200 hour teacher training

200 HOUR
YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

WHY YOGA GARDEN IS SAN FRANCISCO’S PREMIER YOGA SCHOOL

Yoga Garden empowers you to teach your style of yoga. Our  alignment-based hatha yoga teacher training originates from the teachings of Krishnamacharya, the teacher of B.K.S. Iyengar (Iyengar yoga), Pattabhi Jois (Ashtanga yoga) and T.V.K. Desikachar (viniyoga). This gives you a solid foundation of technical excellence combined with philosophical depth, enabling you to teach your practice.

Yoga Garden offers smaller, intimately-sized teacher training programs, which provide you with unparalleled access to lead teachers during the program and ongoing mentorship and career advice well beyond program completion. You will begin practice teaching your peers early in the training. Through real classroom experience, teaching groups, and hands-on adjustments, you will gain the confidence and ability to begin teaching yoga immediately upon graduation.

YOGA PRACTICE
  • Free access to all YGSF yoga classes during the duration of your program
  • Guided practice includes alignment-based vinyasa yoga classes, pranayama, and chanting.
  • Understand how yoga creates well-being, health and higher consciousness.
  • Experience how asana (poses), pranayama (breath control), and meditation deliver these benefits.
ANATOMY
  • Learn human anatomy, bio-mechanics, and optimal alignment for yoga asana.
PHILOSOPHY & HISTORY
  • Explore the historical context in which yoga has evolved from an ancient past through modern times.
  • As a carrier of the lineage, you are part of the evolution of yoga!
  • Explore yoga’s philosophical foundations to understand the reasons behind the actions.
  • Discuss the Yoga Sutras.
  • Experience and discuss basic chanting and meditation.
TEACHING SKILLS
  • Receive the technical acumen to lead successful, intelligent, all-levels yoga classes. Graduate with the ability to teach your style of yoga.
  • Learn teaching skills which include sequencing, creating relevant themes and intentions, hands-on and verbal adjustments, conscious use of language, voice projection, time management, prenatal modifications, and teaching beginners.
  • Gain confidence and effectiveness as a teacher and student of yoga.
  • Yoga teacher training graduates are qualified to register their yoga teacher certification with Yoga Alliance® at the RYT200 level. (Your certification is internationally recognized!)
BUSINESS OF YOGA
  • Learn how and why business and yoga are related, and how to cultivate a livelihood that is meaningful and ethical.
  • Gain insights on creating a successful yoga career and starting your own teaching practice from studio owners and established teachers.
THE YGSF DIFFERENCE / OUR COMMUNITY
  • Yoga Garden teachers bring decades of experience teaching, practicing, studying, living and breathing yoga to guide and mentor you.
  • Receive mentorship and individualized support through our Peer Teaching collective. A teaching clinic facilitated and mentored by senior YGSF instructors allowing you to grow as a student and evolve as a teacher.
  • Be part of a life-long community of alumni and professionals who support your growth.  Stay in touch on our Alumni Facebook page after graduation. Alumni attend free Master Classes and get substantial discounts on yoga and future trainings.
  • Our Graduates Teach! We are so proud of our graduates and love to keep in touch. See what they are doing on our Graduates page.

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July 4 - July 30
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September 10 - December 9
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200 Yoga Teacher Training January 2018 Part Time

January 7, 2018 - March 31, 2018
$3150 - $3550

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200 YOGA TEACHER TRAINING FEB 2018 FULL TIME

January 30, 2018 - February 25, 2018
$3150 - $3550

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Mariah Frye

Owner of Stone Turtle Yoga


The more time that passes, and the more teacher trainings I see cropping up everywhere, the more grateful I feel for my experience at YGSF. It was a transformational time, and has directed my life time and again. So, thank you!

Sonya Genel

Yoga Teacher San Francisco


I have been teaching yoga for almost 10 years. I found the 300 Hour program with Jean was tremendously beneficial for review and refinement as well as introducing new tools for my teaching. It was an opportunity to deepen my own practice and I am really grateful for the wonderful community here.

Maren Zweifler

Yoga Teacher Austin, TX


The program felt both formative and co-creative, a unique and deeply reflective time when I learned about the subtler aspects of yoga, became more at ease with teaching and learned about the history and philosophy of yoga in an organic, naturally evolving way.


Cynthia Koch

Yoga Teacher San Francisco


This program taught me the science of this practice. This program offered me a formula to understand how to heal myself and bring this power, this gift of connection and awareness through my words, actions and teaching. I am forever grateful.

Paulina Julian

Yoga Teacher Mexico


The program allowed each of us to take our own personal routes of study, to be supported individually in honing our own talents and refining our particular skills as teachers. The studio and community environment make it easy to focus and create a retreat like atmosphere in the midst of our everyday lives.

Shannon Handa

Traveling Yoga Teacher


I can’t thank my teachers enough, for being so generous with their knowledge, and supporting me in becoming the teacher I am today. Yoga Garden will always be like a second home to me.


 

BROOKE CORAZÓN
Instructor
Brooke Corazón has been a student of yoga since 2003 and a teacher since 2009. Her background includes Bikram, Anusara, and Iyengar Yoga. She is blessed to study with her teacher Christina Sell, and is also deeply influenced by Iyengar teacher George Purvis and Rajanaka Tantra scholar Dr. Douglas Brooks.She recently completed her M.A. in Women, Gender, Spirituality & Social Justice. An integral part of what she brings to her classes, this program is supported by traditional academic research and scholarship in philosophy and religion that also draws from the many grassroots women’s, social justice and ecological movements of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. In addition, Brooke has also completed training in Trauma-Informed Yoga.Brooke is a student of yoga, of philosophy, and of life. She enjoys filmmaking, writing, and supporting new parents as a postpartum doula. She is passionate about the path of study and practice, and lovingly encourages her students to try new things, to have fun and play hard, and to explore their rough edges. Brooke’s classes are playful, clever, and challenging; they’re athletic, spiritual, and therapeutic.
 

Christie Rafanan
Instructor
Through yoga, Christie found a deep understanding and relationship with her body, mind and inner self. This awesome self-realization is what inspired her to teach yoga. Christie teaches yoga by linking breath and movement with a strong focus on alignment so that students may safely access all benefits of the postures. She gives hands-on adjustments but also encourages students to get into their own bodies. Her motto is, “Yoga is a practice, not a perfect”. She loves chanting, sweating and laughing in yoga! Christie completed her 200-RYT at Yoga Garden SF. She loves being a constant student of yoga and fulfills this with daily practice and studies. Her greatest hope and dream is to share the amazing practice of yoga with others. “Lokah samastah sukhino bhavantu…”
 

DAVID NELSON
Instructor
David started practicing yoga to seek relief from chronic back pain and found that yoga was a powerful and dynamic medium to explore the meaning of life. David began teaching in 1998, and has studied Bikram, Ashtanga and Iyengar yoga. He was certified by B.K.S. Iyengar from 2005­-2013 and is registered as an ERYT200 with Yoga Alliance. David is passionate about the study and practice of Yoga. David founded Yoga Garden SF in 1998 with Darren Main, Together with Marisa Toriggino, he has owned and operated the Garden since 2004.
 

KAREN MACKLIN
Instructor
Karen Macklin (RYT-500) has been studying yoga and meditation since 2000 and has received training in the yoga traditions of Ashtanga, Iyengar, Shadow Yoga, AcroYoga, Therapeutic, and Restorative, as well as in various forms of Buddhist meditation, yogic philosophy, and the science of Ayurveda. She has studied with many wonderful teachers, and has been most influenced by Scott Blossom, Sean Feit, Chisandra Fox, Gary Kraftsow, and Jason Crandell.She teaches with an emphasis on building internal and external strength, creating mindfulness, and establishing a deep connection with the energetic body. Her classes are typically strong but slow, rhythmic flows that incorporate hands-on adjustments, verbal alignment cues, and an opportunity for students to enter a space of meditation and inquiry. Karen has also written about yoga for Yoga Journal, Yoga International, FitYoga, Tricycle, San Francisco Weekly, and the San Francisco Bay Guardian.
 

MAX KOPEIKIN
Instructor
Max Kopeikin, RYT500/ERYT-200, is a yoga nerd with a deep passion for the practice. His classes are alignment-centered and can range from quite dynamic to gentle or restorative. His primary influences come from his longtime practice of Anusara, Iyengar, Restorative, Gentle Hatha, Jivamukti and AcroYoga. He is a certified Hatha Yoga and AcroYoga teacher. Max is currently working on his Masters in Expressive Arts Therapy and has a Postgraduate Degree in Dance/Movement Therapy. He is also in the process to become certified in the Feldenkrais Method. Max began his career teaching in Barcelona and he continues to travel teach in Europe.
 

MARISA TORIGGINO
Instructor
Marisa Toriggino, internationally recognized E-RYT and YTT instructor, has studied and taught yoga since 1987. With a background of Iyengar, Kundalini, Ananda, Vinyasa and Ashtanga yoga styles, Marisa brings this broad experience to her prenatal and postnatal classes, applying a rigorous physical awareness to her teaching that leads to a deeply inward understanding of the spiritual essence of humanity and motherhood. Marisa has a B.A. from UC Berkeley, and a Certificate from the Rudolf Steiner College in Administration for spiritually based organizations. She is a Mother of two beautiful daughters, Owner of Yoga Garden SF and Vistage Member.
 

MARTINE HAMERS
Instructor
Martine Hamers began practicing yoga in 2008 upon realizing she needed to make drastic life change to avoid reaching a point of burnout. Yoga helped her learn how to find calmness and understand the boundaries of her body. Martine earned her RYT-200 designation through training with the Yoga Institute Mumbai in 2010 and has made several trips to India over the recent years to learn more about the yoga lifestyle. In 2014, she completed a vinyasa yoga teacher training with David Lurey and Mirjam Wagner as well as a Yoga Anatomy and Breathing course lead by guru Leslie Kaminoff. She has practiced and taught yoga in studios in Amsterdam, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and San Francisco. To deepen her practice, Martine currently studies yoga therapy under the guidance of Kate Holcombe and most recently competed a teacher training to become a BoxingYoga Coach with Kajza Ekberg and Matt Garcia. While Martine has explored various yoga styles, she enjoys teaching a powerful style class that creates energy in the body and stillness in the mind through asana.
 

MICHELLE BOUVIER
Instructor
Michelle Nayeli Bouvier is a Prana Vinyasa™ E-RYT 500+ yoga teacher trainer, Hoopdance pioneer, AcroYoga teacher, bodyworker, movement therapist and dancer devoted to the art and science of embodiment. With a diverse movement background and 20+ years in yoga, Michelle has taught full-time, at studios, conferences, retreats and festivals since 2002. In addition to sharing Prana Vinyasa™ through Shiva Rea’s Samudra School, she is on the Teacher Training Faculty of Āvāhana School of Yoga & Expressive Healing Arts, Balanced Action Yoga, and Hoop Vinyasa. Loved for her joyful creativity as a movement guide, Michelle teaches with a uniquely trained eye drawn from a plethora of techniques, training, and experience working with people in all walks of life. She loves the challenge of giving each student just what they are ready for, and specializes in creating meditative experience through breath and rhythmic movement. Michelle seeks to expand our understanding of living yoga beyond asana, in life as well as through a variety of embodied awareness practices. She is the founder of EmBody Retreats, immersive training retreats that delve into the overlap of dance, yoga and self-care practices through multidisciplinary movement study and the Tantric teachings of yoga’s roots in fluid kārana vinyāsa and spontaneous dance. With nearly 4000 hours of advanced study, Michelle maintains a private practice based in San Francisco and continues to study Ayurveda and the Axis Syllabus.www.michellebouvier.com
 

REBECCA MAYNE
Instructor
Rebecca earned her B.A. in Contemplative Psychology and Yoga Studies, which included about 1000 hours of teacher training. She went on to receive her 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Certification through The Shambhava School of Yoga, during which program she lived a traditional yogic lifestyle at Shoshoni Ashram. Since then, she has studied Inner Yoga™, Principle Based Partner Yoga™, Prenatal, Warriors at Ease™, YogaEd, and iRest® Yoga Nidra with Richard Miller. Most recently, she received her 500Hr Yoga Alliance Certification through Sivananda School of Yoga. She has sought out certifications to deepen her practice and teaching because she loves tailoring classes to students’ needs and goals. Rebecca has taught more than 2,000 hours at both the 200hr and 500hr certification levels, which she feels has been some of her greatest study, second to the yoga of being a mother.Rebecca teaches and leads retreats and trainings internationally, and works with a variety of clients, designing and teaching employee wellness programs. Other than her passion for yoga, Rebecca’s an outdoor enthusiast of many sorts, and is an in-love mother to 3.5 year-old boy, with a daughter on the way!www.rebeccamayneyoga.com
 

SONYA GENEL
Instructor
Sonya Genel, ERYT500, joyfully embraces the power of yoga not only to heal and transform the body but also to heighten human consciousness and to create a radiant life. In her classes, Sonya weaves precise anatomical alignment with flowing movement. Always approaching her students with authenticity and humor. Sonya’s intention is to hold space for a direct embodied connection with Spirit. When she is not teaching yoga, Sonya can often be found drawing or painting. As an artist, she notices the profound effects yoga has on her creativity, and she has dedicated herself to enthusiastically guiding others toward enhancing their own unique life path through yoga. When Sonya first discovered yoga in the 1990’s, she began with Ashtanga yoga and power vinyasa, but as her practice evolved she gravitated more towards alignment based styles such as Anusara and Iyengar. She attended her first teacher training at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. Over the years she has completed hundreds more hours of training in alignment based yoga, prenatal yoga, anatomy, therapeutics, mysticism, tantra, and meditation. Sonya is grateful to have had the opportunity to study deeply with some incredible teachers such as Sianna Sherman and many others. She now brings over a decade of teaching experience to her classes, workshops, trainings and retreats. She is a certified teacher of Rasa Yoga, and holds an E-RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance.Practice with Sonya at home! Classes available online at udaya.com and yogavibes.com Learn more and connect with Sonya at www.sonyagenel.com, follow her on instagram/twitter @sonyayoga and on Facebook @sonyagenel.
 

STACEY SWAN
Instructor
Stacey E-RYT500, believes that yoga has the capacity to empower, transform, and support the physical, emotional, and mental layers of the human experience in a way that brings us deeper compassion and understanding of our world and our place within it. Her classes will include varied combinations of the following: asana, pranayama, meditation, and yoga philosophy. Stacey encourages her students to practice in a focused and safe manner with instruction that is clear, warm, and light hearted. Stacey has over 700 hours of training, and has been teaching yoga since 2007. She completed her 200-hour certificate in Astanga/Vinyasa, 500-hour certificate in Hatha/Viniyoga, and has studied 75 hours with Judith Lasater in Restorative Yoga. Stacey is also a teacher trainer in Yoga Garden’s 200 hour program. You can learn more about her offerings at www.staceyswan.com
 
WHAT ARE THE PREREQUISITES FOR PARTICIPATING IN TEACHER TRAINING?

There are no educational requirements; however, prospective students should have a regular yoga practice (2-3 times per week) of at least six months. The 200-hour training will cover fundamental asana (poses), vinyasa (flowing sequence), pranayama (breathing), philosophy, meditation, and teaching techniques from the beginning.

WHAT STYLES OF YOGA ARE TAUGHT IN THIS TRAINING?

You will learn to teach your practice in Yoga Garden’s yoga teacher training. As a way of learning how yoga works and how to share your personal understanding of yoga with others, we teach the physical practice using vinyasa (flow) and breath-based movement from the Ashtanga method combined with an anatomical understanding from the Iyengar method to deliver a safe and strong yoga practice. This training is designed to give you the tools to understand how to teach the poses effectively and how to sequence the practice for a desired result. The style you adopt will naturally come from your own practice as an evolving form.

WILL I BE READY TO TEACH AFTER COMPLETING THE BASIC 200-HOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING?

You will begin teaching early in the training, to give you the experience of growing your teaching from a place of practice, with curiosity and confidence. You will learn methods for teaching asana and pranayama. In practice teaching sessions will learn how to effectively communicate the information to others, find your voice, and develop language that is authentic and unscripted.

WHAT IF I DON’T WANT TO TEACH YOGA? I JUST WANT TO DEEPEN MY PRACTICE. DO I HAVE TO PRACTICE TEACH?

Yes!! Many of our trainees chose to join the teacher training program in order to deepen their practice, learn more about yoga, and find a community of like-minded yoga practitioners. Whether or not you choose to move forward as a yoga teacher, the teacher training will revolutionize your perspective on what yoga really is and help you integrate the practice into your life in a deeper, more meaningful way. Check out our testimonials page to hear more from our graduates!

DO I NEED TO BE CERTIFIED TO TEACH YOGA?

Most yoga studios, health clubs, fitness centers and holistic centers require a minimum certification of RYT200. Yoga Garden’s 200-hour certification enables you to register through Yoga Alliance® as an RYT200.

Yoga Alliance® is the largest nationally-recognized professional association for yoga teachers and schools. Yoga Alliance® maintains standards for both 200-hour and 500-hour level certification programs. Once you have completed your 200-hour level training, you can apply for registration through Yoga Alliance®, upon which you can use the title RYT® (Registered Yoga Teacher).

I ALREADY KNOW THAT I WANT MORE THAN 200 HOURS OF TEACHER TRAINING. WHAT IS THE NEXT STEP?

Once you have completed Yoga Garden’s 200-hour Basic Yoga teacher training, you can further your education through continuing education programs in your chosen area of interest: Ashtanga Vinyasa, Therapeutic Yoga, Prenatal, Children and Teens, Ageless, and Restorative, for example. Yoga Garden offers a 300-hour Advanced Yoga teacher training, which qualifies you for Yoga Alliance® RYT500 certification. Our Pro-Elite membership enables you to take all 500 hours of training plus an annual membership and unlimited workshops for one low monthly payment.

HOW MANY STUDENTS ARE ENROLLED IN THE TRAINING?

Our yoga teacher trainings typically have between 10-20 students. This capacity allows us to work closely with each student, insuring quality  interaction, individualized attention, and effective group dynamics.

HOW MUCH TIME WILL I BE EXPECTED TO SPEND ON HOMEWORK?

Reading and writing assignments will be made in each class, which may take up to one hour per day to complete. Immersions are very intense work periods, and participants should not plan other significant activities for their duration. Lunch breaks are scheduled, but that schedule may change, based on the instructors’ discretion, and work may be assigned during that time, so do not schedule other activities during planned lunch breaks. Plan on spending 1-2 hours of homework for every 6 hours of scheduled class time.

ARE BOOKS INCLUDED IN THE TUITION?

Most of your learning resources will be provided through an on-line lesson management system (LMS). Additional books required for the training are available at a discounted price of 10% when you purchase them from Yoga Garden’s bookstore or you may order these books from Amazon. Many students purchase digital versions of the texts. The book list appears in the accordion below.

WHAT IF I MISS A CLASS OR A WEEKEND?

To get the most out of your yoga teacher training, it is important that you attend the first week of the 28-day program or the first three weeks of the 12-week program. Introductory concepts and course pedagogy are established and are necessary for the remainder of the program.

If you miss class sessions (up to 20 hours) you may still complete the program with your class provided that you schedule a private session (or group session) with program faculty or their designated assistant within 2 weeks of the missed session. Private make-ups are charged at the private instruction rate.

You may make up missed sessions in another training, as space allows. These are  scheduled through your on-line training resources, subject to a $50 fee per instance, which must be completed within one year of your training.

Any minutes lost due to tardiness are recorded and must be made up. Classes start and end on time and you are responsible for the material and minutes missed at the beginning of class.

Certificates of Completion are not awarded until all attendance requirements are met.

ADDITIONAL FEES

These additional fees may apply to this program:
  • One-hour private make-up session $125
  • Each substitution/make-up in another program $50
  • Copies of additional Certificates of Completion $35, (pdf downloads are free).

I AM PREGNANT. CAN I STILL PARTICIPATE IN THE TRAINING?

Each pregnancy is unique and affects the mother differently. Based on our experience, we do not recommend participating in YGSF200 during pregnancy.

YGSF200 emphasizes teaching and practice, making it a rigorous activity requiring your full capacities. We recommend that you wait until after your pregnancy to attend this program. If you are intent on attending the program while pregnant, you must participate in a telephone conference with our Admissions Manager or Advanced Studies Director, where you will review the risks and responsibilities of attending the program while pregnant. If you become pregnant while in the program or feel your participation is compromised by your pregnancy, you may continue the program at a discounted rate at a future date.

I HAVE AN INJURY. CAN I STILL PARTICIPATE IN THE TRAINING?

Each student’s situation will be considered individually, and evaluated based on your yoga experience and your general health.

I AM COMING FROM OUT-OF-TOWN, OR OUT-OF THE COUNTRY. CAN YOU SUGGEST ACCOMMODATIONS IN THE AREA?

San Francisco is a tourist destination that welcomes long and short-term visitors. Please visit the accommodations accordion for more information.

DO YOU OFFER SCHOLARSHIPS OR WORK-EXCHANGE PROGRAMS?

Yoga Garden SF offers one 200-Hour Teacher Training Apprentice position per session. Apprentices receive $600 off tuition in exchange for supporting lead teachers and fulfilling various duties. Apply Here.

CAN I ATTEND CLASSES FOR FREE AT YOGA GARDEN DURING THE TRAINING?

Yes! During the training, you can attend one class per day of regularly scheduled weekly classes at Yoga Garden.

IS THE DEPOSIT REFUNDABLE?

Yes, the deposit is refundable for up to 14 days prior to the start of the program, full payment of the program due at that time and is non-refundable.

Yoga Garden SF uses a state-of-the-art online lesson management system (LMS) to deliver our yoga teacher training. Students are required to have access to a computer, tablet or other mobile device so they can view online study materials.

*You can reserve and rent an iPad from Yoga Garden SF for $45/month. Contact us for more information

For your convenience, books can be purchased through the links provided. Many are available in Kindle editions through the same links. Students registered for a program receive a 10% discount from the retail price through the YGSF bookstore, in-store only.

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These accommodation resources are provided as a convenience to our students. We cannot guarantee availability nor satisfaction with your experience (though we believe every business listed here to be a reputable provider). The San Francisco hotel tax will be added to room rates, unless otherwise noted.

 

THE METRO HOTEL

Conveniently located across the street from Yoga Garden SF at 319 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117

Phone: 415-861-5364 | Email: info@metrohotelsf.com or visit their website here.

All rooms feature a television, a full and recently renovated bathroom, free wi-fi, service and housekeeping.

Sample Rates:

  • One double bed: $76.00
  • Two twin beds: $87.00
  • Two queen beds and one double bed: $130.00 (we can help you find others to share with if you wish).

DAY’S INN CIVIC CENTER

465 Grove Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

(415) 864-4040 daysinn.com

This is an easy one-mile walk from the studio and is located in one of SF’s hippest neighborhoods, Hayes Valley, and adjacent to San Francisco’s civic center.

CASA LOMA HOTEL

610 Fillmore St San Francisco, CA 94117-2696| Telephone: (415) 552-7100

A budget hotel that allows stays of up to 28 days. Rooms range from budget single with a shared bathroom at $41.65 per night to superior single at $65 per night. For bookings and information please refer to their website.

 

VACATION RENTALS BY OWNER (VRBO)

For a list of rental apartments and houses, you can refer to the vacation rental by owner website. There are a number of places listed in the “Haight-Ashbury” area, that will offer attractive monthly rates.

AIRBNB

Airbnb connects travelers seeking authentic experiences with hosts offering unique, inspiring spaces around the world. Airbnb is a trusted online marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world. Unlock local experiences and travel through the eyes of a local. Visit Airbnb on their website.

CRAIGSLIST

Craigslist offers an extensive list of available accommodation in San Francisco for temporary housing or subletting. This list changes frequently, so refer to their website for an current list of availability, and contact information.

YOUTH HOSTELS

Although youth hostels can be a more affordable option, due to California law, there is a maximum stay of only 14 days per hostel. However, there are three different “Hostelling International” hostels located in San Francisco, so it could be possible to move between hostels during your stay. Refer to their website for availability:

Locations and contact details:

San Francisco City Center Hostel:
685 Ellis Street

San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone: (415) 474-5721

San Francisco Downtown Hostel
312 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415) 788-5604

San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf Hostel
Fort Mason, Building 240
San Francisco, CA 94123
Phone: (415) 771-7277

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Certification
Certificates (and by association, confirmation of RYT-200 status through Yoga Alliance) will only be granted to students who participate in all hours of the training and/or all make-ups required, and who have fully paid their tuition. Each student will receive one hard copy and one electronic copy of their certificate on the day of graduation or the day of their last make-up, whichever is later. Additional hard copies of certificates may be requested at a fee of $35 each.

Attendance
Students may only miss up to 10% (20 hours) of the training. If you miss more than 20 hours of training, you may be un-enrolled from the training. You are still responsible for full payment of the training and, should you default, will be referred to collections. To receive certification, students must retake the training again at full price. A discounted price is available on a space-available basis.

Attendance is mandatory for the first week of the 28-day program or the first three weeks of the 12-week program. During that time, essential course pedagogy and introductory concepts are taught that are necessary for the remainder of the program. If you expect that you will miss part of the beginning of a 200 hour training, we recommend that you wait to start a training until you know you can be present for the beginning.

Any minutes lost due to tardiness are recorded and must be made up if amounting to 50 minutes or more. Classes start and end on time and you are responsible for the material and minutes missed at the beginning of class.

Make-Ups
Students who have missed up to 20 hours of the training may make up the hours in two ways:

1) Schedule a private session with your instructor ($125/hour) Depending on the content of the missed coursework, make-up time ratios may vary from 1:1 to 1:4.

2) Join a future training for the day(s) you missed, as space allows ($50 administrative fee per instance)

All make-ups must be completed within one year of your training. Make-ups may only be requested through the make-up form.

Payment
Payment for the 200-hour program must be made in full before the end of the program and in order to receive a certificate of completion. Students who register with a deposit of $500 must pay off the entire balance within 14 days of the start of the training. If the full amount is not paid in time, this payment option will be converted into an automatic payment plan and the $400 advanced payment discount will be forfeited.

Students who do not pay the full cost of the training by the last day of the training may be referred to a collections agency. All costs associated with collection will be the student’s responsibility.

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