The courses were created by four teachers with a combined 60+ years of teaching experience - David Procyshyn, Fiji McAlpine, Tracey Noseworthy, and Rachel Scott. It features a high level of interaction with faculty, including one-on-one coaching, ensuring that you learn practical skill-building and graduate truly ready to teach. Students also have free access to DoYogaWithMe's 1,000+ on-demand classes to support their learning experience.
Levels 1 and 2: thirty-two online, self-paced courses covering 160 hours
Level 3: a 6-day, live, online program covering 40 hours
600+ pages of student materials and references
Livestream practices with faculty to get personalized feedback on your practice
Cohort group meetings to skill-build and connect with faculty
1-on-1 coaching with faculty to get personalized feedback on your teaching
Lifetime access to all online material
Access to a training cohort where you can meet peers from all around the world
Student Experience: While our online training is chock full of information, it's offered in bite-sized chunks to maximize your ability to learn.
Program Quality: We have gone above and beyond the requirements of Yoga Alliance in creating this program.
Ability to Connect: Our cohort experience means that you will take this journey with peers from around the world.
Intention: Our program was designed to be online.
No Expiry: As long as our YTT program exists, you will always have access to the content.
Enroll Risk-Free: Cancel within 30 days of your cohort start date and receive a 100% refund
Is this online yoga teacher training Yoga Alliance approved in the US?
Yes. We are a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance, ID 238368. Our program was first created as an in-person training, then developed for the online space by our program director and instructional designer, Rachel Scott. We do want to advise all prospective students that the landscape for online yoga teacher training is shifting. As of 2019, Yoga Alliance did not register online yoga teacher training. However, the necessity to adapt for COVID has shown us that online yoga teacher training is not only possible, it can even offer advantages over in-person programs. You should be aware that Yoga Alliance may change their requirements for online teacher training in the future, which may impact if we choose to stay a member. You should be aware that Yoga Alliance currently offers no guidelines for online yoga teacher training, so the programs out there really run the gamut in quality. Our program director holds a Masters in Online Education, and has developed the DoYogaWithMe Program to meet university standards.
Can I teach with this yoga teacher certification?
Yes! Absolutely. You will be certified to teach and will have earned your 200-Hour Yoga Teaching Certification after you successfully complete Level 3 and you will be able to apply for insurance for teaching yoga. However, we strongly recommend that you also complete Level 4, which is our final, in-person retreat. In Level 4, you will learn the essential in-person skills that are simply not possible to teach online, such as hands on assists, demonstrations, and personal presence. When you complete Level 4, you will earn your 250-Hour DoYogaWithMe Teaching Certification.
Can I preview the program and curriculum to get a sense of it?
Yes, you can take our Level 1 Orientation, which provides a thorough overview of the online yoga teacher training program. You can find it our All Courses page.
How are lessons delivered and how will you assess my teaching?
Course lessons in Level 1 and Level 2 are delivered through a combination of online videos, interactive worksheets, readings, and multiple choice quizzes. Level 3 courses are delivered in person online, where you will do practices, asana labs, small group activities, and practice teaching. Every online yoga teacher training course that you take in Level 1 and Level 2 includes a multiple choice exam that is designed to reinforce your learning. At the end of Level 1 and Level 2, you take a cumulative online exam as well as submit teaching videos and sequences to our lead faculty for review. You will then have a personal 1:1 meeting with faculty to review your work, see what you are doing well, and identify learning opportunities. In Level 3, we work with you in real-time for 40 hours to hone and integrate your teaching skills in preparation for your 200-hour practicum. The final practicum in Level 3 consists of you teaching live for about 20 minutes. This is an amazing - and exciting - opportunity to share your teaching in real time with faculty and peers.
What if I enroll, but then need to defer or take more time in the program?
We understand that life sometimes can throw you a curveball! If you need to defer your start date - or if you are in a training and need more time - then just let us know. We are happy to move your enrollment to a subsequent cohort. We believe this online yoga teacher training should support your life and well-being - not be a cause of stress!
What style or styles of yoga will be taught and will I learn to teach?
In this program, you will learn to sequence and teach practices in the hatha and vinyasa style. From this starting point, you will have a strong foundation in understanding alignment, asana, peak pose sequencing, transitions, breathwork and the many tools that go into creating a class “style.” This foundation will be a launching pad for you to safely and confidently develop your own unique teaching voice and style.
How long does it take to complete the online yoga teacher training program?
If you join a Cohort and stay on schedule, you can complete Level 1-3 (and earn your 200-hour yoga teacher certification) in 9 months. For example, if you start Level 1 in January, you could begin Level 2 in May and take your Level 3 in September. Level 4, to complete your 250 hours, is scheduled on a yearly basis. However, you can take more time with the program if needed. If you choose to, we encourage students to complete the program within 18 months so that you can keep momentum in your learning.
What payment options and plans to you offer?
We accept credit cards or PayPal. All prices are listed in US dollars and payments are converted to US dollars if paying with another currency. We also offer monthly payment plans that split the sum into smaller amounts so that you can pay over several months.
If the program is on-demand, what opportunities are there for faculty support and interaction with other students?
We believe faculty interaction and feedback is crucial to learning. There are many ways to connect with your faculty during your program: - Submit a question to the individual course's Q&A discussion or reflection section 1) Email faculty directly 2) Contact faculty through your cohort 3) Set up a free 1:1 with your Program Director, anytime 4) Receive personalized feedback at the end of each level when you submit your assessment (each session is about 45 minutes to an hour with faculty 1:1) 5) During the Level 3 online, live program (40 hours) 6) During the Level 4 in-person retreat (50 hours)
Our Program Director, Rachel Scott, is not only one of our beloved yoga teachers, she is also a professional instructional designer who has worked with universities and graduate schools to develop online education.
As the designer of the DoYogaWithMe Online Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) program, she has brought her academic expertise, teacher training experience, and passion for yoga together to ensure that you have the best possible experience.
Here are some highlights about Rachel:
- MSc in Instructional Systems and Learning Technology with additional professional certifications in Online Quality Learning (QM Matters)
- Has been creating and leading teacher trainings since 2007.
- Has over 4,000 hours leading yoga trainings under her belt.
- Created and directed the teacher training department for a national yoga company for more than seven years.
- International presenter and yoga expert at conferences such as Wanderlust, Northwest Yoga Conference, Omega, Embodied Yoga Conference, and more.
- Author of five published books.
- Expert contributor to periodicals such as the Huffington Post, Yoga International, and YogaU Online.
Rachel and David host a live info session 3 times a year that includes a Q&A. Click below to watch the Zoom recording of our latest one, on Oct. 24, 2023.
Join Fiji and Tracey in this live info session that finishes with a Q&A. Click below to watch the Zoom recording of our latest one, on Oct. 24, 2023.