I already registered for a training but can’t make it, can I use my payment for another training at a later date?

Yes! Please email Jillene (jillenemaccreery@streetyoga.org) with the date that you made your payment, along with the future training that you would like to attend instead.

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I am signed up for one training but changed my mind and would like to transfer to another location, is this possible?

As long as their is still space in another training we are happy to work with your needs. Send us an email with the training you are signed up for and your proposed transfer location.

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I have a group of people I would like to sign up; can I do this online or do I need to do it over the phone? 

Send us an email with the number of people you would like to register. We do offer special group discounts. Once we have your information, we can provide a promotion code for use by each person registering within your group. If you have a group of people paying separately and you would like the group discount, please email Jillene (jillenemaccreery@streetyoga.org) to be approved for the discount code.

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What if I have 4 people in a group, can we still get the group discount? 

No, you will need to have at least 5 participants in a group to be eligible for the 15% discount.

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Will I get a certificate of completion after the training? 

Yes! As long as you have paid for the training in full, your trainer will provide you with a certificate at the end of the workshop.

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I can’t attend the Friday session of the training, can I still register and attend the rest? Would I be able to make up the time missed at another training? 

Yes, you can still register. You are welcome to attend the Friday session of another training at a later date.

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I applied for Financial Assistance, how long until I will know if I have been offered an award? 

The training scholarships are offered on a rolling basis starting one month prior to the training. If some participants aren’t able to accept their award, more funds may become available leading up to the training.

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Is this training right for me?

If you want to serve youth with yoga, chances are strong that this training will be a good fit for you!  The training offers a solid introduction to the field of yoga service work and addresses topics such as choosing specific postures, adapting a class for a unique environment, addressing boundary concerns, and deal with challenging behaviors in your classroom.  Yoga teachers who want to learn more about working with different populations can gain a lot from this training.  Social workers, counselors, and teachers can also gain a great deal, and many of our past trainees have been service professionals who both contributed to and gleaned a great deal from the training experience.  However, please note that this is an introductory level training and is not specifically focused on integrating yoga into a one-one counseling environment.

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How do I become a Street Yoga volunteer teacher?

We currently only offer volunteer positions in Seattle.  Click HERE to learn more.

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Do I need to have completed a yoga teacher training program?

No, as long as you have a solid grounding in yoga practice and meet the 20-hour requirement, you are welcome to join us.

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Do I have enough yoga experience to meet the 20-hour requirement?  And, why do you have that requirement anyways?

We trust you to thoughtfully consider if you have enough yoga experience to meet the 20-hour requirement.  (“Yoga experience” can be any combination of studio classes, home practice with a book or video, individual instruction, and/or independent personal practice.)  Please note that we have this requirement in order for each of our trainees to get the most out of the training.  This training focuses on teaching you how to adapt what you already know about yoga for use in a social service setting with children and adolescents.  We believe that an important element of service yoga is practicing yoga and having a strong foundational knowledge of yoga.  If you lack a basic foundation, you may find it difficult to engage fully in activities such as discussing why certain postures may or may not be appropriate or how to think about sequencing a class.  As a bare minimum, you should be able to recognize, name, and perform a handful of basic postures.

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What will we do during the weekend?

Please check out our Training Overview page for details on the weekend curriculum.

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 I work with adults.  Can I still benefit from this training?

The short answer is yes.  We have had many trainees who work with adults attend our program and report that they learned a lot and gained many useful skills.  The long answer is as follows:  This training will introduce you to several topics that apply to individuals across age ranges, such as choosing specific postures, adapting a class for a unique environment, and addressing boundary concerns.  However, because we are a youth-focused organization, our training scenarios and much of our background information deal with children and adolescents.  Similarly, our trainers’ expertise lies in working with young people.

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How will I receive my Continuing Education Unit (CEUs)?

At the end of the training, you will receive a certificate of completion.  If you are seeking CEUs from Yoga Alliance, you can submit a copy of the certificate to their office.  If you are seeking CEUs in the areas of social work or counseling, please contact your individual state licensing office to confirm the requirements for your state.  Our training is approved for CEUs by the NASW. Please note, these states do not accept National CE approval programs and require alternate processes: MI, NC, OH WV. (California now accepts NASW CEUs)

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What if I have to miss part of the training?

You are still welcome to attend the training.  However, if you intend to miss more than half of the training, we encourage you to consider attending the training at another time.  This is so that you can get the most out of your experience.  Also, please note that you are required to attend the entire training to receive the certificate of completion.  If you miss more than 2 hours of the training, we cannot award you a certificate of completion.

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Will this training teach me which specific postures are best for treating depression, anxiety, and trauma?

The short answer here is no.  Again, remember that this training is designed to help you refine what you already know and use it to serve children and adolescents.  We will discuss many postures, but we will not prescribe certain postures for you to teach in specific situations. We will discuss in much broader terms how and why some postures may be helpful or well-received in certain situations or with certain populations.

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Will this training teach me about the neurobiology of trauma?

The training will offer a basic introduction to the idea of trauma-sensitive yoga.  We will discuss common trauma-related concerns that we may see among our students.  However, because this is a brief introductory level training, we will not address the neurobiology of trauma in a sophisticated or in-depth manner.  Instead, we will offer a helpful overview of how an awareness of the possibility of traumatic experiences in our students can inform our teaching and help us create a safe and supportive environment.

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Will this training teach me how to be paid to do this kind of work?

Street Yoga is based on a volunteer-powered, yoga service model. We totally understand the need and desire to be paid for your teaching skills, but we do not use a pay-for-service model and don’t have the expertise to teach you about this type of business model.  We will teach you about how we operate and offer suggestions for how you might begin a yoga service program, but we don’t offer advice on the business or for-profit side of yoga.