Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are there any specific pre-requisites to take the step 1 or online trainings?
A:  No, we don’t have any requirements in order to take the training. We suggest you establish a yoga practice and come with an open mind, and patience for the teachings to seep.

Q: Do I have to already have a yoga certification or experience teaching yoga?
A: No, you don’t have to already be a yoga teacher.

Q: Can I start teaching kids after Step 1? 
A: Yes, after Step 1 you will have what you need to begin teaching yoga to children. We suggest practice teaching with small groups.

Q: After Step 1 what do I need to do for certification? 
A: You need to take Steps 2, 3 and 4.

Q: I see that for Step 2 there is a choice to take either the Yoga In Schools training or Pre-Grounded/Special needs training. What if I want both? 
A. We would absolutely recommend taking both if you are interested in teaching all of these populations. However, you will still need to complete steps 3 and 4 for certification.

Q:  How quickly can I get certified if I have no experience practicing yoga or teaching children?
A: Consider why you asked this question and what it is that you are seeking. That being said, we offer Steps 1-4 within the span of about 6 months.

Q: How long do I have to complete my training for certification? 
A: We suggest trying to complete within a year so you don’t lose momentum.

Q: What Yoga Alliance credentials will I be eligible for after completing Grounded certification? 
A: Our trainings each count as continuing education with Yoga Alliance. Also, our certification program (4 trainings) is approved by YA as a 95 hour specialty in children’s yoga (RCYT) if you have your 200 hour.

Q: I see that for Step 3 I can choose to take the training in person or online. How long do I have to complete the online training?
A: Yes, that is true. You have up to one year to complete the online training course. Some people have completed it within as little as 6 weeks. It will take you approximately 22 hours of time, including the practice teaching portions.

Q: If I already have a children’s yoga certification can I go straight into the Pre-Grounded/Special Needs training?
A: Yes, as long as you do not need the 95 hour certification from Grounded.

Q: When adding up the hours for all 4 steps, it only comes to 88 hours but certification is 95 hours. How do I get the other hours?
A: Only 87 face to face hours are required. The other hours are earned through independent reading and practice.

Q: Is the Teaching in Schools training accessible to younger elementary students?
A: Yes, we explore teaching elementary – high school students.

Q: Do you offer any discounts?
A: Yes, we offer early bird pricing which is a discount of $50.00.  Since our program delivers an enormous value for the price, we don’t offer additional discounts. We do offer a payment plan.

Q: Are lunches or lodging provided at the training?
A: No, we do not provide any food but you are welcome to bring your own lunch and snacks. We will take a long enough lunch break for dining out and provide water and hot tea. We suggest you google nearby hotels and let us know if you’d to be on a list to possibly share a room.

Q: I really want to be a Certified Grounded Teacher but I am unable to travel and do not see any upcoming trainings in my area. What can I do?
A: Let us know if you would like to host a training where you live. We even travel internationally!

Q:What is your cancellation policy? 
A: If you are unable to attend a training we offer a refund minus $50 processing fee. If cancellation occurs within 7 days of the training, tuition is applied to another training date at any location within one year.

Q: Who do I contact if I still have questions about Grounded training?
A: Please contact Amy Haysman at or call 678-362-9990


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