FAQ

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yami yogi faqs

 
 

How do i become certified?

There are three complimentary tracks to certification: Children's Yoga Instructor through YAMI; AcroYoga Family Instructor through YAMI; Certified Children's Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance.

Certification Children's Yoga Instructor through YAMI REQUIREMENTS:
• Current yoga practice;
• 100% attendance to all scheduled classes (make up sessions may be scheduled with Deven or a certified Yami Yoga instructor at $65 per hour);
• 100% completion of reading, course assignments and passing grade on the take home quiz;
• Commitment to a weekly meditation, yoga and pranayama practice;
• Observe/Assist 10 children's yoga classes outside of the weekend hours;

 

Certification Children's Yoga Instructor through Yoga Alliance REQUIREMENTS:                                                                                                                 All of the above, plus:                                                                                                             • 200 hour Yoga Teacher certification with an accredited school
• Teach an additional 20 hours of children's yoga classes.

 

Certification AcroYoga Family Instructor through YAMI REQUIREMENTS:<Prerequisites>
*Consistent yoga, meditation, rock climbing, aerial, dance or mindful movement practice for over one year. 
* 30 hours of training with certified AcroYoga teachers
*Ability to comfortably Base, Fly & Spot with adults: Lifted Baddha Konasana, Folded Leaf; Bird to Throne; Foot to Shin; Cartwheel to Straddle Bat; Back Bird, High Flying Whale, Star, Floating Pasci
*10 hours of active practice after those training hours
* Experience with children
*A letter of recommendation from a certified teacher is warmly welcomed! 

<Training/Post-Training>
• 100% attendance to all scheduled classes (make up sessions may be scheduled with Deven at $65 per hour)
• 100% completion of course assignments & quiz
• Commitment to a weekly meditation, yoga and pranayama practice
• Observe/Assist/Reflect 10 Children's Yoga/AcroYoga Family classes outside of the weekend hours
• Teach & Reflect on 10 hours of AcroYoga Family classes
• 100% completion of course assignments, writing reflection of teaching with class plans and passing grade on the course quiz.                                                                                  • 3 Mentorship Calls/Meetings with Mentor                                                                       • Upon successful completion of these elements, you will schedule a final certification interview to review your work and training.

 

What can i do with my certification?

Once certified, you have our blessings to share tools of yoga and mindfulness with children and families in group classes, private sessions, workshops, school programs, after-school programs, or even as a part of special events such as birthday parties. As in any yoga program, certification is a commencement into deeper study, so we encourage participants to always remain curious and always remain a student!

 

What does a sample day look like at a training?

Children's Yoga Teacher Training
Friday: 6-7:30p Greeting/Check in; Overview of Reading & Homework; 7:30-9p Lecture, Writing Reflection & Small Group Discussion.

Saturday: 8am Asana; 9-9:30a Prepare for Kids Yoga Class; 9:30-11a Observe/Assist/Teach Kids Yoga Class (with real life kids); 11a-12p Discussion; 12p-1p LUNCH; 1-4p Guest Speaker; 4-5:30p Asana & Mindfulness Exploration.

AcroYoga Family Teacher Training

Thursday July 6th 5:30-8p : Orientation, Introductions & Jam

Friday July 7th- Tuesday July 11th 9a-6p

9a asana, meditation, partner yoga, circlasana, inversions

10a-12p acroyoga flying technique & teaching points

12-1:15p LUNCH

1:30-2:30p public class

2:30-3p feedback

3-4:30p developmental stages, teaching concepts, practice teaching.

4:30-4:45p Break & Snack

4:45p-6p Restorative practices or discussion. 

Wednesday July 12th 9a-4p

9a asana, meditation, partner yoga, circlasana, inversions

10a-12p acroyoga flying technique & teaching points

12-1:15p LUNCH

1:30-2:30p public class

2:30-3p feedback

3-4p closing ceremony

Does anyone not become certified?

The administration at Yami Yogi uphold the highest standard in the field of yoga for our teachers. To this end, we reserve the right to with-hold certification or revoke certification due to unacceptable behavior. We hope this is never the case, as it would only apply to extreme cases of misconduct, such as evidence of verbal, emotional, sexual, or physical abuse to another human.

Where can I find affordable accommodations in Bend, OR?

Bend is a mountain resort town so there are many options for room/house rentals. Sites that the town often posts availability to and/or you can reach out on are: vrbo.com , airbnb.com , https://www.facebook.com/groups/bendacro/ During peak seasons, we advise to look for housing as early as possible.

What food is near Tula Movement and Healing?

There are restaurants at Northwest Crossing less than a mile away. About 2 miles from Tula is the Village at Southern Crossing where more restaurants and markets can be found. However, due to the rigor of the course and only an hour for lunch, we invite you to consider bringing your lunch some days to maximize relaxation during lunch.

What kind of transportation is available to/from the airport?

If you are flying into Redmond, a cab costs between $30-40 to get into town. Otherwise, renting a car is an option.