Frequently Asked Questions:
Why do people choose the Online 200hr Vinyasa Teacher Training program with Rolf Gates as opposed to the 8 weekend or residential models he offers?
There are many reasons to choose the Online 200hr TT Teacher Training Program. For many, the self-paced structure and home study format are what make a training at this level possible. For some, their life moment does not allow for an extended travel or even weekend model and/or there is not one being offered in their area.
Please Note: We do find that there are some whose desire is to go deeper in their practice and understanding of the principles of yoga in their lives, but they are not looking to train as a teacher.
|It is possible to take the training without the practicum (practice teaching) component, and there is a different course fee for a program that does not include the practice teaching sessions that can be outlined by contacting the Gates Yoga office directly. 831-334-3060 / email@example.com.
Is this a Teacher Training Certification program? Will I be prepared to teach when I have finished the program?
Yes, completion of this program will grant you a Vinyasa Teacher Training Certification. You will be prepared to lead a dynamic, safe and impactful class upon your graduation. Additionally, the application of the principles taught through this training will allow you to live and teach by design rather than by default.
Is this a Yoga Alliance Teacher Training?
Our 200hr and 500hr Teacher Training Programs are Yoga Alliance Certified.However, currently Yoga Alliance does not have a category for distance learning trainings. Credited distance learning trainings exist in almost every area now at the college level and in certification programs and there is a lot of excitement around this emerging field which now allows more people access to comprehensive trainings. The Yoga Alliance community is very interested in creating a new category, but at the moment it simply does not yet exist. You will have a 200hr Teacher Certification after the completion of this program, but at the moment, this training does not have a category designation with to register with Yoga Alliance.
What if I can't make a scheduled call with my Practicum Coach? How will the sessions be scheduled? How often will I meet with my Practicum Coach?
All sessions with your Practicum Coach will be scheduled through the Gates Yoga office. You will work through the office for scheduling (and any cancellations). We ask that you give a 24hr notice if you need to reschedule.
You will meet with your Practicum Coach on a schedule and time frame that works for you. The guideline is to plan on scheduling practice teaching sessions at least 1x/month though some people opt for 1x/week or every other week. We do suggest that whatever schedule you choose, you also practice teach outside of your structured sessions (family members, friends etc.) as when you are at the beginning of anything, the more experience you have with it, the more you will support your own development.
What if I can't make a scheduled call with Rolf ? How will the sessions be scheduled?
All calls with Rolf will be scheduled through the Gates Yoga offce. You will work through the office for scheduling (and any cancellations). We ask that you give a 24hr notice if you need to reschedule.
How long will this program take?
This program is by definition self-paced, but we are here to support you to move through the course in a way that works for you and also allows some momentum through the experience. Generally, people find the course takes from 6-12 months.