FAQs - School of Yoga

Frequently Asked Questions

How many students are normally in the program?

The total number of students varies, however the maximum number we accept in an in-person cohort is 30.

Can I miss any classes?

You may miss up to 10% of the total program time. You will need to cover the content missed by completing homework or worksheets provided.

Does MMI have a Code of Ethics for yoga teachers and students?

Yes, we have developed a very useful and complete Code of Ethics. There are classes devoted to discussing the ethical aspects of teaching yoga. All MMI-trained teachers are to sign a receipt that they have read, understand, and will make their best effort to live up to this ethical code of conduct. Upon acceptance into the YTT program, students must have read and signed our Code of Ethics agreement.

Will I get enough sleep?

You will need to practice a key component of yoga: self-discipline. Classes end at 8:30 pm and begin at 5.30 am. You can get yourself to bed soon after class is over.

Do I have to do all the purifications - ṣhat karma?

You do not have to do anything. You need to learn about it and why we do it. In some cases, you may want to learn how to teach something which may not be a part of your daily practice. Not all the ṣhat karmas are suited for everyone.

Is the asana challenging?

Our goal is to teach you how to teach the basic postures that you would teach in a beginning level class. Even a very simple posture may be challenging to a beginner. We ask you to use a beginner's mind as you approach the āsana. During the daily practice classes, many options are offered for all levels of challenge.

Will we learn challenging asana postures and sequencing techniques?

While all postures and 'flows' may prove challenging for some, we do not focus on teaching what are often labeled "advanced poses". We try to focus on the basics that you need to teach a well-rounded and safe beginning level yoga class which includes āsana and more.

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