Uplifted ™

Yoga Teacher Training

We train to

World’s Premiere Interactive Online Yoga Teacher Training

Unlock the Power of Your Inner Teacher. 

Space Limited | Next Training Begins February 26th, 2018

INTRODUCTION

What’s Different 

Proven

Beyond anatomy and asana, learn my hard-won and award-winning business strategies. Understand how to succeed as a certified yoga teacher in the digital age, whether you plan to teach online or in the studio. I am committed to YOUR success.

Personalized

Within the Hatha/Vinyasa tradition, embrace the perspective that I endorse — every body is unique. I want to help *you* uncover your own personal teaching style. That’s why this is the most personal, high-touch, interactive yoga course online. I want to connect with YOU!

Powerful

The best teachers draw from a strong sense of purpose. Helping you achieve YOUR destiny is what drives me. I’ll be supporting you in my training to discover what’s most meaningful to YOU — on the mat and in your life.  

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DECIDING TO TRAIN ONLINE

Why train online?

THE PERKS OF ONLINE

TONS of FLEXIBILITY

Learn at YOUR own pace

Resources FOREVER

When I completed my yoga teacher training, I struggled ‘big time’ with scheduling. I worked my guts out at a full-time job while attending classes on the weekends and at night. It was exhausting (and really not yogic at all).

I would have loved to have access to class materials and lectures from the comfort of my home or mobile phone (especially so I could watch and replay them anytime I wanted).

Three of my favorite words are:

And that’s what this training is all about.

Yes, there will be structure as to how we move through the material. But there also will be freedom within that structure to skip ahead, slow down or (literally) pause or press rewind. I embrace your in-person questions.

The Uplifted program is all about enriching YOUR life while offering you the most flexibility possible.

As someone who has completed Yoga Teacher Training online, I know the level of connectedness, learning, and transformation ​that can happen, even in a remote group. I was blown away by how enjoyable​ and intimate the experience turned out to be and still draw on that experience as I teach today.

Val Geisler

Mom, Yoga Teacher, Entrepreneur

Transform inside and out

The tools and insights you’ll gain in my training will ignite a spark that will radiate through your whole life. In the studio. Beyond the studio. You are transformed.

Immerse yourself in the power of the science and spirituality of yoga, supported by a group of like-minded peers

Embrace the opportunity to be a positive force for your students and within your circle of family and friends

Cut through difficult situations with grace, confidence and clarity, in the studio and in the world

Thanks to technology, anyone, anywhere, can become a yoga teacher. But you want to do it with a teacher you trust, whose values you embrace, with high-quality certification.

I’m SO excited you’re considering this path, with me as your guide…

I’ve done both a local in person YTT and Brett’s online YTT (as Bridge student). Brett’s YTT has an AMAZING module on how to GET yoga teaching jobs as well as how to teach online (very unique portion of YTT). I can’t recommend the training highly enough. Brett Larkin is truly revolutionizing the online YTT experience.

Bec H.

Mom & Yoga Teacher

THE CONTENT

6 PILLARS THAT SET Uplifted’s™ TRAINING APART IN TERMS OF QUALITY, CONVENIENCE AND CERTIFICATION:

1. Deeply Interactive

The Uplifted™ education is the most high-touch online yoga certification that exists. “Interactive” is not just filling out an online quiz or messaging on Facebook. Together, we’re on live video chat for over 3 hours each week.

These direct bi-weekly video calls with me (and one another) bond us together as a group. Dive deeper into the material. Get your questions answered. Help one another.

In Uplifted™, you become part of a community. This is a global network of inspiring friends and colleagues. You’ll look to each other and call upon each other, long after your teacher training ends. Current grads have visited together, vacationed together and collaborated professionally together.

Since I’ll be certifying and featuring you as an Uplifted™ instructor and mentor, it’s essential we get to know one another. This is why program space, despite this being an ‘online’ training, is so limited.

2. Yoga BEYOND the Mat

My passion is infusing yoga into every aspect of your daily life.

My goal is to help people use the ancient science of yoga to solve modern problems.

The Uplifted™ training will equip you to meet students “where they are” in terms of their physical ability (with lots of anatomical expertise). Beyond that, the course will empower you to move through your own life in a way that feels centered and aligned with YOUR values.

Yes, I’ll be offering you my method, my insights, my wisdom. I’ll also create constant awareness that no “one size fits all.” I want YOU to uncover your own inner teacher and unique style.

Uplifted™ training is all about giving you the tools to be uniquely you.

3. Emphasis on Fascia

Fascia is the interconnective tissue that runs through your whole body like a giant 3D spider web. It’s what all your muscles and cells live in, and is often referred to as “the missing link in modern medicine.”

What I LOVE about fascia is that it takes into account the whole body. It also has a deep anatomical and metaphysical philosophy of its own.

While other trainings focus only on yoga, Uplifted tm includes specific fascia modules. This includes an exclusive session with me and Tom Myers, who is regarded as the world’s foremost authority on fascia.

All this is a bonus to enhance your ability to teach, treat and heal the whole person.

4. Anatomy Meets the Subtle Body

Beyond learning the names of muscles and bones, anatomy expert Kristin Leal and I will be integrating anatomical knowledge into the dimension of the subtle body: the chakras, the koshas, the bhandas.

This training marries the scientific and the spiritual. You’ll graduate with a comprehensive understanding of human anatomy *and* how it ties back to ancient yogic philosophy.

This is a truly holistic approach.

5. Meditation Matters

Many yoga Teacher Trainings barely scratch the surface of meditation.

My belief: Awareness of breath transforms the theory of yoga into reality. It is water to a seed. Controlled breath ignites physical, mental and spiritual transformation. Control of the breath leads to meditation. And to me, meditation in yoga is PARAMOUNT.

Not only will I be covering in detail every pranayama (breathing technique) that I know, but you’ll be experimenting with them in our live calls. You’ll develop and create your own personal meditation practice. This can evolve into your own signature meditation that you can impart to others.

6. Be Your Own Boss

When enrolled in yoga Teacher Training, the words “job,” “income,” or (heaven forbid) “social media” were never mentioned in our classes.

“Money” as a concept was ignored completely by our teachers.

Uplifted ™ is different! I completely understand that many of you yearn to earn from teaching yoga. So did I! I’ll share tales from the trenches of how to teach and make money. Take note: If you’re interested in teaching yoga as a profession, you’ve also just signed up to become an entrepreneur.

This holds true whether you choose to teach locally, online or run your studio or retreats.

As a yoga teacher, you must be savvy about how you spend your time and build your income.

I won’t hold anything back as I share my journey and what it took to grow my passion for yoga into a thriving business. In fact, my yoga business surpassed my high-salaried tech day job in a span of two years. You’ll get all my up-to-the-minute tips, tools and techniques for both the studio and online worlds.

TRAINING MODULES

Anatomy

Meditation Techniques and Teaching

Uplifted Body Reading - A 3D approach

Inside the Yoga Sutras

Yin

Injury Management & Modifications

Yoga, Money, Business!

Social Media Marketing for Facebook & Instagram

Asana

Uplifted Alignment

Cardiovascular & Nervous System

Sanskrit - An Instrument of Yoga

Restorative

Sequencing & Finding Your Voice

Waivers, Taxes & Getting Insured

Studio Classes vs Private Clients

Pranayama Techniques and Teaching

The Fascia & Body Reading

Science of Ayurveda

Tantra, Nadis & the Gunas

Pre-Natal

Chakras & Subtle Body Systems

Online Gameplan & Technical Training

Grounding & Energy Management

The caliber of students Brett attracts is world-class. I never want our YTT live calls to end. This isn’t your typical virtual training – Brett has truly created a studio experience online.

 

Stalene H.

This has been challenging, inspiring, motivating, and all around wonderful. Buckle up, this is a ride, but one that is 100% worth it.

Nicole W.

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In addition to flexibility, one major benefit to training online is you have access to the material forever, so you can go back and review it several times during the training or several years later. Another is that we have a very diverse group, more than you’d get in a local YTT, and it’s awesome to see the different perspectives. Also, Brett is amazing, and I decided I’d rather have her as a teacher than some of my local YTT options. I think it’s really important to really know and believe in the person doing your training.

Elaine H.

Business School Student & Yoga Teacher

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THE STRUCTURE

The Uplifted™ Teacher Training Course content will be delivered in an approachable, fun style via videos, audio lectures, written PDFs and live calls.

I’ll make sure it’s available on every device.

What is deeply rewarding — for me and for you — is that we’ll get to know each other well. You will get personalized and supportive feedback tailored to YOU.

Students tell me what they like most about practicing with me is the combination of precise instruction with compassionate support. I’ll be with you every step of the way in this rewarding journey of achieving certification.

My Personal Feedback

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High-Quality Streaming Videos

Group Discussions

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Assigned Reading

Audio Lectures

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Written Homework

Live calls ensure we connect as a supportive and motivating group, review the material in-person, and enable me to answer each of your questions personally.
These live calls happen on Zoom – an online, interactive video-sharing platform (if you’re an Uplifted™ member, you’ve used this before). The calls are designed so there’s always a good fit for your schedule.

In these live lessons, we’ll be supporting one another in reviewing poses. This enhances our understanding of yoga’s alignment and builds our community.

I believe there is no “one size fits all” approach when it comes to alignment. I honor each person’s uniqueness.

To me, it’s essential that we look at as many bodies and real-world examples as possible to help one another personalize our practice.

NOTE: For our training, you must be capable (and comfortable) taking photos of yourself in all basic yoga poses and posting them to our private YTT Facebook group.

The power of photos or video is an unparalleled tool in learning.

Photos just need to be clear, not pretty or slick, and can be taken with any smart phone. Lots of tips on how to do this will be provided.

To graduate, you must participate in 50% of these required calls.

Assigned reading and written homework fuel your understanding of the principles we cover.

There is a final written online exam and practicum, after which you’ll earn your certification:

Yoga Teacher Training Certificate

My busy and erratic schedule prevents me from being able to attend most traditional YTT courses. This training has allowed me to learn without sacrificing my ability to be present in other areas of my life.

Ryan F.

Sample of Time Commitment & Schedule

Sample Week A:

 

  • WATCH 2 hours of video content
  • PARTICIPATE in one of two, 2-hour live calls
  • READ & REVIEW materials for 45-minutes

Sample Week B:

 

  • LISTEN to 2 hour audio lecture
  • PARTICIPATE in one of two, 2-hour live calls
  • PRACTICE & UPLOAD 5 poses for asana review – 45-minutes

Commitment: 8-10 hours a week. Remember if you fall behind or can’t complete the training at the pace of the group, you still have 18-months to move through the material at your own pace and graduate.

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Want to Study In-Person?

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The Uplifted Weekend

Round out your 200-hour training in a long weekend retreat experience with Brett and fellow trainees from around the world. Film your first online classes with Brett’s help and guidance. Hone your voice and step into the confidence you need to teach, launch your business or make a personal change. Dive deeper into a life rooted in yoga and myofascial release principles.

PROFOUND

Arrive at our in-person training with a wealth of knowledge from Brett’s online training modules. Instead of plowing through material, we’ll be sinking deeper into what success with yoga looks like for you in life and yoga.

HEALING

Training in-person allows for a full break from the chaos of day-to-day life. Leave everything behind and immerse yourself in the healing arts. Whether you’re coming to deepen your personal practice or pursue teaching as a career, this is an unforgettable weekend ritual devoted purely to your own self-discovery.

THE ART OF TOUCH

Learn traditional, yoga hands-on adjustments as well as how to perform myofascial release bodywork in the yoga studio and on private clients. Go in-depth on myofascial release adjustments, foam rolling, and self-unwinding. Give and receive a myriad of adjustments in our in-person time together via partner-work and interactive workshops.

LAUNCHPAD FOR SUCCESS

For those of you who plan to pursue teaching as a career, this long weekend is designed to fuel your success.

  • Hone your voice, cuing and teaching style
  • Practice teach a variety of styles in a group setting
  • Film your first yoga or meditation video on-site at the retreat, produced by Brett and her team
  • Shoot your headshot and professional yoga photos on-site with Brett’s photographer
  • Receive help on any technical issues, website troubleshooting, and email marketing advice

Learn more about studying in-person or completing your full 200-hour degree in-person here.

LOGISTICS

The Uplifted™ long weekend is 3 days for those of you coming to deepening your practice and learn hands-on assists; 4 days for those of you also planning to film and pursue teaching yoga in the digital sphere. Weekends are often scheduled in conjunction with John Barnes myofascial release seminars, so you can attend the seminar immediately before or after your Uplifted weekend.

Weekends are usually held three times a year (East Coast USA, West Coast USA and Europe). Tentative dates [please check back, these are subject to change]: San Francisco/Bay Area: April 2018 | New York: August 7th – 10th, 2018 *in conjunction with John Barnes Myofascial Release Seminars I, II and Unwind*). Another Sedona, Arizona & New York weekend in conjunction with John Barnes’ Myofascial Self-Healing seminar may be added based on interest and availability.

The Uplifted™ Weekend is OPTIONAL and not required to graduate with your 200-hour degree. This retreat is paid for separately and not included as part of the 200-hour online tuition.

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Included online are detailed trainings on how to:

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Get your first studio jobs

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Score private and corporate clients

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Create a basic website

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Build an online presence

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Optimize your social media

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Run email marketing campaigns to fill your programs

THE BRIDGE

The Bridge Program is for Students Who Already Hold a 200-Hour Certification from Another Yoga School

The Bridge Program is for those of you who already ARE yoga teachers.

You’ll receive everything from the Yoga Teacher Training – all the anatomy, subtle body systems, myofascial release and business materials – at a reduced rate as someone who’s already completed a 200-hour program.

Many modules count toward your Yoga Alliance continuing education.

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In my first YTT, we did not have the chance to really explore postures and alignment in depth. This online training is just so awesome because we have the ability to really freeze-frame and analyze alignment. LOVE it!

Amanda P.

Brett’s YTT Manual is an amazing document. The Asana pages are priceless! The Myofascial Release and Body Reading information is helping me so much in cueing individual students.

As a Bridge student, I needed the further training even more than I realized!

Brett is a gifted and dedicated teacher who works tirelessly to enable her students to learn! (I am a career teacher; I do not say that lightly.)

With this YTT and the quality of the students Brett attracts, SUCCESS is guaranteed.

Ellen J.

The Investment

Program training value: $3800

Fall 2017 Cost

200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training

$2850

7-Month Payment Plan

$364/mo

Deposit

$300

*required to hold your spot

Bridge Program

$1450

*You’ll be asked to submit your 200-hour certification

4-Month Payment Plan

$287/mo

Deposit

$300

*required to hold your spot

Fall 2017 Training is Completely Sold Out.

Reserve your spot for February Training 2018 above

February Training Spots Left

Training closes with a 38 student maximum. No more students are let in after this point in order to prioritize individual attention for each student.

In pursuing Yoga Teacher Training with me, you truly become part of my family which means I’m going to do everything I can to help you succeed. This is a comprehensive program, beyond the scope of traditional YTT in a studio with customized feedback from me, daily interaction, and a supportive online community.

Together, let’s embrace the next step on your yoga journey.

Nothing is more rewarding than to see your students blossom in their yoga practice. Their fulfillment becomes your fulfillment – this is the powerful blessing of becoming a certified yoga teacher.

I look forward to unlocking the power of your own inner teacher and getting to know you better on this amazing journey.

From my heart to yours,

Namaste

Brett

Your trainers

Brett Larkin, E-RYT 200

Brett teaches to a global audience where her classes are streamed for over 2 million minutes each month. She offers yoga and meditation as a tool to ignite your best life and open into your full potential. Her students hail her precise cues, compassionate support and warm sense of humor. She has twenty-five years of ballet and modern dance training, and is Ballet Barre certified. Brett is also a Massage Therapist specializing in myofascial release and unwinding. In her IT career, Brett created movement and dance videogames. She co-founded and sold two successful health & wellness businesses before developing Uplifted™ Yoga. She’s taught yoga in studios and at Silicon Valley’s hottest companies. In 2016, she won Youtube’s NextUp award as one of the top emerging channels on Youtube. She holds a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Kristin Leal, Master Anatomist

Kristin’s in love with how esoteric anatomy links so effortlessly to Western anatomy, and her MetaAnatomy™ trainings blend serious scientific knowledge with a sense of humor and a deep connection to the divine within us all. As the creator of the Kaya Yoga 200- and 300-hour teacher training, she’s certified over 1,000 yoga teachers since 2005. Kristin also holds certifications in Reiki, Thai massage, neuromuscular and myofascial release, and is a co-author of the book The Yoga Fan (2003) and the author of MetaAnatomy™ (2014).

Guest Teachers

Lesley Fightmaster, E-RYT 500

Meet Lesley who runs one of the largest, most successful yoga channels on Youtube with close to 300K subscribers. Lesley’s on the faculty of the YogaWorks teacher training department and co-teaches modules on Restorative, PreNatal, finding your voice, and business success.

Tom Myers

World-renowned myofascial authority Tom Myers is the author of Anatomy Trains, the co-author of Fascial Release for Structural Balance, and has also produced over 15 DVDs on Fascial Release Technique and the applications of fascial research. He’s studied directly with Drs. Ida Rolf, Moshe Feldenkrais, and Buckminster Fuller. Tom has practiced integrative manual therapy for over 40 years.

Erica Jago

Powerhouse yoga teacher and graphic designer Erica’s authored Art of Attention with Elena Brower in 2012 and runs Chakra-based retreats around the globe. She speaks to us about the chakras, pranayama and finding the courage to teach.

Kassandra Reinhardt

Kassandra teaches online to over 45K subscribers and runs her own successful online yoga community. She instructs an incredible Yin Yoga module and shares the money mindset shifts that helped her achieve success in her business.

Sahara Rose

Certified holistic, ayurvedic and sports nutritionist Sahara Rose is the author of Eat Right for Your Mind-Body Type and The Idiot’s Guide to Ayurveda. She’s the founder of EatFeelFresh.com, a social network that’s had over 1.5 million unique visitors since its inception. She speaks to us about diet, ayurveda and the mind-body connection.

John Barnes, PT*

John Barnes is world-renowned therapist, author, visionary, and authority on Myofascial Release. Named one of the most influential persons in the therapeutic profession in the last century, his mastery of Myofascial Release, teaching, and healing are beyond comprehension.

*Only at Uplifted weekend trainings as an add-on module, email support@brettlarkin.com for more details

FAQ

Who is this program for?

Yoga students looking to deepen their practice and those looking to make teaching yoga their career.

Do I have to be a certain level of yoga?

Being a good yoga teacher has nothing to do with being able to do fancy, complex inversions or arm balances. That being said, a solid personal practice in which you’re doing yoga regularly is required.

Do you have to have completed a certain amount of hours before this training?

No, this is a 200-Hour level training and no prior training is required.

What type of content will you learn in this program?

Opt to download the syllabus above which has a detailed week-by-week breakdown of everything that’s covered.

Does it cover the business aspects of teaching?

Yes! There will be 10+ hours of business training with the option for additional mentorship from Brett, and/or the option to teach or work within the Uplifted community.

What will the schedule look like?

The exact week-by-week schedule will be sent out two weeks prior to the training’s start date, but you can expect each week to have been 8 – 10 hours of teacher training commitments:

  • 2 hours of video or audio lecture content assigned
  • Two, 90-minute live calls (attendance required at one of the two)
  • 30 minutes of at-home reading
Can I do this program with a fulltime job?

Yes. In fact, this program is designed with fulltime employees and parents in mind.

At what times exactly are the two weekly live calls?

The times will be designed based on our finalized group to ensure it works best for everyone’s schedule. In the past, there’s been a US weeknight call so people who work office hours can attend (6:30pm PST / 9:30pm EST / 1:30pm Australia) and USA Saturday morning call (8:30am PST 11:30am EST / 4:30pm Europe). A Doodle survey is sent to the finalized group surveying the call time options to be sure everyone can be live for at least 1 of the 2 weekly calls. There are additional Study Group calls as well. Replays of all live calls are always available.

Is it all online?

Yes, unless you chose to separately study with Brett in-person, everything is online via pre-recorded material and live, group video chat discussions. Unlike the majority on online teacher trainings you may explore, this is a high-touch, deeply interactive experience in which you are live with Brett and fellow students for 3+ hours each week.

Would the Yoga Teacher Training certification specify “online”?

No, your certification and diploma is a regular 200-Hour Certification and says nothing about being “online.” Keep in mind that weekly live attendance is required via our video calls in order to graduate. There is the option to conclude your online training with an in-person training retreat if you would like to.

Is there a maximum number of students?

Yes, this program is capped at 38 students. 

What system/other requirements are needed to participate?
  1. A webcam or smartphone with a camera
  2. A decent internet connection
  3. You will need to purchase the Uplifted Yoga Teacher Training manual and required reading books, in addition to the price of the program (less than $75). More information regarding this will be provided after registration.
  4. Proficiency with English, as all instruction and the final exam is given in English.
Can I complete the program on my iPad or other mobile device?

Yes, you can use your iPad or other mobile devices to complete this the training.

Is there a course outline syllabus I can view?

Yes, enter your details here to be emailed the Uplifted Online Yoga Teacher Training course syllabus from last semester as a sample.

Can I preview the program to see what it’s all about?

Yes, click here to view four sample videos from the training. 

How to do I complete my final practicum? What do I need to do in order to graduate?

To graduate from the 200-Hour program you must: (1) Pass the online multiple choice exam (2) Complete a final teaching practicum with Brett. The practicum involves you teaching a 15-minute class to Brett, your YTT peers, or to friends at home. There are several ways you can complete the final practicum:

  1. Send in a 15-min video of you teaching family or friends in your home. This video will be reviewed with Brett and the YTT group so you can receive personal feedback on your teaching.
  2. Attend the Uplifted Weekend to do your final practicum in-person
  3. Arrange for a private or semi-private practicum with Brett in San Francisco (or New York or LA pending your dates). Please inquire at least 2-months prior to scheduling your trip. Pending timing and location, there may be an additional $50 – $75 studio rental fee.  

 

What payment options do you accept?

You can pay with a credit card or PayPal. All pricing is listed in US dollars and payments will be automatically be converted to US dollars if you are paying with another currency.

Do you have a payment plan?

Yes. Many students choose to enroll in our payment plan option. Here are all the details: 

  • If you’re paying in full, your tuition balance is due on or before February 14th. Due to the administrative time and oversight required for offering payment plans, we offer a $100 discount to anyone paying in full (for YTT students, not Bridge).
  • If you’re paying via the 4-month plan, you must initiate your first payment on or before January 5th.
  • If you’re paying via the 7-month plan, initiate your first payment on or before November 15th.

Your billing cycle will be based on your initial payment date. You can choose any date prior to the deadline. For example: if you choose the 7-month plan and submit your first payment on November 15th, the subsequent payments will process on the 15th of each following month. If you prefer not to have your payment auto-deduct and pay your balance down manually, this can also be arranged via Paypal. However, your must pay your balance in full by February 23rd.

Is this YTT ACE approved?

While not officially affiliated with ACE, past YTT students have successfully submitted this training to count toward their ACE continuing education hours. If submitted properly, the training fulfills close to 2-years worth of ACE’s continuing education requirement. A great option for personal trainers!

Is this YTT Yoga Alliance approved?

Brett’s in-person trainings are Yoga Alliance approved and is a Registered Yoga School – RYS-200 Yoga Alliance ID 197303. If you already have a 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training certification, modules in this training count toward your YA Continuing Education. This training covers and far exceeds Yoga Alliance’s requirements in terms of material covered and hours of study, however, Yoga Alliance is still struggling with the online world, so defines “contact hours” to be in-person, as opposed to over webcam or distance learning.

If you feel the need to pay to register with Yoga Alliance, you must attend Brett’s Yoga Alliance approved in-person trainings for a full 65 contact hours with Brett and 180 contact hours in total. Email support@brettlarkin.com for details and schedule of in-person trainings.

Keep in mind, Yoga Alliance is a private, nonprofit entity that is optional for teachers to pay to join. Yoga Alliance is not sanctioned by any local, state, or federal government. Paying Yoga Alliance to be listed in their directory is not a requirement to get insurance or be legally protected while teaching yoga.

Unsure or undecided about Yoga Alliance?

We encourage you to do your own research on Yoga Alliance. Unlike professional accreditation organizations in other fields, YA openly adheres to a “social credentialing” model, meaning they do not actively ensure or check the quality of the studios or teachers they list. Members simply self-report their adherence to YA standards by little-scrutinized surveys and document submissions, and, of course, pay yearly fees. You can read about the controversy:

  1. http://yogadetour.com/blog/2016/3/24/why-you-dont-need-a-certificate-from-yoga-alliance
  2. https://fourelementsyoga.wordpress.com/2010/09/26/yoga-alliance-registration-is-it-worth-it/
  3. http://www.jbrownyoga.com/blog/2011/11/yoga-alliance-approved-my-ass
  4. Brett’s podcast on what “yoga certification” really means

Please explore the comments section to expose yourself to varying points of view.

 

“In my decade of teaching at over a half-dozen reputable studios and contract work for big companies, the words “Yoga Alliance Certification” were never a condition of being hired or even mentioned at all. I choose to contribute funds to YA since they work to advance pro-yoga legislation in our government. However, I do worry that YA capitalizes on less experienced practitioners and schools vying for credibility.”

Brett

This blog post puts it well, “None of your favorite teachers were hired because they’re an “RYT”. They were hired for their skill, character, professionalism and capacity to nurture and inspire.”

ACE operates under a separate system and is in no way affiliated with the training at this time.

Can I teach with this certification?

Yes, you can teach privates, corporates, studios, and obtain insurance (module on how to secure your insurance is included in the training) and/or start your own Youtube channel or online yoga business. You’ll also be featured as an Uplifted Yoga Teacher™ on Brett’s site featuring your bio, teaching schedule, and contact information. If you need a letter of recommendation from Brett for a particular teaching job, this can be provided.

How many years experience do you usually have before training?

Everyone is coming to yoga with a different background. The most important thing (more than time or years spent practicing) is your passion and dedication/commitment to your own personal practice.

What kind of ratio will we be looking at for time allotted to learning more about physical yoga practice/demo-ing, versus the business aspects of teaching?

Request the syllabus for a breakdown of what’s covered, week-by-week. The majority of our time will be spent covering anatomy, philosophy, reviewing one another’s yoga poses. However, this training covers a significant amount on finding business success with yoga as well.

Will the training cover teaching any other parts of living a yogic lifestyle besides just leading physical classes?

Yes! This program has a heavy focus on meditation, pranayama breathwork, the fascial system, chakras, igniting your best life through movement and bringing yoga philosophy into your daily life.

What style or styles of yoga will be taught?

Alignment-based vinyasa flow with a focus on igniting your best self through the science of yoga. Strong emphasis on myofascial release, mindset, and translating yoga’s wisdom into our modern lives. This is yoga in the Hatha/Vinyasa tradition.

Will there be other faculty teaching the course work?

Yes. Kristin Leal author of Meta Anatomy™ co-teaches Anatomy with Brett. Several other guest experts who are beloved by Brett will present modules as well.

Is there help in finding your voice and own personal style?

“Yes! I’m not here to make you teach like me or embrace my methodology. I want to empower you to discover what makes YOU special.” – Brett Larkin

Are there books or other materials that aren’t included in the price?

Yes. Please budget $75 in total to acquire the Uplifted Teacher Training Manual and two required reading books.

Will there be a separate community created for everyone in the program (like Yogahackers or Uplifted™)?

Yes! Yoga teacher trainees will have their own Facebook group that Brett also moderates heavily.

Is this a one-time thing, or will there be others for those that can’t do it this time?

This program will repeat, but it may be at a higher price point.

Visual vs didactic learners – is the program for both learning types?

The training is a mixture of video, audio, reading, writing and live group participation, catering to a wide variety of learning styles. Most importantly, you’ll be getting personal feedback and attention. Together, we’ll ensure you succeed.

Is it a self-paced type online training or is it more scheduled?

As a group, we’ll be moving through a set schedule in which we cover material week-by-week. If you fall behind, you can still graduate as long as you complete all the requirements within 18 months of your start date and attend the required number of live calls. This is not your typical “self-study” online course in which you have no interaction or oversight. This program is HIGHLY interactive and designed to foster a sense of community among participants, with lots of direct access to Brett. I am dedicated to your success!

 

Yoga fuels your focus.

Yoga ignites intention.

By deepening your practice, you achieve your stretch goals.

In the studio. And in life.

200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training

$2850

7-Month Payment Plan

$364/mo

Deposit

$300

*required to hold your spot

Bridge Program

$1450

* You’ll be asked to submit your 200-hour certification

4-Month Payment Plan

$287/mo

Deposit

$300

*required to hold your spot

Still have questions? Ask me in our Private Facebook Group.