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200 Hour Teacher Training | May 8th - May 28th, 2019

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How proficient in yoga do I have to be?

    We recommend that you have a minimum of 1 year practicing yoga, participating in 3 to 5 classes per week or equivalent self practice. You don’t need to know how to do any inversions, arm balances or advanced postures.

  • What to expect?

    For 19 days (arrival and departure day excluded) you will be immersed in the studies of yoga, philosophy, and deepening your personal practice. The training will be physically, emotionally and spiritually demanding. Full of challenge and transformation. Please come with an open mind and open heart.

    Every day will start with a 2.5 hour yoga practice, including asana, pranayama and meditation. 12 hour of silence is observed everyday, from 10 pm until after breakfast, when we start the first workshop/teaching sessions. The days are filled with practice teaching, workshops and philosophy. After dinner is Satsang where we will have Kirtan or other special events.

  • Do we get free time?

    Because this is a 200-hour training in 19 days, there is very little free time. The evenings and meal times are yours to enjoy and relax. Sundays are half days with special organized events, the rest of the day is yours. There is a lot of amazing hiking all around, a pristine lake near-by, sauna, a cute town and many other activities to enjoy in your off-time.

  • How many students will there be in the training?

    I am only taking 24 students. I want to connect personally with everyone and to be easily available and accessible to guide and mentor you through this process. This is much easier in a small group and I find that small groups connect better with each other.

  • What kind of certification will I get?

    You will get a 200-hour certification with One Movement Yoga School. One Movement is a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School. After graduation, you will need to use your certificate to register with Yoga Alliance. This is the standard procedure to become a RYT 200.

  • When does the training start?

    The training official starts on the 9th of May but the arrival date and opening ceremony is the 8th of May. Graduation is on the 27th of May and depearture is the morning of the 28th.

  • How to get there?

    The Seminarhof lies in the sunny Tirolean Inn Valley, between Kufstein and Innsbruck, at the foot of Tratzberg Castle, with easy access (Autobahn 4 km, rail ÖBB/ICE 7 Min., INNSBRUCK airport 40 Min., MUNICH airport 2h).

  • What are the accommodations like?

    The training takes place at Seminarhof, Tratzberg, a beautiful resort and seminar center in the pristine nature of the Austrian Alps near Achen Lake. The resort is a brand new retreat center, built according to Feng Shui principles and using organic materials. There are 16 spacious bedrooms, each with it's own private ensuite bathroom. The simple, modern-country ambience, with lots of wood, warm colours and light rooms, contribute to physical and mental wellbeing. The light-flooded yoga room is surrounded by views of beautiful nature, and the magnificent mountains.

  • What’s the weather like?

    Spring is in full affect in May. The weather can fluctuate greatly from 26°C (78°F) to lows of 1°C (34°F) with beautiful sunny days or occasional showers. Please be prepared for all weather conditions.

  • What kind of food is available?

    Our personal chef provides super delicious organic, gluten free vegetarian and vegan meals. We will cater to all dietary needs and allergy restrictions. Please make sure to be very specific about diet when filling out the registration form.

  • Is there a town nearby?

    There is a town that is a short drive or long walk nearby. I recommend that you bring everything that you need. Purchasing things during the training will be difficult however if you arrive and are missing something, we can do our best to get it for you.

  • What to bring?

    • Passport
    • Assigned reading material and homework
    • A sticky, non-slip yoga mat
    • Yoga strap
    • Yoga block
    • Water bottle
    • Travel mug for hot drinks
    • Toiletries (feminine hygiene products (hand towel for yoga)
    • Writing materials: lined paper, pens, etc.
    • Journal
    • Flashlight or headlamp
    • Battery operated alarm clock and watch, extra batteries
    • Camera
    • Layers of comfortable clothing (including WARM & COOL clothes)
    • Comfortable clothes for daily yoga practice and meditation
    • Warm jacket, sweater/jumper
    • Shorts, tank tops, swimsuit for hot tub
    • Personal comfort items i.e. supplements
    • iPod or personal music player if you’d like to use your music to teach with

  • What is included in the cost?

    Cost includes tuition, accommodation, all meals, snacks and drinks, teaching manual and hand outs.

  • Do I need a visa for Austria?

    US Citizens and EU citizens don’t need a visa to go to Austria. Please check here if you need a visa if coming from outside of the US or EU.

  • What is your refund policy?

    The €1000 deposit is non-refundable. Refunds for any additional payments are handled on a case by case basis. Full refund if cancelation is 3 months prior to the start date or more (minus deposit). If cancelation is less than 3 months, refunds are given only if the spot is filled by another student.