Join our team. A Program Assistant (PA) is coachable, knowledgeable, and committed to making a difference for participants in the Teacher Training. As a Program Assistant, you hold space as a mentor and assistant in our 200 hour YTT programs. Throughout the training, you are a vital source of support for the transformative experience of the yoga students and teacher training Faculty. Feeling in a teaching rut? Want new motivation and material for your classes? In this program, you will reignite your passion and fall in love with teaching yoga in a whole new way. Join us for one of the most rewarding processes of witnessing committed yoga students become powerful yoga teachers.

Who is this program for?

Yoga TeacherS who:

  • have at least a 200 yoga teacher training from any Yoga Alliance school.
  • are currently teaching yoga classes.
  • want to experience YTT from the other side of the mat - from the curriculum schedule to trainee leadership.
  • are seeking to deepen their teaching skills and enhance their knowledge of yoga. 
  • passionately share the benefits of yoga and appreciate connecting with community
  • enjoy being resourceful and quick problem solvers when it comes to logistical details.
  • are prompt, reliable, communicate well, and like working in teams.

    What are your responsibilities as a PA?

    Logistical Support

    • Arrive before the program starts and to stay after it ends: Unpack materials for the day.
    • Pack up materials when the day is complete.
    • Set-up and break down of the room in between segments of the training.
    • Support facilitators with the operations of running training activities and learning sessions.

    Educational Support

    • Engage with the trainees for support: information, pep talks, laughter, whatever is needed.
    • Actively engage in the curriculum through discussions and feedback
    • Be a "demo" during modules for assisting and asana curriculums.
    • Be an example for the trainees through your way of being and presence.
    • Keep the high morale of the program and support the trainees to stay energized and inspired


    • Be a mentor for a group of the trainees during the YTT program - available for educational support and checking-in with the trainees for support.
    • Attend 1 of the monthly Wednesday PM Study Group sessions that the trainees have

    What is your commitment?

    1. Be present: Attend all of the required sessions below.
    2. Mentorship: Check-in with and respond to the small group of your assigned YTT mentees.
    3. "Grounding Call": 30 minute all YTT Staff program call one week before each weekend intensive.
    4. "Feedback Discussion": With the YTT Staff post-weekend intensives. These hours will be decided as team after you sign-up as a PA
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    Dates + Details

    In one 200 hour YTT course, we have three PA's cover the required hours as a team. The dates for each PA include a combination of Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, in order to experience the variety of the program on different weekend days. Each of the three PA's carry equal weight and engage in the same commitments. The dates below are to be a PA for our 2018 Spring 200 hour YTT.


    Position A

    • Friday, March 9
    • Sunday, March 25
    • Saturday, April 14
    • Friday, May 4
    • Sunday, May 20
    • Saturday, June 2
    • Friday, June 22
    • Sunday, July 15

    Position B

    • Friday, March 9
    • Saturday, March 10
    • Friday, March 23
    • Sunday April 15
    • Saturday, May 5
    • Friday, May 18
    • Sunday, June 3
    • Saturday, June 23
    • Friday, July 13

    POSITION B AND C haVE been filled. Position A is still available.

    Position C

    • Friday, March 9
    • Sunday, March 11
    • Saturday, March 24
    • Friday, April 13
    • Sunday, May 6
    • Saturday, May 19
    • Friday, June 1
    • Sunday, June 24
    • Saturday, July 14

    POSITION B AND C haVE been filled. Position A is still available.



    • Fridays: 4:30pm - 10:15pm
    • Saturdays: 10:00am - 8:15pm
    • Sundays: 10:00am - 7:30pm


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    The Exchange

    The value for the learning you receive in this program is over $3,550. This includes all hours for the Friday, Saturday, or Sunday sessions, pre and post program development phone calls, personal coaching and feedback from the Lead Faculty, our training manual, insights into our training curriculum, the live training curriculum when you are present, training courses from our guest teachers in Yoga Anatomy, Sequencing, Goal Coaching, and other unique support for which you may request. 

    We understand that a common barrier to continued education opportunities is financial reasons. We are passionate about making opportunities accessible for Yoga Educators, and view this opportunity as an exchange of time, energy, and work. Because of this, the cost to you is $0. 

    Apply to be a PA

    Step #1

    CHOOSE YOUR POSITION: Review the above dates and choose which of the above positions (A, B, or C) you prefer to and can work as a PA. In the application, you'll have the opportunity to choose your preference of position A, B, or C.


    Step #2

    APPLY ONLINE: Click on the registration button below to complete your online application. Allow 15 minutes to complete this process. 

    Step #3

    HEAR FROM US: Within one week of your submission, you will hear from us regarding your PA position and details for what's next to begin the program.

    YACEP yoga alliance CEU

    This program is available for continued education credits through Yoga Alliance.

    All PA's accepted into this program are eligible for 85 CEU credits, which covers all of Yoga Alliance's required three year CEU's in just five rewarding months.