|Hours Needed for Certification||200 Hr|
|Yoga Alliance requires that a certain number of hours be in classes with the lead trainer (Laura Spaulding). More details about requirements are shown on the course syllabus which will be given to you when you apply, are accepted and register. Contact hours are hours in class with your teacher. Non-contact hours are hours you spend practicing, reading, studying, viewing DVD's, doing research, etc. Yoga Alliance sets a maximum number of non-contact hours they will allow.||Total||with
|Techniques, Training and Practice||100||50||10|
|Anatomy & Physiology||20||0||10|
|Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics||20||0||5|
|Practicum (Yoga East requires 20 hours - 10 assisting and 10 teaching)||20||5||5|
|Texts and Materials Needed|
|Always bring a notebook and pen to class.
Recommended Props for Home Practice: Yoga sticky mat, 2 4" blocks, 10' D-ring yoga strap, rectangular bolster, 2 cotton blankets (Props are available at Yoga East. A 20% discount is given to teacher trainees.)
|200 Hr: Required Texts: Yoga the Iyengar Way, Mira Mehta; Anatomy Coloring Book, 4th Ed., Kapit & Elson
|200 Hr Research Project
Each teacher training student must complete an original research project. The project can be in the form of a written paper, but it can also be in the form of a video, graphic, mixed media, musical or theatrical performance.
If the project is a written paper, it must be typed, printed, and bound in a report cover so it can be stored in the Yoga East library. Papers must be typed, double-spaced, using MLA or Chicago-style citation forms. The paper does not need to be of any particular length. For examples, look at well-written yoga-related articles for publication in Yoga journal, Yoga International, Integral Yoga, or Elephant Journal.
An accomplished level of practice and understanding of the principles and traditions of yoga is required for certification. Simply meeting the required hours is not sufficient for certification as a Yoga East Teacher. Final certification decisions are made by the Certification Committee composed of senior teachers who sit on the Yoga East Board of Directors. Certification decisions are based on the results of your final certification exams. Exams will not be scheduled until you have met all your hourly requirements. Students with excellent class performance and attendance may have exams waived.
Asana Exam A tests the level of your personal practice.
Asana Exam B allows you to demonstrate alignment points of important asanas.
Teaching Methodology Exam C shows how you instruct beginning students.
Theory and Philosophy Exam D is a written exam on anatomy, philosophy and ethics.
Finally, there is an Oral Exam with the Certification Committee.
|Certified Graduates of Yoga East are given a certificate that shows the hours you have completed. This certificate allows you to register with Yoga Alliance as an RYT 200.|
|Q: What if I miss classes? Can I make up my hours?
A: It's easy to make-up missed classes.
Q: What if I don't want to teach yoga? Is it okay for me to take the course to deepen my own practice and experience?
Q: I'm afraid that everyone in the course will be more advanced than me. What if I'm not ready?
A: We are not expecting a certain level of ability except that you should be established in a daily practice.
Q: What if I have work or family obligations that prevent me from taking enough Mysore hours with Laura?
A: You need to talk to Laura when you submit your application.
Q: Can I pay for the course in one payment?
A: Yes, see Laura Spaulding if you want to pay for the entire Course.
Q: I would like to be certified to teach Ashtanga Yoga. Can I do that through Yoga East?
A: Ask Laura about this in person.