Frequently Asked Questions
At Awakened Life School of Yoga we invite all levels of students to our 200 Hour Program. All our classes are designed to meet the needs of beginner level students and those who have more advanced practices. This way we can all learn together in a community-spirited atmosphere.
Our program attracts a wide-range of students from across the globe and from all generations. This encourages a strong community of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and wisdom to offer the group experience through the program.
Yes, Awakened Life Yoga School is registered and approved by the Yoga Alliance. All students will receive their internationally-recognized RYT designation at the completion of their training.
The primary yoga style is Vinyasa. You will gain exposure to elements of Jivamukti,
Hatha, Iyengar, and Yin Yoga. This will help you cultivate your own unique teaching
Yes, we suggest that you read the entire required reading list, and watch the DVD(s), to adequately prepare yourself. Please take notes, highlight areas of questions and other points of interest for yourself. You are not required to do any book reviews or reports.
Yes, this is considered education and is tax deductible under US guidelines. Be sure to check
with your accountant for a definitive answer. For other countries you will need to research tax
laws to confirm.
Yes, we have specifically designed this program to meet all the yoga educational requirements,
while also allowing for a rich program in personal development. There is time to explore, relax
and have a vacation, too.
Our program is almost entirely inclusive. For the Bali YTT programs, we did not include dinner,
as most students like having their evenings free to do as they please. (Dinners for our Bali
programs start at about $5. Our other programs include all meals.) Your air ticket is not
included. Your transfers to the venue are included.
Yes, all programs are designed to allow for free time, reflection, relaxation and enjoying the
Even if you have medical insurance, it probably won’t provide much coverage out of your
country. Travel medical insurance can help provide peace of mind, and many companies offer it
for a low fee. Travel website such as Fodor’s and Frommer’s have a wealth of information and
recommendations that you can use to help choose a plan and provider that is right for you. You
may also be able to purchase travel medical insurance through your credit card company, such
as American Express.
We offer a low deposit to secure your spot in any of our programs. We can also work with
you to create a payment plan that works for your situation. Please contact us directly at
firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to discuss options.
A regular yoga practice, an interest to grow yourself, a good sense of humor, and a sound
mental, physical and spiritual body.
You can easily come early or extend your stay at any of our venues. Please alert us and we will help
coordinate your reservation with your training. Additional nights and meals are not covered in
your YTT tuition.
You don’t need a car for Bali or Costa Rica. Transportation can easily be arranged from both venues.
You will need to bring your yoga mat, your required reading materials, a blanket and strap.
A water bottle is good to have for refilling and a tea / coffee thermos to take on the go. A
notebook, pens and a highlighter are good to have and can be purchased upon arrival in the
closet town to our venues.
Yes, your curriculum will include education on how to run a small business, creating a business
plan, and setting up the operations of a business. You will also receive 1:1 business coaching
from your faculty who are trained life coaches.
We have carefully chosen our venues to promote relaxation and promote wellness. All of our venues and the local towns are safe and friendly – take the same level of care you’d take when traveling to any foreign country, and you’ll be fine.
Bali: A visa is required for Bali (Indonesia). For people traveling from most countries (including the U.S., Canada, and may European countries), you can obtain your visa as a “Visa Upon Arrival” when you arrive at the airport in Bali. The Visa Upon Arrival costs $25 USD.
Costa Rica: For people traveling from many countries (including the U.S., Canada, and most European countries) no Visa is required – your passport (valid at least 6 months after your departure) is sufficient.
Yes, you will need a passport, and to be safe, one that does not expire within 6 months.
We always recommend that you exchange money once you arrive to your destination, in the local town. You will get a better exchange rate here than you will in the airport facilities. Please alert your credit card companies that you are traveling to avoid a fraud protection action against your account.
We require $250 to secure your spot and this is credited towards your tuition price. Your
next deposit of 50% of your balance is due 4 months from your YTT start date. Your final 50%
balance is paid 45 days from your YTT start date. Again, please contact us for payment plans at
Our Bali and Costa Rica venues both have a wonderful spa where you can take advantage of lovely body treatments. You will also have the opportunity to work 1:1 with your faculty in private yoga sessions, private meditation training, personalized life coaching and other healing modalities. Information on these options will be provided to you upon your arrival.