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 gentle Vinyasa, Yin, 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 and meditation as integral parts of the yoga practice, creating for our students a holistic sensory experience.
What does the overall training cost cover?
The course cost covers manual, all handouts, pranayama and meditation CD, 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.
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 1 weekend per month. Friday evening 5pm-9pm, Saturday and Sunday 7am-5pm. There is also some course work to be done between the weekends to maintain the cohesiveness of the learning.
A typical Jayayoga training weekend
5-7pmWelcome Circle/Overview of Module Content
7-9pmEvening Yoga taught by Jayayoga Senior Facilitator
Saturday & Sunday
7-8am Led or Self-Guided Practice
8-10amTheoretical and Practical Application of Content
10-11am Brunch Break
11am-1pmTheoretical and Practical Application of Content
1-2.30pmJayayoga Community Class Led By Trainee Teachers
2.30-3pm Lunch Break
3-5pm 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, there are options for makeup weekends available.
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.