Program Overview

Be The Change is the only studio in Orange County offering a 300 hour Teacher Training Program that focuses on adapting yogic practices for specific populations and students with specific health conditions. This program is for Yoga Teachers who have completed a 200 hour Yoga Alliance certified Teacher Training who seek to advance their knowledge in Yogic Studies and understand the totality of yogic practices as a healing modality. Upon completing this 300 hour training, graduates can will receive the certification RYT500; which can be registered with Yoga Alliance. This 300 hour training also comprises Level 1 of our 800 hour Professional Yoga Therapist Training Program; which consists of 500 additional hours on top of the 300 hour certification. Program graduates can apply these hours and tuition toward their Yoga Therapist Certification.

To apply for the 300-hour training, please complete the application form and then fill out the contact form to confirm. Once accepted into the program, please pay the $500 registration fee to confirm your place in the program. You can then begin with Module 1 courses.

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We Offer a Monthly Auto Pay Program for our 300hr Training

 

$500 Registration Fee |  $285 per month for 13 months | starts in Feb / March

 

Program Structure

This 300 hour training is registered with Yoga Alliance and is made up of two modules; which can be taken all at once over a 13 month period or spread out over time according to the needs of the participant. To receive the RYT500 Certification participants must complete all the necessary hours within a 2-year period.

There are three paths for trainees interested in pursuing an advanced education in yogic studies:

1. Continuing Education: If you are a Yoga Teacher wishing to expand your education, you can enroll in any of these singular courses without committing to the whole program. Please call the studio (714) 417-9834 to register. You will not receive a 300hr program binder until trainee registers for all of the Module 1 courses.

2. RYT500 Certification: Please fill out an application between October – March (click here for the application). If admitted into the program, trainee must register for all Module 1 courses. With this level of commitment, trainee will receive a binder with all of the program materials. Trainees can enroll in auto-pay program or pay one course at a time.

3. Becoming a Yoga Therapist: The Modules 1 and 2 courses also comprise Level 1 of our Yoga Therapist Training. Please enroll in all the courses starting in March. If trainee has demonstrated commitment to the program and mastery of the material, he / she will be eligible for enrollment in Levels 2 and 3; which consists of a 24-month 500 hour Yoga Therapy Training program that starts every August.

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Weekend Intensives

Yoga Teachers are welcome to participate in our Weekend Intensives to further their education in specific areas. They can drop in for a single module, or choose 10 modules to complete the 96 hour requirement for the 300 hour certification. We are honored and excited to bring in top-notch Yoga Teachers to share their wisdom and experience to help you advance your Yogic studies.

How do I Start?
For trainees pursuing an RYT500 Certification; start by filling out an application between October – March (click here for the application). If admitted into the program, trainee must begin with the Module 1 courses of the 300hr program.

 

Given the many different courses that make up our 300hr training, we have decided to make the tuition more affordable and easier to manage with a monthly auto-pay plan. For students looking to complete the program in 13 months, they will complete an application and once accepted into the program, will submit a $500 registration fee. Once all the Module 1 courses start in February, students will be enrolled in our auto-pay program at $285 per month for 13 months. This tuition includes all of the 300hr courses that are encompassed in Module 1 and Module 2. The total tuition is $4205. If students wish to take one course at a time, they can pay for each individual course; which totals around $4400.

Module 1 ~ 165 hours
Consists of our Fundamental Courses; which are listed below. These courses start every spring.

  • Fundamentals: Asana ~ 10 hours (February 2017 – $199)
  • Fundamentals: Pranayama ~ 10 hours (March 2017 – $199)
  • Fundamentals: Meditation ~ 10 hours (April 2017 – $199)
  • Yoga + Public Health Course ~ 50 hours (March 2017 – $525)
  • Yoga Sutras Course ~ 30 hours (March 2017- $500)
  • Sequencing Course ~ 55 hours (May 2017- $400)

Module 2 ~ 135 hours

After students become acquainted with the program, they can begin enrollment in Module 2 courses. You can begin taking the once a month Positive Psychology classes at any time, as they are stand alone classes. Trainees are also welcome to enroll in any of the Weekend Electives that are offered once a month. When the trainee feels ready to begin working with a mentor, he / she will contact Alex@bethechangeyoga.com to find the right match. We recommend starting the Mentorship Portion between March – June.

  • Positive Psychology Classes ~ 24 hours (one Monday per month – $300)
  • Mentorship ~ 15 hours (1-2 meetings a month for 10 sessions ~ price included in 300hr tuition)
  • Weekend Electives ~  96 hours ( offered one weekend a month –  +/-$2000)

How does this fit in with the Yoga Therapist Training?
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The courses listed above comprise Level 1 of our Yoga Therapist training. Please enroll in all the courses starting in March. If trainee has demonstrated commitment to the program and mastery of the material, he / she will be eligible for enrollment in Levels 2 and 3; which consists of a 24-month 500 hour Yoga Therapy Training program that starts every August.

How to complete the program in 12-months

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  • Submit your application between October – March
  • Start with the Fundamental Intensives (February – April)
  • Start with the 10-month Yoga + Public Health course in March
  • Begin the Yoga Sutras course in February
  • Start taking the once a month Positive Psychology Classes in March
  • Enroll in the 10-month Sequencing Course in May
  • Begin the 10-session Mentorship module in July / August
  • Take one Weekend Elective each month for a total of 96 hours
Program Hours

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Fundamental Courses 30
Yoga + Public Health 50
Sequencing Course 55
Yoga Sutras 30
Positive Psychology 24
Mentorship 15
Weekend Electives 96
Total Hours 300
Tuition
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Given the many different courses that make up our 300hr training, we have decided to make the tuition more affordable and easier to manage with a monthly auto-pay plan. For students looking to complete the program in 13 months, they will complete an application and once accepted into the program, will submit a $500 registration fee. Once all the Module 1 courses start in February, students will be enrolled in our auto-pay program at $285 per month for 13 months. This tuition includes all of the 300hr courses that are encompassed in Module 1 and Module 2. The total tuition is $4205. If students wish to take one course at a time, they can pay for each individual course; which totals around $4400.

 

Auto-Pay Program:

  • $500 Registration Fee
  • $285 per month for 13 months

Total Training Cost w/ Auto-pay :  $4205

 


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Pay One Course at a Time:

Module 1 ~ 165 hours ($2022)

  • Fundamentals: Asana ~ 10 hours (February 2017 – $199)
  • Fundamentals: Pranayama ~ 10 hours (March 2017 – $199)
  • Fundamentals: Meditation ~ 10 hours (April 2017 – $199)
  • Yoga + Public Health Course ~ 50 hours (March 2017 – $525)
  • Yoga Sutras Course ~ 30 hours (March 2017- $500)
  • Sequencing Course ~ 55 hours (May 2017- $400)

Module 2 ~ 135 hours ( +/- $2391)

Trainees can choose to pay for all of the Positive Psychology classes in one lump sum of $300 or if enrolled in the 300hr Training, can also pay the $25 per class rate before each class. We ask that trainees register for each Weekend Elective at least 1 week in advance to ensure that we have enough trainees to run the Weekend Elective. 300hr trainees with receive pre-registration pricing for all Weekend Electives. The monthly auto-pay program includes Zabie’s 3-day Trauma Informed Yoga Training.

  • Positive Psychology Classes ~ 24 hours (one Monday per month – $300)
  • Mentorship ~ 15 hours (1-2 times a month for 10 sessions ~ price included in 300hr tuition)
  • Weekend Electives ~  96 hours ( offered one weekend a month – $1920)

Total Training Cost :  +/- $4400

 


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Refund Policy: Auto-Pay

Our auto-pay program includes a one-time $500 registration fee and a $285 per month commitment for 13 months totaling $4205.
Trainees will receive a full refund if they withdraw from the training at least 3 days before the initial start date of the training by notifying Be The Change Yoga in writing. If trainee chooses to withdraw from the training, he  / she can cancel the monthly auto-pay program.
If trainee continues enrollment in the auto-pay program but is unable to attend courses, he / she can apply the funds towards a future classes and complete the coursework at a later date. The 300hr Yoga Teacher Training program must be completed within a 3-year period.

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Refund Policy: One Course at a Time

Students will receive a full refund if they withdraw from the course or weekend intensive at least 3 days before the scheduled event by notifying Be The Change Yoga in writing. We will not offer refunds for any cancellations made within 3 days of the scheduled course because the number of pre-registered participants determines our ability to run each course. If a student misses a weekend intensive due to an illness, we can apply the funds toward a future weekend intensive. There are no refunds for any courses or workshops once the classes have commenced.
Refund Policy

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Refund Policy: Auto-Pay

Our auto-pay program includes a one-time $500 registration fee and a $285 per month commitment for 13 months totaling $4205.
Trainees will receive a full refund if they withdraw from the training at least 3 days before the initial start date of the training by notifying Be The Change Yoga in writing. If trainee chooses to withdraw from the training, he  / she can cancel the monthly auto-pay program.
If trainee continues enrollment in the auto-pay program but is unable to attend courses, he / she can apply the funds towards a future classes and complete the coursework at a later date. The 300hr Yoga Teacher Training program must be completed within a 3-year period.

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Refund Policy: One Course at a Time

Trainees will receive a full refund if they withdraw from the course or weekend intensive at least 3 days before the scheduled event by notifying Be The Change Yoga in writing. We will not offer refunds for any cancellations made within 3 days of the scheduled course because the number of pre-registered participants determines our ability to run each course. If a student misses a weekend intensive due to an illness, we can apply the funds toward a future weekend intensive. There are no refunds for any courses or workshops once the classes have commenced.
What if I want to join mid-year?
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If you’re just finding out about the program during the summer or fall months, you don’t have to wait until March to start the program. You can take any of the Weekend Electives, Positive Psychology Classes or start with Chapter 2 of the Yoga Sutras. We suggest starting with these courses and then submitting an application for the program between October – March. At that point you can continue your courses and then add the Fundamentals, Yoga + Public Health, Mentorship, Sequencing and the remaining Yoga Sutras Classes.

Who do I contact for more information?
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Please reach out to Alexandra Boggio who is our Yoga Teacher Training advisor. She will be happy to answer any questions. You can reach her: Alex@bethechangeyoga.com

If you are interested in expanding your education with us, we recommend you practicing at the studio to get a feel for our methodology and culture. Please take Allison’s and Katie’s classes and make a point to introduce yourself after the class.

How do I apply?
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Please click here to access our on-line application

After submitting your application, you will be contacted in 1-2 business days or please reach out to Katie@bethechangeyoga.com directly to confirm receipt of your application.