Frequently Asked Questions
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What is the time requirement that your online programs require?
We’ve created our programs for maximum flexibility. You are free to make your own schedule and study at your own pace. There are not set start dates and you are welcome to complete your program's requirements and apply for certification during your one-year access to your program.
To help guide your education, we provide a suggested curriculum for our programs. The curriculum varies program to program.
If you are interested in following the suggested curriculum, here is a breakdown of the time requirements each of our Paths demand:
- Practice Path: 1-2 hours a day over 30 days.
- Train Path: 2-3 hours a day over 60 days.
Are all Aligned Yoga programs pre-recorded?
Information overload has been the biggest challenge with in-person yoga education and training. With so much to learn and never enough time, we are excited to bring you pre-recorded content that is optimized for clarity. In an online setting, you have full control over pacing.
Our curriculum combines several mediums across written materials, video lectures, and a one-year subscription to Alo Moves. All optimized to help you make the most of your learning experience and learn with engaging content.
For more information, please visit each offering's page to understand how your program of interest works.
I need support. Can you help me?
Yes! Count on us to help and support you in any way we can. Please reach out to us if you need guidance on the best option for you, need help getting started, or have questions about your enrollment. Whatever the topic, we're here for you. You can contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that our regular office hours are Monday to Friday from 9 AM through 5 PM PST. We are a small team and we work hard to process your inquiries as fast as we can.
What system requirements do I need for your programs?
You do not need to be technically savvy to enroll in our programs. As long as you're hungry to learn, you'll be fine! Here's a list of things that will come in handy to start your program:
- A computer, smartphone, or tablet capable of viewing videos, live streams, webpage, and PDF content.
- A webcam, smartphone, or camera capable of recording yourself. Don't worry - nothing fancy is needed! We will provide all the tips and tricks you need for self-recording.
- A working internet connection capable of viewing streamed video.
Will I get access to my program's updates?
Yes! We are always working on adding new content to our programs and improving our curriculum. You will have access to all updates made to your program for one year, after your initial purchase date.
What style of yoga is taught in your programs?
All our programs and offerings are Vinyasa-based.
What is the time requirement per program?
Each program has a structured, self-paced syllabus. You are welcome to break out of the per-day schedule even further to fit your needs, or to combine two days into one for a faster pace. All program content and associated subscriptions will remain available to you for one full year from initial activation. For more information, please read our "Getting Certified" section.
Is there a start date to your offerings? Can I start my program at a later date?
All our online offerings and programs are self-paced - you make your own schedule! There is no set start date for our programs; upon purchase, you will receive immediate access to your program for one full year. Please note that once your year is up, you will lose access to your program except for those materials that are specified to have lifetime access.
You are welcome to get started the day you purchase or at a later date. We strive to give you full flexibility, however that looks for your own needs.
If English isn't my first language, can I still enroll in your programs?
Absolutely! All our programs are taught and supported in English, so it comes down to your personal comfort level with carrying over the lessons you learn in English into your native language.
If I live in a different country than the US, can I enroll in your offerings? What if I have a full-time job?
Yes! We created and designed our offerings and programs to be available to anyone, anywhere, at any time.
All our programs offer a schedule that is self-paced and flexible. You can either power through all content as one immersive experience or make it work for your schedule.
In addition, our programs are open to you for one year after you initially purchase them so you have a unique opportunity to revisit your program’s content time and time again.
Which Aligned Yoga offering is the best fit for me?
With over 10 years of experience in yoga education, our programs and offerings are designed to help you achieve your goals and make the most of your yoga journey - no matter where you are and what your practice level is.
Our offerings are designed to serve different needs. Are you looking to dive into your practice? Check out our Practice path. Are you interested in taking your practice to the next level by joining your first training? Check our our Train path.
Need support in finding the best choice for you? Let us support you! Please reach out to us if you need guidance, have any questions, or unsure where to start. We are here to help you in any way we can.
Is online yoga education effective?
Yes! We believe that online yoga education may be even more effective than in-person trainings and programs.
Our programs condense over ten years of training expertise down to a rich, structured curriculum designed to take full advantage of multiple mediums for different learning styles. Our programs offer a schedule that is self-paced and flexible. Power through all content as one immersive experience, or make it work for your schedule. Online programming also creates the unique opportunity for you to revisit your program’s content time and again.
Finally, by offering our programs online, we are able to offer our knowledge at a fraction of the cost of in-person trainings.
Are all your programs and offerings online?
Yes. All our programs are online and can be taken at your own pace. We are not currently offering in-person experiences due to the global pandemic; our trainees' health is our top priority.
How advanced as a practitioner do I need to be to enroll in your programs?
All our programs are open and accommodate all levels of practice. You do not need to be able to perform advanced poses, arm balances, or inversions to enroll. If you have a passion for yoga and the desire to deepen your knowledge, then you have everything you need to begin our programs.
Is an Aligned Yoga program right for me?
Are you passionate about yoga and wanting to learn at your own pace? Whether you are a curious student, an aspiring teacher, a seasoned instructor, or an inspired yogipreneur, we have a program designed for you!
We recognize that choosing a program can be overwhelming - you do not need to make the decision alone. Please reach out to us if you need guidance on the best option for you, have any questions, or unsure where to start. We are here to help you in any way we can!
Do you offer refunds?
We at Aligned Yoga wholly believe in our programs, but only if you are dedicated and willing to put in the work.
Do you offer scholarships or work trade to access your programs?
Yes! We're acutely aware of the current state of the world and of the economic realities that comprise our beloved community. We have made our best effort to offer our knowledge at a fraction of the cost of in-person yoga education while maintaining the highest education standards. In addition, we strive to at least once a year offer additional discounts to our programs.
We realize that for some of you, this may not be enough. Which is why we are proud to sponsor our Scholarship Program. For more information, please visit ourpage.
In addition, we are always open to supporting yoga teachers in any way we can. We are working on opening up work-trade opportunities in the near future. In the meantime, if you have a collaboration proposal for us, please share it via email at email@example.com.
Do you offer discounts for your programs?
We have made our best effort to offer our knowledge at a fraction of the cost of in-person yoga education while maintaining the highest education standards.
To support our community, we strive to offer additional discounts to our programs once a year. Please note that these events are announced weeks in advance and run for a limited-time only. If you are looking to take advantage of this added benefit, we encourage you to sign up at your earliest convenience. We do not plan to offer these incentives on a regular basis and cannot extend them beyond the specified duration; we do not make exceptions for any case.
Are you interested in being notified about these perks and more? Please subscribe to our newsletter and stay up to date with all the perks and benefits that we share with our Aligned community members.
Do you offer payment plans?
Yes, we offer flexible payment plans spread across 3 months.
What payment methods do you accept?
We currently support payments made via PayPal and Stripe. Both platforms support one-time payments and 3-month payment plans. Please note that all our prices are in USD.
All payments made through our site are secure. PayPal uses data encryption and anti-fraud technology to keep your information secure, reducing the risk of online fraud. Stripe focuses on providing the technical, fraud prevention, and banking infrastructure required to operate online payment systems.
Can I teach yoga after I complete the Train Path?
Yes! Our 200-hr online training is designed to provide all the hands-on practice, theoretical knowledge, and confidence you need to teach.
How much interaction will I have with Bri and Team Aligned during my online program?
Bri has been connecting with students online for years. With this experience, we have put together the best virtual programs aimed at supporting you every step of the way. Our online learning platform enables direct answers and personalized insight on your questions on every lecture.
Each of our programs have a different structure of support, designed to help our students achieve their goals; for more information on how we support our students, please visit each path separately to review the unique perks and benefits of your program of interest.
To be clear, our courses are not designed as one-on-one coaching programs; we cannot promise you'll speak or get feedback directly from Bri.
Can I enroll in more than one path?
We designed our programs for you to choose between concise offerings that help you take your practice, teaching, or career to the next level. Our programs complement each other very well, but we do advise that you enroll in one program at a time. This will ensure that you make the most out of your experience. Reach out to us for personalized guidance on the best option for you.
Which path is the right fit for me?
Our online offerings and programs are designed to allow you to focus on a specific thread of your yoga journey.
If you're looking to advance your yoga practice, the Practice Path may the best fit for you.
If you're looking to deepen your yoga knowledge and enroll in your first training, the Train Path may the best fit for you.
All our offerings are designed for all levels. You do not need to be able to perform advanced poses, arm balances, or inversions to enroll. For more information, please visit our page. Or reach out to us for personalized guidance on the best option for you.
How do I get Yoga Alliance certified? Does Yoga Alliance have a separate cost?
For students enrolled in our Train Path only: Once you have received your Aligned Yoga certificate, you will be eligible for additional Yoga Alliance certification. Please note that additional certification with Yoga Alliance has associated registration and maintenance costs; Yoga Alliance is a private and separate entity from Aligned Yoga. For more information, please visit Yoga Alliance's website.
Are your programs Yoga Alliance certified? Is there a deadline for additional certification with Yoga Alliance?
Aligned Yoga is a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance.
By enrolling in the Train Path, you will be eligible (upon completion of all certification requirements) to apply for and receive an Aligned certificate before your one-year access expires. In addition, you will be able to register with Yoga Alliance.
Yoga Alliance typically requires that training hours be in-person, rather than online. This requirement has been temporarily lifted due to health and safety concerns from COVID-19, and extended through 2023 with Yoga Alliance's Online Teaching Application for RYS.
If you value additional certification with Yoga Alliance, you will be able to apply your Aligned certification towards dual certification with Yoga Alliance until December 31st, 2023.
Please note that Yoga Alliance is a private entity that qualified teachers may pay to register with. Registration with Yoga Alliance is not a requirement for obtaining teachers’ insurance or legal protection.
I’m not planning on working towards certification, but if I end up completing all my program's requirements, can I then receive certification?
Yes! As long as you complete all applicable requirements for the program you're enrolled in within your one-year access, you may apply for certification.
What date will my certificate show?
We date your certificate based on the date your application was received by us. If you are interested in a particular date to be applied to your certificate, please be sure to complete all your program's requirements before that date. We are unable to make any exceptions.
What type of certificate will I receive at the end of my program?
The type of certificate you will receive upon completion of all requirements depends on the program you are enrolled in.
- If you are enrolled in the Practice Path, you will receive a digital Certificate of Completion from Aligned Yoga. You may apply this certificate towards future Aligned Yoga training certification.
- If you are enrolled in the Train Path, you will receive digital yoga teacher certification from Aligned Yoga upon successful completion of the online 200-hr teacher training. You may apply this certificate towards additional certification with Yoga Alliance;
For more information, please read the Certification section on each program's page.
Will taking additional Alo Moves classes add to my certification hours?
We are excited to offer you the unique perk of Alo Moves classes as part of our programs' curriculum. Although we applaud your initiative in practicing along with new instructors and classes, please note that the only practices that will count towards your certification are the ones prescribed to you under our curriculum.
Does Alo Moves have an additional cost?
You will have complimentary access to Alo Moves for one year, upon your unique code redemption. After this period, you will be able to choose to renew your subscription at a monthly or yearly cost. For more information about pricing, please visit Alo Moves' website.
What if I already have an active Alo Moves membership?
If you have an active Alo Moves membership, your free year will be added to your existing account. When you sign up for an Aligned Yoga program, you will receive an email with more information and next steps.
How do I get started with Alo Moves?
As a thank you for joining our school, you'll receive a free one-year membership to Alo Moves so that you can create consistency and advance your practice. This is a unique perk only available at Aligned Yoga!
Upon your enrollment in an Aligned Yoga program, you will receive an email detailing the steps to follow to receive access to your complimentary membership.
What is Alo Moves? What are the benefits of practicing on Alo Moves?
All our offerings and programs include a free membership to Alo Moves - an exclusive gift from us to you.
Alo Moves offers access to the best online yoga instruction in the world. In addition to the 250+ classes Bri has on Alo Moves, you’ll be able to practice a wide range of offerings (including fitness, meditation and skills such as arm balances and inversions) with the best teachers in the world - anytime, anywhere.
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