Bridge Program

Kumiko Mack teaching bridge program at Be Yoga Japan, Hiroo, Tokyo

This program is currently only taught in Japanese.

Program Overview

This is a program for those who are interested in the 500-hour ISHTA Yoga advanced teacher training course. One must be a Yoga Alliance registered yoga teacher (RYT) at the 200-hour level to qualify. Through taking this program, you will become prepared for a productive 500-hour training and gain a better understanding of ISHTA Yoga. If you have a 200-hour Yoga Alliance background from another school and wish to apply for the 500-hour ISHTA Yoga advanced training program, the Bridge Program is mandatory. We accept applications twice a year, in spring and autumn. Furthermore, you will be able to register as a 500-hour Yoga Alliance registered yoga teacher (RYT-500) by submitting the certification of the Bridge Program, 200-hour + 500-hour certificates, and the Yoga Alliance documents.

How to Register

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q. Is it mandatory to attend this program before starting the advanced training?

A. It is ideal, but it is not mandatory. Please check the dates and register accordingly.

Q. Are there any other programs to get a better understanding of ISHTA Yoga, other than the Bridge Program?

A. We recommend attending the Bridge Program to grasp the basics of ISHTA Yoga first. If you wish to further your understanding after that, there is a 200-hour training course available.

Q. I have already completed the Be Yoga Japan 200-hour teacher training course. I want to attend the Bridge Program to review my understandings, is that possible?

A. Even if you have already graduated from the Be Yoga Japan 200-hour ISHTA Yoga teacher training course, you can still register for our lectures to further your understandings. As mentioned above, you can register for various lectures in the 200-hour training program. Please contact the studio for more details.

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