Please review the guidelines below:
Hours must follow the rules of individual study as set forth by PYTI®.
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 for Level 1 recognition; 100 hours for PYTI® certification, and then 100 hours annually thereafter to maintain certified status.
- These hours can be a combination of noncontact and contact hours.
*If a Yoga Training 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 PYTI®.
Your journal should be uploaded on the CEU Journal submission page
|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.|