200-hour Online Yoga Training F.A.Q
The Warrior Flow School 200hr Online Trauma Informed, Accessible and Adaptive Yoga and Meditation Training is designed for anyone with the desire to learn these practices and share the benefits with others in their communities.
Our program is tailored to learn yoga in the context of community outreach and social justice.
Warrior Flow has been providing programs for schools, jails, hospitals, homeless shelters and hospices since 2017.
Our program welcomes anyone regardless their age or level of skill.
Our program is also appealing to yoga teachers who want to learn to teach yoga in a more inclusive and socially responsible way.
Our program is designed to accommodate students with limited mobility (including wheelchairs).
In this program you will learn how to practice and teach standing practices, seated practices and adaptive yoga for users in wheelchairs.
Many of the participants in our trainings are from the medical and mental health fields looking for new ways to help their patients and clients. Other trainees are looking for a career change in their lives or to grow in a direction of service for those in need. Many of our trainees have limited mobility or conditions that traditionally would exclude them from a 200-hour yoga training. On the contrary, we welcome everyone as they are. Representation is important even if you have never done yoga before.
We encourage our trainees to give back to their communities through yoga and meditation. We have a soft spot in our hearts for first responders, caregivers and any underserved community.
We’ve been offering trauma informed programs to schools, homeless shelters, survivors of domestic violence, rehab centers and more since 2017. In the past few years we have created partnerships with numerous hospitals to make yoga and meditation accessible for patients, including those in hospice. We offer a unique approach to yoga that is inclusive and not limited to what your body can or can’t do but more attuned to the overall well-being of our clients, students and patients.
Our groundbreaking program has a faculty of 20+ professionals, including TED speakers and authors from various fields to help students learn from many different perspectives. Doctors, nurses, personal trainers, yoga teachers, meditation instructors, school teachers and more are part of our unique faculty.
Our training offers an innovative approach that elevates the role of a yoga teacher. We strive for more inclusivity and accessibility. We believe that we can teach yoga in a more compassionate and effective way.
Our program gives the tools necessary for any caregiver, first responder or yoga enthusiast to use this knowledge for their own well being and to empower the lives of many who have not been exposed to yoga and meditation.
We believe that after a global pandemic our responsibility is not only to teach poses or shapes alone but to help students understand the mental health crisis we are currently experiencing and how these practices can help alleviate the burden on society. Yoga and meditation are not only for the few who can afford an expensive studio membership. Yoga should reach to every corner of our society.
Yoga teachers can learn and share about meditation practices, breath practices, self-regulation practices and have a positive effect in any settings where they share their knowledge.
We believe that the role of a yoga teacher has been undervalued and that this is the time when we can make a difference.
You will learn an approach to yoga that takes into consideration every aspect of the human experience instead of narrowing the emphasis to physical ability.
You will learn to share the practice in a trauma-informed way highlighting the individual student’s agency.
You will learn an approach to the practice that is accessible for everyone regardless of their background or level of flexibility, strength, and fitness.
Every single movement and shape that you will learn in this training will be explained and broken down to help you design your own classes based on your interests and the demographics in your community. Some of our students focus on seniors, others on prenatal, others in Parkinson’s. Some focus on developing a practice that can be shared in prisons or in shelters.
This is not a fast-paced, performative yoga postural training.
On the contrary, we invite students of all ages to learn a more mindful, meaningful and impactful way to experience yoga including the subtle aspects of breath awareness, mindfulness and nervous system regulation.
No previous experience is required. There is no age limit or expectations regarding ability.
Until now, yoga trainings didn’t include trauma theory in their modules and the focus on yoga was mainly physical and performative. Our program is a departure from the old model of yoga training.
We are the first program that is trauma-informed, adaptive and accessible, and open to students of all abilities.
You will learn about how yoga can help with conditions like anxiety, depression, eating disorders, Parkinson’s and so much more. You will learn how to adapt yoga and teach beyond the yoga studio, in settings such as schools, homeless shelters, domestic violence centers, rehab centers, eating disorder facilities, long term care facilities, nursing homes and more.
People who already took another 200-hour yoga training elsewhere may find that this training leads them to understand and practice and teach yoga in completely new ways.
Someone new to yoga who approaches our program with an open mind will benefit from this practice as much as another person who has been practicing from 20 years. Ultimately, we are all students of life. We don’t believe in classifying students as beginners, intermediate or advanced.
We believe in sharing and practicing yoga. Everyone can benefit from this practice. Since our program is not rooted exclusively in the physical practice, even someone who has never practiced yoga before will benefit from the many modules about stress, self-care, mindfulness and more.
We welcome everyone of any age to our program. It’s never too late to learn yoga. And each one of us can be an agent of change, regardless of our age.
Yes. Although the program is a hybrid of live classes and pre-recorded classes, only a couple of introductory videos are available on the e-learning platform when you enrolled, and 2 yoga classes presenting the sequence you will be learning during the training. The rest of the content will be available on the start date, and new modules will be released weekly.
When you enroll, you get invited to our community platform where you can practice with the faculty and engage with other students.
This is a six-month program. Once the program begins you will have access to the material for an entire year, so if you don’t finish everything within the scheduled six months, you’ll still be able to finish at your own pace for the remaining of the twelve months. During the six-month scheduled training, you will receive content (modules) every week for you to study and practice.
This is a 100% online training. Anyone with access to a computer or iPad and access to reliable WiFi can participate in this training.
If you need help setting up for the training we will gladly help you navigate the technical side of things. On the back end, our training relies mainly on two simple, user-friendly platforms.
Yes. We offer a suggested timeline of six months for the completion of the modules that students can cover in their own time. During those six months we release content once a week. We do encourage participants to follow our suggested timeline: watch the pre-recorded content, and take advantage of the live sessions and the support from other students, team leaders, and faculty.
Finishing within the six month timeframe also fosters community and lets the entire cohort finish as a group. For most students, dedicating about an hour a day seems to provide the best study schedule.
Our training is a hybrid of pre-recorded lectures and live sessions. There will be live sessions with our faculty every other week. Each live session is approximately two hours long. You will also have the opportunity to practice in live classes during the week, plus access during the training to our library of more than 500 prerecorded classes.
The live sessions will be recorded and added to the e-learning platform for those who weren’t able to attend the session while it was live. These live sessions are part of the 200-hour curriculum requirement and must be watched to complete the program.
We recommend attending as many live sessions as possible in order to interact with other trainees and our faculty and ask questions.
A minimum attendance at five live sessions will be required as part of the completion of the training.
We have students from all over the world living in different time zones. We do our best to schedule our live sessions at a time that works for most participants. You are required to participate in at least five live sessions while they are live.
Every live session is recorded and added to the e-learning platform a few days later. They are all part of our syllabus and must be watched to complete our training.
The training is structured to optimize your learning. We will follow a specific outline for the content that builds your knowledge progressively. You can’t skip modules. You can only access a new module after finishing the previous one. New content is released every week.
We encourage our students prior to the beginning of the training to create a dedicated schedule for study if they are planning in completing the training in six months. We encourage everyone to aim to finish the training during the six months to have the full support of the faculty and peers.
Once a week we release new content: approximately 6-8 hours of content per week consisting of lectures and practice.
The modules must be watched in order. There is no way to skip forward. At the end of each module there is a quiz (that you can take multiple times) to ensure that the material is being processed and understood.
Since most of the lectures are pre-recorded your time zone has very little impact on your learning process.
However, it is important that you select your local time zone for all the LIVE SESSIONS and LIVE CLASSES to appear on your local time to avoid confusion.
The software that we use allows you to add to your personal calendar all of these important events.
On our community platform software (Circle) make sure to select your local time zone in your PROFILE. By doing this you will have the option to add to your calendar (Google Calendar, Apple Calendar) all of our events in your time zone.
If you cannot attend a session you will always access to the replay.
At the beginning of the training, you will be assigned to one of our coaches who will guide you through the program. You will be part of a small study group within the larger cohort. You and your study group peers can reach out to each other at any time if you have questions. Your yogi coach will be there to assist you during the six-month program, helping you to meet deadlines, complete homework and assist you in other ways. You will also have direct access via messaging to your lead instructors. There will be 1-1 sessions between you and your coaches, as well as the lead instructors. We will respond to any questions or comments in less than 24 hours.
We believe in communication and community. Once a month you’ll be required to virtually meet with your yogi coach for 30 minutes to touch base and make sure that you have all the resources and support that you need from our school.
Upon enrollment and once you have access to the timeline of our program, we encourage you to book all the live sessions on your calendar so you don’t forget these important meetings, and so you can make any arrangements necessary. We also encourage you before the beginning of the training to create a study schedule. For most students dedicating an hour a day seems to be the easiest way.
You will be able to schedule 1-1 sessions with the yogi coaches and the lead instructors. This is an opportunity for you to receive specific feedback and suggestions.
We believe in the importance of constant and clear communication.
You will receive specific feedback about your progress by connecting to your yogi coach and lead instructor. This can happen on 1-1 scheduled sessions, or during our live practice sessions and in breakout rooms. For every homework assignment you will receive feedback from your lead instructor with suggestions about your practice and teaching skills. If necessary you can also book 1-1 sessions with either your yogi coach or lead instructor.
We have students from all different walks of life. We have students who have limited mobility, and students who are wheelchair users.
For anyone who needs specific accessibility software options to be able to navigate our program please reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At this moment we don’t have this capability available on our software but this is something that we are working on implementing with the upcoming trainings.
We don’t believe in postures. We believe in movement and shapes. Some shapes can be beneficial for one person and not recommended for another person. You will never be asked to perform a movement or posture that is not ideal for you.
In the process of understanding the connection to your body via self regulation and with the help of our faculty, you will know which movements are beneficial for you and which ones aren’t.
The practice is not about “postures” but the experience of connection with our breath and with others.
Each of us is different.
We present yoga in a way that can easily be practiced seated on the floor, on a chair, in a wheelchair, and standing.
Arm balancing postures and inversions are not the core of our program.
Our faculty members will explain the benefits and contraindications of these postures, and for those who would like to explore there will be that option.
The mission of our school is to make the practice of yoga accessible for everyone, everywhere.
We know that touch can be healing in some circumstances, but we encourage our students to learn how to be skillful in describing postures and shapes through verbal guidance instead of unnecessary touch or physical adjustments. Touch could potentially be triggering for some students, particularly in communities affected by trauma.
And yet, we also understand that for many of our students with disabilities, touch is one of the best ways to learn the meaning of the shapes. We aim to strike a balance by educating our students in trauma-informed yoga and disability.
It is very difficult for our yogi coaches and lead instructors to teach about the practice if your camera is turned off. We believe that if you are joining our training you understand the importance of making yourself visible. This empowers other students to do the same and fosters community.
We understand that in special occasions you might need to turn off the camera for personal reasons, but ultimately the live sessions are interactive and relay on your presence and participation.
We offer partial and full scholarships. For those interested in applying please refer to the scholarship section and fill out our form.
We encourage members of the LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, and first & second responder communities to apply for scholarships.
Yes. Our mission is to bring more knowledgeable yoga instructors into the world who understand the importance of community outreach. We offer partial and full scholarships and we also offer the option to pay the tuition in two or three installments.
Yes. We have partnerships with several organizations who understand the importance of giving their employees the opportunity to become knowledgeable on yoga and mindfulness for community outreach.
If you or your organization are interested in being part of our training contact us at email@example.com.
Our training has different components.
- Once you enroll on the program, you will receive access to our e-learning platform where you will be able to watch all the pre-recorded content.
- You will also receive access to our community platform that will allow you to have live interactions with other participants, reach out directly to your fellow trainees, and ask any questions to faculty members, and lead instructor.
- Once the training begins, the main way of communication will be through our community platform.
- Live sessions will happen via the Zoom videoconferencing platform.
- Each participant will have access to a Google Drive folder to upload assignments and videos, and to download documents.
We offer video tutorials for each of our platforms. You can always reach out us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Warrior Flow School has an in-house IT desk that you can reach out at email@example.com.
We also encourage you to reach out the specific software platforms if it is something related to your device or WiFi.
- Teachable (e-learning platform where you watch all the content): firstname.lastname@example.org
- Circle (community platform where we communicate): email@example.com
We use 3 softwares/platforms in the training:
- Teachable: this is the e-learning platform where you will watch the pre-recorded content and take the quizzes.
- Zoom: our live community gathering session happen on Zoom.
- Circle: Circle: this is where our community lives. All the communications throughout the training will happen via Circle. We encourage you to download the circle app but also bookmark it on your laptop and enable notifications. You can login via your web browser using this link https://community.warriorflowschool.com. It is also available on mobile, iOS and Android.
Each week, you will receive the pertinent PDF’s of presentations for each module, which you can download to your computer or tablet to keep and organize as you wish.
We encourage you NOT to print every single PDF, so we can be as environmentally friendly as possible.
Many of our students are comfortable learning from our digital files. Other students prefer to print the documents as they are being released.
Ultimately. It's up to you!
We will share suggested readings, books, videos, documentaries. However, there is not one single book required for this training.
For those who are new to the practice we added a few links that could be useful:
- Yoga Mat: they come in all colors, sizes, thickness, material. Their prices can vary from $10 to a few hundred $. Below are a few recommendations, but feel free to shop around and get something that suits your practice (consider the size based on your height, the thickness based on the level of padding/comfort you would like).
- Yoga Blocks / an alternative can be a pile of books. You want something large enough to rest your hand or foot on it, something rigid enough to support some weight, and something where you can adjust the height.
- Yoga Strap / an alternative can be a towel, or a belt.
- Chair / any chair will do, however we recommend using one without armrest.
- Blanket(s) / cushions: it can be useful to rest/lean on and use them as support or cushioning in certain poses... any blanket could do.
For those interested in having extra support during the training, or once the training has ended we offer 1-month mentorship with our yoga lead trainers. For more information email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For all trainings, full payment is required by the start of the program unless a payment plan has been arranged.
If you cancel 8 or more days before the start of the program, you will receive a full refund. If you cancel within 7 days of the start of the program, you will forfeit $250 of your full payment and the remaining balance will be refunded. This $250 is non-refundable and non-transferable.
Once the program begins the full program tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable.
Although we don’t offer refunds one the program begins, we work with our students and encourage them to enroll in the upcoming cohort not to miss the opportunity to learn.
On the rare occasions when Warrior Flow School needs to cancel a training, a refund will be provided.
Life happens. We don’t expect all participants to go through the modules at the same pace. During the six-month training period we offer a few weeks off from new content releases, which is a good opportunity if you’ve fallen behind to catch up on previous content releases.
We encourage you to create a study plan and stick to it.
Since you have access to the program for an entire year, you can extend the program for another six months. In this case the training becomes 100% self paced.
In case an extension is needed beyond the first year, a fee of $250 will be charged to extend the access for another 3 months past the one-year mark in order to complete the training.
If you do not meet all the requirements to complete the training, you will not receive a passing status and therefore the certification.
We don't believe in final exams.
Each week at the end of the newly released modules there is a small quiz to check that important points are understood. There will be also open questions for you to elaborate.
During your 1-1 sessions with your yogi coach and lead instructor you will be able to ask any questions and practice. In this way, we will know the areas that we need to focus with more attention in each specific case.
Throughout the training we have specific assignments where you will be teaching in the presence of a lead instructor or submitting videos for your lead instructor to review and share feedback with you.
We believe in continuous communication rather than a final exam.
Halfway through the program students will be assigned a date to teach a live online class for the other trainees. They can also invite friends and family to join. This is another way for us to know that all the teachings are being assimilated.
To complete the training and graduate, our trainees must:
- Submit all assignments before deadline.
- Participate in at least 5 live sessions (exception can be made if you are in a timezone where it is impossible for you to join).
- Complete the teachable training and pass all the quizzes.
- Observe 5 assigned classes from our library and write summary
- Complete at least 3 (out of 6) 1h group call with Yogi Coach.
- Complete 3 calls with a lead-facilitator.
- Teach a full live yoga class to our online community (on Circle).
OPTIONAL - If you are interested, we will assist you to launch a community outreach project.
Once you complete all requirements listed previously, you will receive a digital diploma of completion from the Warrior Flow School.
You will then be able to go to https://www.yogaalliance.org/ and register as a new yoga teacher. You will be asked to add the school name, dates of training and upload diploma of completion.
Once this is submitted, the Yoga Alliance will contact our school to verify the identity of the trainee. Once it is confirmed from the school side, the Yoga Alliance will confirm you as a RYT-200 (Registered Yoga Teacher). You are responsible for maintaining your membership and registration with Yoga Alliance on an annual basis.
Registration with Yoga Alliance is not mandatory. However, Yoga Alliance maintains the generally accepted body of standards for registered yoga schools and registered yoga teachers.
The Warrior Flow School is an active member of the Yoga Alliance that is not only approved as a school (RYS-200), but also as a continuing education provider (YACEP). This means that you can always return to the school to complete the education hours required from the Yoga Alliance to maintain your registration active.
Our lead trainers are E-RYT500 with more than 20 years of experience in the field of yoga and community outreach.
For students interested in launching community outreach programs in their communities anywhere around the world, our school can offer assistance during that process.
We can all make the world a better place, together.
After the completion of the 6 months training you will have access for another 6 months to all our community perks.
After one year you can sign up to our school as an active supporter and receive all the perks such as discounts for other trainings, bookclub, live classes and exclusive newsletter. Learn more about how to stay connected with this link.
We offer our students upon the completion of our program the possibility to teach in our online community and stay in touch with their yogi coaches and lead instructors.
We hope this training is the beginning of a meaningful relationship between you and our school and we look forward to ways to collaborate and stay in touch.