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How To Offer A Qualified Designation to
Matriculating Yoga Teachers

AYP works with Professional Yoga Studios that offer Yoga Teacher Training programs. Rather than

focus on a Studio's design and implementation of a teaching curriculum, we focus on the form and implementation of Curriculum Assessments that generate the Qualifying Evidence for a teacher's matriculation. In short, we focus on a candidate's Evidence of Competency.
 

What follows are our recommendations to a member Yoga School on the minimum standards of evidence to be achieved by a yoga teacher in order to receive an initial AYP Designation of either Instructor or Guide.

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Register your Yoga Studio as a

Member AYP.  

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By Registering AYP, we will set up an Assessment File to hold the Assessments you'll give students enrolled in your TT course.
 

Please Complete Our Application.

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Send AYP a copy of each Assessment (usually by Module) in your Yoga Teacher Training program along with your Certificate of Completion.

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A Yoga Instructor has a basic understanding of the skills required to cue an asana based yoga class with correct pranayama and

guided meditation. 

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Asana & Sequencing

Pranayama Rhythms

Guided Meditation

Understands How to Access the

12 Yoga Competencies or the basic competencies documented in the Professional Yoga School's curriculum.

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The Yoga School will affirm that the student has completed the Assessments required for a student to matriculate from their Teacher Training program and confers the Designation of

Yoga Instructor.
 
The Teacher submits to AYP their Certificate of Completion.

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A Yoga Guide is fluent in the 12 Competencies of Yoga.

A Guide has the ability to design an effective yoga flow and adapt a course of study to the needs of all levels of students practicing regardless of the style of class.

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Offers A Clear

understanding and is able to Communicate Clearly:


Vedic to Modern History
Philosophy & Language

Ethos, Presence, Pathos

A Yoga Guide affirms their knowledge of the Yoga Humana and can document their study and practice in a yoga lineage for at least 500 hours.

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A Yoga Mentor has advanced skills in the tutoring professional yoga teachers, they are a specialist in a particular lineage in the great yoga community.

A Mentor is a conscious catalyst, a yogi who up-levels his community by holding a space of grace emanating from an awareness of yoga traditions.

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Has Aligned with a Lineage or Institute, is keenly aware of their traditions, language and ways of being.

There have been Community Contributions.

A Yoga Mentor is an advanced yoga practitioner who has had experience teaching yoga at an approved Yoga School.

The Yoga Mentor will submit to AYP documentation of at least 5 years of study and experience in a widely accepted yoga lineage or

Yoga School / Institute. 
 

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The Adept Designation indicates that the yogi has contributed a body of work to the greater yoga community within their lineage or tradition. The have a sense of Awareness about them, a sense of knowing. The are support a defined Community of practitioner yogis.

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Adepts are chosen by Council of Peers through a nomination process and calls from the greater field for supporting documentation of contributions and interviews. 

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Approved Subject Areas:

Yoga Ethics

Safety Management   

Advanced Anatomy & Physiology

Ancient Yoga History & Philosophy
Subtle Body Energies
Personal Sadhana
 

Contraindications in Yoga Teaching   

Knowledge of Sanskrit, Gurmukhi and/or Mantras 

Knowledge of Yogic Sacred Texts

Critical Thinking Skills
 

Yoga as Stress Management

​ Mastery of Yoga Practice in a Lineage or Tradition.

Mastery of Teaching the Art of Yoga. 

Mastery of Self-Assessment

Cultural Sensitivity

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