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FAQ's
Your Guide to Yoga Teacher Training 

1. What makes our school special?

Joining our 200-hour yoga teacher training course means stepping into a transformative experience that is truly special in many ways:

Small Group Support: Our intimate class sizes, capped at a maximum of 8 participants, ensure that each individual receives personalized attention and support. Throughout the course, our experienced instructors will adjust and guide you in your asana practice, helping you deepen your understanding and refine your technique. In this nurturing environment, you'll have ample space to ask questions and receive the guidance you need to flourish.

Stress-Free Learning: We believe in learning without stress or judgment. Our courses are designed to empower you to guide others from a place of inner peace and authenticity. With experienced teachers who have led 200 and 300-hour TTC's around the world, you can trust that you're in capable hands.

Commitment to Support: As a Canarian family yoga school, we are committed to being there for you every step of the way in the future. Our doors will always be open to welcome you back to Tenerife, providing ongoing support and guidance whenever you need it. By completing your training with us, you become part of the esteemed Shambhala Family, with opportunities to come back as a Karma Yogi or Teacher.

Lifelong Connections: Through our small group setting, you'll forge deep connections and friendships with like-minded individuals from all corners of the globe. With the luxury of time and space, you'll have the opportunity to truly get to know your fellow participants, creating bonds that extend far beyond the duration of the course.

Giving Back: We believe in the power of giving back. A percentage of our annual income is donated to social and environmental causes, supporting organizations dedicated to making our island and planet a better place for all.

Supporting the Local Economy: Your investment in our course directly supports the local economy. We prioritize sourcing ingredients and materials locally, ensuring that your contribution benefits the community and economy of the island.

Join us on this enriching journey where small group dynamics, lifelong connections, and a commitment to positive impact await you.

2. What is a Yoga Teacher Training Course?

A Yoga Teacher Training Course (TTC) is a special program that helps you learn a lot about yoga. It covers topics like yoga philosophy, how your body works, ways to teach and even meditation. Completing this course makes you a certified yoga teacher and also helps you grow as a person by giving you useful tools. It's like a journey of learning and self-discovery!

3. Who can join a Yoga TTC?

Yoga Teacher Training Courses (TTC's) welcome everyone, whether you're just starting or have lots of experience. Some people take these courses to become yoga teachers, but many also do it for their personal practice, to learn more and understand better everything around Yoga or as a self development moment for yourself. All you need is a love for yoga and a curiosity to explore its different parts. 

4. How long does a typical Yoga TTC last?

In our 200-hour course, you'll spend three weeks learning, and for the 300-hour course, it's four weeks. It's essential to know that if the courses are shorter, you might not get all the hours mentioned in your certificate. This is crucial when choosing a TTC. Having enough hours is important because, after the course, you'll be teaching yoga. You want to feel confident and knowledgeable, so make sure the course isn't too short. Your success in teaching yoga is our priority!

5. What topics are covered in our Yoga TTC?

Our comprehensive Yoga TTC covers a range of topics including yoga philosophy, asanas (postures), anatomy, pranayama (breathing techniques), meditation, teaching methodologies, and ethics. 

6. How do I choose the right Yoga TTC for me?

When choosing a yoga course, think about a few things to make sure it's just right for you. Check how long it lasts, how many students are in each class, and if the teachers can give you enough attention. Look at where it is, what style of yoga they teach and if the school is ready to keep supporting you after you finish the course. Read what others say in reviews, talk to people who did it before and make sure the program is approved by Yoga Alliance. Sometimes, courses that cover lots of different yoga styles in the certificate might not give you a deep understanding of each one because there isn't enough time.

7. What certification will I receive after completing a Yoga TTC in Shambhala Yoga School?

Upon successful completion of a Yoga TTC with us , you'll receive a certification that recognizes you as a certified yoga teacher. This certificate is recognized through Yoga Alliance USA and allows you to teach and be insured all over the world. If completion of the course is not achieved we can support you in finding the right moment for you.

8. Can I teach yoga immediately after completing a Yoga TTC?

Yes, you can start teaching after completing a Yoga TTC as we give you all the tools and support to achieve it. If completion of the course is not achieved we can support you in finding the right moment for you.

9. What is the significance of a Yoga TTC closing ceremony?

The closing ceremony marks the culmination of your training journey. It's a special time to reflect on your growth, celebrate your achievements, and honor the connections you've made with fellow participants.

10. How can I continue my yoga journey after a Yoga TTC?

After completing a Yoga TTC, you can deepen your knowledge by attending workshops, retreats, and advanced training. Regular personal practice, teaching, and staying connected with your yoga community are also essential.

11. Are the courses certified by Yoga Alliance?

Yes, all our 200 and 300 hours Yoga TTC's are recognized by Yoga Alliance and you will be eligible to register with them upon completion of our courses.

12. What qualities are essential to become a proficient Yoga teacher?

Becoming a proficient yoga teacher encompasses a spectrum of qualities that contribute to your effectiveness and impact. Firstly, nurturing a healthy physical, emotional, and mental state is paramount, allowing you to model holistic well-being for your students.

Cultivating self-love and respect forms the basis for authentic teaching, enabling you to connect genuinely with others. An open heart allows you to create a welcoming, inclusive space that encourages exploration and growth.


13. What is the check-in time on the arrival day?

You can begin checking in from 14:00 onwards. It's advisable to arrive no later than 19:00, so you can join the welcome dinner and have the opportunity to meet fellow participants on the first evening. The opening ceremony will be held the following morning.

14. When is the check-out time on the last day?

Check-out time is no later than 12:00. 

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