Kripalu School of Yoga

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Yoga Teacher Training Certification

As yoga grows in popularity, students and studios require qualified teachers with professional training. Learn to teach yoga in the 200-Hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training, develop your expertise in the 300-Hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training, and go even deeper in our 1000-hour yoga teacher training focused on specific topics and populations. Our certification programs inspire and train you to teach safe and transformative yoga classes, as well as incorporate the wisdom and practice of yoga into your life.

 

Admissions and Certification Requirements

General Requirements

Applicants for all Kripalu School of Yoga programs must

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Display English-language competency
  • Have received a high school diploma or GED
  • Exhibit the ability to contribute to a safe and cohesive learning environment
  • Demonstrate physical, mental, and emotional preparedness to fully participate in all required aspects of the program.
    The Kripalu certification programs have an intensive schedule and curriculum that is physically, mentally, and emotionally rigorous. To be admitted, you must demonstrate medical and mental health and readiness to fully participate in the demands of the program. In addition, an applicant must be able to support the group learning process and may be denied if it is determined that their participation would in any way compromise a safe and cohesive learning environment. The Kripalu School of Yoga Admissions Committee may require your medical provider to furnish a note confirming that the training is suitable for your capabilities.

Additional Admissions and Certification Requirements

200-Hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training

  • Admissions Criteria
    • Minimum of 2 years' experience practicing yoga.
    • Regular yoga practice of 4–7 times per week for 45 minutes or more. We highly suggest that this practice involve ongoing yoga classes as opposed to studying only with books, videos, or workshops.
    • Letter of recommendation from a yoga teacher or someone who can speak about your ability to be a yoga teacher. (optional)
  • Certification Criteria
    • 100 percent attendance
    • Active class participation
    • Teaching competency and proficiency
    • Maintain safe space for teaching and practicing yoga
    • At-home assignments completed on time
    • Professional behavior and ethical conduct

300-Hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training

  • Admissions Criteria
    • Minimum of 2 years' experience practicing yoga.
    • Successful completion of a 200-hour yoga teacher training from a Yoga Alliance-registered school. Must provide proof of completion with either a copy of your 200-hour certificate or a copy of your RYT-200 Yoga Alliance registration card.
    • Letter of recommendation from either a yoga student or a yoga teacher
  • Certification Criteria
    • Successful completion of four 300-hour modules. Must be completed within five years and can be taken in any order.
    • 100 percent attendance in all modules
    • Active class participation
    • Teaching competency and proficiency
    • Maintain safe space for teaching and practicing yoga
    • At-home assignments completed on time
    • Professional Behavior and Ethical Conduct

300-Hour Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher Training

  • Admissions Criteria
    • Minimum of 2 years' experience practicing yoga
    • Successful completion of a 200-hour yoga teacher training from a Yoga Alliance-registered school. Must provide proof of completion with either a copy of your 200-hour certificate or a copy of your RYT-200 Yoga Alliance registration card
    • Letter of recommendation from either a yoga student or a yoga teacher
  • Certification Criteria
    • Successful completion of Foundations of Ayurveda, followed by Uniting Yoga and Ayurveda: Balancing the Doshas (formerly Integrating Ayurveda into Yoga Teaching) and one of the approved elective 300-hour Kripalu modules. Must be completed within five years.
    • 100 percent attendance in all modules
    • Active class participation
    • At-home assignments completed on time
    • Demonstrate teaching competency and proficiency
    • Maintain safe space for teaching and practicing yoga
    • Demonstrate professional behavior and ethical conduct

1000-Hour Yoga Teacher Training
The trainings in our 1000-hour program may also be taken as standalone programs; you do not need to apply to the 1000-hour track to take many of these trainings. You may apply to the 1000-hour training and retroactively receive credit for your hours. An application and acceptance is required prior to registering for specific modules within the 1000-hour track and will be indicated when necessary.

  • Admissions Criteria
    • Minimum of 2 years' experience practicing yoga.
    • Successful completion of a 300- or 500-hour yoga teacher training program from a Yoga Alliance-registered school. Must provide proof of completion with a copy of your certificate.
    • Letter of recommendation from either a yoga student or a yoga teacher
  • Certification Criteria
    • Successful completion of 500 hours of training from the list of 1000-hour approved trainings. Must be completed within five years.
    • 100 percent attendance
    • Active class participation
    • Teaching competency and proficiency
    • Maintain safe space for teaching and practicing yoga
    • At-home assignments completed on time
    • Professional Behavior and Ethical Conduct

Successful completion of yoga teacher certification is determined by the Kripalu School of Yoga, at its sole discretion, based on demonstrated command of the skills necessary to teach a yoga class and meeting the requirements listed above.

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Faculty

Our faculty are extraordinary guides. They offer in-depth experience, an authentic commitment to teaching, and a profound connection to the wisdom and practices that yoga offers.

Registration

Payment, Cancellation, and Refund Policies

In order to register for a Kripalu professional training, with the exception of select 1000-hour yoga teacher trainings, you must first receive an acceptance decision from the Kripalu Schools of Yoga. Once you have been notified of acceptance into your program, contact Registrations at 866.200.5203 to confirm your space in the training and reserve your accommodations.

Payment, Cancellation, and Refund Policies

Payment Policy

50 percent of the total program cost (tuition and housing/commuter fee) is due at the time of registration to reserve program space and housing. The remaining balance is due five days before program start date.

Refund and Cancellation Policy*

Refunds (less a $50 processing fee) will be given according to the following schedule: for cancellations two or more days prior to the start of the program, 100 percent of monies paid will be refunded. Less than two days prior to and up to completion of 25 percent of the program, 75 percent of the program cost will be refunded. Up to completion of 50 percent of the program, 50 percent of the program cost will be refunded. Up to completion of 75 percent of the program, 25 percent of the program cost will be refunded. No other refunds or credits are available. The standard cancellation policy applies to all other charges.

Notes on Terms

For programs offered in two 12-day sessions in which both parts are required for program completion, program cost refers to the total cost of both program parts. Refunds are based on full program length (24 days not 12 days), according to the terms of the cancellation policy above.

For other programs with multiple modules, program cost is determined based on one module at a time. Program start date refers to the start of each module.

Kripalu’s standard payment policy and refund and cancellation policy applies to the 1000-hour training programs, with the exception of Chakras, Granthis, and Nadis; Restorative Yoga Teacher Training; Yin Yoga Teacher Training; and Kripalu Yoga in the Schools Teacher Training.

Method of Payment

Acceptable forms of payment are

  • Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover
  • Personal checks (US dollars)
  • Money orders (US dollars).

NoteIf you prefer to pay your application fee by check, make checks payable to Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, and indicate the program and date you applied for on the check.

*If you are an international student traveling to Kripalu for a training and you are unable to obtain a visa to allow you entrance into the United States, we will refund in full all monies paid toward tuition and housing, including the $50 processing fee. Application fees are nonrefundable.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available for the following:

  • 200-Hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training
  • 200-Hour Foundations of Ayurveda1
  • 300-Hour  Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training2
  • 300-Hour Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher Training2
  • 650-Hour Ayurvedic Health Counselor Certification3
  • 1000-Hour Yoga Teacher Training2

Scholarship applications will be reviewed only after an applicant has been accepted into the training. Your training application and scholarship application may be submitted together, however. You will receive notification of your scholarship decision approximately two to four weeks after your acceptance date.

1Foundations of Ayurveda Parts 1 and 2 are awarded as one scholarship since these trainings must be taken together.

2Scholarships for the 300-Hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training, the 300-Hour Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher Training, and the 1000-Hour yoga teacher training programs are awarded per module date. You may apply for up to four module dates at a time. Please indicate the start date of the modules for which you are applying.

3Scholarships for the Ayurvedic Health Counselor Certification modules are awarded for the entire program.

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Yoga Alliance

The Kripalu School of Yoga is a Yoga Alliance-registered school.