If you’re looking to get your yoga teacher training certification online, it’s important to find the best training for your specific needs. Many yoga schools are offering online yoga teacher trainings, but which one is best for you?
My Vinyasa Practice vs. YogaRenew. My Vinyasa Practice is the better choice, because it offers low-cost tuition, in-depth organized content, and one-on-one mentorship.
First let’s do a quick overview of each course, then we’ll compare them side-by-side.
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My Vinyasa Practice
My Vinyasa Practice is a yoga studio in Austin, TX that offers Yoga Alliance certified teacher trainings in-person and online. Michelle Young (founder and instructor) is E-RYT 500 registered with Yoga Alliance, and shows a real passion for teaching her students. She offers 200-hour, 300-hour and 500-hour yoga teacher trainings.
Their online trainings are pre-recorded and completely self-paced so you can take as much or as little time completing it as you’d like. The trainings are laid out in weekly formats that help guide you through the readings, videos, and other course content. Their online training is an alternative to the traditional in-studio yoga teacher training. This makes it more affordable while still maintaining the integrity of the training, depth of learning, and personalized experience one should expect in a yoga teacher training.
YogaRenew’s mission is to inspire and educate yogis around the world. Their goal is to make the education of yoga accessible and affordable to spread the teaching of yoga worldwide. Their trainings are Yoga Alliance certified, and are all online.
The online training programs were designed to enable yogis from all different backgrounds worldwide to be able to follow their dream and passion of getting their yoga teacher certification. They offer 200-hour, 300-hour and 500-hour yoga teacher trainings.
My Vinyasa Practice vs. YogaRenew
Now that we’ve covered an overview of each school, let’s compare them based on the following 6 categories:
- Audio/Video Quality
- Required Reading Materials
- Yoga Alliance Approved
- Refund Policy
My Vinyasa Practice: The cost of tuition for My Vinyasa Practice is only $375. They also offer a 3-month payment program for $250/month. All of the materials needed to complete the training are included in the price of tuition, so no additional cost is necessary.
YogaRenew: The cost of tuition for YogaRenew is $437. They also offer a 6-month payment plan for $80/month. In addition to the cost of tuition, you will also need to buy 2 required reading materials.
Winner: My Vinyasa Practice is the winner in this category because it is less expensive and includes your reading materials.
Winner: This category is a tie. Both My Vinyasa Practice and YogaRenew are recorded with professional audio/video and use Teachable’s easy to use course player. They also both use Zoom for their live teachings/meetings.
Required Reading Materials
My Vinyasa Practice: All manuals, online materials, and digital materials are included in the cost of tuition. Students can also check out any book in their extensive online library at no extra cost.
YogaRenew: YogaRenew does not include course materials in the cost of tuition. In addition to paying for the course you will also need to pay for the two required books, 1) Teaching Yoga: Techniques & Foundation book by Mark Stephens and 2) The Art and Business of Teaching Yoga by Amy Ippoliti & Taro Smith. The books are available for purchase on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or any other major book retailer.
Winner: My Vinyasa Practice is the winner in this category because the required reading materials are included in the cost of tuition, plus they have additional reading materials available at no extra cost.
My Vinyasa Practice: My Vinyasa Practice goes above and beyond for their online training support. They offer 4 types of support: 1) The training comes with a one-on-one live online mentor that lets you check in with them as needed. 2) If you want an in-person mentor, they will provide you a mentor from a local studio near you who will work with you as well. 3) They also have what’s called a “Peer Support Representative” which is essentially a person from My Vinyasa Practice to help answer questions you have along the way. 4) In addition, they have a private student only Facebook group. This is where you can ask more casual questions, and get to know the students and alumni that have also taken the course.
YogaRenew: YogaRenew comes with 24/7 support online with a team of mentors and curriculum directors. When you enroll, you also get access to a private student only Facebook group with students and graduates from all the over the world.
Winner: Although YogaRenew has good support, My Vinyasa Practice is the winner in this category because they truly go above and beyond with their online training support.
Yoga Alliance Approved
Winner: This category is a tie. Both schools 200-hour and 300-hour online certifications are approved by the Yoga Alliance.
The Refund Policy
My Vinyasa Practice: If you are unsatisfied with your purchase in the first 30 days My Vinyasa Practice will give you a full refund. No questions asked.
YogaRenew: If you are unsatisfied with your purchase in the first 7 days YogaRenew will give you a full refund. No questions asked.
Winner: My Vinyasa Practice is the winner in this category because it offers a 30-day money-back guarantee compared to YogaRenew’s 7-day money back guarantee.
Now that we’ve compared these two courses side-by-side, let’s have a look at how they stacked up:
- Price: My Vinyasa Practice
- Audio/Video Quality: Tie
- Required Reading Materials: My Vinyasa Practice
- Support: My Vinyasa Practice
- Yoga Alliance Approved: Tie
- Refund Policy: My Vinyasa Practice
When looking at these categories, it’s clear that My Vinyasa Practice has the better online yoga teacher training course. They simply offer more for less.
In the end, the biggest thing when choosing a training is determining what works best for you. This is your yoga journey, and you can choose how it goes and who is on this journey with you. Hopefully this comparison has been helpful, namaste!