200-Hour Teacher Training FAQs
What makes Bloom's program different?
Specialty modules teach you how to safely work with beginners, students with back issues, as well as other populations
9-month program gives you more time to absorb and apply information, leading to greater retention
Limit on class size allows for greater individualized feedback (max of 20 trainees)
Tradition of yoga presented in a clear and accessible way so you can share it with others
Not a 'cookie-cutter' approach to teaching - we teach you to teach like you!
Is the program taught in a particular style?
Above all else, our program will teach you to be a safe and skillful teacher (of yourself and others!). Rather than subscribing to one particular style, our training draws from various respected traditions to provide a balanced and individualized approach to yoga. With a strong emphasis on understanding healthy alignment and supportive use of props, the program draws on Bloom’s view of yoga as a lifelong practice, and one that can and should be modified to provide the experience of yoga to a broader audience. In addition to learning to skillfully teach a well-rounded yoga practice to beginners and intermediate students, specialty topics include: Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Skillful use of Props and Modifications, How to Modify for Pregnant Students, Yoga for the Workplace, and more.
Must I be an 'advanced' practioner to apply?
The best indicator of your readiness for the Teacher Training Program is consistency of practice. We suggest that applicants have at least 1-2 years of dedicated yoga practice prior to entering the program. This base of experience enables you to delve into the subtleties of the poses in your own practice, and learn to communicate the depth of the poses to students. You do not need to be able to do the most challenging poses or variations in order to become a teacher. Your commitment and attitude are more important than the number of crazy poses you can pretzel your way into!
What if I'm not sure that I want to teach?
Many Teacher Training students apply for a program with no intention to teach. While there will be significant time and focus spent on honing teaching skills and putting them into practice, the training is also a wonderful way to deepen and broaden your own understanding yoga. It’s often said that the best way to deepen your knowledge of a subject it to teach someone else. Even if you have no intention of teaching, the process of learning to share the benefits of yoga will inevitably enrich your own experience of the practice. This program is suitable for practitioners who are looking to invest time in exploring all things yoga: asana, pranayama, meditation, philosophy, anatomy & physiology, etc.
What can I expect after graduation?
The road students take upon completion of the program is varied. Some seek out teaching and subbing opportunities, others may decide to continue to focus on their personal practice before delving into teaching. It is important to understand that the process of becoming a part-time or full-time yoga teacher takes time, and completion of a teacher training program does not necessarily translate into instant studio teaching jobs. With persistence and commitment to their practice, new teachers can work to find opportunities to gain classroom experience and hone their skills. Regardless of whether or not graduates pursue teaching, they will experience greater depth and understanding in their personal practice.
Do you have a question that wasn't answered here? We'd be happy to put you in touch with one of our Teacher Training grads who can share their experience with you firsthand. Email us and we'll connect you!
200-Hour Teacher Training Tuition
200+ page Training Handbook written by Bloom Founder Kerry Maiorca & Lead Trainer Sharon Wentz
All required coursework for the 200-hour certification program - no hidden workshop costs!
The cost of all other books is not included in the tuition. Trainees may purchase required books through Bloom at a 20% discount off the retail price.
Tuition for 2021 Program
$3400, or $3200 if paid in full by December 20th, 2020
While enrolled in the program, trainees also receive:
20% discount on class cards, massage, workshops & store items from January 1, 2021, through June 30th, 2021
Tuition is due in full by January 3rd, 2021. Tuition checks may be made out to Bloom Yoga Studio. Payment may also be made via credit card (we accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express).
Trainees have the option of paying tuition via a payment plan. There is an additional charge of $150 for the payment plan option, for a total fee of $3550. Terms are as follows:
First payment of $850 due by January 3rd to initiate payment plan ($250 application deposit will be applied towards this payment)
4 additional monthly payments of $675. Tuition must be paid in full by June 30th
Payments to be automatically charged to credit card on file on the 15th of every month
Payment plan must be set up by January 3rd
Please contact us with questions or to set up payment plan.
If we receive written notice of your need to withdraw from the program by January 3rd, you may receive a refund minus the $250 non-refundable deposit. Credit card refunds will be subject to an additional 4% processing fee. There will be no refunds after December 30th. If you withdraw from the program for any reason afterward, you will be responsible for paying the full tuition, regardless of any partial payments that have been made to date.
200-Hour Teacher Training Application
How to Apply
We are currently accepting applications for our upcoming 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance status within two weeks of receipt of their application.
Prospective teacher trainees must have at least one year of dedicated yoga practice prior to applying.
Prior to making a decision on your acceptance, we ask that you take at least one class with one of our program's Lead Trainers so we can get a sense of your experience with yoga, and you can get a sense of our style and approach to practice. This goes a long way towards making sure the program is a fit!
To apply, submit the following:
Photograph (so we can put a face to your name!)
$250 non-refundable deposit, to be applied towards tuition payment
*Note: Certification is not automatic upon completion of teacher training program modules. Receipt of the certificate will be based on successful completion of all required modules and assignments, attendance requirements, and lead trainer's assessment of trainee's teaching competence. Trainees must complete all required work within one year of the end date of the program in order to be eligible to receive a certificate.