FAQ's - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is yoga teacher training only for someone who wants to teach?
Jayayoga Teacher Training is an accessible program for anyone that would like to deepen their own understanding of yoga, as well as those who may want to consider becoming a yoga teacher.
How much yoga experience do I need?
A regular, consistent practice is helpful when entering the teacher training environment, but what is most important is a devotion to yoga, and a passion for learning!
Will I be able to start teaching right after the course?
Yes. Upon graduation from the course you will receive your 200-Hour Yoga Alliance foundational teaching certificate. This allows you to enter the community and teach general yoga classes or private sessions, with the understanding that the yoga teacher never stops learning, so continuing to educate yourself as a teacher is an invaluable tool for yourself as well as your students.
How many students are in a course?
Jayayoga training courses are intimate, to keep the learning personal and accessible for the trainees. 20-25 trainees max will be allowed into the course, so booking is essential!
What style of yoga does Jayayoga NZ teach?
Our courses prepare the yoga teacher to teach diverse styles of Yoga including Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, and Yoga Therapy, all with a meticulous attention to safety, alignment, and the bio-mechanics of the body. The course also includes Pranayama, Meditation, Philosophy and Principle of the Yogic Lifestyle as integral parts of the practice, creating for our students a holistic experience on and off their mats.
What does the overall training cost cover?
The course cost covers manual, all handouts, audio files for course Pranayamas and Meditations, journal, logbook, meditation beads, and studio concession card. Additional texts are not included, but do not exceed $100 NZD.
What are the key benefits of training with Jayayoga NZ?
A Jayayoga teacher is trained to be safe, well-rounded, and fully equipped with ‘yogic tools’ in their teaching toolbox to be able to cater to the students individual needs. We see each yoga student in their own experience, and offer them their own useful tools for self-care, nourishment, and healing. We aim to ‘self-empower’ our students with these tools so that they can easily access them outside of the shared yoga space.
What is the difference between the 200 hour and 300 hour courses?
The 200-Hour Foundational teacher training is the platform for the beginning of this phase of your journey. It lays the foundation for all of your future learning, by offering an introduction to yoga asana, pranayama, and meditation in practice and teaching, as well as several specialized topics that will guide you further along your path. The 300-Hour Advanced teacher training requires a previous certificate from EITHER Jayayoga, or any other accredited 200-Hour teacher training program. This course is the pathway toward deeper learning with regard to all aspects of the practice, and helps the yoga teacher fine tune their teaching skills, as well as develop their own individual specializations.
What is the daily schedule?
The training takes place every 4the weekend on the Saturday and Sunday, from 7am to 5pm. There is also some course work to be done between the weekends to maintain the cohesiveness of the learning. This work includes a journal of self-guided practice and study, and module related reading, homework and quizzes.
A typical Jayayoga training weekend: (timings may vary)
Saturday & Sunday
7-8am Led or Self-Guided Practice
8-10amTheoretical and Practical Application of Content
10-10:30am Brunch/Tea Break
10:30am-1:30pmTheoretical and Practical Application of Content
1:30pm-2:15pm Lunch Break
2:15-5pm Theoretical and Practical Application of Content
What do I need to do to pass the course?
In order to pass the course, all contact hours must be complete, as well as all non-contact homework and journaling. If a weekend needs to be missed due to extraneous circumstance, content must be made up in a private session with a training facilitator at $90 per hour.
I have an injury/special condition – can I take this course?
Of course! Jayayoga believes that if we can breathe, we can do yoga. Any limitations or injuries will be catered to and monitored in the most nourishing and mindful way.
Can I take this Training if I’m pregnant?
Of course! Jennifer Allen, founder of Jayayoga NZ also specializes in Yoga for Women at all stages of their life, and hosts the Bliss Baby Yoga courses here in New Zealand. You and your bubby to be will be welcome and held in this learning environment.
What will I learn in the 200-hour Jayayoga NZ Teacher Training?
Each individual module of the course covers its own specialized topic, and when complete the yogi/yoga teacher is left with a wealth of valuable information to carry along their yoga journey. Asana, Breath, Meditation, Yoga Philosophy, Functional Anatomy, Women’s Health, Yin and Restorative Yoga, and Yoga Therapy will all be covered on this course, making it one of the most well-rounded yoga trainings programs in New Zealand.
What will I learn in the 300-hour Jayayoga NZ Teacher Training?
Each individual module of the course covers its own specialized topic, and when complete the yogi/yoga teacher is left with a wealth of valuable information to carry along their yoga journey. Asana, Breath, Meditation, Yoga Philosophy, Functional Anatomy, Women’s Health, Yin and Restorative Yoga, Yoga Therapy, The Business of Yoga, and Yoga Lifestyles will all be covered on this course, making it one of the most well-rounded yoga training programs in New Zealand.