Welcome to our teacher training page. Please select from the questions below to reveal answers to frequently asked questions. Or if you would like more information about our training classes, please select one of the following:
Frequently Asked Questions:
What Types Of Yoga Teacher Training Programs Do You Offer?
Premium Yoga 26+2 and Thavma Method
Premium Yoga 26+2 is a Hot Yoga Method (Bikram Style) teacher training with a more balanced, structural, alignment principles based approach. This RYT 200 hour (Yoga alliance certified course) is based on the original standard;
26 postures 2 breathing exercises as taught at Thavma yoga studios.
What Style Of Yoga Is The Thavma Method Teacher Training?
Thavma Method is a Vinyasa with Iyengar alignment based principles school, which teaches a method that balances precise instruction, detailed alignment, breath and fluid movement.
Classes are carefully designed to strengthen students’ bodies to truly experience Yoga.
A flow of Plyo-core and Glut strengthening moves are creatively designed with Yoga postures and Sun Salutations all skillfully sequenced together, modifications and props are used to individualize the practice for each student.
The Thavma Method Teacher Training Program is based on this clear and effective style of practice.
Thavma Method style classes can be paced moderately to vigorously depending on the level of the class.
Are Any Books And Materials Included In The Price Of The Trainings?
All Teacher Training Manuals are included, but you will need to purchase additional required books.
Our Teacher Trainings Curriculum Includes:
Advanced study of asana (proper alignment, benefits and potential risks)
Learn the safe and Intelligent way to approach the poses
Principles of functional anatomy
The sequence pyramid gives you tested sequences to follow while allowing space for you to add your own creative touch
Possess skills for teaching
Know the benefits of the postures
Understand the body’s physiology
Alignment – with modifications, variations and the proper use of props
Working with different kinds of bodies/students
How to observe bodies in practice
Working with injuries and limitations
Hands on adjustments
How to observe bodies
Informed use of props to improve or modify a posture
Teach enthusiastic and knowledge-based classes
Cultivating your voice
Confidence-building through practice teaching
Yoga history and philosophy
The Business of Yoga
Appreciate the importance of great customer service
What Is the 200-Hour Attendance and 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:
Option 1: Schedule a private session with your trainer at some point during the program.
The cost of a private session ranges from $150-250 per hour:
• 1 hour private = 1-4 hours of missed time
• 1.5 hour private = 5-6 hours of missed time
• 2 hour private = 7-8 hours of missed time
Please note: Only two sessions of private instruction, regardless of hours, are allowable and are subject to trainer availability. The remainder of your missed time will need to be made up in a future training (see Make Up option 2 below). Private make up sessions are only an option during your current training and are not an option once the program is complete.
Option 2: You can attend the days you missed in an upcoming training of the same format in another
Premium Yoga 26+2 or Thavma Method training, with an additional class training charge.
You have one year from your program end date to complete your make up classes. If the training is sold out, you will need to wait for a future training with space available to complete your make up(s).
Please note that if you miss over 27 hours, and or fail any of your exams you will not pass the program and will be required to pay in full to retake the program.
What Is the Process for Getting Hired to Teach at a Thavma Yoga Studio?
Please note that being hired at Thavma Yoga, is not only a matter of completing a training, but of the right teaching fit for our studios as well as the availability of openings on the schedule.
It is never guaranteed
Thavma Yoga seeks a compassionate, knowledgeable, committed supportive team players who are well-trained, and who uphold our high standard of quality for safe, effective and accessible teaching in the field of yoga.
The process to teach at Thavma Yoga starts with a meeting with Thavma Yoga founder and owners Thano and Marina Bourantonis.
Thavma Yoga requires that its teachers have 200-hours of yoga teaching education.
**Special consideration is given to graduates of the Premium Yoga 26+2 and Thavma Method**
If you cancel 45 days or more prior to the first day of the training, you will receive a refund less $500.
If you cancel between 30 and 45 days prior to the first day, you will receive a refund less $1500.
If you cancel less than 30 days prior to the start date, you will receive a refund less $2500.
You may transfer the amount paid (less a $250 transfer fee) to another program within a 12-month period.
No refund will be given after the start of the program..
How Do I Sign Up for the Program?
For more information and to signup – please email us here.