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ABOUT RYT CERTIFICATION
• Techniques 100 Contact Hours/15 Non Contact Hours: Includes asanas, pranayamas and meditation. These hours include both training in the techniques and the practice of them.
• Teaching Methodology 25 Contact Hours/6 Non Contact Hours: Principles of demonstration, observation, assisting/correcting, instruction, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher, and the student’s process of learning.
• Anatomy and Physiology 14 Contact Hours/6 Non Contact Hours: We will incorporate awareness of physical and subtle anatomy throughout training.
• Philosophy, Ethics, & Lifestyle 20 Contact Hours/10 Non Contact Hours: Study of Yoga Philosophy (Yamas, Niyamas), Yoga Scriptures (Yoga Sutras), ethics for yoga teachers, ‘living the life of the yogi’.
• Practicum 10 Contact Hours: Includes observing and assisting in classes taught by others. Hours may be a combination of supervised and unsupervised. (5 hours of assistant teaching, 5 hours of observing classes.
• Electives/Independent Study 10 Contact Hours/5 Non Contact Hours: these hours will include assigned reading or other homework like book reports, unsupervised study/meditation groups, classes, workshops, community service (mandatory element, 5 hours of Karma Yoga Student Teaching).
Certification Requirements for RYT 200 Program
1. Observations: Email me on the exact dates/name of teacher/location where you have completed your 5 observations. To get credit for these observations you will be required to complete a brief report (a paragraph or two but please no more for each).
2. Assistant Teaching: Email me on the exact dates/name of teacher you assisted/location where you have completed your 5 assists. To get credit for assisting you are required to submit a paragraph report for each.
3. Sacred Study Student Report: Email me a 2-3 page report on either a Chakra or a Dosha.
4. Karma Yoga: Email me the exact dates/location where you have taught 5 hours for FREE. To get credit you must submit a paragraph report for each.
5. Asana Sheets: Email me the completed Asana sheets or print out 1 copy and submit.
6. Final open book exam. Email me your final or print out 1 copy and submit
7. Attendance: 180 contact hours
10: Action: Conscious relationships and ethics in line with Yoga Alliance
For each teacher trainee it takes a different amount of time to “complete” the program post classroom sessions. Everybody has their own yoga and we respect that. I honor this and namaste you! And I want you to LIVE your namaste as you do what you feel is best for you.
1. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali,Swami Satchitananda or Secret Power of Yoga, Nichala Joy Devi Practice:
2. Yoga The Spirit and Practice of Moving Into Stillness, Eric Schiffman
3. Wheels of Life by Anodea Judith
4. The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies by Vasant Lad
5. Yoga for Wellness, Gary Kraftsow, Penquin, 1999
6. Teaching Yoga: Exploring the Teacher-Student Relationship, Donna Farhi
7. Living Your Yoga: Finding the Spiritual in Everyday Life, Judith Lasater
8. Muscles of Yoga Scientific Keys Volume 1 by Dr Ray Long
9. The Yamas & Niyamas Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice, Deborah Adele
10. How We Choose to be Happy: 9 Choices of Extremely Happy People, Rick Foster & Greg Hicks
Yogi Bare by Philip Self; The Language of Yoga by Nicolai Bachman; Yoga from the Inside Out by Christina Sell; A Path With Heart: A Guide through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life & Wherever You Go There You Are by Jack Kornﬁeld; Anatomy of Movement, Blandine Calais-Germain; The Heart of Yoga: Developing A Personal Practice, Desikachar, The Four Desires by Rod Stryker; The Art of Forgiveness, Lovingkindness and Peace, Jack Kornfield; Healing Mantras, Thomas Ashley-Ferrand; Women who Run with the Wolves, Clarissa PInkola Estes; The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz; Yoga & the Path of the Urban Mystic, Darren Main; Breathing Book, Donna Farhi, Its Easier than you Think, Sylvia Boorstein; Womencode, Alisa Vitti; Daring Greatly, Brene Brown; The Four Desires, Rod Stryker, The Way of the Happy Woman, Sara Stover; The Hero’s Journey, Joseph Campbell; The Heroine’s Journey, Maureen Murdock; Be Happy, William Holden; Sweat Your Prayers, Gabrielle Roth; Light on Life, BKS Iyengar