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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How much is tuition?

Teacher Training tuition: $4,400 CAD

* PLEASE NOTE: The Modo Yoga Teacher is non-refundable after 72 hours of purchase. If a refund is requested within 72 hours of purchase, funds will be returned less a $200 processing fee. After 72 hours of purchase, your training tuition becomes transferable only.

* NOTE ABOUT IN-PERSON TRAININGS: Modo Yoga is adhering to COVID restrictions as they change and evolve. This means that if restrictions for gathering change, we may have to move your participation in the in-person teacher training online, or transfer you to a future in-person training. Please also be mindful of the cancellation policies for your flight and/or accommodations, in case we have to move your in-person training online. We should know more 1 month prior to your training start date.

Are payment plans available?

Yes! A 10-month payment plan is available for the Modo Yoga Teacher Training. Learn more about this payment plan HERE.

Are there any scholarships available for this training?

We offer two separate scholarships for the Modo Yoga Teacher Training. For more information and to apply, please CLICK HERE.

PLEASE NOTE: upon receiving a scholarship, we require that the training be completed within 1 year.

What will I learn at this training?

The Modo Yoga Teacher Training consists of 2 parts.

The first part (which must be completed first) is a 50 hour e-course, which covers the following material:

HOW & WHY WE PRACTICE WITH TED GRAND

– an introduction to neuroscience and physiology

– the science of meditation

– the benefits of physical asanas based off modern scientific studies

THE HEART OF PRACTICE WITH JESS ROBERTSON

– exploring the Yamas & Niyamas

– how to take your yoga practice off-the-mat

– yoga as activism

HISTORY & PHILOSOPHY OF YOGA WITH VIKRAM SINGH

– the historical roots of yoga

– how yoga was introduced to western culture

– the Bhagavad Gita

– the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

MINDFULNESS WITH LENA LAFORET

– intro to meditation

– mindfulness practices

– the 3 gems of Buddhism

– developing a mindful relationship with technology

SELF EXPLORATION WITH SARA SALEHI

– goal setting

– journalling

– building interpersonal relationship skills

– building conflict resolution skills

The second part is a 2-week LIVE intensive training (offered in-person and online), where you will learn the practical, hands-on skills required to lead group yoga classes. Content includes:  

PRACTICE TEACHING WITH EZMERALDA STAVROFF

This is where you actually teach asana classes as a group and get personalized feedback on your teaching. You will cover best practices for language, cues, intention setting, and  class themes.  

POSTURE WORKSHOP WITH ROBI MCKENNA

In this lecture series we break down every pose in the Modo  Yoga sequence.  You will gain a deeper understanding of each asana, and explore the anatomy, benefits and, if applicable, it’s origin story in the roots of yoga philosophy.

ANATOMY WITH TASH PAPACHRISTOFOROU

In this lecture series you will explore how your body moves.  You will practice posture variations and modifications with the intention of observing, from experience, how the poses may physically differ and feel from person to person.  

REAL WORLD TEACHING WITH SARAH FOSSEN & LENA COLEMAN

In this lecture you will learn the more practical components of being a yoga teacher.  We offer tips for teaching in a studio environment, teaching online, and continuing to practice your yoga off-the-mat as you step into the role of Teacher.

Who is on the Teacher Training faculty?

When you train with Modo, you’ll be learning from a group of industry-leading educators, who make the learning process simple, inspiring and fun. Each faculty member is intelligent, expertly-trained, and passionate, with hundreds of hours of training in their fields of study.

Plus, they’re all really fun—no boring and stuffy lecturers here!

We have a whole page dedicated to celebrating our faculty. Learn more about them all HERE.

What is the teacher training format?

The Modo Yoga Teacher Training is a 200-hour training made up of a 50-hour e-course (which must be completed first), and a 2 week LIVE intensive training (offered in-person or online). 

How long will it take to complete the 50-hour e-course?

The pre-training e-course includes 50 hours of recorded lectures and other content.

This course can be completed at your own pace, on your own time, however it must be completed before the LIVE 2-week intensive portion of your training begins. Please keep that in mind when deciding which 2-week intensive you’d like to attend.

Once purchased, you will have access to the materials in the e-course for 1 year.

What is the teacher training schedule like for the 2 week intensive?

During the 2 week intensive, the daily training schedule generally runs from 6:30am – 7:00pm with breakfast, lunch and snack breaks throughout the day. We start the day with a guided yoga class, followed by lectures, group presentations and more yoga! Yes, we practice twice a day, and it’s amazing 🙂

Do I have to attend all sessions of this training?

Yes. In order to graduate from the Modo Yoga Teacher Training, and earn your certificate as a Modo Yoga Teacher, you must complete all 50 hours of the e-course and attend all sessions, lectures, and classes during the 2-week intensive.

Are there any prerequisites for this training?

Yes. To attend this training you must be 18 years old (or 16 with parental consent).

What are the perks of taking this training?

Training with Modo comes with many perks, including (but not limited to):

1 year FREE access to Modo Yoga Online:

Once you have signed up for the Modo Yoga teacher training, access to Modo Yoga Online will be granted 6 weeks prior to the start date of your training. Access will expire exactly 1 year later.

Discounted memberships at Modo Yoga studios:

Each Modo Yoga studio offers Modo Yoga trainees and teachers something a little different. Please inquire directly with the studio you’d like to practice at.

Access to additional Modo Yoga trainings:

To attend all additional Modo Yoga teacher trainings (Modo Flow, Modo Calm, Sequencing Training, etc), you must first complete the Modo Yoga Foundational training. There are no exceptions to this policy, as the foundational training gets you well acquainted with the Modo community and introduces you to our values, 6 pillars, and best practices as Yoga Teachers.

Free continuing education resources:

Modo teachers have access to a ton of free content and events via our teachers’ website and community portal. Resources range from teaching tips and posture workshops, to live classes and workshops.

Do I have to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend this training?

Modo Yoga is adhering to all local COVID rules, regulations and restrictions for all teacher trainings.

It is your responsibility to know what the COVID rules are in the location you plan to take training, and how that might affect your participation in this training.

PLEASE NOTE: if restrictions for gathering change, we may have to move your participation in the in-person teacher training online, or transfer you to a future in-person training. Please also be mindful of the cancellation policies for your flight and/or accommodations, in case we have to move your in-person training online.

Is this training recognized by the Yoga Alliance?

Yes. The Modo Yoga Teacher Training is recognized by the Yoga Alliance as a 200-hour teacher training.

Is there any required reading?

Yes. There are 3 books on the required reading list, and a bunch of others that we highly recommend (and love!)

If you have any questions about the list, or have trouble finding certain editions, please email [email protected]. All books are linked to the Amazon site for purchase, but we suggest looking at your local library first #BeGreen

REQUIRED READING:
  1. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Edwin Bryant
  2. BhagavadGita – Graham Schweig
  3. Quiet Mind: A Beginner’s Guide to Meditation – Sharon Salzberg
(HIGHLY) RECOMMENDED READING:

How old do I have to be to take this training?

You must be at least 18 years old to attend the Modo Yoga teacher training (or 16 with parental consent).

Am I guaranteed a teaching position after I complete the teacher training?

No.

The completion of the Modo Yoga Teacher Training does not guarantee you a teaching position at your local Modo Yoga Studio.

If you are interested in teaching at your local Modo Yoga Studio, we strongly recommend that you check in with your local studio owner to see if any opportunities are available.

With that being said, we empower trainees throughout the training to create their own teaching opportunities as an independent yoga teacher.

If I'm taking the training online, what platform will it take place on?

If you’re taking the LIVE 2-week intensive portion of this training online, all lectures and classes will take place on Zoom.

The 50-hour e-course, which must be completed prior to the start date of your 2-week intensive, will be hosted on our learning management platform, The Flame.

Is tech support available for this training?

We are proud to offer our training on a user friendly platform. And, we also understand that people have varying levels of technological abilities. If you need support, we are happy to help!

During training, our Teacher Training Manager and Teacher Training Coordinator are online Monday-Friday from 9am – 5pm ET to offer you tech support through email or over the phone.