Welcome to our Yoga School
Yoga is way more than a physical practice....our school teaches what yoga is really, truly all about!
The seeds of knowledge we receive in yoga foster and grow into what we believe, how we react and who we become. Plant your seeds today.
Our yoga school is very unique in its approach. Unlike many programs where you must commit yourself to an entire month/year or follow a rigid attendance contract, we allow the student to control their own schedule – their own personal yoga desires! Imagine that! We do not require you to pay thousands of dollars up front or even commit to becoming a teacher. We want you to have the ability to dictate your own pace, your own schedule, your own “yoga”. Not everyone wants to teach, but most want more wisdom, more understanding of this ancient way of life. Our yoga school houses both a 200 and 300 Level Yoga Alliance approved certified programs, however if you desire to just simply be in a yoga school and take classes for personal growth, you have the ability to do just that.
The 200 Level curriculum is composed of 10 blocks (200 hours) and the 300 Level program consists of 15 blocks (300 hours).
Each block is 20 hours (Saturday & Sunday 8am-7pm) and is offered once a month. If you desire to become eligible for Yoga Alliance 200 hour certification, you must meet the Yoga Alliance standards by completing all 10 blocks (or in our 10 day immersions) offered in the 200 hour curriculum. Our advanced 300 program allows you to become a 500 hour Certified Yoga instructor. If you desire to become eligible for Yoga Alliance 300 hour certification (equaling 500 hours), you must meet the Yoga Alliance standards by completing all 10 blocks offered in the 200 hour curriculum, as well as all 15 blocks offered in the 300 hour curriculum.
Every month we offer 2 weekend blocks staying in order with the curriculum (one from the 200 track and one from the 300 track). However, you determine the pace of your program by attending every month in order or stretching the time frame to meet your needs; or even just attending the months that are of interest to you. We believe going to school should foster the passion of learning, not meeting difficult expectations; and we also want you to be able to navigate your yoga to meet your needs – not a universal standard.
However, our school is for EVERYONE. If you are not interested in the teacher track and you are desiring just the wisdom – you can AUDIT a weekend any time!
You choose from three payment tracks:
-Pay for each block individually ($375 per weekend).
-Secure up-front payment for the entire 200 or 300RYT program as a committed teacher track student (receiving a significant discount).
-Lastly, pay for a weekend just for wisdom. This is an Audit course rate and cannot be converted to the RYT. Therefore, it is a cost reduced version – so you have access to the knowledge. ($150 per weekend).
In addition to the weekend blocks, we offer two 10 day immersion weeks in the year.
Immersion WEEK ONE (10 days) 100 hours towards RYT200 : Offered Every September
Immersion WEEK TWO (10 days) Second set of 100 hours towards RYT200: Offered Every October
Cost for an immersion week is $1650.00
What are you waiting for? It is time to learn!
**If you are desiring to become a RYT200 teacher, we highly encourage you to start with the Natural Start date (Every September) and stay as consistent as possible. Our School begins a new RYT class every September. The group bonds to each other and it feels good to graduate with each other (June each year). The RYT300 is a bit more open to beginning at any point and taking the courses at your own pace.
Do I have to take all the weekend blocks or can I just take the ones that interest me?
You are only required to complete all the building blocks (or all 10 day immersions) if you desire to become eligible for Yoga Alliance 200 or 300 level certification. Other than that – no. You can take any block you are interested in (with the exception of blocks that require a pre-requisite – you must have the pre-requisite first). You control your pace and interests.
What does the word Yatra mean? What is Hot Yatra Yoga?
Yatra loosely is translated to “journey”. We believe the journey is more important than any destination. Hot Yatra Yoga is a hatha practice that follows an outline designed to fully balance and restore the entire body. The outline allows a varied selection of postures, as well as the ability to be slow and static (postures that are held for a duration of time) or as a vinyasa sequence (fluid and flowing). This style of yoga can also be taught in heat or out of heat (yatra yoga). The most unique aspects of Yatra yoga is the use of music, mirrors and messages that encourages the calmness of mind and the connection to the life force pulsating within us. It is not just a physical mat practice; it is a practice that purifies the mind and opens the door to the Divine that resides within us.
What am I trained to teach?
We train you to have a broad overview of all yoga paths; raja (meditation), bhakti (devotion), jnana (scholarly), hatha (physical mat practice). We have created a yatra outline that encourages a beginner teacher to understand how to teach a holistic class that incorporates balance between the strength and length muscles in the entire body. Our studio houses Hot Yoga classes, Yin classes, Gentle yoga and Qi-Gong. The yatra programs allows a studio to understand the fundamental principles in both static and vinyasa styled classes, as well as the fundamental principles in both yin and yang. A teacher then can adapt the lessons learned to match his or her personality and desires. Yoga is not universal –nor should the teachers desire to be all the same.
Am I required to teach a certain way or follow a script?
NO. However, we will desire you to learn how to follow a healthy outline when you are a beginner teacher. This helps you keep track of time, what postures need preparation and how to balance a body in a healthy and progressive sequence. The outline is very fluid; it completely allows the teacher to move their own pace, choose their own postures, as well as their own messages.
What if I don’t know if I want to teach? Or what if I change my mind?
We want you to arrive at your decisions with no pressures. You can first be interested in only learning and then find out along the way you want to complete all the blocks – maybe for personal satisfaction or because you really want to teach. Then again you may have every desire to teach and then along the way you find that you really want to just learn, skipping the blocks that no longer interest you. Again, we want you to have the ability to move organically through the program – allowing changes and flexibility for yourself. The two most important ingredients in yoga!
What if I know I want to teach?
Then we recommend that you choose the committed track route. Begin the program in September and try to stay on track and take each block in order and choose the committed track payment (pay for the tuition in full), instead of paying per weekend. The discount is quite significant for those ready to commit!
Is attendance required?
Full attendance is only required if you desire to receive an “earned standard completion” requirement for Yoga Alliance 200 or 300 level teacher certification program. If you do not desire to meet any requirement, 100% attendance is not required for the weekend or the program. However, we fully understand we are adults with commitments. We understand life sometimes does not allow you to be available during the “scheduled” weekend. You may have prior commitments, have a sick child or simply cannot make the weekend due to a personal situation. We understand. We try to work with every student: creating make up weekends, make up sessions, or allow the student the opportunity to stretch the program beyond the year they began. We want you to graduate! Yet, we understand that life sometimes just does not allow you to do it perfectly in order!
Do I have to take the curriculum/building blocks in order?
You can download a 200 Level grid and a 300 Level grid. Each grid displays the building blocks. Each month one block from each program will be offered – staying in order to the curriculum. And we do recommend you try your best to stay on track and learn the program in order. However, you can make this choice. You can attend or not. If you attend, excellent! You can check off a block! You do not have to take the blocks in order, however some blocks do require a pre-requisite and we cannot guarantee the month in which the block will be offered again. We keep the 200 RYT 10 blocks offered in 10 consecutive months (each block building upon the next) as well as the 15 blocks in the 300 RYT in 15 consecutive months (each block different). We also keep the 10 day immersions programs (Level I/II/III/IV/V) in order.
Will there be homework?
There is very little required homework. However, you will find that you enjoy what you are learning to such a deep degree that you will read more and you will want to explore more.
Is there yoga class attendance requirements?
NO. However, if you really desire to teach yoga a steady practice is most desirable. Not attending yoga regularly will most definitely reflect in your teaching abilities. However, if you do not desire to teach – you are probably already attending the right amount of classes for your own personal needs. Not everyone needs to take 5 classes a week, some of us feel great twice a week. And some of us do our yoga on a meditation cushion or while reading divine scriptures of truth. There is no one formula or one way to be.
What is the RYT class schedule?
The RYT200 program meets the first weekend of each month (unless it is a holiday weekend). The times vary, but always count on Saturday and Sunday 8-5pm. The RYT300 program meets the third weekend of each month (unless it is a holiday weekend). The times are 8-5pm Saturday and Sunday.
The 10 day immersion programs are 10 straight days of 10 hour per day. You need two separate 10 day immersions to meet 200 hours and three separate 10 day immersions to meet 300 hours. The 10 day immersions are scheduled once two or more students become interested and secure the deposits – then the dates are agreed upon.
How do I graduate?
You graduate once all the blocks or immersion weeks are completed (all 10 blocks for 200 Level and all 15 blocks for the 300 Level). We will hold an annual graduation (every June). This graduation will be for all who complete a full grid, both for the 200 and 300 programs. The graduation is open to all. It is a time to celebrate, a time to gather, a time to unite as a family.
Do I have to graduate from the 200 Level program before the 300?
Yes. You need to fully complete the 200 Level program prior to the 300. However, there are some 300 Level blocks that can be taken while you are working towards the completion of your 200 Level program.
How do the finances work?
Option 1: Every building block is $300.00. Payment is due prior to the beginning of the weekend block. You pay as you go.
Option 2: You pay as a committed track student – full tuition.
RYT200 tuition: $2500.00 (Saving $500!) RYT300 tuition: $3500.00 (Saving $1000!)
****Full payment must be received prior to September 1st. Early Bird Tuition Discount is given to those whose payment is received by July (additional $150.00 discount!)
Option 3: 10 day immersion programs: Each 10 day immersion is $1575.00 (Two 10 day immersions are required for RYT200/Three 10 day immersions are required for RYT300).
When do the PROGRAMS BEGIN?
A new RYT200 begins every September. We highly encourage you join and begin the program in September, however if this is impossible - there is a natural shift in the curriculum making it easy to join RYT200 again every January. The RYT300 begins anew every September – however you can easily begin this program at any point – however we do find beginning in September creates a smooth and comprehensive flow to your studies. *Yet of course, if you are looking to pace the program to your specifications, taking a weekend only when convenient, you can begin at any point.
Is there an application?
Yes. We want to know about you. We are truly interested in what you have to say. We also want you to know about some of our requirements (no smoking on the property, no solicitation of services, no tolerance for the intolerant…you know things like that). There is a one time non-refundable application fee for the 200RYT program and for the 300 RYT program of $125.00 (this fee is used to maintain our RYS School crediting fees). You can download the application and contract here or you can contact the director, Allison Lindquist, at . Return the application with the $125.00 application fee to:
90 Degrees Yoga
115 Pelham Road
Greenville, SC 29615
Do you accept students into the 300 program with a 200RYT Certificate from another school?
Yes, as long as it was obtained through an approved Yoga Alliance 200RYS and you hold a current 200 RYT Yoga Alliance certificate.
Do you offer Scholarships?
Yes, but very little. Please feel free to share with us any restrictions you have. We want you to have an equal opportunity to learn and grow – even if finances are not fully there. We will do what we can to help you!
Who are your teachers?
Every teacher that contributes to our program meets Yoga Alliance required qualifications, but most importantly they are teachers we look up to. They hold professional credentials and have displayed a deep commitment to service something beyond their selves. We are always proud of the teachers that lead you. We are always honored to call them family!
Will I be considered a 500 hour level instructor?
Yes, once you complete both the 200 Level and 300 Level requirements.