Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

This is where you should answer the most common questions prospective customers might have. If you have additional questions, please contact us.

General
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. 

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.

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.

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.

What are the student data, self contract & home practice log?
  1. The student data is kind of an enrollment form created to help us to know more about you and personalize the training as per your unique skills and passion. 
  2. The self contract is your commitment to take care of yourself while walking on this yogic journey.
  3. Home practice log is a word document that will help you track your daily practice, emotions and future goals. 

*NOTE: By printing these last two forms, you will manage to follow your own progress throughout this journey more effortlessly. 

What is our approach and philosophy?

Our attitude is honest, open, generous, non-invasive and compassionate. We understand that yoga is both long and colorful process in the path of life. Our philosophy is that House Of Om instructors ‘teach with soul’ and inject personal insight and experience into their classes.
We also know the importance of excellent communicators and understand and respect different beliefs and points of view. Most importantly, we aim to ensure that Yoga Teachers teach with understanding, knowing the science behind the methods of why yoga works and how. We do not tie graduates down to one point of view but empower our trainees with understanding and encourage them to find their own yoga style and practice – to be the best version of themselves.

Course Progression
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%.

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.. 

Class Schedule
Who can I contact in case I have challenges during the course?

Will I be able to understand proper alignments and positioning while having no teacher physically present next to me?In case you have anything you would like to discuss with us, feel free to contact Student Support with a private message, or mention them @Support, or send us an email to info@houseofom.com. We are there for you!

Yoga Alliance and Certification
What is Yoga Alliance?

Yoga Alliance® is the largest internationally recognized registering body for yoga teachers, studios and schools and is the largest nonprofit association representing the yoga community.  Yoga Alliance provides a set of educational standards for yoga schools that specify hours of study in certain Educational Categories, to ensure schools provide thorough training to yoga teachers that will enable them to teach safely and competently.

Is this a Yoga Alliance Certified school?

Yes. House of Om is a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance at the 200-hour level as well as a Continuing Education Provider (YA-CEP). Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate from House of Om Yoga school through email  and will be able to register with Yoga Alliance as a RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher).

In light of COVID-19, Yoga Alliance made a temporary provision to allow its schools to offer contact hours in a virtual format from March 13—September 30 for any currently active teacher training program as well as those that will be running sessions during this timeframe.

Please note: the original end date for this provision was communicated as June 30. However, after hearing the continued need for flexibility in member scheduling and decision making, they extended the provision for three more months. They will continue to evaluate the need for this provision and its corresponding timeline throughout the duration of the pandemic.

Why Yoga Alliance accreditation matters?

Being a Yoga Alliance member guarantees your future employees and students that you have the knowledge they would expect you to know. Yoga Alliance accredited schools all adhere to a certain established criteria that ensures the new yoga teachers all know the crucial information required to work with other people’s bodies.

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.

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).

How will I get registered with Yoga Alliance and get my certificate?

We will use your full name from your profile on your certificate which we will send you through your email in PDF form . 

Visit Yoga Alliance website and register there, we will receive an email from them as a confirmation that you have successfully graduated from our school.

After confirmation you can pay the yearly membership fees and receive your YA registration number.

For more info visit: https://www.yogaalliance.org/Credentialing/Credentials_for_Teachers

Networking and Social Life
How will I get to know and interact with my fellow students?

After you register, you will be assigned to a group of students and a teacher, usually within the same time zone/ country/ intended completion time. You may want to introduce yourself in the group more – your fellow student might be your next-door neighbor!

Make sure to fill out your profile, follow any other students/ teachers, and get notified/ emailed every time they post or comment. Connect with them by sending a connection request to any other student – after they accept the request, you will be able to send them private messages and chat with each other. In addition to the above methods of communicating with other students, you can simply write a public message on your wall, similar to Facebook. 

Course price and payment
Who do I contact if I have questions about, or issues with payment?

We will be glad to assist you if you contact us at online@houseofom.com

Can I purchase the course now but start attending it after some time?

Yes. You can start whenever you feel ready since you have a life long access and no time restriction for receiving your certificate. After purchasing the course, when filling out your student data, in the field “Course starting intention” please select “Do not want to start yet”. Choosing to not start yet means you will not be added to a group and do not need to start submitting assignments or participating in zoom calls.

How can I pay?

In our platform click on the purchase, which will take you to a secure payment page.

Why is the price I have paid different to the advertisement?

As we are located in Bali the price of the course is in IDR, not USD. Due to the current circumstances the exchange rate is fluctuating daily, this is why the price may alter slightly from the one indicated in USD.

Can I join the offline course in Bali after I register online? 

Yes, for sure. With 10% Discount on whatever room option you will select. For more information, check our offline course www.houseofom.com

If I don’t have a Credit Card, how can I purchase the course?

You can make the payment by bank transfer to our following accounts:

PT Aum House Bali IDR account
Account name: PT AUM HOUSE BALI
Account number: 1450013198789
Bank NAME: Bank Mandiri
or Bank Mandiri Kcp Gianyar
Postal code:80511
Bank code: 008
Currency: IDR
Branch: Kcp Gianyar
Address: KCP Gianyar JL. Ngurah Rai Blok
I No 2-3 Gianyar Bali

Or:

PT Aum House Bali USD account
Account name: PT AUM HOUSE BALI
Account number: 145001320552-7
Bank NAME: Bank Mandiri
or Bank Mandiri Kcp Gianyar
Postal code:80511
Bank code: 008
Currency: DOL
SWIFT code: BMRIIDJA
Branch: Kcp Gianyar
Address: KCP Gianyar JL. Ngurah Rai Blok
I No 2-3 Gianyar Bali

Can I cancel or get a refund?

Once you purchase the course , there is no refund or cancellation option. Kindly make sure to check the course contents and access the unlocked modules before you make any purchase.