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Teacher Training

Studio Bamboo Institute of Yoga is proud to host a variety of Yoga Alliance certified teacher training programs for those interested in becoming a yoga instructor, or current instructors that are interested in advancing their studies.

We offer multiple certification levels including, but not limited to, 200-hour teacher training, 300-hour teacher training, 85-hour prenatal teacher training, Adaptive Yoga teacher training, Yoga for Cancer teacher training and more.

READ BELOW FOR SPECIFIC PROGRAM DETAILS

Scholarships Available for Veterans and Military Spouses

Studio Bamboo is a registered school with the MYCCA program. If you are a military dependent or military spouse please contact MYCAA to begin your application to qualify for a full financial assistance for Teacher Training tuition at Studio Bamboo.

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200-Hour Teacher Training

Program details:

  • The 200-hour teacher training program consists of 1 weekend a month; Fridays 6:00-9:00 p.m., Saturdays 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and Sundays 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • During the training periods, students are welcomed encouraged to observe any class on Studio Bamboo's regular class schedule.
  • Midway through the program students will lead their own yoga classes to a lead teacher and a group of their peers.
  • Each student is required to complete all homework, reading assignments, video assignments, and exams.
  • All exams must be passed with 80% or higher.
  • Students are required to observe a set number of classes. After said class, students are to maintain and log a brief summary of the class.
  • Students will be required to purchase their own books.
  • All training manuals will be provided to students by Studio Bamboo Institute of Yoga.

Admission:

Prospective trainees may request an application for enrollment by emailing teachertraining@studiobambooyoga.com. Completed applications along with a $200 deposit and two letters of reference (one from a yoga instructor, the other from a personal reference) are to be turned into the studio at the front desk. Applicants will be notified of acceptance upon review.

Tuition:

  • Tuition In-Full: A deposit of $200, Remaining balance $2,550. Total: $2,750
  • 6 Month Payment Plan: A deposit of $200, 6 monthly payments of $450. Total: $2,900
  • 10 Month Payment Plan: A deposit of $300, 10 monthly payments of $275. Total: $3,050

Payment plans are auto drafted. Deposits are non-refundable.

Upcoming 2017 Program: July 2017-January 2018. Training dates are as follows:

  • July 21-23
  • August 18-20
  • September 15-17
  • September 30
  • October 13-15
  • October 28
  • November 3-5
  • November 18-19: Practical 1
  • December 1-3
  • December 8-10: Practical 2
  • December 15-17: Practical 3 and Final Exam
  • January 5-7: Graduation

General Meeting Times Per Weekend:

  • Friday 6:00-9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 12:00-4:30/6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
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300-Hour Teacher Training

Studio Bamboo was the first studio in the Hampton Roads area to qualify to be an advanced training school. To be eligible for the 300-hour certification students will need to have already completed a Yoga Alliance certification at the 200-hour level and have at least one year of teaching experience.

Program details:

Studio Bamboo Institute of Yoga has two different options for advanced training certification.

Students can choose a scheduled program which runs 8-12 months or a series of modules at their own pace and interest.

The module option allows students to take up to three years to complete their training, and will be discussed on a case by case basis. There are several mandatory modules to complete. Students are able to choose the modules that are of most interest to their particular field of study and the ones that best fit their schedule.

Modules can be from 2-5 days long many are often over a 3 day weekend. They are facilitated by one of our teacher training instructors or a guest instructor. I

n addition to the required modules, students decide which particular module they wish to take, at what time and taught by whom. Students can take up to three years to complete the 300 hour certification.

Admission:

Prospective trainees may request an application for enrollment by emailing teachertraining@studiobambooyoga.com. Completed applications along with a $200 deposit, proof of 200-hour certification or equivalence of, a list of teaching experience, three letters of reference (one from a yoga instructor or employer, the other from a personal reference). Applicants will be notified of acceptance upon review.

Tuition:

  • Tuition In-Full: A deposit of $200, Remaining balance $3,550. Total: $3,750
  • 6 Month Payment Plan: A deposit of $200, 6 monthly payments of $625. Total: $6,950
  • 12 Month Payment Plan: A deposit of $300, 12 monthly payments of $312.50. Total: $4,050

Payment plans are auto drafted. Deposits are non-refundable.

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85-Hour Prenatal Teacher Training

Join Studio Bamboo for a Yoga Alliance Certified 85-hour prenatal yoga teacher training. This is an advanced training for anyone who has a 200-hour teacher training certification.

Program topics:

  • How to effectively and safely guide yoga instruction for the pregnant student.

  • Asanas, contraindications and modifications for all stages of pregnancy

  • Breath work appropriate for the pregnant woman

  • Anatomy and physiology of pregnancy

  • Hormonal and emotional changes through all stages

  • How to create community for this special population

  • How to guide students through many different meditation techniques

  • Birthing trends and up to date information for the pregnant community

  • How to support the post-partum stage of this time

You will be required to obverse prenatal classes, assist and teach a class. There is required reading and an written exam.

Admission:

Prospective trainees may request an application for enrollment by emailing teachertraining@studiobambooyoga.com. Completed applications along with a $275 deposit, proof of 200-hour certification or equivalence of, and a list of teaching experience. Applicants will be notified of acceptance upon review.

Tuition:

  • Tuition In-Full: A deposit of $275, Remaining balance $1,000. Total: $1,275
  • 5 Month Payment Plan: A deposit of $275, 4 monthly payments of $300. Total: $1,475

Payment plans are auto drafted. Deposit are non-refundable.

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Adaptive Yoga Teacher Training

There are many potential yoga students who feel they are not physically able to experience the benefits of yoga. This is the place where adaptive yoga and its benefits become evident. This training is designed to teach participants to identify, understand and adapt their teaching to ensure this population does not have to feel this way. Participants will experience adaptive yoga firsthand while working with students that have mobility/disability challenges.

Program details:

  • We will explore universal principles inherent to asana that can be shared with students regardless of whether they walk, hobble or roll into class
  • Anyone can benefit from this training including yoga instructors, healthcare providers, support partners & caregivers
  • Continuing education credits will be available

Registration: Interested trainees may request further information by emailing teachertraining@studiobambooyoga.com. View our events and workshops schedule for upcoming Adaptive Teacher Training program dates.

Tuition: $395