SCHYS program overview

You are about to embark on an exciting journey to learn deeper aspects and concepts of yoga. Whether you choose this journey for your own personal growth and knowledge or you have the desired goal to teach and help others on this path we call yoga, we believe our programs are of the best in the country if not globally. We love to share the gifts of yoga and we are only too happy to have others interested in this great journey as we are. Should you have any questions, please just ask. All SCHYS faculty are multi-tradition trained, this means our curriculum does not adhere to any particular lineage. We are heavily influenced by the therapeutic teachings that come from the Krishnamacharya to Desikachar lineage, and bring in teachings from other styles and teachings that our faculty have acquired in their years of study. We believe this makes our programs well-rounded and accessible to all as we take the best from every style, tradition, and lineage, especially where there is overlap among them. All programs are directed by JJ Gormley, one of the premier leaders in the field, beginning her journey in 1979. JJ ensures that she teaches at all locations. SCHYS was among the first Schools to register with the Yoga Alliance (in 1999) and also with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT), (program accredited in 2017) and is the premier Yoga Therapy Training Program in Virginia and Chicago, IL.

All SCHYS programs meet via a weekend module format.  Each program meets approximately one weekend per month for a designated number of months.  We believe immersing oneself in the curriculum for little bits at a time (a weekend’s worth of new information), then taking time to assimilate and digest the new information before biting off another little bit is the best way to learn—bite off little bits at a time, and take the time to digest. In addition to the weekend program modules, there are other requirements for each program such as online classes, practicum, quizzes, exams, and other outside study.  The online discussion posts (for the online classes, and reading assignments) keep the students and faculty engaged with each other during the time between modules.  

SCHYS uses an online website, Schoology.com, to organize each program. All students will be required to have access to a computer with appropriate software and current operating system to utilize Schoology.com. The ability to play audio and video media is required for the online classes.  Some online classes are audio recordings and some are video recordings, therefore students must have technological capabilities to take these classes--we can assist students who have less technological aptitude.  All course information, materials, online classes, quizzes and exams for each program are set up on schoology.com.  Quizzes and exams are all open-book.

Entrance Requirements

All applicants must be 18 years or older, and must be fluent in verbal and written English - insufficient English skills may prohibit successful completion of the program. Students should have access to the internet for online courses and have basic computer skills. We require all of our students to have a strong commitment to personal growth and self-awareness.

Application Process

Prospective students may download an application from the website (see individual program pages for current application) or email barb@schys.yoga for a program application.

  • A non-refundable application fee is required for each program application and must be submitted within 2-weeks of submitting your application. This can be paid online (credit card or PayPal) or sent via check to SCHYS 331 N Madison Rd, Orange, VA 22960.

  • SCHYS administration processes all applications within 30-days after receipt of all required components.

  • SCHYS faculty may contact you for an interview, during which we may review SCHYS policies and procedures, review the Enrollment Agreement, and answer any questions you may have.

  • SCHYS does not accept transfer credits from other training programs.

  • Accepted students are required to submit an Enrollment Agreement and non-refundable Enrollment Fee. This fee must be paid before taking the first module or course requirement.

  • Enrollment begins 6-months before the start of each program.

Click on the individual training program below to download the application:

Policies and Procedures

All SCHYS students are required to read and adhere to the policies and procedures outlined in the current SCHYS Student Handbook, which you will receive upon program enrollment. Contact jj@schys.yoga for questions related to the Student Handbook

Tuition

prices effective January 1- december 31, 2019

Tuition includes all program requirements with SCHYS (including program modules, online classes and practicum), SCHYS training manuals, as well as the retreat scheduled at Gray Bear Lodge & Retreat Center,* Hohenwald, TN (outside of Nashville) October 6-11, 2019. Tuition does NOT include travel, room + board (except at the retreat), and the graduation fee ($150) for Step 1 (for a 300-Hour Certificate), and Step 3 (for a Yoga Therapist certificate). Graduates may apply to the Yoga Alliance (YA) after completing Step 1 to be on their registry for yoga teachers (RYT), and to the International Association for Yoga Therapists (IAYT) for recognition of completion of an accredited yoga therapy program (C-IAYT). Both the YA and IAYT will have procedures and fees that are not included in the tuition.

Students unable to attend the Retreat scheduled this year at Gray Bear, may attend one of JJ’s other retreats, but will have to pay any cost above the fee charged for Gray Bear.

Students accepted to a SCHYS program must submit an Enrollment Agreement with their initial deposit ($1,008) at least 3-months prior to the start date of the program.

200-Hour Tuition Payment Options-2019-

Your tuition includes all weekend program modules, training manuals, private sessions with faculty and practicum with faculty (no extra charges or surprise payments)

$1,008 Non-Refundable Deposit to accompany the Enrollment Agreement which is issued upon acceptance to program.

  •  Option A (Early Bird Discount): $3,308 - Early bird discount if paid in full no later than three months before program start date (includes the $1008 Deposit above), if you already paid the $1008, then payment would be $2300.  Total payment is $3308.

  •   Option B (Regular): $3528.  ($1008 Deposit + $2520 = $3528) - Deposit of $1008 paid at least one month prior to the start (see above), plus three (3) payments of $840 each – paid within the first 3 months of the program start date. When counting months of the training, count months even when there is no scheduled program module or meeting.

  •   Option C: $3808: ($1008 Deposit + $2800 = $3808) - Deposit of $1008 paid at least one month prior to the start (see above), plus five (5) payments of $560 each – paid within the first 6 months of the program start date.

  •   Option D: $3928: ($1008 Deposit + $2920 = $3928) - Deposit of $1008 paid at least one month prior to the start (see above), Eight (8) payments of $365 each – paid within the first 8 months of the program start date.

300-Hour Program Tuition Payment Options for 2019

Your tuition includes all weekend program modules, training manuals, private sessions with faculty, practicum with faculty, and one five-day retreat with SCHYS

$1,008 Non-Refundable Deposit to accompany the Enrollment Agreement which is issued upon acceptance to program.

  • Option A (Early Bird Discount): $6,008 - Early bird discount if paid in full no later than three months before program start date (includes the $1008 Deposit above), if you already paid the $1008, then payment would be $5000.  Total payment is $6008.

  • Option B (Regular): $6108.  ($1008 Deposit + $5100 = $6108) - Deposit of $1008 paid at least one month prior to the start (see above), plus three (3) payments of $1,700 each – paid within the first 3 months of the program start date. When counting months of the training, count months even when there is no scheduled program module or meeting.

  •  Option C: $6208: ($1008 Deposit + $5200 = $6208) - Deposit of $1008 paid at least one month prior to the start (see above), plus five (5) payments of $1040 each – paid within the first 6 months of the program start date.

  •  Option D: $6352: ($1008 Deposit + $5344 = $6352) - Deposit of $1008 paid at least one month prior to the start (see above), Eight (8) payments of $668 each – paid within the first 8 months of the program start date.

  •  Option E: $6558: ($1008 Deposit + $5550 = $6558) - Deposit of $1008 paid at least one month prior to the start (see above), plus ten (10) payments of $555 each – paid within the first 10 months of the program start date.

  •  Option F: $6768: ($1008 Deposit + $5760 = $6768) - Deposit of $1008 paid at least one month prior to the start (see above), Twelve (12) payments of $480 each – paid within the first 12 months of the program start date

Yoga Therapy Program: Step 1, Step 2, or Step 3 Tuition Payment Options-2019

Your tuition includes all weekend program modules, training manuals, private sessions with faculty, practicum with faculty, and one five-day retreat with SCHYS. This tuition is for each year in the program. Each year is 336 hours for a total of 1008 hours.

$1,008 Non-Refundable Deposit to accompany the Enrollment Agreement which is issued upon acceptance to program.

  • Option A (Early Bird Discount): $6,008 - Early bird discount if paid in full no later than three months before program start date (includes the $1008 Deposit above), if you already paid the $1008, then payment would be $5000.  Total payment is $6008.

  • Option B (Regular): $6108.  ($1008 Deposit + $5100 = $6108) - Deposit of $1008 paid at least one month prior to the start (see above), plus three (3) payments of $1,700 each – paid within the first 3 months of the program start date. When counting months of the training, count months even when there is no scheduled program module or meeting.

  •  Option C: $6208: ($1008 Deposit + $5200 = $6208) - Deposit of $1008 paid at least one month prior to the start (see above), plus five (5) payments of $1040 each – paid within the first 6 months of the program start date.

  •  Option D: $6352: ($1008 Deposit + $5344 = $6352) - Deposit of $1008 paid at least one month prior to the start (see above), Eight (8) payments of $668 each – paid within the first 8 months of the program start date.

  •  Option E: $6558: ($1008 Deposit + $5550 = $6558) - Deposit of $1008 paid at least one month prior to the start (see above), plus ten (10) payments of $555 each – paid within the first 10 months of the program start date.

  •  Option F: $6768: ($1008 Deposit + $5760 = $6768) - Deposit of $1008 paid at least one month prior to the start (see above), Twelve (12) payments of $480 each – paid within the first 12 months of the program start date..