Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training F.A.Q.

Yes. Some experience in teaching yoga and/or experience with the Jivamukti Yoga® method is strongly suggested but not required. Before your arrival at the training you need to submit full payment, a signed Ethical Guidelines form, a signed Teacher Certification Agreement and a signed Medical Information form (all available/included in your online registration forms). Complete required reading and submit spiritual commentaries.

Please visit Prerequisite page for more details.

Successful completion of the program will certify you to teach Jivamukti Yoga and that is a first step, but in order to open a Jivamukti Yoga center, you must have received Advanced Certification.  You are of course free to open/own a studio and teach Jivamukti Yoga classes, but it cannot be called a Jivamukti Yoga studio without meeting the requirements. Keep in mind, licensing to open a Jivamukti Yoga center is at the discretion of David Life and Sharon Gannon and will be given to those with advanced certification whom they believe meet their qualifications. It is permissible for centers owned by an advanced certified teacher to become a Jivamukti Yoga affiliate center if the requirements for affiliation are met.

Generally speaking if the student commits to being present for every class session offered during the course certification is assured, but If you don’t show up for classes and refuse to do the required work including prerequisite readings and book commentaries you might not receive a diploma of certification at the time of graduation.

All fees for this training, including tuition and accommodations, are nonrefundable 30 days before the program begins. There is no refund if you leave the training early.

No. No audio or video recordings of any kind are permitted during the course. Still photographs are permitted without flash.

Jivamukti Yoga is one of the 9 internationally recognized methods of Hatha Yoga, and considered by many to be the most comprehensive Yoga Teacher Training available. Jivamukti certified teachers teach at studios, programs and festivals all over the world. Because Jivamukti Yoga School does not recognize the Yoga Alliance as the universal governing authority on Yoga, JY school chooses not to be a member of YA. The coursework and curriculum for Jivamukti TT far surpass the YA requirements for RYT 200 hr certification. That said, some teachers choose to take the Jivamukti course and then supplement with additional YA recognized courses if they feel the need to be YA certified for any reason. An article was recently published by Yoga Teacher Central about the nature of Yoga Alliance, accreditation and certification versus registry/database. Please read here for more information, facts and figures.

No. You must purchase a separate accommodations package, which you can do through the registration pages. And books can be purchased in our online shop.

A payment of 50% of your selected package will hold a place for you in one of the teacher trainings. Payment can be made online when you register for an account for the course or through bank transfer. Either way you will still need to register for an account.

Commuter Fee: Only local Nosara residents qualify for the commuter fee with proof of residency: $1,200 for the month (which includes all the meals and facility charge) in addition to the $ 6.550 tuition.  (Or in the case we sell out of all available rooms, there may be an option to stay off-campus) Commuters must be on time for the day’s beginning and stay through to the end of the day. Contact [email protected] to arrange commuter registration and provide proof of residency.

No, in order to qualify for 800 hr apprenticeship program you must have completed the 300 hr Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training program. It is the foundation course for the method and learning to teach Jivamukti Yoga. 

Making your minimum deposit will hold your place in the training. Thereafter you are free to log into your account online  and pay little by little if you like. However, full payment must be received before the course begins. 

Occasionally, we receive grants that allow us to offer some discounts to those that qualify. These are very limited and are allotted quickly on a first come, first served basis to eligible candidates. Please inquire for further information.

No, we do not. We have a world class faculty that spends years pursuing their own studies to bring you these teachings. We encourage you to make the commitment to study and delve deep into your practice and think of creative ways to engage support for your journey to teacher training.
At this time, we are offering the trainings listed. (India, Costa Rica and Germany). Next years schedule is not yet confirmed and will be posted as soon as it is. Please check back often and stay tuned!

One of the essential components of the JYTT program is immersion into your practice and the month-long commitment and shared experience is what makes this training so potent and special. We do not offer it in modules and though we understand it can be difficult to get away for a month, we encourage you to view it as an essential part of the training.

In most circumstances, yes! Each year several people bring their loved ones in order to be able to attend. Please inquire to find out if this would work for you and your family.

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