OHYA Teacher Directory

Welcome to the Original Hot Yoga Teacher Directory For
Certified Bikram Yoga Teachers and Original Hot Yoga Teachers!

The Original Hot Yoga Community boasts some of the most highly trained yogis in the country, and we’re proud to showcase the depth of knowledge and experience our teachers possess. Join the OHYA Teacher Directory to demonstrate to the greater yoga community, that we are a strong and united yoga community whose standards meet or exceed those of other yoga organizations.

By joining the OHYA Teacher Directory, you are strengthening our mission to unite, support and promote original hot yoga. Our teachers will now have our own seals to showcase our experience and high level of training. When you join our directory, your profile will feature our official validated seal as well as any other information you want to highlight. Highlight your experience and accolades on your OHYA Directory profile.

Certified Bikram Yoga Teachers

Any graduate of Bikram’s Teacher training qualifies to join the Teacher Directory after completing teaching 75 classes in a minimum of 6 months. To join, click on the “join” link below and submit your information including which teacher training you attended, entering a copy of your certificate or your picture at graduation and how many classes you have taught.

Once you complete your submission and pay your fee, ($99, valid for 3 years) you will be sent a confirmation and the seals you qualify for. There are no extra fees to request advancing your levels as you qualify for the next seal. The continuing education requirements are 30 hours every 3 years. You simply add them to your profile as you complete them. These requirements will also help all but ensure that our community of teachers is completing the same standards as required by other yoga organizations, should the states impose new regulations on yoga teachers. You will also have full access to our private directory and Facebook community to have a first look at all the goings on in our community. We are stronger together! More information on the standards for each level.

We’d love to hear from you and answer your questions: ohyateachers@gmail.com

Graduates of Approved Original Hot Yoga Teacher Trainings

OHYA is taking a proactive stand in supporting the next generation of Original Hot Yoga Teachers by Approving the 26 and 2 trainings that submit to OHYA and show they have the hours, standards, experience, respect and support in our community to produce highly trained teachers. In the last few years, graduates of OHYA trainings often getting hired by Original hot yoga studios much more often than those who did not. (*disclaimer and clarification, we do not guarantee employment at any school, but hope that our standards increase your chances of employment in our schools.) Please check if the training you took is Approved by OHYA, and also check out our standards for Approved Teacher Trainings.

If you completed an OHYA Approved training, you can join the OHYA Teacher Directory, once you,

  1. Teach 75 classes in a minimum of 6 months and fill out the Class Recorder Form
  2. Have a level 2 or higher studio owner (or if not available teacher) complete the Certificate of Standards Form to show you can teach an effective 26/2 90 minute class. Once you have completed these 2 forms, you can Register in the Directory, and send these completed from to ohyateachers@gmail.com. We look forward to having you in our community.

Once you complete your submission and pay your fee, ($99, valid for 3 years) you will be sent a confirmation and the seals you qualify for. There are no extra fees to request advancing your levels as you qualify for the next seal. The continuing education requirements are 30 hours every 3 years. You simply add them to your profile as you complete them. These requirements will also help all but ensure that our community of teachers is completing the same standards as required by other yoga organizations, should the states impose new regulations on yoga teachers. You will also have full access to our private directory and Facebook community to have a first look at all the goings on in our community. We are stronger together! (More information on the standards for each level. (link to the drop down menu below)

We’d love to hear from you and answer your questions: ohyateachers@gmail.com

Other Hot Yoga Trainings Including Bridge Program

PLEASE NOTE; GRADUATES OF “QUALIFIED” TRAININGS CAN PETITIOIN ENTRANCE INTO THE OHYA TEACHER DIRECTORY BY 3/31/18 WITHOUT A BRIDGE PROGRAM IF THEY COMPLETE THE 2 FORMS BELOW. FROM 4/1/18 AND AFTER, YOU WILL HAVE TO COMPLETE A BRIDGE PROGRAM. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS.

OHYA acknowledges there were some “qualified” and dedicated 26/2 training before OHYA approved trainings. OHYA has created a path for those graduates who have completed a “qualified training” and have been consistently teaching in an Original Hot Yoga studio, and would like to join the OHYA community and its benefits by joining the OHYA Teacher Directory. (For the list of qualified trainings that this applies to, please see below. Only qualified graduates can complete a bridge program for entrance into the OHYA Teacher Directory)

Bridge Program

Since some of our teachers attended a teacher training before OHYA approved them, we want to offer you a path to join our community. The bridge program is ONLY for those who have already completed a qualified training. The Bridge Program is only offered by 5 approved Level 3 teachers/studio owners. The program is 5 days of taking and teaching class to improve the effectiveness of your teaching and to further develop your growth as a teacher. (The program may also include teachers from our community who wish for more teacher development.) All programs last one week and are the same price. For details on the next bridge program by these approved owners, email ohyateachers@gmail.com for more information and details. Once you complete this week long OHYA Bridge program, you can ask the leader of the Bridge Program to complete the Certificate of Standards form. (link to form) If your form has a qualified score, you can join the OHYA Teacher Directory. (We do not guarantee you will get to join the directory even if you take the BRIDGE program. To join the Teacher Directory, you must meet our standard as laid out in the Certificates of Standards form

What trainings qualify as “Qualfied”? (Thus you can take a BRIDGE Program to join, or see above for exception through 3/31/18!)

The following is a list of trainings that OHYA sees as “qualified” but NOT approved: Sterling, Casa OM, Sea Level Hot Yoga, True You Hot Yoga, Beaches Hot Yoga (Canada)

Certified Bikram Yoga Teachers

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Certified Bikram Yoga Teachers

When you join the OHYA Teacher Directory,  you will be given the OHYA seals that you qualify for under our standards to use on your emails, seminar flyers,  Facebook page or any other promotional materials you use to promote your teaching. The OHYA Seals are a great tool to highlight your teaching experience and improve your resume.  They are also an important symbol in your support of our united and unique teaching community.

Requirements

Level 1 Bikram Yoga Teacher

  • Received a Certificate from Bikram’s 500+ hour Teacher Training and taught 75 original hot yoga classes and minimum of 6 months.
  • Completed an internship at your home studio. Studio.
  • Membership and fees valid for 3 years from registration. To renew your membership in 3 years,  please enter your 30 hours of continuing education
  • Exceeds yoga alliance standards for a registered yoga teacher.

Level 2 or Experienced E-Certified Bikram Yoga Teacher.

  • Completed all requirements from Level 1.
  • Taught 1500 original hot yoga classes AND 5 years of teaching minimum
  • Level 2 Credentials can be added to your profile by clicking the edit gear  in your membership profile.
  • Maintained continuing education
  • After adding your credentials in your profile please submit for approval to the OHYA
  • Level 2 teachers are qualified to co- lead an endorsed Teacher training and teach continuing education classes

Level 3 or Senior S-Certified Bikram Yoga Teacher

  • Completed the requirements for Level 1 and 2
  • Taught 3000 original hot yoga classes AND 12 years of teaching minimum
  • Maintained further education
  • Level 3 Credentials can be added to your profile by clicking the edit gear  in your membership profile.
  • After adding your credentials in your profile please submit for approval to the OHYA.
  • Level 3 teachers are qualified to Lead an endorsed Teacher training and teach continuing education classes

Original Hot Yoga Teachers

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Original Hot Yoga Teachers

When you join the OHYA Teacher Directory,  you will be given the OHYA seals that you qualify for under our standards to use on your emails, seminar flyers,  Facebook page or any other promotional materials you use to promote your teaching. The OHYA Seals are a great tool to highlight your teaching experience and improve your resume.  They are also an important symbol in your support of our united and unique teaching community.

Level 1 Original Hot Yoga Teacher

  • Received a Certificate from an endorsed Original Hot Yoga Teacher Training and taught 75 original hot yoga classes and minimum of 6 months.
    Please send this completed form to ohyateachers@gmail.com.
  • Completed an internship at your home studio and had completed a Certificate of Standards form with a score of 70 or higher. 
    Email to ohyateachers@gmail.com at the same time as your registered submission.
  • Membership and fees valid for 3 years from registration. To renew your membership in 3 years,  please enter your 30 hours of continuing education.
  • Exceeds yoga alliance standards for a registered yoga teacher.

Level 2 or Experienced E-Certified Original Hot Yoga Teacher

  • Completed all requirements from Level 1.
  • Taught 1500 original hot yoga classes AND 5 years of teaching minimum
  • Level 2 Credentials can be added to your profile by clicking the edit gear  in your membership profile.
  • Maintained continuing education
  • After adding your credentials in your profile please submit for approval to the OHYA
  • Level 2 teachers are qualified to teach continuing education classes

Level 3 or Senior S-Certified Original Hot Yoga Teacher

  • Completed the requirements for Level 1 and 2
  • Taught 3000 original hot yoga classes AND 12 years of teaching minimum
  • Maintained further education
  • Level 3 Credentials can be added to your profile by clicking the edit gear  in your membership profile.
  • After adding your credentials in your profile please submit for approval to the OHYA.
  • Level 3 teachers are qualified to teach continuing education classes

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  • To be part of a recognized and unique teaching community for graduates the highly trained teachers who have competed Bikram’s 500+ hour teacher training program.  In addition, graduates of the next generation of teachers from Approved Original Hot Yoga Teacher Training programs.
  • The support of an association whose standards meet or exceed those of other yoga organizations, ensuring you, as a member, should qualify for a grandfather clause that protects against any changes in state regulations on yoga teachers.
  • Permission to access and use the trademarked Original Hot Yoga seal on any and all marketing materials, giving instant credibility to your studio and your teaching qualifications.
  • A free way to connect to your original hot yoga community – we never sell our lists, and our directory is only accessible to  our OHYA Teacher Directory members.
  • Access to our private Facebook teacher page.  A great place to have private conversations and get support for any issues facing our teaching community today,
  • To reconnect with your old roommate or long-lost dialogue partner from training.
  • To be the first to know about continuing education seminars offered by senior teachers and authorized studios to complete your furthering education requirements. (30 hours every 3 years)
  • Stay in the loop on retreats, workshops and further education programs offered by Original Hot Yoga members
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