The Foundations certificate is a 200 hour teacher training program designed as a flexible program that can be completed in as little as 9 months or as long as two years.
The Foundations certificate is a 200 hour teacher training program designed as a flexible program that can be completed in as little as 9 months or as long as two years. In 2022 and 2023, trainees will have the option to complete it as a fully virtual training or a hybrid virtual/in-person training.
For 2022-2023, The curriculum is divided into 3 components (subject to change for 2024):
The 200-hour program is registered with Yoga Alliance. Upon successful completion of the program, you’ll receive a 200-hour certificate. You’ll have the option to register with Yoga Alliance at the 200-hour level.
Requirements may change for 2024. The curriculum is divided into 4 components:
Enrollment is closed for our 2023 cohort. We are awaiting Yoga Alliance requirements for 2024 and beyond, including their guidance around virtual and virtual-hybrid trainings.
Enrollment fees in 2024 will be based upon what is included in the core curriculum. We aim to make affordable options available with sliding scale rates and partial scholarships.
Is this program eligible for Yoga Alliance certification?
Students who complete the 200-hour program will receive a teacher training certificate from Janet Stone Yoga that meets Yoga Alliance standards.
What are the prerequisites?
The prerequisites for the 200-hour are at least one year of yoga practice and study and a keen interest in exploring the philosophical and devotional aspects of practice alongside asana.
What are the requirements to complete the program?
See the detailed content above for full details regarding the core requirements and elective options from 2022-2023. These may change for 2024 and beyond. Generally, the core curriculum includes 85 hours of virtual courses + 35 hours of synchronous learning, which includes a range of live virtual discussion sessions, practices, and peer group assignments.
Beyond that, you can choose from in-person and virtual courses totaling 80 or more hours.
When are the live virtual sessions offered and how long do I have access?
For the 2021-2023 curriculum, we required everyone to attend at least 25 live sessions. This may change in 2024. While you'll have access to recordings of all of the sessions offered, only live attendance in real time counts for those 25 sessions.
How do the peer groups work?
Right after the official training start date, we'll gather some information from each person in the training to help us match folks up with their group. We ask about your interests, work-style preferences (e.g., do you prefer a steady schedule or to go with the flow), and location.
From there, we'll match you with a group of ~4 others and a mentor who will support you through the program.
How long will it take until I’m certified?
It will take a minimum of six months to complete your 300 hour certification, and you have up to two years to finish.
Are the electives included?
Electives are not included in the enrollment fees or the core curriculum. You can choose your own electives to fulfill the 80 required hours of electives and you'll enroll and pay for those separately.
Electives can be in-person or virtual, and options are listed on Janet's homepage.
Who do I contact with questions?
Please email email@example.com with all other questions.
Janet is an extremely wise and knowledgeable teacher who really lives the teachings. Her many years of experience shine through the course materials as well as how she responds to questions. I learned so much over the course of the training and I can say it has been personally transformational for me.