teacher training

Firefly Yoga Company Teacher Training!

Each year, we reevaluate and rework our training program so that we can continue to offer what we hope will be the best experience we can share that will leave you as prepared as possible to teach yoga, or that will simply be a meaningful deepening of your practice if you feel you are called to remain a student.  Regardless of the logistics and dates, our objectives are to ensure that our graduates could…

  • teach safely and mindfully based upon awareness of the unique needs of each individual student and knowledge of human anatomy and modifications.
  • create an environment in which students are free to work toward their own objectives and receive what they need from their practice when they come to the mat.
  • communicate a solid knowledge of the history of yoga, yoga philosophy, and the physical practice of yoga.
  • confidently plan classes that are grounded in learning about alignment and proper sequencing that will grow from much experience in both taking and practice-teaching classes.
  • direct a lifelong yoga journey through exploration of areas of interest, both now and in the future, so that one can continually grow as a teacher and practitioner.

We generally meet for ten weekends over the course of eight to nine months with training hours for 2021 on Saturdays 9:45 am to 5:00 pm and on Sundays 8:45 am to 5:00 pm.  In addition to training weekends, there is a ten-class per month requirement, and some field trips and homework will also be expected. 

TRAINING WEEKEND DATES FOR 2021 are March 27/28, April 24/25, May 15/16, June 12/13, July 10/11, July 31/August 1, August 28/29, September 18/19, October 16/17, November 13/14.

We try to be guided by a desire to learn and a class organically forming, so the dates aren't hard and fast, but it's anticipated that our class of 2022 could begin in January!  Also, we will likely offer a second level training that will probably begin in the spring!  If you are interested in either training, please reach out with questions or for an application soon!

The cost of training is $2800 to be paid in four equal installments of $700 each, or there is an early bird, paid-in-full discounted rate of $2600*.  Tuition includes unlimited yoga at Firefly for the duration of training!

In order to provide a high-quality training, we limit admission to ten students.  If you’d like to be considered for this year’s training class, we invite you to let us know of your interest.  Your future application will also include providing forms from some references who will attest to your amazingness!

Please contact us if you’d like to learn more or receive an application!  We are happy to help if you have questions as you are discerning if our program is right for you.  We definitely encourage you to practice at the studio to see if our community and spirit resonate with you if you aren’t a regular student with us already.  

*Some notes about the fees:
1.  If you are accepted and go the $700 installments route, payments will be due on four dates.
2.  If you are accepted and go the early bird route, $2600 will be due in full before training begins.
3.  The application fee is one of the following: (a) non-refundable and applied to your first payment if you are accepted to the program, (b) non-refundable if you decide not to train with us, OR (c) refundable if for some reason you are not accepted into the program (if, for example, we cannot take you because we reach capacity or if we decline to enter into commitment with you because your references or application suggest that our training might not be a good fit for you and us).​