Attendance

Full participation is the best path to becoming a well rounded, knowledgeable yoga teacher, but life happens and we can work together to ensure your successful completion.  If you have any questions about our attendance or other policies outlined below, please let us know.  

Participation & Absenteeism

To earn a Certificate of Completion the Student must meet 100% of the program standards as stipulated by Yoga Alliance's for either the 200hour or 300hour RYT training or the BCRPA/NFLA requirements for completing the Yoga Fitness Leader registration. To earn a CEC certificate for a workshop or other training, the Student must fully participate in the offered program.

This includes attending the offered in-class or virtual (live) pre-scheduled program training, interactive discussions between trainers/fellow students, reviewing the training manual and texts (if applicable), creating/demonstrating yoga sequences, completing self-study or in-class projects as assigned. As a final component students must complete a practicum/evaluation as stipulated by GYS with respect to the Student's chosen yoga teacher path or as required by the regulating association.

We strongly encourage the Student to commit time each week to program study, personal skills development and yoga practice.

Classroom training is offered weekends, typically between 9:00am and 3:00pm (some programs end at 1:30). Students are expected to be set up and ready to participate at 9:00 am. Attendance will be taken throughout the training. Any absence from training must be pre-approved in advance, however we understand life happens and commitments outside of training are inevitable. GYS will work with the Student to reduce the impact that approved missed class time may have on their success.

Any Student who is late for class more than fifteen (15) minutes may be docked an hour from training and repeated tardiness and/or cumulative hours of absences may result in the need for make-up sessions to review missed training content or the need to repeat the entire program (at their own cost). The goal is to ensure successful completion of the program.

Continued unapproved absenteeism may result in termination. No refunds are available in the event of termination.

Make-up Sessions (Missed Training Opportunity)

The Student may request make-up sessions to review any missed material. Provided a trainer and studio space are available GYS will work the Student to coordinate times and locations. Fees may apply. Every effort will be made by GYS to accommodate the Student and schedule make-up sessions.

One-on-One Mentoring

Within the RYT program schedule, time is scheduled to work with each Student one-on-one.  This is the opportunity to ask for clarity or insight into concept within training, or discuss ideas beyond the current scope of training. 

An ongoing mentoring program is available for all yoga teachers seeking guidance or wanting to test new ideas in a safe, non-judgmental environment.