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FAQs and
Meet Your Lead Trainer

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Why an intensive week?

By immersing yourself without distractions, not only will you complete your certification faster, but you'll also experience more effective and enduring learning. Research indicates that newly acquired material can be forgotten within 24 hours without reinforcement. Our intensive week is intentionally crafted to optimize your learning journey, focusing on mastering the fundamental principles of sequencing, delivery and instruction.

2. What type of yoga can I teach after completion?

This training is focused primarily on vinyasa style yoga and can be adapted to any flow style classes including power yoga. The principles and foundations you learn in this program can also be applied to other styles.

3. How big is the group?

The group size will be intentionally small (average 10 students) to ensure that each individual receives ample attention and personalized coaching. Our goal is not merely to certify yoga teachers en masse; rather, we aim to cultivate a community of teachers and students as well as to elevate the yoga industry with skilled teachers.

4. Can I miss a session?

This training demands active engagement unlike larger programs where passive attendance may suffice. Here, you won't simply be handed a book to memorize; rather, you'll be challenged to internalize the material in a manner that resonates with your own perspective and teaching style. Should unforeseen circumstances prevent attendance at a session, you'll be expected to proactively obtain the missed lessons from peers or schedule a supplementary session with Nikki for an additional fee.

5. Can I attend future sessions?

Absolutely! This is one of the distinct advantages that distinguishes our program. Nikki is committed to nurturing a lifelong learning community with her graduates. As an alum, you'll have the opportunity to participate in any future 200-hour program at no extra charge, ensuring continuous growth and development in your yoga journey.

6. Is this program registered with Yoga Alliance (YA)?

Yes, YIO is registered with YA. Upon completion of the program, you will receive two certificates. The first certificate acknowledges your participation in the program, while the second certifies your completion of the 200-hour training. To obtain the 200-hour certification, you must fulfill all requirements which includes exam and practicum. You'll then have the option to register with Yoga Alliance as a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT). Check out reviews from YIO alumni on YA

Meet Your Lead Trainer: Nikki

Nikki, a 500hr Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (ERYT) with 20 years of experience in teaching vinyasa/power yoga, has trained nearly 100 teachers through her 200hr vinyasa yoga teacher training program. Similar to her eclectic approach to teaching classes, which combines traditional poses with functional movements, isometrics, and creative sequencing to offer diverse ways for students to connect with their bodies, her teacher training program follows suit. With a philosophy centered on "teaching from love," Nikki's program aims to guide individuals toward becoming their best selves, whether their goal is to teach yoga or deepen their personal practice.

Her trainees have gone to teach yoga across the world, opened their own studios and some who started the program with no intentions to teach are passionately sharing the practice with others. Additionally, some attribute their career advancements to the personal growth fostered by Nikki's program, recognizing its profound impact on their professional journey.

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Tracy S.

My experience with Yoga Inside Out (YIO) Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) was truly transformative. Not only did I acquire the skills to teach yoga, but I also discovered my authentic voice—a pursuit I've been on for a lifetime. Under Nikki's nurturing guidance, I not only found my voice but also became the teacher and empowered individual I am today.

YIO’s founder, Nikki Wong, embodies kindness, patience, encouragement, and unwavering support. Her expertise spans asana, the physical body, spirituality, and the art of translating these elements seamlessly into an intuitive yoga teacher training.

The immersive quality of the YIO YTT program contributes to a high level of engagement, interaction, and a feeling of being enveloped in the experience. Remarkably, from day one, you are teaching—perfect for someone like me, a self-proclaimed perfectionist. While it may seem messy initially, it works! Nikki stays with you through the process to make sure you get what YOU need and are uniquely supported. What’s more, she’s consistently available for questions and offline support to make the journey smoother.

Unlike some YTTs that hand out certificates without truly teaching you how to teach, YIO's 200-hour immersion program ensures that you've practiced teaching extensively. By completing and passing your practicum, you are fully prepared to embark on your journey as a yoga teacher—ready to audition for your first teaching gig. The momentum from YIO's immersion YTT will propel you beyond your comfort zone, enhance your confidence, impart genuine teaching skills, and catapult your career. I wholeheartedly recommend this program.

Agnes D.

After several years of yoga practice I was so fortunate to be part of YIO YTT. It helped me take my yoga practice to the next level and greatly enhanced my wellbeing! I really enjoyed the intensity of the physical practice at YIO, combined with the mental and spiritual path Nikki took us on. “How Yoga works” is still my favorite book today! Yoga is the best medicine for body, mind, and soul I have encountered in my life! Nikki is a very talented teacher who has a deep understanding of the human being and the skill to push or pull people physically, mentally and spiritually just enough to help them grow and become teachers themselves! The YIO YTT has been a very enriching and life changing experience for me! Thank you YIO!

Dr. Chrisi B.

Nikki is one of the best teachers I’ve ever had. She is challenging and knows how to push us when we can’t see it clearly ourselves and even if it makes us upset. Her training is quite stressful but in a good way and I believe it would be a disservice to us if she took it easy on us. I always respect teachers that supportively challenge their student’s weaknesses and praise their strengths and are wise enough to know the difference.

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