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FAQ

80- Hour Advanced Hatha 

And Pranayama Online TTC

For a limited time get 50% off your 80-Hour H&P Online YTT

 
 
Frequently Asked Questions
 

OFFER & COSTS

What is the price of the training?


Akasha Yoga Academy aspires to keep the regular tuition for the Yoga Alliance certified Teacher Training stable and affordable. Please find the complete list of the current prices on the enroll page.




Other courses are cheaper. What makes this training so special?


The professional quality of our academic training cannot be compared to most regular courses out there. We aspire to provide perfect conditions, and our commitment to this standard is reflected on every level – from preparation to graduation. We transmit the essence of classical Indian Yoga with “Made in Germany” quality. In our educational program we blend in our scientific background, and our lucid approach incorporates modern research & holistic views. This eye-opening training will provide you with a solid foundation to practice & teach a genuine style of Yoga in an authentic way. Some places may offer courses for slightly lower rates, though many other schools charge significantly more. As in other areas, a common proverb can be applied: “You get what you pay for.” The cheapest option is not necessarily the best – so choose wisely.





PRE-REQUISITES

How much Yoga experience do I need?


The course is designed to match the needs of beginners & advanced practitioners alike. Yet if you are truly a beginner in Yoga, we would definitely suggest starting with our certified 200-Hour online program. If you already have a 200-hour certificate and would like to learn more – this is the course for you. If you took a Teacher Training with another school and would now like to continue your studies with Akasha, we fully welcome you to jump in. Practical basics of our style will be covered again so that anyone with an open heart can benefit from this educational program.




How can I prepare myself for the training?


To tune in, we of course suggest a very regular formal Yoga practice. We encourage you to also explore different styles by visiting new classes, and to strengthen your general constitution by adopting a healthy life-style.





TEACHERS

Who is teaching the course?


The training is led by Burkhard, Kirsten & Devdas. In the 80-Hour Hatha & Pranayama TTC they are supported by a few reputable guest teachers: Marc Laws & Arlene Lucassen share their expertise in Vinyasa Yoga & arm balancing. Sean Goldberg passes on his experiential wisdom about Yoga Anatomy. Kirsten & Burkhard both draw from more than 15 years of full-time research & practice. They each have more than 3000 hours of intensive teaching experience and continuously inspire others with their dedicated life-style. Kirsten & Burchard have been living in Asia since 2007, and have had the opportunity to study full-time under various eminent spiritual & academic teachers. During more than 4000 hours of education, they have explored Ashtanga Vinyasa, Hatha & Kundalini Yoga, Pranayama, Kundalini, Ayurveda, Yoga Sutras, Sanskrit, meditation, and alignment. Their classical style of Hatha Yoga is influenced by the Bihar School of Yoga (related to Sivananda), as well as Krishnamacharya. In their personal lives, they emphasize the practice of meditation in the style of Ramana Maharshi / Advaita Vedanta. They joined dozens of silent group retreats, and withdrew for 49 days into the jungle mountains of Thailand, dedicating themselves to 7 weeks of extensive solitary practice. The international team is complimented by qualified instructors & assistants. Their radiant presence & enthusiasm generates a truly heart-opening atmosphere of trust & connection.





CERTIFICATION

Is this training Yoga Alliance registered & recognized?


When graduating from our interactive 300-hour online course, you will receive an officially recognized certificate that is identical to an on-site course. The Akasha Yoga Academy is a Registered Yoga School and a member of the internationally recognized Yoga Alliance (Registry-ID: 87485). All our primary instructors are Experienced Registered Yoga Teachers at the highest level (E-RYT-500). The curriculum of our accredited Teacher Training meets & exceeds the requirements of this leading organization. After completing all four modules of our 300-Hour TTC, you will get a regular full-fledged RYT-300 Yoga Alliance certificate. This carries exactly the same value and looks exactly the same as one coming from an on-site course. After successfully concluding this 80-hour program you will additionally receive a certificate of completion from the Akasha Yoga Academy.




Will the certificate be acknowledged in my country?


The Akasha Yoga Academy is a Registered Yoga School and a member of the internationally recognized Yoga Alliance (Registry-ID: 87485). The curriculum of our fully accredited Teacher Training meets & exceeds the requirements of this leading organization. Upon successful graduation from the entire 300-hour course, you will receive the officially accredited certificate which authorizes you to become a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-500) and enables you to optionally sign up with the international Yoga Alliance. We are registered with the international Yoga Alliance based in the US. However, the different international Yoga Alliance branches across the world share very similar standards for Yoga Teacher Training Programs and Continuing Education. They all maintain an updated registry of certified Yoga Teachers and Yoga Schools and tend to recognize one another. After finalizing the 80 hours of this educational program you will in any case get a certificate of completion from the Akasha Yoga Academy.




What kind of certificate do I get?


Once you conclude this 80-hour program you will receive a certificate of completion from the Akasha Yoga Academy. Additionally, you can EITHER use this 80-hour module as an ingredient for the official 300-Hour certificate from the Yoga Alliance. OR you are eligible for 30 hours of Continuing Education, as we are an official Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP). Please note that this is an either-or option. These are the official Yoga Alliance standards. Let's take a closer look at the mentioned two options: 300-HOUR CERTIFICATE
It is possible to use this 80-hour module as part of your full-fledged 300-hour certificate. To qualify for the international Yoga Alliance as an RYT-500 you must have already completed a 200-hour course before, and then you can add a 300-hour course on top. 200 + 300 = 500. Easy. This 80-Hour Advanced Hatha & Pranayama TTC is one of four parts that will give you the full 300-hour certification. The 300-hour course will have three 80-hour modules and an interactive 60-hour live teaching & sharing component: • 80-Hour Advanced Hatha & Pranayama TTC
• 80-Hour Yin Yoga & Mindfulness TTC
• 80-Hour Meditation TTC
• 60-Hour Interactive Live Module 3 x 80 = 240. 240 + 60 = 300 Hours
CONTINUING EDUCATION
To maintain once Yoga Alliance membership, all registered teachers must complete 30 hours of Yoga training within 3 years. These must be certified by an official YACEP = Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider. If you are not interested in the complete 300-Hour Teacher Certificate (= RYT 300/500), you can instead use this course as Continuing Education hours with Yoga Alliance. We are accredited to provide 30 hours of Continuing Education for you, covering all your hours for 3 years at once.




Requirements for Certification


Our educational online program is fully accredited by the international Yoga Alliance and the curriculum of this course goes above & beyond the official standards. In order to reward you with the famous RYT 500 certificate of the Yoga Alliance we require: • dedicated & full-hearted participation,
• completion of all three 80-Hour TTCs,
• participation in the interactive 60-Hour Module with teaching & sharing components,
• understanding of the content demonstrated in small exams & assessments at the end of each of the 4 modules.
The complete 300-hour course consist of 4 modules:
• 80-Hour Advanced Hatha & Pranayama TTC
• 80-Hour Yin Yoga & Mindfulness TTC
• 80-Hour Meditation TTC
• 60-Hour Interactive Live Module We aspire to publish the remaining modules in 2022.
Together these add up to 300 hours: 3 x 80 = 240. 240 + 60 = 300 Easy!
If you fulfill all of the above requirements, you will receive the Yoga Alliance accredited 300-hour certificate. The Yoga Alliance will additionally require a previous 200-hour certification (from Akasha or another Yoga Alliance certified school.) The combination of both will give you the full RYT 500 certificate. 200 + 300 = 500. Please note that tuition payment alone does not guarantee certification from the Akasha Yoga Academy Teacher Training. We invite you to use all interactive tools we offer to grow into a competent & confident teacher. In our educational programs we offer outstanding professional quality on all levels – and we trust that our dedication will inspire your own journey. Please note that the (US-based) international Yoga Alliance extended their Covid exception for online courses until 31 December 2023. Successful graduation from our online program before authorizes you to become a full-fledged & officially Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 500).





TESTIMONIALS

Where can I find reviews & testimonials?


We encourage you to take a closer look at the heart-felt testimonials on this page. Check out the genuine videos & written accounts of previous participants on the testimonial page. You can find a great variety of video testimonials on our YouTube channel. Our Facebook page provides authentic ratings & first-hand reviews: https://www.facebook.com/pg/AkashaYogaAcademy/reviews/ Make sure to take a closer look at the independent public reviews on this official credential page: Yoga Alliance School Profile: https://www.YogaAlliance.org/SchoolProfileReviews?sid=365 A thorough evaluation of our professional program is offered on True Yoga Reviews. True Yoga Reviews: https://TrueYogaReviews.com/review/akasha-yoga-academy-200h-yoga-teacher-training-eviews The intense practice & the eye-opening content of our full-time training trigger evolution on many levels – rewarding you with a new perspective on yourself & the world. Our intensive course is thus much more than a formal Teacher Training that will certify you as a Yoga instructor. We explore the fascinating world of authentic spirituality, and cordially invite you to join us on this exciting journey. Our exploration of the art and science of Yoga will most definitely provide a life-changing experience for you!





GENERAL INFO

ONLINE CERTIFICATE SAME AS ON-SITE?


The comprehensive curriculum of our fully accredited Online Teacher Training meets & exceeds the standards of the international Yoga Alliance.
When graduating from our interactive online course, you will receive an officially recognized certificate that is identical to an on-site course.
After completing all four modules of our 300-Hour TTC, you will get a regular full-fledged RYT-300 Yoga Alliance certificate. This carries exactly the same value and looks exactly the same as one coming from an on-site course. Successful graduation from this online program authorizes you to become an officially Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-500). To qualify you must have already completed a 200-hour YA certified course, and you must complete all four parts of the Akasha 300-Hour TTC: • 80-Hour Advanced Hatha & Pranayama TTC
• 80-Hour Yin Yoga & Mindfulness TTC
• 80-Hour Meditation TTC
• 60-Hour Interactive Live Module




TIMING OF THIS COURSE?


You have full individual flexibility, as you can start & graduate in your own time.
With our customizable scheduling you are free to take this course at your own pace. We provide life-time access to the teaching materials, including a generous download option for all videos.
This enables you to adapt the timing to your personal life-situation: Integrate this professional program into your work & family commitments and watch the recorded sessions in your own rhythm from the convenience of your home. The unusual download option also allows you to revisit the valuable content again & again, deepening your understanding as you embody the shared practices. Take the course at your own pace, and benefit from the encouraging & uplifting atmosphere in the dedicated WhatsApp community group.




ANY PRE-REQUISITES?


The course is designed to match the needs of beginners & advanced practitioners alike. Yet if you are truly a beginner in Yoga, we would definitely suggest starting with our certified 200-Hour online program. If you already have a 200-hour certificate and would like to learn more – this is the course for you! If you took a Teacher Training with another school and would now like to continue your studies with Akasha, we fully welcome you to jump in. Practical basics of our style will be covered again so that anyone with an open heart can benefit from this educational program. The key is your openness and your sincere enthusiasm!




LANGUAGE of INSTRUCTION?


The videos and teaching manuals are in English language. It is possible for you to translate the pdf of our manuals with suitable software into other languages.




HOW TO ASK QUESTIONS?


We draw from several decades of teaching experience. The content of our educational programs is presented in a truly thorough & self-explaining way. Yet it is of course normal that personal questions can come up.
Arising questions will be answered in the WhatsApp group. Alternatively, you can ask questions in the Q&A section on the online platform. As a bonus we also offer occasional live Zoom meetings so you can meet other students and your teachers. Until further notice, we will offer these interactive live sessions every 2 months. Please note that this specific program does not include ongoing 1-on-1 support & personal feedback. We are however happy to give you access to the wealth of our dedicated research: We will share with you hundreds of pages of yogic wisdom, presented in our comprehensive Teachers Manuals. We're happy to pass on all the tips & tricks we learned over the last decades. No doubt. You will enjoy the thorough education & inspiration.




SLOW INTERNET CONNECTION?


Don't worry if your internet connection is somewhat slow. Our state-of-the-art system allows for streaming to mobile devices in lower resolution. And even if you sometimes do not have any online access, you can still join our educational program:
It's a special feature of our course that you can download all videos onto your device. This is actually a very unusual & generous offer which most other schools do not offer. Our special download option enables you to join our digital course even with limited online connection, and also allows you to enjoy the benefits of full life-time access to all materials.




ANY EXAMS or QUIZZES?


A multiple-choice assessment at the end of each 80-Hour TTC will help you see how much you have learned. Upon successful completion of this exam, you will receive a certificate of completion. As this module is registered with Yoga Alliance, you can also choose to receive 30 hours of Continuing Education (YACEP). If you decide to additionally complete the assessments of all modules of our 300-Hour program, you will receive the full-fledged Yoga Alliance certificate. The combination of your own 200-hour certificate and this 300-hour certificate (RYT 300) will empower you to register with Yoga Alliance as a RYT 500.




PAYMENT OPTIONS?


We offer the common options of PayPal and Credit Card.
Please take a closer look and you will see the standard checkout options in our online shop.
You can either choose to pay the tuition in full.
Or you can alternatively opt for a convenient 2-month payment plan. Please find the details of this special offer HERE.




INTERACTIVE TOOLS?


We’ve been offering outstanding educational programs for more than a decade and our premium online courses continue in the same tradition of quality. COMMUNITY RESOURCES
Each 80-Hour TTC comes with its own WhatsApp community group. This will allow a sense of peer-to-peer connection and will also be a place for shared insights or deeper explorations. We will answer questions in the WhatsApp group or in the Q&A section on the online platform.
A LIFE-TIME OF RESOURCES
In addition to the awesome peer-to-peer support, you get full access to all professional materials: Videos
The entire 80 hours of material are recorded in true high-end audio & video quality. We produce all sessions in our state-of-the-art Baliwood Film Studio (as compared to the common amateur webcam approach of other schools). Playback on any device, pause, rewind & refresh in future months & years with complete life-time access – a priceless gift of learning. Manuals
The eye-opening content is presented in an organized and visually appealing format. We support you in your learning process by giving you free access to the useful pdf files & printable books. We share the highlights of our life-time research in well-structured Teaching Manuals – allowing you to absorb decades of studies & practice in a condensed & digestible way. Bottom line: We’ve got you covered on all levels. Really.




300-HR YOGA ALLIANCE CERTIFICATE?


After successfully concluding this 80-hour program you will in any case receive a certificate of completion from the Akasha Yoga Academy. Additionally, it is possible to use this 80-hour module as part of your official 300-hour certificate. This 80-Hour Advanced Hatha & Pranayama TTC will be one of four parts that will give you the full 300-hour certification. The 300-hour course will have: three 80-hour modules, and one 60-hour interactive live teaching component:
• 80-Hour Advanced Hatha & Pranayama TTC
• 80-Hour Yin Yoga & Mindfulness TTC
• 80-Hour Meditation TTC
• 60-Hour Interactive Live Module 3 x 80 = 240 240 + 60 = 300 Hours Any student wishing to complete the 300-hour online certification with Akasha Yoga Academy will have to complete all four modules. We aspire to publish the other modules in 2022. After completion of all four modules, you can sign up with the international Yoga Alliance as an RYT 500. To qualify as a Registered Yoga Teacher at the 500-hour level you must have already completed a 200-hour course beforehand, and then you can add this 300-hour course on top: 200 + 300 = 500 That's the official standard.




YOGA ALLIANCE CONTINUING EDUCATION?


Yes, you can get 30 hours of Continuing Education credits. If you choose to stay at the RYT 200 level, you can use this course to fulfil your Continuing Education requirements. OR you can alternatively use the 80 hours of this program as an ingredient for your full 300-Hour Yoga Alliance certificate (as outlined in another FAQ). Please note that this is an either-or option: Either Continuing Education OR upgrade to RYT 300. These are the official standards of the international Yoga Alliance. To maintain once membership, all registered teachers must complete 30 hours of Yoga training within 3 years. These must be certified by an official YACEP = Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider. We are accredited to provide 30 hours of Continuing Education for you, covering all your required hours for 3 years at once. After successfully concluding this 80-hour program you will in any case get a certificate of completion from the Akasha Yoga Academy.





REFUND POLICY

CANCELING PARTICIPATION?


The premium content of our educational program is truly inspiring, so we doubt that you would choose to drop out. We give ourselves with a truly open Heart, and we trust that you can find ways to receive the priceless gifts we share. As it is common practice with online courses, we can unfortunately not provide any refunds. We do however have excellent news for you:
If you choose to stop the program half-way through, we can still offer you the mentioned Continuing Education credits (YACEP). This will allow you to fulfil the requirements of the international Yoga Alliance.




BOOKING CONDITIONS?


Once you signed up for the online course your tuition fee & payment plan are non-refundable. Thank you very much for your kind understanding of this common practice in the world of online courses. We put our entire life into the sharing of this valuable content. And we are convinced that you can benefit a lot from this genuine inspiration.





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