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Amany April 14, 2011 at 7:11 pm

I was wondering what do I have to practice or study in order to be able to train others and give grant them certificates?

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Gabrielle April 15, 2011 at 1:05 am

Hi Amany

I am sure we can have a conversation about what it takes to put a training program together and the expertise that you would need to have in order to design, assemble and present a course. So do you mind if we leave that until we get to Costa Rica?

Namaste
Gabrielle 🙂

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rajeev July 21, 2011 at 1:32 pm

good evening ,

how i control my weight kindly give some tips .

thanks
rajeev

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Carol September 22, 2011 at 5:20 pm

Hi,

what’s the different between your hot yoga and Bikram Yoga?

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Gabrielle September 26, 2011 at 7:37 am

Hi Carol

That’s a question that I can answer with a question firstly!!! Do you want to teach hot yoga which includes any poses you like, including ones that you may be very familiar with? Or are you just wanting to teach in a Bikram yoga studio?

I am just seeking some clarification on the question. Please let me know. I would like to answer the question but just need to know more about what you’re after! 😉

The program is designed to (and does) certify top quality teachers. My wish is to empower to teach what you want. I am awaiting your reply!

Namaste
Gabrielle 🙂

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Naradi jacobs September 26, 2011 at 7:20 am

Hi I’d like to know what the balance cost of the tuition fees are before I pay the deposit. That is the one piece of information that’s missing from your highly detailed website on the yoga course content. I’d love to go to costs rica but I don’t know what the final cost is and if I can afford it! Thanks, naradi

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Gabrielle September 26, 2011 at 7:46 am

Oh, dang, I should have pressed reply to your post not made a new one!!! Anyway Naradi, your response is below! LOL

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Gabrielle September 26, 2011 at 7:46 am

Hello Naradi

Thanks for your question! I apologise that you found that information hard to find. I must make it more obvious on that home page. (Is that a ‘doh’ moment?) It is however, quite prominent on the “Cost” page. There’s a tab up the top of the website and here it is for you now: http://www.hotyogateacher.com/cost.

That page details all the inclusions.

Thank you for bringing that to my attention. FYI: The balance would be $3,797. (Includes the bonuses and there are still places available for the extra $300 bonus – just thought that might be interesting for you)

Please let me know if there’s anything else you need to know

Namaste
Gabrielle 🙂

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Barbara Tartaglia November 6, 2011 at 8:41 pm

Hi Gabrielle
I came across your website yesterday and I can’t stop reading it! 🙂
You seem to have given me the answers I was looking for for the past few months since the thought of becoming a yoga teacher crossed my mind. Better said, I practice Bikram Yoga regularly (and irregularly) since a year and a half and no question it did me good! The idea of practicing yoga in a heated room its brilliant! The sweating, the toxins pouring out yr body, the feeling good sensation after the class etc… etc….I will always be grateful for that BUT I’v always asked myself: why can’t that be applied to any of the Hatha Yoga Asanas? Anyway, I just kept practicing Bikram and took the best from it (no doubts it works) but there was/is something that couldn’t let me enroll for the next TT. I wont list the reasons here but yr training seems to be the right thing for me.
I have a couple (well, more than a couple) of questions for you:
1.How many people attend the program usually?
2. will you send the DvDs and book also to Europe? Any extra fee for overseas shipping?
3. The venue looks stunning! however it would be nice to see other places on the day off. Is there an easy way to travel around? car? Bikes? ….Horse?
4. Would I be able to open up my own studio and/or teach in every Hot Yoga Studio (except Bikram) once am certified?
5. If I will ever open up my own studio can Bikram teachers teach as well in the studio? (mmm I should probably ask Bikram about that) if I understood correctly one is free to teach according to personal common sense)
6. Can I also teach Yoga in a non-heated room?
7. How much does a single occupancy costs? I’m thinking to spoil myself and get the best accommodation possible considering my man could also join me for a relaxing week at some point.

OMG! too many questions! I hope its ok.
I really hope to make it for the next training, till then, thanx for yr time and hope to meet you in may.

Namastè
Barbara

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Gabrielle November 7, 2011 at 2:46 am

Hi Barbara (I have sent you this response by email too)

Thanks so very much for getting in touch with me. I will happily answer all your questions! 🙂 I am so glad you took the time to write me all your questions and to tell me about your fun going through my website.

OK, now to some answers! 🙂

1.How many people attend the program usually?

In 2011 we had 26 and we envisage up to 40. It makes it very personal and with the design of the program you experience a lot of support and mentoring.

2. will you send the DvDs and book also to Europe? Any extra fee for overseas shipping?

The bonus DVDs (yoga anatomy) and manual that are attached to the training tuition fee will be shipped to wherever you are. If however you purchase things through our online store outside of training then there are products that incur slightly higher fees to ship from the US to wherever you are.

3. The venue looks stunning! however it would be nice to see other places on the day off. Is there an easy way to travel around? car? Bikes? ….Horse?

There are a number of 1/2 and full day tours that you can take organised through the resort (hikes, waterfalls, volcanoes, zip lines, beaches etc). On several occasions, some of the group actually hired their own vehicles and explored on their own (or took guides!). There are plenty of days off to allow you good recovery from the work that we do together.

4. Would I be able to open up my own studio and/or teach in every Hot Yoga Studio (except Bikram) once am certified?

You will have the ability to set up your own studio. … Just FYI, all the teachers wanting to teach have jobs all around the world!

5. If I will ever open up my own studio can Bikram teachers teach as well in the studio? (mmm I should probably ask Bikram about that) if I understood correctly one is free to teach according to personal common sense)

You can employ anybody you want. You are not limited by whom you can employ. Some teachers may choose not to work for you. That is their choice and of course yours, because you would only employ teachers with great teaching skills not just somebody who can recite words from somebody else’s mouth.

Regarding your suggestion to contact BC, please read my email.

6. Can I also teach Yoga in a non-heated room?

That’s entirely up to you. Yoga is yoga and you can heat the room to whatever temperature you like, as long as it’s not risky for you or your students. We cover all that at teacher training. I will qualify you in being a great yoga teacher with a particular focus on teaching hot yoga and all the different issues that come up doing that. But as I say, yoga is yoga, so teach it in a warm room or a hot room. 🙂

7. How much does a single occupancy costs? I’m thinking to spoil myself and get the best accommodation possible considering my man could also join me for a relaxing week at some point.

I have sent you all the single occupancy rates in that email. Single occupancy rates change for the type of room. For a tentalow it is $2,997
For deluxe rooms it is $4,255. There are also Super-Deluxe rooms and there are 2 suites available called Zendo and Pagoda. One of my students stayed in the Pagoda this year, it has a jacuzzi in there and is very lovely. Actually we had visitors coming and going a fair bit. Guests joined us for meals and breaks. And for a week visit, depending on how it is timed (so please let me know what you’re thinking) you would have 2 full days off to spend entirely with your love!

Okey dokey. I hope that answers your questions for you.

I look forward to hearing from you again

Namaste
Gabrielle 🙂

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Heather January 19, 2012 at 11:24 pm

Hi Gabrielle!
I noticed you are recognized for both the 200 hour and 500 hour Yoga Alliance Certification. I imagine since your teacher training is a 4 week program, it is eligible for the 200 hour certification? Do you offer additional training to qualify for a 500 hour YA Certificate?
Thanks!

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Gabrielle January 20, 2012 at 1:41 am

Hi Heather
If you have a 200 hour certification, then the 300 hours that you need I can certify you for. Email me if you need more details.
Namaste
Gabrielle 🙂

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Connie Robinson March 2, 2012 at 11:21 pm

I’m sorry, the answers are right up above!!! 🙂

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Alexandra April 28, 2012 at 2:08 am

Hello Gabrielle,
I love your website and Costa Rica teacher training program!!
I’ve been practicing hot yoga for 2 weeks every single day and I never felt better! 🙂
I’m totally falling in love with hot yoga and I’m also thinking of taking a teacher training program. However, I read on your website that you suggest 4- 6 months previous yoga experience before signing up for 200hr teacher training program.
That’s why I wanted to ask you if you will have any future programs coming up few months from now- by the end of summer or in fall? That is the time when I should be ready to take a course. Please let me know when is your next course/ getaway coming up?
Namaste
Alexandra 🙂

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Gabrielle April 28, 2012 at 2:16 am

Hi Alexandra

As in life, there are few hard and fast rules. The time mentioned (4-6 months) is a guide, a suggestion.

The most useful prerequisite for applying for the program is a passion for what you do and an intention for creating change, deepening your practice, fulfilling a desire to perhaps transform yourself and carry that feeling with you more often (that hot yoga glow – it’s contagious) and perhaps too to teach and facilitate those wonderful changes in others.

I would be happy to talk with you. The first step is to love, love, love your yoga.

In the 2011 program one of our graduates had only done one single hot yoga class (and had limited yoga experience.

Where there’s a will …. you know what they say!

Namaste
Gabrielle 🙂

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