300-hour Online Yoga Training F.A.Q
The Warrior Flow School's 200-hour Online Yoga Teacher Training provides Trauma-Informed, Accessible, Adaptive, and Size-Inclusive education, tailored for community outreach and social justice. Since 2017, Warrior Flow has been active in communities, working with schools, jails, hospitals, homeless shelters, and hospices.
Whether you're an experienced yogi or just starting out, our program is open to all, no matter the age or skill level. It's designed especially for yoga teachers who want to teach in a more inclusive way. Our curriculum welcomes students with limited mobility and includes practices for standing, seated positions, and those using wheelchairs.
Many of our participants come from medical or mental health backgrounds, looking for new ways to help their patients. Others are searching for a new career path, motivated by a desire to serve and bring betterment to communities. Some of our trainees might usually be left out of typical yoga training because of conditions or learning disabilities, but here, we value and include everyone. If you have a learning disability and are thinking about our program, please get in touch with us through our contact page to discuss how we can help.
Never tried yoga before? You're welcome here. We believe in including everyone.
At the end of the program, we hope our graduates will share yoga with their communities, focusing on helping first responders, caregivers, and those who might not usually get the chance to experience yoga. Join us in making a difference.
Since 2017, we've delivered trauma-informed programs to schools, shelters, domestic violence survivors, rehab centers, and more. We've also partnered with hospitals to provide yoga and mindfulness to patients, including those in hospice. Our approach to yoga focuses not just on physical capabilities but on learning techniques for self-regulation and forming a positive connection with one's body.
Our standout program includes over 25 experts, from TED speakers to authors, including doctors, nurses, social workers, therapists, and more. This diversity ensures students gain insights from multiple perspectives.
We aim to redefine the role of a yoga teacher, pushing for greater inclusivity and accessibility. We're passionate about teaching yoga in a compassionate, impactful way.
We provide caregivers, first responders, and yoga enthusiasts with the tools they need not only for personal well-being but also to introduce yoga and meditation to others. By doing so, we believe these teachings can play a vital role in improving and strengthening our communities.
We see our role as more than just teaching yoga poses. We aim to help students grasp the mental health challenges many face today and how yoga and meditation can be part of the solution. Yoga isn't just for those who can afford pricey memberships; it's for everyone, everywhere.
Yoga teachers can gain knowledge in meditation, breathing techniques, and self-regulation. And, by sharing this knowledge, they can make a positive impact wherever they teach.
We feel that yoga teachers have often been overlooked, but now is the time for them to truly make a difference.
Our yoga approach encompasses the entire human experience, not just physical ability. You'll learn to teach yoga with an understanding of trauma, emphasizing each student's individual power and choice. Our teachings make yoga accessible to everyone, regardless of their flexibility level, strength, or past experiences.
We will explore every movement and posture, assisting you in creating classes that resonate with your community's needs. Whether your focus is on seniors, prenatal care, or conditions like Parkinson's, our training offers the tools to cater to these diverse populations. Our program isn't about fast-paced, flashy yoga poses. Instead, we invite students of all ages to engage in a more meaningful yoga practice, which includes aspects like breath awareness, mindfulness, nervous system regulation, and community engagement.
No previous experience is necessary, and there's no age limit or preset expectations about ability. Send us a message to learn more about our school.
Our program embraces participants from all age groups. Whether you're just beginning your journey or rediscovering it later in life, yoga is timeless. Everyone, irrespective of age, holds the potential to be a transformative force. If you have any concerns or questions about joining, know that we are just a click away, ready to assist.
Certainly! While your enthusiasm is much appreciated, the program has a designed release pattern. As soon as you enroll, you'll be given immediate access to several introductory videos on our e-learning platform and two yoga classes that give a taste of the class structure you'll dive into during the training. However, the bulk of our content, a mix of live and pre-recorded classes, will be rolled out week by week from the official start date.
Additionally, right after enrolling, you'll receive an invitation to our exclusive community platform. This space allows you to get to know our faculty, engage with fellow students, and be part of our vibrant yoga community.
Our training spans nine months. As soon as the program starts, you'll have access to all the course materials for a full year. We strongly encourage every student to complete the program within the initial nine months, so you can celebrate your graduation with your classmates. However, we understand that life happens. For those who require more time, we offer an additional nine months to progress at your own pace through the pre-recorded content, rounding out a full year of access.
If you find you need to switch to a future cohort, be aware that there's a $250 fee for this change. Throughout the first six months, expect to receive new content or modules weekly to guide your study and practice.
Yes, this training is entirely online. All you need is a computer or an iPad with a stable Wi-Fi connection to participate. While a basic familiarity with Zoom can enhance your experience, you don't have to be a technology expert. We provide tutorials for the two main platforms we use to deliver the training modules, ensuring you have a smooth learning journey.
Partly. We've designed a six-month timeline for you to ideally finish the training alongside your cohort. Each week, we release new content, and we recommend that you engage with it as it becomes available. Sticking to this timeline allows you to benefit from live sessions that deepen your grasp of the topics. So in that sense, it's not entirely self-paced.
However, if you're unable to complete the course in the initial six months, don't worry! You'll have an additional six months to work through the content at your own speed. Just note that during this extended period, live interactions and the camaraderie with your cohort won't be available.
Completing the training in the recommended six months promotes a sense of community, with everyone finishing together. For optimal results, many students find setting aside about 2 hours a day for study works best.
Our training provides a blend of pre-recorded lectures and live sessions. Every other week, you'll participate in live sessions with our faculty that typically last about two hours. During these sessions, not only will you practice as a group, but you'll also engage in breakout rooms to interact and connect with fellow classmates. Additionally, we offer a weekly mentoring session with a lead instructor and another live meeting with our peer support specialist. And, to enhance your learning, you'll have access to our extensive library containing over 500 pre-recorded classes throughout your training.
If you're unable to attend a live session, rest assured, we record them and upload them to the online platform for your convenience. It's essential to view these live sessions, as they are integral to the 200-hour program completion.
We strongly encourage you to attend as many live sessions as possible. They are a foundational aspect of our training, providing opportunities to ask questions, engage in lectures, and practice with real-time feedback.
We understand that our students come from various time zones worldwide. We strive to set our live sessions at times accommodating to the majority of participants.
Should you miss a live session, don't worry. Each session is recorded and uploaded to the e-learning platform shortly after. Watching these sessions is essential, as they are integral to the course's completion.
Our training is thoughtfully structured to facilitate a step-by-step learning experience. The content is released in a specific sequence to build upon your knowledge systematically. Before advancing to the next module, you must complete the current one and pass a brief multiple-choice quiz to ensure comprehension. Not to worry, we provide the questions for this quiz at the beginning of the module, highlighting areas of focus. New content becomes available weekly, so it's vital to follow this rhythm, as we don't release materials before their scheduled date.
For those aiming to wrap up within six months, we recommend organizing a consistent study routine before embarking on the training. This allows you to make the most of the expertise and support from our faculty and fellow participants.
Each week, we release approximately 10 hours of lectures and practices on our e-platform. Additionally, you'll receive email notifications for each of these releases.
Most of our lectures are pre-recorded, so your time zone won't affect your learning.
On the community platform, make sure to set your time zone in your profile. This adjustment ensures all event timings match your region and can be integrated into calendars, such as Google or Apple Calendar.
From the start of the training, you'll have a peer support specialist assigned to guide you throughout the program. They'll assist with deadlines, homework, and any questions. Plus, you can directly message the lead instructors. We ensure responses to any queries within 24 hours.
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 2h a day seems to be the easiest way.
Throughout the training, you'll submit around ten assignments where you'll record yourself teaching parts of a sequence. Our lead facilitator will review these and provide feedback on areas to enhance.
Additionally, during live sessions, you'll receive real-time feedback. This extends to mentoring sessions and interactions with our peer support group. Your video assignments will also be posted in our e-forum, allowing classmates to view, support, and celebrate your progress.
We welcome students from diverse backgrounds, abilities, and needs. Whether you have limited mobility, use a wheelchair, or have specific learning needs, we're here to support you.
If you need special accommodations, we'll arrange an online meeting with our team and student advocate to ensure we meet your needs and provide a positive learning experience. If you have questions or concerns, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our student advocate will help assess and ensure our program is the best fit for you.
Yes, we currently have AI-generated subtitles to our lectures, which have an accuracy rate of approximately 75%. For live training sessions on Zoom, you can turn on closed captioning. We are continuously working to improve and enhance our program.
Everyone's body is different, and we understand that.
You won't be asked to do anything that isn't comfortable for you. We offer both chair and mat options for our practices, giving you the flexibility to choose what suits you best. Some students might lean towards chair yoga, especially for community outreach programs. Regardless of your choice, we provide alternatives for each movement.
Remember, yoga isn't just about the postures; it's about connecting with your body and breath. Adaptability is essential, and there's no one-size-fits-all approach.
Our program emphasizes yoga that's accessible whether you're seated on the floor, in a chair, a wheelchair, or standing.
We don't focus on arm balances or inversions, as they might not be suitable for everyone, especially those new to yoga.
Our goal isn't just about mastering postures but fostering a sense of connection and self-regulation. We aim to make yoga safe and accessible for all, focusing on a holistic experience rather than specific advanced postures.
At our school, we prioritize the safety and comfort of all students. We firmly adopt a 'no touch' approach in our teaching methods.
While we acknowledge the healing potential of touch in certain contexts, we emphasize the importance of conveying instructions about postures and shapes through verbal guidance, avoiding unnecessary physical contact or adjustments. This approach recognizes that touch can be triggering for some, especially in communities affected by trauma.
However, we are also aware that many of our students with disabilities find touch instrumental in comprehending the essence of the shapes. In light of this, we strive for a balanced approach by providing training in trauma-informed yoga and disability education, ensuring that every student's needs and boundaries are respected.
Yes, we enforce a "camera-on" policy to enhance engagement and effective feedback. Visibility boosts participation and enriches your learning experience.
Should you need to turn off your camera briefly, notify the instructor.
Ensure your camera captures your entire body, whether seated or on a mat. A well-lit and quiet setting is ideal for the class.
Note that attendance, vital for graduation, is marked at the beginning and end of each session. Being off-camera may result in non-attendance for that session.
Yes, we aim to make yoga accessible worldwide. Besides partial and full scholarships, you can split tuition into two or three payments. In special cases, we might offer more installment options.
Yes, we collaborate with organizations valuing yoga and mindfulness for community outreach. If interested in our training, reach out at email@example.com.
After enrolling, you'll gain access to our e-learning platform for pre-recorded materials and a community platform for live interactions.
We provide video tutorials to ease your onboarding.
Once training begins, all primary communication will be via the community platform, eliminating the need for email, text, or WhatsApp.
Simply reach out to our IT team at firstname.lastname@example.org. For issues specific to the e-learning platform, we may guide you to their dedicated IT desk for assistance.
All training documents are available for download to your device.
We encourage eco-friendly practices and suggest refraining from printing every PDF.
However, whether you prefer to learn from the digital files or print them is entirely your choice.
While we'll recommend various readings, videos, and documentaries, no specific book is mandatory. Our provided manual comprehensively covers the key training elements.
We have curated a list of equipments that we recommend. Visit our Free Resources page for more information.
Yes, besides live Zoom training, our school provides two weekly live opportunities to connect with the lead facilitator and peer support team. This guarantees ongoing student support.
After finishing the program, students can choose extended group mentoring or personalized guidance from the lead facilitator.
Full payment is due by the program's start unless you've set up a payment plan.
Cancel 8+ days before the start: Full refund.
Cancel within 7 days of start: $250 is withheld, the rest is refunded.
After the program starts: No refunds.
If you can't start as planned, you can join a future cohort for a $250 fee. If Warrior Flow School cancels a training, you'll receive a full refund.
Everyone learns at their own speed, and it's fine if you can't keep up with every module. However, staying on track helps you maximize the benefits of live sessions, mentoring, and peer interactions. Our six-month training has breaks without new content, allowing you time to catch up.
We suggest creating and following a study plan. If you're falling behind, you can still complete the training at your pace within the one-year access period.
If personal situations interrupt, you can join a later cohort for a $250 fee, but this would mean starting over without prior progress.
You can access the program for a full year, giving you an extra six months. After the first six months, the training becomes self-paced and you won't have the direct support of lead facilitators or peer interactions.
However, graduation requirements like assignments and a final 30-minute live teaching still apply.
If you haven't completed the program by the end of the year, you will be able to extend your access for another year in order to complete it.
No, we don't have a traditional final exam.
Instead, we use a continuous assessment approach. After each weekly module, there are quizzes to ensure you've grasped the key points and open-ended questions for deeper reflection.
During live sessions with your lead facilitator or peer support team you can ask questions and practice, helping us identify areas that might need more attention.
You'll also have assignments throughout the training that involve either live teaching or video submissions which our instructors will review and provide feedback on.
Midway through the course, you'll teach a live online class to your peers, and you're welcome to invite friends or family.
We believe in hands-on learning and regular feedback over a singular final test.
To complete the training and graduate, our trainees must:
- Finish the e-learning course and pass all quizzes.
- Sequentially submit assignments.
- Conduct a live yoga session for our online community.
- Attend 6 weekend live sessions (exceptions to these can be made if you are in a timezone where it is impossible for you to join or if your professional schedule really doesn't allow it. In this case let us know and an alternative will be arrange).
- Participate in at least 3 mentoring sessions with the lead facilitator.
- Participate in at least 3 round table sessions.
After completing training requirements, you'll receive a digital diploma from Warrior Flow School.
Go to the Yoga Alliance website and begin the new teacher registration.
Provide details like school name, training dates, and upload your diploma.
Yoga Alliance will then contact Warrior Flow School to confirm your training.
Allow a week for verification.
After confirmation, you'll receive RYT-200 status. Ensure you maintain Yoga Alliance membership annually.
Note: Registration with Yoga Alliance isn't mandatory but is a recognized standard.
Warrior Flow School offers other trainings that can help with Yoga Alliance renewal requirements.
Yes, Warrior Flow School is not only an approved RYS 200 (Registered Yoga School), but it's also on the path to becoming an RYS 300.
Additionally, we are recognized as a continuing education provider (YACEP), so you can return to our school to fulfill the Yoga Alliance's education hour requirements for maintaining your registration.
Yes, the Yoga Alliance enjoys worldwide recognition as a prominent organization in the yoga community. It sets standards and accredits yoga schools and teachers, making it a respected authority globally.
However, it's worth noting that there are other reputable international yoga organizations and certifications as well.
We understand the challenges of learning yoga in a non-native language. While we aim to create a supportive environment and pair students who speak the same language, it's essential to note that the program and most of our faculty are English-speaking.
Therefore, we can only accept assignments filmed in English. We do hope to introduce a Spanish version of our program in the future.