October 28, 2015

Academic Policies Yoga

Graduation Requirements:

In order to receive a Certificate of Completion and the ability to register with Yoga Alliance, the student is required to have 200 hours for the entire program. The tuition must also be paid in full.  A plan of action must be agreed upon for all missed hours.

Attendance:

To gain maximum benefit from the program attendance to all sessions is required.  If you anticipate missing class sessions, please discuss this with Ravenflower to develop and agree on a plan to learn the missed material and fulfill the required hours.  It is to the Student’s benefit that all missed material is made up prior to the next scheduled meeting.  Yoga asana time missed may be made up by attending approved classes.

Leaves of Absence:

Leaves of Absence are not offered from the Teacher Training Program.  If a student should have to discontinue the training, they would have to begin again in the next training offered. No refunds will be given but credit can be used towards the next teacher training.

Requirements/Student Progress Reports:

Completion of all reading, writing, and research assignments will show dedication to the yogic path. The practicum allows the student to demonstrate they have learned to teach a Vinyasa Flow class in a safe and sound manner. Students are expected to attend a minimum of three classes per week and are highly encouraged to maintain a daily personal practice including asana or meditation.

Certification will not occur if the student fails to demonstrate safe instruction, the student fails to demonstrate understanding of the material presented, or the student violates the Code of Ethics.

Student Code of Ethics:

As a student in this course and eventually certified yoga instructor, you represent not only Inspirit Yoga Teacher Training and its staff, but the yogic lineage. We ask that you acknowledge and agree to uphold the highest professional standards in an environment which nurtures growth and apply the following code of ethics:

  • Yoga teachers will devote ourselves to practicing Yoga as a way of life and cultivate an attitude of humanity in our teaching, we dedicate our work to something greater than ourselves, but completely within ourselves
  • Yoga teachers will devote ourselves to remain “students of Yoga” throughout our lives by continuing to study the art, science, and philosophy of Yoga to become better Yoga teachers.
  • Yoga teachers will treat all beings with respect, including our students.
  • Yoga teachers will respect and honor the long line of venerable teachers who came before us, dedicating ourselves to maintaining exceptional standards of professional competence and integrity.
  • Yoga teachers will endeavor to accurately represent our education, training and experience relevant to teaching our style of Yoga.
  • Yoga teachers will strive not to be critical of any other style of Yoga or Yoga Teacher, but use fairness in evaluating the circumstances.
  • Yoga teachers will express truthfulness in all relationships with students, family, and community.
  • Yoga teaches will welcome all students regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, financial status or national origin.
  • Yoga teachers will show sensitive regard for the moral, social, and religious standards of students and groups. We will avoid imposing our beliefs on others, although we may express them when appropriate in the yoga class.
  • Yoga teachers will refer students to other qualified Yoga teaches when we do not possess the skills to teach them safely and properly (i.e.: specific injuries or physical disabilities).
  • Yoga teachers will acknowledge the power differential between student and teacher and avoid exploiting the trust and potential dependency of such students. Teachers can instead encourage the student to find his/her own inner strength and wisdom and possibly refer the student to another qualified Yoga teacher.
  • Yoga teachers will earnestly cultivate a high level of integrity and purity in matters of personal habits and decency inside and outside the classroom.
  • Yoga teachers will avoid any form of sexual harassment with students and are honest in our own sexual relationships. If a consenting sexual relationship is desired between teacher and student, the teacher shall refer to the yamas and niyamas as guidelines for the most appropriate physical action.