Yoga. Learn, Live, Love, Teach.

Training to be a yoga teacher lends new insight into your most powerful self. Yoga teacher training goes well beyond the actual process of learning to be a yoga teacher.

The magical transformation that comes from yoga teacher training is not something that happens overnight, and it doesn’t come without a lot of hard work and dedication. Finding your powerful self involves in-depth learning of the physical and mental practices of yoga. Along the way, you’ll search the layers of your personal insecurities and conceits and peel them away to discover the core of who you truly are meant to be.

In this series, you’ll earn your 200-hour Yoga Alliance teaching certification, which is the most widely accepted registration in the United States. You’ll learn yoga anatomy and technique, and you will have a greater understanding of the process of planning and executing a successful yoga class.

Additionally, your knowledge of classroom management, safety, and technique will rise exponentially as you learn how best to creatively express your inner (and outer) yoga superstar!

Excited? Please click here to fill out the application and click here to pay your application fee. Your application will be reviewed once the form is completed and the $100 application fee has been paid.

Teacher Training FAQs:

How long does it take?
We have 12 training modules, each lasting around 16-20 hours on a weekend. The idea is to train approximately 4-5 hours Friday evening, 8-10 hours Saturday, and 4-5 hours Sunday afternoon. If all goes well, we’ll be finished in around 3 1/2 months.

What kind of yoga experience do I need?
Ideally, you’ll have experience practicing yoga regularly for the past year or so. No need to have prior teaching experience, be super flexible and strong, or have a certain “look” to be a successful teacher. We know everyone is different, and so there’s no hard and fast “prerequisite” for teacher training. If you’re ready for training, go ahead and apply!

Where do I go for training?
We’ll have all training right here at Yoga Bindi in Muskogee.

Will I get a guaranteed certification if I pay for it?
We don’t think our certification would mean much if we just “sold” it. Therefore, you’re required to participate fully in all aspects of the training; pass your tests with an 80% average or better; and have a good grasp of the practice of yoga. If you don’t pass, there is no refund; however, we’ll give you a second opportunity to take the training at a discounted rate.

How much does it cost?
To apply for the training, a nonrefundable application fee of $100 is required. The total cost of the training is $2,600, which includes a $400 nonrefundable deposit to hold your space in class. If you pay in full at registration, your cost is discounted $2,450. You’ll also need to order some books, which aren’t part of the tuition cost. Please read the refund policy. Our training is priced lower than other area teacher trainings simply because this is the first training offered by Yoga Bindi. The quality of your training will not be compromised; however, you get to enjoy the benefit of participating at a lower cost as we work out any hiccups in the program.

When is the next training?
The next training starts Sept. 8. We plan to meet 6-10 pm Fridays, 9 am – 7 pm Saturdays, and 1-4 pm Sundays, for 12 weeks. In the event of low registration, an alternate schedule may be worked out to the participants’ and teachers’ benefit.

Can I get help with paying for training?
There are two options: We can establish a payment plan for you, or you are welcome to trade services for up to $1,000 of the tuition. We will hold your certificate until you have completed your payment and/or service obligation. Also, if you refer a friend for teacher training, we’ll give you $100 off your tuition once that friend pays in full. We would love to have a scholarship available to help students pay for tuition, but unfortunately, that’s not available at this time. If you know of someone who would be willing to help fund such a scholarship, please send them our way!

Can I skip classes and make them up later?
Each training module is extremely important, and we have kept our tuition price extremely low compared to other, nearby trainings. If you have to miss one day of class, we’ll do our best to help you catch up. Any more than that, and make-up work will be at the discretion of the Lead Teacher and will be charged at the standard private session hourly rate of $60/hour. It’s imperative that your weekend schedule for the months of training be devoted to yoga practice and teacher training. That said, if you get sick or have a family emergency, we will work with you as best we can.

Who is teaching this training?
The lead teacher is Jena Barber, who is an E-RYT, or Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher, with the Yoga Alliance, which she earned through the acclaimed yoga school Yoga Deza in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Jena is also a Certified Personal Trainer with the American College of Sports Medicine. Please check out Jena’s bio for more information. Anatomy instruction will be provided by a local physician. Other teachers may assist in this training, but most of your time will be spent with Jena.

Do you have a question not covered here? Please email and ask away! See you on the mat!