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Apprenticeship Program Frequently Asked Questions
How much does the Apprenticeship cost? $1,444 for those who have completed a Yoga Hive® 200-hour teacher training. $1,999 for those who have completed their 200-hour training somewhere else.
Are there payment plans? The balance must be paid in full by the start of the program. You are eligible to pay with cash, check, credit card or PayPal. We recommend getting PayPal Credit, which offers everyone a 6-month payment plan with 0% interest if the balance is paid in full in 6 months! If you have a creative proposal on how you wish to pay over time, we are willing to entertain it, although it’s not a guarantee. These situations will be handled confidentially on a case by case basis.
What is the refund policy? There are no refunds once the program has started.
How much of my Apprenticeship fee can I apply to a future Yoga Hive 300-Hour Training Program? $1,000. Once you complete the Apprenticeship Program, your $1,000 credit is good for 5 years at any Yoga Hive® 300-hour training taught primarily by Mollie Busby. After 5 years have passed since the completion of the apprenticeship, the credit expires.
Am I required to take Yoga Hive’s 300-hour program? Or can I take a different one? Although we hope you’re interested in ours, you are not required to take our 300-hour program! You just won’t be able to apply a portion of your Apprenticeship Tuition to someone else’s 300-hour program. Remember, you have 5 years from completion of the program to use the $1,000 credit.
Will I eventually get paid to teach at Yoga Hive’s Teacher Trainings? It’s highly likely! The 9-week Apprenticeship Program features a high level of support for your personal development, as you hone your skills and strengths, deepen your familiarity with the material on the level of facilitator, and most importantly, cultivate your personal sadhana. This is also considered part of the interview process. After successfully completing the 9-week Apprenticeship Program, you will be eligible to assist at any future 200-hour training free of charge without pay, based on space availability and the approval of the training lead. If the training you want to assist isn't a typical 5-weekend format at Yoga Hive Montana, and it involves hard costs like transport, food or lodging, you may be asked to cover those costs.
Then, at any time in the process, at the discretion of the Yoga Hive® Leadership Team, you may be promoted to Paid Trainer at a 200-hour teacher training, at which time you get paid, and reasonable travel expenses like transport, food and lodging are reimbursed.
How many trainings do I need to assist before becoming a Paid Trainer? There is no set number of trainings an Apprentice must assist before being promoted to Paid Trainer. It could be 0… it could be 3. It could be more. Promotions depend on a number of criteria, including your commitment to the material, the development of your own unique voice as a teacher, evaluations from Mollie, feedback from students, and how well Apprentices incorporate the feedback they’ve been given. We’re quite certain that with dedication to the practice and the methodologies, each Apprentice will reach this level if he or she truly desires.
Once I become a Paid Trainer, how much do I get paid? It varies on your experience, and at times, varies person to person. You must be registered with Yoga Alliance and have all the necessary state/insurance paperwork completed to get paid. (Of course, we can help you out with knowing what you need!) Our general pay-scale for your level of yoga education is as follows:
RYT 200 — $15-$20/hour
RYT 500 — $25-$30/hour
E-RYT 200 —$40-$60/hour
E-RYT 500 — $60-$90/hour
Trainers get paid based on their experience, the number of Paid Trainers working a given weekend, and based on the number of students attending each training. Most paid training weekends are anywhere from 20-35 hours at a time. All Paid Trainers get reimbursed for their training-related expenses such as travel.
After this program, can I run my own teacher training? Anyone with the appropriate credentials can apply through Yoga Alliance to run their own YTT with their own syllabus and manual at any time! However, our intention through this program is for you to become a part of the Yoga Hive® teaching team, using our materials so you don’t have to re-create the wheel! Our YTT manual is the property of Yoga Hive® and cannot be reproduced without our express permission. Alternatively, if you’re interested in running your own training under the Yoga Hive® banner with our manual, we would be excited to hear your proposal, and upon promotion to Paid Trainer with Yoga Hive® you would be eligible to run your own Yoga Hive® YTT, per our express approval, geographic requirements, and training standards. We imagine this happening more and more in the future, especially as we expand!
How will my individuality shine through in my work with Yoga Hive? This is a principle that Yoga Hive was founded upon — that yoga is for every body and everybody. Your voice as a teacher is going to speak to people in a way that another faculty member cannot, and vice versa. Your voice is important to us, and your unique delivery (emphasis on UNIQUE!) will be what makes our programs what they are. We intend on providing a strong backbone of the program that is steeped in tradition but still relevant for today’s modern yogi. We envision placing Paid Trainers into teaching positions depending on their unique strengths where appropriate to provide the richest experience for our students. Meaning: If you’re not a natural born anatomy teacher who loves to teach anatomy, we likely won’t have you teach anatomy.
What is Mollie’s experience with facilitation? Mollie has over 18 years of experience working in the field of experiential education, and has facilitated thousands (Yes! Thousands!) of individuals through their own personal transformation. Through yoga teacher trainings, weekend retreats, camps, leadership development and group facilitation, large-scale event creation and management, both nonprofit and for-profit business consulting and hands-on experience as a company founder, and experience managing teams of 1 to 500, her commitment to facilitating transformation in groups is unwavering.
Her breadth of yogic knowledge spans many traditions, and in addition to her formal schooling and work experience, she has studied for 1,200 hours with Yoga Alliance accredited schools, including but not limited to: Sattva Yoga Academy at the foothills of the Himalayas (600 hours), Energy Medicine Yoga, YogaAnatomy.net, Baptiste® Institute, Unnata Aerial Yoga, and Container Collective Yoga—a Baptiste® Affiliate.
And even with all this life, work and yoga experience, what shines through the most in Mollie’s teaching style is her absolute love for this work. Mollie’s passion is, and has always been from a young age, to inspire leaders to become the brightest version of themselves. Primarily because of her passion, this program exists!
407 E. 1st Ave. Whitefish, MT 59937 Next to SOBBA Cycle in the Parking Garage
Yoga Hive Studios was created by Mollie Busby — an entrepreneur in Whitefish, Montana. She founded Yoga Hive Montana, and through a series of serendipitous events, met fitness entrepreneur, Blaine Wilkes, who went on to open the first Yoga Hive studio outside Montana in Louisville, Colorado. Mollie opened Yoga Hive Wisconsin in January 2020. We look forward to continuing to spread the YH love around the world!