Trainee FAQ

Here's some frequently asked questions about our trainings :)


Where can i find my...(reading list, assignments, audio lectures or practice log)?

Find it on our Trainee Landing Page


Where can I find the audio lectures?

Find it on our Trainee Landing Page


There are more weeks in the practice log than there are weeks before the training. How should I be filling out the practice log?

Please start filling it out from your acceptance date on. Don't worry about the weeks before you were accepted. If you do have a consistent practice and would like to post-date it in your log that is great. Just note it in your log.


Is the pre-work mandatory?

Yes! It is part of the hours you are putting into your 200-hour certification. We understand that as teachers you are likely VERY busy so we've done our best to design this work so it is manageable and engaging, yet meets our requirements from Yoga Alliance. 


Should I be typing or hand-writing my pre-work responses?

Do what works best for you! Note that we do ask you submit a hard copy to your mentor on Day 1 of the training. This is not a copy you can expect back as we need it for our records, so please plan accordingly! (i.e. don't write in a journal that you want to get back)


When is pre-work due? 

Pre-work is due to your mentor on Day 1 of your training.


What materials do I need for the training?

You will need to purchase your required reading texts (found here) and your own props. These can be props you already own or you can purchase them for a heavily discounted rate here

Required Readings: The Courage To Teach, Yoga Anatomy and Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (total cost $49)

Required Props: 1 block (4 inch cork is our favorite), 1 strap and 1 blanket (total cost $34)

Recommended Props: We recommend an additional block and bolster (add'l $79)


Where are the Spring Trainings being held?

Bay AreaBuena Vista Horace Mann K-8

New York City - Speyer Legacy School


What are the hours of the training?

8:30am - 6:30pm with an hour break for lunch

Please arrive by 8:15 to be ready to go by 8:30


Is the training every weekend?

No, it is every other weekend.


Bay Area Spring Training Dates

Jan 14-15, Jan 28-29, Feb 11-12, Feb 25-26, Mar 11-12, Mar 25-26, Apr 8-9, Apr 29-30

8:30am - 6:30pm, Buena Vista Horace Mann K-8


New York City Spring Training Dates

Jan 7- 8, Jan 21-22, Feb 4-5, Feb 18,19, Mar 4-5, Mar 18-19, Apr 1-2. Apr 22-23

8:30am - 6:30pm, Speyer Legacy School


What is the agenda for each day?

Each day is different, but here is a typical day:

8:30-10:00: Morning Yoga Practice

10:00-10:15: Breakfast

10:15-10:25: Opening circle

10:25-11:30: B4C content and learning

11:30-12:00: Meditation

12:00-1:00: Yoga History/Philosophy

1:00-2:00: Lunch

2:00-2:50: Anatomy

2:50-4:50: Asana Intensive

4:50-5:00: Break

5:00-6:00: Yoga for Youth & SEL

6:00-6:30: Mentor groups + closing circle


What happens if I miss any of the training?

You can miss up to 20 hours of the training but you are required to make up those missed hours to receive your certification. Check out our makeup policy for more details.


Does B4C provide housing, rides or food during the training?

No, we do not guarantee housing, transportation or food. That said, we do our best to support you in making the necessary arrangements. Please let us know if there is any support you need and we will do our best to accommodate you. We don't want anyone to not attend a training because they couldn't find a ride or housing.