Student Evaluation Process
Over the course of the training, participants will be evaluated and their progress assessed in the following ways:
- Written Assessments: There will be a series of written assessments asking participants to demonstrate their grasp of both the theoretical and practical aspects of the course. To graduate, everyone must complete all of the written assessments with a passing grade.
- Written Homework: Written homework, along with reading assignments, will be assigned after each of the in- person and online modules. All homework must be completed and turned into YATNA in order to graduate from the course.
- Supervision of Case Studies/Practices: Participants will be required to complete 25 hours of work with their own clients under supervision by their primary teacher. This will involve keeping journals of the practices prescribed for their own clients. As part of the required mentoring hours, it is expected that these journals will be discussed with the primary teacher on a regular basis.
- Personal Evolution: Participants are being trained to help their future clients develop and change through the tools of yoga; therefore it is expected that all participants undergo this process themselves. Accordingly, they are expected to maintain a daily personal practice under the consistent guidance of their primary teacher and to record their experiences in a daily journal. Participants will be given written feedback at the end of each module. This feedback will also be sent to their primary teacher. The feedback will include strengths, weaknesses, aptitudes, communication skills, mental and emotional maturity, as well as general wellness.
- Meeting with Primary Teacher: Graduation from the course requires that participants meet with their primary teacher at least 36-hours during the 3-year period of the training.