Although the great majority of students who attend the 200-hour certification program are certified as Kripalu Yoga teachers, certification will not be granted to any student who fails to demonstrate the following:
1. A basic understanding of the principles underlying the yoga system, as well as the specific philosophies, teachings, techniques, and methodology essential to the Kripalu Yoga approach.
2. Competency in the full range of practical skills required to safely teach Kripalu Yoga to others.
3. A level of emotional maturity, mental stability, and personal integrity sufficient to create and maintain a safe and sacred environment that allows the personal transformation of students to occur.
4. The ability to be a yoga teacher, including the good judgment required to interact with students in a professional manner that safely and effectively brings them the benefits of Kripalu Yoga, as reflected in the student's conduct inside and outside of the class during the course of training.
Please understand that your completion of the above requirements will be assessed through a set of standards that include an attendance policy, review of homework assignments, the evaluation of practice teaching sessions, and behavioral guidelines. While efforts will be made throughout the training to provide students input on teaching or other challenges that might impede certification, it is important to understand that not every student who is accepted, pays tuition, and participates in the KSY program is guaranteed certification, even upon the completion of all the required assignments.
At the start of the program, you will be asked to sign a written agreement detailing your responsibilities as a student and the standards used to assess your eligibility for certification.