer your questions.