YogaFit Apprentice Program
Thank you for your interest in the YogaFit Apprentice Program. YogaFit’s educational content is of the highest magnitude, and we are deeply committed to hiring the most qualified teaching professionals to deliver it. In order to join our team of Master Trainers, you must complete the YogaFit apprenticeship program and meet the following minimum criteria:
- Hold an RYT-200 through YogaFit® Training Systems, and be on track to complete RYT-500 within a year
- Have a minimum of 5 years of yoga teaching experience in the YogaFit style.
- Reside within 1 hour from a major metropolitan airport.
- Hold a valid passport.
- Hold a national fitness certification through American Council on Exercise (ACE), OR plan to obtain one within 3 months of your first Level 1 observe/assist, if accepted into the program. (We do accept CanFitPro for our candidates from Canada).
- Be able to commit to participating in 12 to 15 weekend trainings a year for three years.
Interested candidates should send the following information via email to the Apprentice Program Coordinator at email@example.com:
- Current resume, including teaching history
- Current headshot
Applications that do not contain the above-requested information will be discarded. If your application meets the above criteria, the Apprentice Committee will review it and contact you via email. The email will contain Part Two of the application process: a list of topics you will be required to discuss in essay form. Once the Application Committee receives and reviews your essay, you will be notified of its decision within two weeks.
Please keep in mind that some geographical areas are not currently in need of Apprentices or Trainers. If that is the case, the applicant will be notified upon receipt of his/her resume and given the opportunity to apply in the future.
YogaFit Master Trainer Apprenticeship Program Frequently Asked Questions
Will I get paid as an apprentice? Not at first. The first four trainings or assists you do with a Trainer are unpaid and considered part of the interview process. After the four initial assists, you will be eligible for promotion to Paid Assist.
How many trainings do I need to do before becoming a Paid Assist? There is no set number of trainings an Apprentice must assist before being promoted to Paid Assist beyond the four initial ones; Promotions depend on a number of criteria, including written and oral evaluations from trainers and how well Apprentices incorporate the feedback they’ve been given.
Once I become a trainer, how much do I get paid? It varies. Trainers get paid based on their experience and the number of students attending each training. All trainers get reimbursed for their training-related expenses.
Where are the trainings held? We try to keep trainers as close to home as possible, but sometimes air travel will be necessary. Apprentices can choose whether to travel to trainings, but we do not expect them to incur travel expenses while they are in the program.
Are there any other criteria I need to comply with? Our Trainers present the YogaFit curriculum on weekends throughout the year, both nationally and internationally, so you will need to have weekends free. You must remain in compliance with Yoga Alliance, which means you must be RYT-200 to lead YogaFit Levels One and Two, and E-RYT for YogaFit’s higher levels and specialty courses.
We have openings in a few geographical areas at this time. Please contact Jill Belongia at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Thank you again for your interest!