I’ve had some people ask why our program is so expensive. But you have to do your research folks, the cost of building a top notch faculty is high…plain and simple! If you go online and research a 500hr Teacher Training, you will discover that the costs are phenomenal. Here’s a sample…
Tuition Only $4,950USD OR $32,175TTD Early bird (until April 27,2014)
Inclusive packages (food and living) from
$6,445.00USD OR $41, 893TTD (Early Bird)
And this is the Early Bird pricing
Then add the cost of airfare, living and the loss of income…i think this one was for 6 weeks
Thailand Retreat (60hrs)
$1990USD OR $13,000TTD – double room
$2390USD OR $15,600TTD – single room
And this is just for 60hrs. Then add the cost of airfare, living and the loss of income
Other Programs break down the 500hrs into modules and you have to pay per module and they run for different dates. Or they require you to have completed a 200hr and a 300hr program first. An example of the modules…
Kripalu School of Yoga in the U.S.
Yoga Teacher Training 500-Hour Certification
Tuition per module $1049USD plus accommodations extra. There are 4 modules
So $4200USD OR $27,300 just for the tuition. Then add the cost of airfare, accommodation, food and living and the loss of income.
The last I saw, the Moksha Yoga Training in the US was about $4500CDN, then add the cost of airfare, accommodation, food and living and the loss of income. You are also required to pay $1000 +tax* CND/US non-refundable deposit. The last group of instructors who went to this Training from Trinidad spent just over $60,000TTD for everything! There are about 65 to 70 people per Training.
Bikram Yoga Training is about $16,000USD OR $104,000TTD to $20,000USD OR $130,000TTD…Then add the cost of airfare, accommodation, food and living and the loss of income. AND there are about 400 people per Training!
Here nah…it ent easy out there!
I was finding that only certain people could go to these Trainings and you most def had to be in a particular income bracket. If you had a family, job commitments etc., the idea of this seemed even more out of reach.
My hope with The Sangha Trinidad’s Yoga Teacher Training is to make teacher training way more accessible. There are so many of you who would make awesome instructors…you have so much to offer. I wanted to give you the same quality and the same attention to detail without you having to leave or lose. You can work around your work schedule and be near for your family if need be. I have one person who is doing the morning session for the first month…for her vacation and then doing the evening session for the last two weeks when she goes back to work.
The Sangha Trinidad’s Yoga Teacher Training $35,000TTD. 10 to 20 people and 500hrs….no modules, no airfare if you are local and some of the same North American faculty as in the other trainings abroad. PLUS, internship in Toronto (if you desire)and at The Sangha Trinidad.
Now…when you see the numbers can you really say that we are pricey?
If I have further convinced you of the value for dollar *smile*, then feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.