Frequently Asked Questions
There are many questions that come up as to whether this can be a good fit for your studio. Here are some answers to commonly asked questions about the 300 hr. program. But please don’t hesitate to contact us for further discussion.
Ashtangasana wants this to be YOUR program! We are giving you the framework, the roadmap through a 200 hour program. The minute you begin to teach the program, it is being conveyed via YOUR wisdom, experience, style. For example, your interpretation of the Yamas and Niyamas still come from your knowledge base and perspective.
You are free to adapt this program to your studio’s style. We encourage this!
As this is a Yoga Alliance approved curriculum, eliminating or changing parts of the Ashtangasana Program must be approved by Ashtangasana. We have worked very hard to respect and honor the requirements by YA to develop a comprehensive curriculum that meets their standards. Making changes can jeopardize the YA qualification. We just have to make sure if you want to change how Anatomy is conveyed, that you are changing apples with apples and not reducing content or hours of study. Increasing and enhancing, obviously is encouraged!
The existing structure is 16 weeks, one 3 hour class and one 5 hour class per week. The 16 weeks is the amount of curriculum weeks. If you do the 16 weeks, 2 classes a week over 20 – 25 weeks, having room for a week off every few weeks, that is totally up to you! Or you can adapt the calendar in other ways to suit your needs. See #3.
Yes. The program curriculum is designed as a 16 week program yet you can adapt this to suit your studio and community’s needs.
The existing structure is 16 weeks, one 3 hour class and one 5 hour class per week. Those hours can be consolidated into an 8 hour class.
Multiple weeks of curriculum can be merged into a weekend curriculum. You can make it a longer program by having one class a week.
Yes. You can merge the two weekly sessions into one day a week. Multiple weeks worth of sessions into full weekend once a month, or full weekend every weekend. You can also make it a longer program by meeting once a week over 32 weeks. Ashtangasana will work with you and your studio to adapt the schedule to suit your needs.
It is a vinyasa style of training. The founder of the Ashtangasana program has been teaching since 1995 and has had the experience of taking classes with some of the great U.S. master teachers such as: Kathryn Budig, Ana Forest, Seane Corn, Baron Baptiste, Daren Friesen, Kino MacGregor, and many others. As much of American training is a blend of styles, this program is a reflection of this blending over 20 years of studies.
You will be able to integrate your style through out this program. Or you can choose to create specific modules for your studio’s style. As you teach the various modules and methods, your style will express itself naturally.
Absolutely! This is YOUR program. You are using a curriculum but YOU are teaching it! Your studio’s logos, name, brands need to be on your marketing materials. You may use Ashtangasana’s name for the program, or not. We only require that you leave the Manual covers on, as they are the title page and covers to the book.
The cost is $3,000 for the Marketing Manual with supporting documents, Teacher’s Manual kit which has the Teacher’s, Student and Asana Manuals and USB of supporting documents. It also provides you with 3 Student Manual Kits, which include the Student and Asana Manuals. If you need 4+ manuals, you pay $349 for each manual beyond the 3rd manual needed. You cover shipping costs.
The only costs for future programs, after your first program, are the costs for the manuals ($349 each), plus shipping.
Ashtangasana wants this to be a successful program for you and your studio. We have created a structure, process and support that will allow for success yet if you do not feel this will benefit your studio we have a very nice refund policy!
If at any point in the process you decide not to do the program, we refund everything, minus $250 plus the return of all materials.
The Lead Teacher of the Program or Studio owner needs to be an E-RYT.
Ashtangasana will help you through this process.
Your Lead Teacher for your Training needs to be an E-RYT.
On the E-RYT page, you can select My Schools. You will create a School profile and link the curriculum to Ashtangasana. You need to create and provide a sample of the certificate you will grant your students. This does incur a fee from Yoga Alliance to register your school.
If you register your school with Yoga Alliance, and once they finish all requirements, you can grant them a certificate from YOUR school and they can be qualified to be registered.
Yes, the $3,000 is the cost for you to own the curriculum and program. Only costs in the future are for Student Manual sets. Future trainings, you will need to order Student Sets for each student.
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Ashtangasana’s unique program offers a complete curriculum that a studio can implement immediately, as their own program, right out of “The Box”!
Our mission is to help yoga studios around the country, grow as a business and develop strong, knowledgeable instructors!
Includes 3 — Student, Asana, Anatomy Manuals, 1 — Teacher Manuals and Marketing Toolkit
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