Integral Yoga Institute Teacher Training Program
Admission and Continuation Policies
Acceptance to the Basic Teacher Training Program is conditional on the applicant having at least six months of regular Yoga practice and having taken at least three classes at Integral Yoga Institute. Exceptions may be made at the discretion of the trainers. A completed application form, a deposit of $250, and a personal essay are also required as is an interview with one or more of the trainers. The rigorous nature of the program, the expectations for success, requirements for both certification and for an invitation to teach at Integral Yoga will all be explained in detail to the applicant in the interview. Together the applicant and the trainers will assess whether the training is appropriate, whether successful completion is likely and whether the time is right for participation. If an applicant is not accepted to the program, $200 of the deposit will be refunded.
During the first week of the program, the trainers may see, based on their many years of experience, that it is simply not workable for the participant to continue. On these very rare occasions, Integral Yoga Institute reserves the right to ask that trainee to leave the program. An explanation will be given by the trainers. Payments will be refunded, less the $250 deposit.
If in the first week, a trainee decides not to continue in the program, a refund less the $250 deposit will be given. All refunds are contingent on the return of the training manual and other materials. Withdrawal later in the program is at the trainee’s discretion and there will be no refund.
At any time during the program, at the discretion of the trainers, a trainee may be given a
written warning on areas necessary for improvement, with suggestions on how to improve, in order to continue in the training. If improvements do not ensue, the trainee may be asked to leave the program. A partial refund will be worked out depending on length of time in the program.