Hi, I'm Cindy! I manage One Down Dog's yoga teacher training program and I'm also one of the trainers! The first thing to know about our training is that it is led by a very close group of friends who will welcome you with open arms.
Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about Yoga Teacher Training at One Down Dog in Los Angeles.
The Fall 2022 200-hour training will be a hybrid that combines both formats. We'll be leading Thursday and Friday evenings live through Zoom from 6 to 9pm, so you can jump right into the training from the comfort of your home without having to travel after a long day. The online platform also provides us with a great space to share videos, worksheets, and more. We'll meet in person on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 6pm at our Echo Park studio.
Absolutely! Once you've placed your non-refundable deposit to secure your spot in the training, we can break up your remaining tuition into 3 or 4 monthly installments.
We meet two to three long weekends per month over the course of four and a half months. See the dates >>
It sure is! Once you've completed all required hours in the training, you can apply to be a 200-hour RYT (registered yoga teacher) through The Yoga Alliance.
We allow our students to miss up to one full weekend (18 hours) before requiring any make-up time at an extra cost. Missed content can be acquired through your "yoga buddy" who we will pair you up with at the beginning of the training.
You can make up your hours either in the next round of teacher training (we host two per year), in a one-on-one session with a trainer, or in a small group session with one of the trainers if enough people in your group missed the same content. All options require an additional cost.
We ask that you purchase books from our reading list to support your learning. Your tuition will cover the cost of your extensive training manual, and we will share the reading list upon registration. Know that you can purchase the books used or through a reader to save $$$.
We currently offer a BIPOC scholarship that covers half of the tuition, the deadline to apply is August 8th.
No! This training is for anyone interested in diving deeper into the study of yoga. While we do focus on teaching principles for a portion of the training, these skills can be applied anywhere. In this training, you will learn about yoga philosophy, the history of yoga, the subtle body (including the chakra system), asana (pose) alignment, anatomy applied to yoga, and how to build and teach a class. What you'll learn >>
The One Down Dog program is full of heart, knowledgeable trainers from a wide variety of backgrounds (if I do say so myself), and it offers a path for connecting to a community. We are proud of the specialty days we're able to offer throughout the training with guest teachers, topics include: social justice, Ayurveda, pre+post natal yoga, and trauma-informed yoga
Fall Yoga Teacher Training starts September 15th! (Early Bird pricing ends August 15th) LEARN MORE >>