That is a good question, and many have asked. Yoga is not like a massage or cosmetology school, which is regulated by the state, it is an art, like karate or dance, taught from teacher to student. Yoga is not regulated by the state or government, and thankfully so, as it would put small studios out of business. The Texas Yoga Association, of which Lisa Ware is on the board, fought back around 2007-08 to keep regulation out of yoga. Yoga schools were being charged exorbitant fees and having to close down. Many went to the capitol to get legislation changed so the state no longer regulates Texas yoga schools.
If you choose, there is a private organization that you may apply to called Yoga Alliance. It is not monitored by anyone except for themselves. Yoga graduates may apply to get their RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) paperwork through them, and this is totally optional. Yoga 4 Love is registered through the YA as an RYS, Registered Yoga School, 200 and 500 and 1000 Hour under our One Yoga USA Training Programs. If you choose to apply for Yoga Alliance all of your hands on hours must be completed. This includes assisting, demoing classes, community classes, internship and yoga charity work . Your hands on hours are directly overseen by a 500 Hour RTY Yoga 4 Love approved teacher or a 500 or 1000 Hour RYT Yoga 4 Love Director.
All the Getting Started requirements are available as soon as you register on our website. You will move through the program by completing each piece of each lesson and selecting ‘completed’. You will also find the requirements at the top of the “Getting Started” and “Modules” Tab on your Student Log on Google Drive, which will be shared with you from your Director, as well.
Anyone may apply. A few will be selected every year. People in need may email about their situation and request an interview with Director.
Also we are always looking for trainees and alumni to help assist on social media re-posting and sharing as well as online marketing and admin assistance for the training! We offer energy exchange and barter toward retreats and other workshops, too!
Karma Yoga. It is yogic acts of serving community, pro bono and yogi charity work. Examples include but are not limited to volunteering and teaching a class at a nursing home, hospital volunteer organization or hosting a community event for charity.
Email Director and request to have your free local studio membership activated.
Yes, they may e-mail or call, absolutely, however, the best way is to book a free Coaching Session Interview with Director online at their convenience.
To answer this a free interview video chat would be ideal.
A good, professional mat. We recommend Manduka Pro, Pro Lite or eKo. Mat length is a personal choice. You will also need a towel, small mat towel, yoga blocks (2), Meditation cushion or firm pillow, 2 to 4 saddle blankets and a yoga strap; optional: yoga bolsters.
Yes, you will receive access to Getting Started on our website immediately upon payment and registration! Set your Coaching Interview with Director as soon as possible.
Yes, it’s Included in 200 or 300 hour program!