Please review the guidelines below:
Hours must follow the rules of individual study as set forth by LWI.
The following requirements must be met:
- Type of experience must fall under categories 1-5 below and must be labeled as such for each individual hour.
- 30 hours annually for Level I, and II certification; 100 hours for PYT certification, and then 100 hours annually thereafter to maintain PYT certified status.
- These hours can be a combination of non-contact and contact hours.
*If a Medical Therapeutic Course is attended, then a total of only 20 hours must be earned for that year. Documentation must be kept from the course for proof of attendance in case you are chosen for a random audit by LWI.
You may use the template below or any journal format of your choice. If you do not use the journal template, be sure to provide at a minimum a charting of when you engaged in personal practice. When you’re reflecting on the effect and notes on your practice, think about how the practice impacted you personally and professionally.
Your journal should be uploaded below.
|1. Techniques Training/Practice: This includes asanas, pranayamas, kriyas, chanting, and meditation. These hours include both training in the techniques and the practice of them.|
|2. Teaching Methodology: This includes principles of demonstration, observation, assisting/correcting, instruction, study of teaching styles, qualities of a teacher, and the process of learning.|
|3. Philosophy/Ethics/Lifestyle: This includes the study of Yoga scriptures (yoga sutras, bhadavad gita, etc), ethics for yoga teachers living the life of a yogi, etc.|
|4. Anatomy/Physiology: This includes both physical anatomy and physiology and energy/subtle/intangible anatomy and physiology (chakras, etc.)|
|5. Practicum: This includes student teaching as well as observing and assisting in classes taught by others.|