Exalt 300hr Advanced Teacher Training Frequently Asked Questions
What style of yoga is this advanced training? What will I learn?
Michelle Finch and Ahna Hoke have partnered up to bring you an inspiring and balanced advanced training. Our training integrates the two complimentary practices of Yin and Yang (in the form of Vinyasa), the fundamental primary forces of the Universe. Yang is characterized by strength, rhythm, and repetition, Yin by softness, stillness and ease.
A truly fulfilling life contains a healthy balance of both Yin and Yang; too much Yang can lead to rigidity and aggression where too much Yin may result in weakness or depression. A benefit to the practice of yoga is to develop the intuition and the wisdom to know what we need and when we need it. Some people are more drawn to yin, others to yang, but everybody needs a balance of both energies. The practice of yoga asana is simply a stepping-stone toward greater harmony. As the mind calms and the body opens, a well of vibrant energy emerges, allowing us to explore our full potential as human beings.
What is functional yoga?
So glad you asked. The functional approach to yoga is an approach where we prioritize what a pose should do over how it looks. We are all unique: our skeletal structure, muscular flexibility, emotional response, mental organization and psychological inclination is all unique to each of us. Our practice should express this individuality. Instead of trying to perform a pose from the outside, copying a shape, we strive to understand what the purpose of the pose is and then adapt it’s shape to our unique needs and abilities. This is a cutting edge approach to teaching and practicing yoga, and one that is inclusive so that truly everyone can indeed experience the extraordinary benefits of what asana has to offer.
Where is the training held? What is the format of the training? What is the schedule?
Exalt Yoga has partnered with two Indianapolis based yoga studios who will alternate hosting the modules. kOMpose studio in Broad Ripple, and Flourish yoga studio in Fishers. And, a few of the modules will also be offered out of state. This option may be appealing if you have to miss a scheduled Indy mod, but are open to an easy road trip to complete that module. An entire list of module dates and locations can be found at http://exaltyoga.com/300hr-training, and in “Modules Dates and Locations” section of this FAQ. Once you have applied for a module, you will receive more detailed schedule information, as well as the required reading for that module.
Do I have to be a teacher to attend the training modules?
No, you do not have to be a teacher. Everyone is welcome. These modules are designed to deepen your knowledge and experience of yoga as a practitioner, to gain a deeper understanding of your unique body, and align with its needs to create an enhanced experience of strength and ease. Any practitioner will benefit immensely from these modules.
The meditation and pranayama module offers an extensive look at the subtle and transformational practices of meditation, pranayama, kriya and techniques to help balance a modern day busy mind, creating a sense of ease and peacefulness. The philosophy module presents insights, practices, and opportunities to connect with yourself at a deeper level, to recognize your obstacles that keep you from living your best and most joyful and fulfilling life, to build your inner radiance through the integration of the practices, and to develop your ability to make positive and long lasting changes.
Note: Any modules taken prior to completing a 200hr training, cannot be applied toward a 300hr certification, per Yoga Alliance guidelines.
How/where do I apply? How/where do I sign up for the modules?
You can sign up online. The general application for the overall 300hr program can be found at http://exaltyoga.com/300hr-training. Once you complete this application, we will notify you within seven days of your acceptance status.
Once accepted, you may then proceed to apply to the training course you wish to attend first. Note that there are separate applications for the Yin, Vinyasa, Philosophy and Meditation modules. Once we receive the correlating application for each training, we will send you registration information for enrollment. In order to guarantee your place in any desired training courses, you will need to register for that specific module, and pay in full online, via the link provided in your acceptance letter.
Do I need to take the modules in any specific order?
Yes, for the three Yin modules, the Foundations module is a prerequisite to take the Yin-Yang Qi or the Fascia modules. If you have studied with Exalt Yoga prior to 2020, you may be able to skip the Foundations module with approval from Michelle.
For the two Yang Vinaysa modules, the Foundations mod is a prerequisite before taking the advanced Vinyasa. The Philosophy, Meditation/Pranayama, and online Business modules can be taken at any time through the course of the training.
How long will it take to complete the program?
A unique aspect to our training is that you can complete this training in one year or five! The timeline is completely up to you. There is no forcing your life to fit a particular schedule or straining your budget to meet the requirements of this program. You may take the modules at any location that works best for you. At this time, registration is open only for the 2020 mods. You can look at the dates for 2021 and mark your calendar. We plan to open 2021 mod registration this October of 2020.
Are there any prerequisites before applying for the training?
This advanced certification is available to any yoga teacher who has completed a 200hr yoga teacher training and has at least two years of dedicated practice in Yin and/or Yang (e.g. vinyasa, hatha, ashtanga, etc.) styles of yoga.
Those that are not already certified yoga teachers are welcome to attend any modules desired knowing that all courses attended prior to the completion of a 200 hour training cannot and will not qualify for a 300 hour certification.
What is Exalt Yoga’s Teacher Training refund and cancellation policy?
If you have been accepted into a training but are no longer able to attend, cancellations must be made in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For cancellations on courses within the continental United States more than 90 days prior to the training, we will refund whatever you have paid minus a $100 processing fee. For cancellations 90-31 days prior to the onset of training, refunds will issued minus a $250 processing fee. For cancellations less than 31 days prior to the onset of training, refunds will only be possible if we are able to fill your place from our waiting list. Please be aware that there is no guarantee that we will be able to fill your place, since as time goes by, people from the waiting list often times make other commitments for the training dates. No refunds will be given for failure to attend or failure to complete the training.
For cancellations on courses outside of the continental United States more than 120 days prior to the training, we will refund whatever you have paid minus a $100 processing fee. For cancellations 120-60 days prior to the onset of training, refunds will issued minus a $250 processing fee. For cancellations less than 60 days prior to the onset of training, refunds will only be possible if we are able to fill your place from our waiting list. Please be aware that there is no guarantee that we will be able to fill your place, since as time goes by, people from the waiting list often times make other commitments for the training dates. No refunds will be given for failure to attend or failure to complete the training.
Do you help organize accommodations for traveling students?
No, we do not. However, we do highly recommend Airbnb for cost effective accommodations. There are many Airbnb options very near to all locations Exalt offers training courses.
What is the cost of the training and what is included in the price of this investment?
The 50 hour modules are currently $749
The 40 hour Philosophy & Chakra module is currently $599
The residential Meditation & Pranayama module held in New Harmony, Indiana investment is TBA.
How many students are enrolled in each module at one time?
Each module will have a maximum of 20 students.
What is the attendance and class make up policy?
You are required to attend 100% all sessions in order to receive your certificate. With this said, we understand that life happens and may require you to miss some time. In this case, if time is missed and make-up work is required, an additional fee may be assessed. Note: Make up work is only available if you miss a half day or less. If six or more hours are missed, the missed hours must be made up through attendance in a future training covering similar teaching points to what was missed (at no additional cost).