Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Who is this program for?
This online yoga teacher training program is for yoga students looking to deepen their practice, as well as those who are planning to teach or already teaching yoga as a yoga instructor.
On a specific note, this program is for you - only if you are serious about yoga and yoga is an integral part of your lifestyle. Even if teaching yoga is not the goal.
Q. How is Siddhi Yoga's Online Teacher Training Program different from other online programs?
We have created this online course based on our 9+ years of in-depth experience.
It’s the same course structured for online as is onsite in Rishikesh India, and the certificate is the same as well.
Majority of the other online schools are running their yoga programs online only and have limited experience running the one-to-one YTT. Though they have experience in running normal yoga classes.
However at Siddhi Yoga - Registered Yoga School (RYS) - we are running our onsite courses in Asia since 2013 and have trained over 2000 yoga teachers from 90+ countries, who are now running their yoga studios or teaching yoga themselves.
So this course is not something put together in a hurry to roll it out online.
It brings together the practical on-site learnings and experiences to ensure everything is at par with what you would've otherwise learnt in an in-person environment.
We have some of the most renowned yoga teachers teaching specific subject modules - instead of one person teaching everything, which makes this course so holistic.
On top of that we are the only one offering Bhakti Yoga Kirtans.
With the kind of success we've had with our courses, we are now able to make this Online 500 Hour Course very affordable at $794.
Q. How will I get evaluated?
You'll need to go through assignments and exams to get certified.
The assignments can be completed in any language.
Exams are Multiple-Choice Questions and after each module there are exams on each subject at the end. Additionally we also have assignments at the end where you need to design the class sequences and also go through class observation.
We have weekly zoom sessions if you wish to clarify with teachers directly. These sessions are on Sat and Sun. You can pick any of these days which works best for you. Else we do have support via email, the community in the portal, and Facebook.
After completing the online course successfully a formal certificate will be issued to you. This will come to you on email and is also printable - so you can take a print-out and keep it along if you want.
You will be able to register with our certificate on Yoga Alliance. You'll need to create your free account with them, submit the certificate issued by us and pay their annual fees. Once you've completed the course, we'll guide you through these steps too.
Irrespective of whether you choose to register on Yoga Alliance or not, the certificate is valid for life.
175+ students who have successfully cleared their online 500 hour training with us, have all been issued completion certificates in 2022 (till date).
For the records, the online certificate carries the same value as the onsite one.
Q. How long it takes to complete the online training?
We've seen some serious yoga practitioners eager to get their certificate - complete it quickly and pass their certification. However if you wish you can take as long as you want.
You will need to complete it by 31st December 2023 to be recognized by Yoga Alliance. However, access is a lifetime.
Q. Is this course also suitable for beginners?
Yes it’s suitable for beginners. You must start with 200 Hour course and get started with Warm Up sequence and basic Asanas in Module 1 to prepare your body.
You don’t have to go to next module until you are comfortable and your body is prepared for advanced asanas.
Our teachers and mentors are here to help you as and when you need it.
Every Module has been structured in such a way that you can just keep on completing each lesson step by step in order to progress.
This structure has been created after 9+ years of teaching experience to give you Optimal results.
Once you have completed 200 Hour then only you should start with 300 Advanced Course.
Q. What is the Language of the course?
The course is in simple English.
Q. I don’t speak very good English, can I still do the course?
It does not matter which country you are from or which language you speak, you'll be able to do this course easily.
All Training Modules have clear high quality instructional videos so even if you have little knowledge of English - you will still be able to do the course properly.
The course has been created keeping in mind the global yoga practitioners.
We have students from 90+ countries doing the course and we didn't have anyone tell us they faced any challenge with the language.
We also provide transcripts and you can translate them to understand what they are saying. And with our training videos, it gets all the more easy.
Q. Are there any subtitles?
Videos have subtitles (in English, Spanish, and Italian), you'll need to click on CC to enable them.
For 300 Hour we only have English Manual and English subtitles.
Q. Should I take this course even if I don’t want to be a yoga teacher?
Please do! Yoga teacher training is a wonderful way to deepen and recommit to your practice.
Q. What payment modes do you accept?
Our Online portal only has Credit Card and PayPal. Please contact us if you wish to pay via. Wise, Bank Transfer, Western Union or any other.
Q. When will I get the other two free courses?
Our 500 Hour RYT program is coming with FREE Ayurveda+Restorative Yoga Trainings - for a limited time. (Both together are worth $344).
However both will be available after 7 days if you have paid in full.
If you have signed up for monthly installment plan then these will be available after 60 days when you have paid all the installments.
Q. Can I complete the program on my iPad or other mobile devices?
Yes, you can use your iPad or other mobile devices to complete this training.
Q. What style of yoga will I be learning?
Yoga has many different styles, each having its own significance.
At Siddhi Yoga you will be exposed to several forms of yoga, which will give you a holistic view of how and what you’d like to learn or teach.
Our goal is to give you the most comprehensive training we can.
You will encounter these styles in our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training:
1. Hatha Yoga – Yoga of Body and Mind Purification
2. Karma Yoga – Yoga of Action
3. Bhakti Yoga – Yoga of Devotion
4. Mantra Yoga – Yoga of Recitation
5. Raja Yoga – Yoga of Meditation
6. Vinyasa Yoga – Modern Yoga Flow
In 300 Hour more advanced of the following styles are covered:
1. Hatha Yoga
2. Vinyasa Yoga
3. Asthanga Vinyasa
4. Restorative Yoga
5. Bhakti Yoga
6. Mantra Yoga
7. Raja Yoga
Q. Can I register with Yoga Alliance?
Yoga Alliance now allows online learning as part of their registration process in light of the recent pandemic.
This means that you can register with Yoga Alliance upon graduating from Siddhi Yoga certification program. This provision by Yoga Alliance is currently approved through December 31, 2023.
Q. Do I need to be Yoga Alliance Certified in order to teach?
Not at all. In fact, you don’t need any certification at all in order to teach yoga.
But these days some studios or even some people ask for credentials. This is where these certifications become handy.
Q. Do I need to register with Yoga Alliance in order to teach?
No, it’s not compulsory to register with Yoga Alliance however it’s recommended if you are planning to teach. It’s a global directory of yoga teachers and schools.
By registering with them you are increasing your visibility and improving your chances of getting work. However, you will need to pay their fees.
We have our own directory where you can register free of cost and also increase your visibility at no additional cost.
Q. Is there any Trial available for the course?
Yes it is available. Please contact us to get the access.
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