200 YTT FAQ

Yoga Alliance and Certification
What if I am already a Yoga Teacher registered with Yoga Alliance?

If you are already a Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher then you may use this course as continuing education. Moreover the resource materials we give you are above and beyond what is given to an in-house trainee. This makes this course also ideal for those who have already completed their 200hrYTT with use of elsewhere.

Yoga Alliance Registered teachers who are already RYT200 can enroll in this course for continuing education at a reduced rate. We are pleased to provide you with a lifetime access to all materials and a continuing education certificate for Yoga Alliance. (No need to complete homework, report submissions, video submissions and final exam writing. Personal mentoring sessions are not included into this package).

Will I get the same certificate as if I would attend the course in person?

As per Yoga Alliance current exceptional permission you will get the same certificate as if you attended it in person.

How can I certify with Yoga Alliance?

The certification you will get from this course is the Yoga Alliance 200hr YTT Certificate. After you have completed all our requirements you will be given your certificate through email and can now proceed to complete your registration with Yoga Alliance. (It will not mention “online” on the certificate and it is the same validity as a course that is “in person”.)

What are the conditions to get the Certification?

In order to graduate and get your Yoga alliance teacher accredited certificate, you will have to complete the following:

  • 100% completion of all the modules 
  • Attend or view most of Zoom-calls with your assigned teacher
  • Submit all Quizzes, Home-works and videos (assignments, teaching and adjustment demonstration, 5 class plans)
  • Pass the final written examination

Will I be able to teach after the course?

House Of Om yoga school programs are designed to reach people from their initial expectations but still educate and expand their awareness of yoga and its benefits. All graduates are ready to teach if they wish to, and we believe that although yoga is expanding, the need for well-trained teachers is still very high. With all the problems faced by the modern world, we believe this work is critical and that there are so many people out there who need help and safe, effective guidance into yoga.

A small proportion of yoga students will commit to decades of study with a senior teacher (such as an Iyengar or Ashtanga practice) or come with a strong interest in meditation and subtle yoga.

However, in the current environment, people come for very physical reasons: body conditioning, detoxification, to lose weight and burn calories; all relating to their bodies and with an ‘instant results’ mentality. The yoga experience in the Modern World is criticized for being inauthentic.

House Of Om yoga school programs are designed to reach people from those initial expectations but still educate and expand their awareness of yoga and its benefits. All graduates are ready to teach if they wish to, and we believe that although yoga is expanding, the need for well-trained teachers is still very high. With all the problems faced by the modern world, we believe this work is critical and that there are so many people out there who need help and safe, effective guidance into yoga. We train teachers to do just that in a clear, non-invasive, and tangible way.

Do I have more than one attempt at the exams? How much does it cost to retake exams?

You can take any exam as many times as you want, it is FREE of charge. Your practical exam should be taken seriously and any feedback you receive should reflect in your following attempts.

When will we receive the certificate of completion and an email from yoga alliance?

To receive the certificate you should have already fully completed the course, including: successfully passed the four-part written exam, written and submitted an essay assignment, and submitted and received positive feedback on your final practice exam. Once that is done, fill out the Course Completion form and in 3-5 days we will contact you, letting you know if everything is in order. With this you can apply to Yoga Alliance (use the guidelines provided in the course). From the moment of registration till the moment your Yoga Teacher ID is emailed to you, it usually takes less than 2-3 weeks.

Yoga Teacher Training Online
When does the course start?

A new instance of the course (a new batch of students) takes place every two weeks.

How do I know who my teachers are and which group I’ll be part of?

You will receive a message/notification that you have been added to a Group, so you can have individual attention from your teachers and peers. Each study group will be allocated to one teacher based on your time zone and your intention to complete the course (less than 2 months, more than 2 months). Inside the group you will see all the members with their titles next to their name: student, admin, student support and teacher.

Can I take extra one-to-one calls with the teachers?

In addition to the schedule calls, we do provide private sessions with our expert teachers as an additional support. Whether you might need some extra guidance with your Asana postures, or you would like to deepen your knowledge about Pranayama techniques, anatomy or any other topic, feel free to reach out to us by email – info@houseofom.com
A list of all additional classes and workshops will be updated on our platform soon.

How does the online teacher training work?

First step

Make yourself familiar with our Home Page, complete your profile/ student data, and print your Self Contract / Home practice log.

Go to profile -> edit -> update your profile and cover page -> complete students data.

Students’ data is mandatory to complete in order to allocate you to a group/teacher.

Under each question, you have the visibility option to choose if you would like your answer to be visible to the public (unregistered users), all members of the course, your connections only, or only you.

Start your learning journey

Head to Module 1. Your progress percentage will be visible on the progress bar under the Modules list

Joining a group

You will receive a notification and an email invitation to Join a Group. This is so you can have individual attention from your Teacher and peers.

Trainees will be assigned to a study group, and will be allocated to one techer based on your time zone and your intention to complete the course (less than 2 months,more than 2 months).

In addition, once in groups introduce yourself to your teacher and your fellow students.

If you would like to join the House of Om group, follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/houseofom.bali/

Setting the first call

Teachers will be in touch with the students to schedule the first Zoom call. In addition to the first call, you will have other 5 live calls, after completing Module 4, 10, 13, 17 & 19, where a feedback will be given on your assignments, homework, upload photos, and videos, your progress will be monitored on every step of the journey. upload photos/ videos of your teaching skills.

*The Zoom calls are scheduled with a maximum time limit of 4 months

**all Zoom calls are recorded and can be accessed later on

Final exam

The exam is separated in three parts: practical and written. 

For the practical exam you will record yourself teaching a 60 minute class. The class plan is provided by your teacher and will follow a standard structure: introduction, centering, if relevant – pranayama and sun salutations, asana sequence, shavasana, and the ending. 

Written exam takes place after the completion of the practical exam. In Module 20 you will find a lesson called “Final Written Exam”. This will take a structure of a quiz, with approximately 200 questions, and will be timed at two hours. You will need to achieve at least 50% to successfully pass the exam.

Finally, you will write an essay. You may use a suggested topic. It will also be reviewed and, if sufficient, posted in our blog with all credit to you.

After-graduation support

After graduation you will receive lots of valuable bonus materials. You can view them at your main course page.

Will I be able to understand proper alignments and positioning while having no teacher physically present next to me?

We carefully sifted through online teaching approaches and chose one that offers the most heart-to-heart experience, and requiring little technical preparation. And settled for one that is the best in our opinion. We are offering zoom calls, during which an assigned mentor will be guiding you. The emphasis will be drawn to the video and photo submissions you will have made, while clearly explaining and correcting all of your asanas and flows. 

About Our Course
How do I know who my teachers are and which group I’ll be part of?

You will receive a message/notification that you have been added to a Group, so you can have individual attention from your teachers and peers. Each study group will be allocated to one teacher based on your time zone and your intention to complete the course (less than 2 months, more than 2 months,) Inside the group you will see all the members with their titles next to their name: student, admin, student support and teacher.

What if I need to change time zone?

Contact Student Support @info and we will sort out the best approach with you!

How many homework assignments do I have to submit?

You do not NEED to submit homework assignments. The assignments and the ensuing feedback are primarily for your own improvement. If you choose to submit them, you will receive feedback. If you submit them before the set deadline agreed with the teacher, your submissions may also be covered in the group Zoom call.

During the course you will have teaching practice lessons. During these you will receive homework, which will usually ask you to either submit a video or a written assignment. You may expect to submit approximately 5 hours of videos and several written assignments. An example of video assignment would be to teach a 30 minute class emphasizing adjustments. A written assignment could require you to write a 60 minute class plan.

Can I use all the modules or I need to wait until the beginning of new month?

Once you have gained access to the modules, they are yours to use. You do not need to wait to start learning; however, the zoom calls and assignment reviews will start only after you are assigned a teacher at the beginning of a new month.

Can I mix and match between the modules?

Yes, feel free to explore the course, taking what you need the most. Nonetheless, by the time of your graduation you will need to have achieved a 100% course progress completion.

Are the Zoom calls one-to-one or group-based? How do you schedule them?

The scheduled zoom calls are group calls. It is possible to connect with your teacher and arrange one-to-one calls. All calls are scheduled after certain modules: 4, 10, 13, 17, and 19. Exact date and time of zoom calls will be arranged with the teacher assigned.

What does a full day of the course look like?

The course is designed in 21 Modules, each Module representing a real full day training from our school in Bali. The 21 Module has Opening ceremony in Module 0 and Graduation ceremony in Module 20 , in addition to 2 Modules as self reflection silent days.
We named each module with the main highlight of the day, nevertheless each Module is structured more or less as the following:

  • Pranayama, learning & practice , 1 hour
  • Yoga Asana, learning & practice with Mudras and Bandhas (Morning and afternoon practices), 2 hours
  • Theory (History, Philosophy, Anatomy, Physiology, etc), 3 hours
  • Teaching Methodology practice, 1 hour
  • Mantra learning and chanting , 15 minutes
  • Meditation, learning and practice , 1 hour
  • Yoga nidra , 30 minutes
  • Multi quizzes , 30 minutes
  • Other learning materials, 30 minutes 
Will my level of English affect my homework submission assessment?

The teachers will be grading you based on a variety of criteria, among which are instruction, adjustment, and engagement. Currently we mainly cater to English-speaking practitioners, thus if your level of English is not sufficient to at least get an idea of your teaching competency, it will affect your assessment, or, in case you don’t speak English at all – make it impossible to assess you. We try to accommodate the non-English speakers on a case-by-case basis, finding teachers who can speak the same language and assigning students to them. It may, however, mean that you will be placed in a group with a different time zone, or intended completion time.

Will the level of my written English affect the final exams?

No, the final written exam is 90% multiple choice, so there is no need to write much. To pass you only need 50%.

How much time a day do I have to spend to achieve the certification?

This certificate is 200HR hours Yoga Alliance, and If you would like to get certified you can assume the following commitment requirements:

  • 1-2 months with around 25 hours weekly commitment
  • 3-4 months with around 15 hours weekly commitment 
  • More than 4 months – optional hours weekly commitment

Note that even if you join after the live course has already started, you can proceed from the second platform of resource materials. Based on your capabilities your personal mentor will guide you as to which sessions to follow. 

The beauty of an online course is that you have the flexibility to go at your own pace. If you follow along 100% with our live-streamed course then you will complete the certification in 21 days. However, you are free to study and improve at your own pace, whether it takes you 2 months or one year.

My intention is to finish the course within 2 months but will it be possible to extend in case I am not able to?

The offered time-frame is based on the 6 optional zoom calls, which are there to support you. These calls will take place weekly for first 7 weeks (in case of 2 months). If you are unable to attend these Zoom calls, you can still submit the optional homework assignments and receive feedback on them whenever you are ready. The Zoom calls are recorded and are always accessible.

How good does my asana practice have to be?

We welcome students with a strong yoga asana practice. However, we also believe that 200 hour courses are a foundation in yoga study. If you have a passion for yoga, we do not require you to be able to do a headstand or a full wheel or in fact any posture. The most important thing is that you are sure you have enough interest in yoga to want to commit to a demanding course in order to develop your yoga practice and share it with others.

Can I know more about the training?

Our Training is designed in a way that can be 100% self-study with supervision or House of Om Qualified teachers, where you will get all your homework, assignments, and final exam reviewed and communicated back to you with constructive feedback. We created different ways to help you in your journey:

  1. Lots of quizzes to help you review your study and focus on the important points
  2. Homework and assignments to make sure you are doing your practice in the right way, and a qualified teacher who will review your submission and give you proper feedback
  3. Study group with members that live nearby and have the same timeline intention to finish the course with it
  4. Group Zoom calls with your assigned teacher
  5. Live streaming
  6. Private classes as per your demand with additional cost
Who studies with me and why?

Our courses are for everyone, no need to be experienced in Yoga or meditation.

Whether you are completely a beginner who wants to explore a new world of self-discovery and spirituality or an expert who want to master the basics and take own practice to the next level, this course is for you.

We have had students of different ages (from 17 to 60+) of all body types (from slim to voluptuous), with different levels (from beginner to advance We have a ‘you are good enough’ mentality. As a result of our courses, many graduates have chosen to take a new and positive direction in their life with a new outlook on their own abilities.

How much emphasis is given on teaching methodology and Practice?

We believe that theory is only the starting point of yoga (as Guruji Pattabhi Jois famously put it 99% practice, 1% theory) and ensure that the courses we run are as interactive and practical as possible. None of our courses have more than 20 students. We ensure that there is plenty of opportunity for practice teaching including 2 practical exams with peer and tutor feedback to help you develop as a teacher.

What kind of yoga do we teach?

We deliver a multi-style approach to yoga asana which includes understanding and techniques from  Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa and Vinyasa Flow. We emphasize internal awareness as well as good alignment practices. We ensure you are given a well rounded view of yoga asana. In this course you will learn how to create your own sequences by applying the sequencing theories that we will teach you. We will also give you several pre-designed sequences that you will learn to practice and teach to others. There is also a strong emphasis on subtle energy practices and a lot of time is spent on pranayama and meditation. We strongly believe in authenticity and the power of your individual journey and inspiration in creating transformative experiences for others.