Requirements for Certification

Viniyoga Foundations Program for Teaching & Yoga Therapy


300 HOUR PROGRAM

Viniyoga Studies - Yoga Alliance RYT-300 eligible
  • Attend Sessions 1, 2 and 3 of the Viniyoga Foundations Program and complete any assigned home study
  • Complete a final project (develop, teach and evaluate a Viniyoga class series)
  • Complete 20 hours of study in human anatomy (hours from 200 or 500 hour prior trainings are acceptable)
  • If you enter the program with a prior 200 YA certification, you may be eligible to apply to YA for 500 hour certification when you complete the AVI 300 hour training.
  • If you are a licensed health care practitioner or hold a 200 hour YA certification when you enter the program, upon completion you are eligible to enter Viniyoga Therapist Training.

500 HOUR PROGRAM

Viniyoga Teacher - Yoga Alliance RYT-500 eligible
  • Attend Sessions 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the Viniyoga Foundations Program and complete any assigned home study
  • Complete a final project (develop, teach and evaluate a Viniyoga class series)
  • Complete 20 additional hours of study in human anatomy (hours from 200 or 500 hour prior trainings are acceptable)
  • Upon completion of the 500 hour program you are eligible to enter Viniyoga Therapist Training.

ANATOMY REQUIREMENT
Twenty (20) hours of study in human anatomy must be completed which could be an applied anatomy course through a local college, a yoga anatomy workshop or one-on-one mentoring. Prior training in anatomy may fulfill this requirement. This can be completed at any time over the course of the training. You will be asked to provide evidence of completion of 20 hours of study in human anatomy.
VINIYOGA ELECTIVES & TEXTS
Viniyoga electives and sangha participation are highly recommended and include: in-depth Viniyoga workshops, retreats or privates with Gary Kraftsow, Mirka Scalco-Kraftsow, AVI Faculty, and Viniyoga Teachers and Viniyoga Therapists. Mirka Kraftsow's teleconference courses are also highly recommended.

Gary Kraftsow’s two books, Yoga for Wellness and Yoga for Transformation, are among the texts required for the training and you may enjoy becoming familiar with them if you are considering entering the Viniyoga Foundations Program. They are available in print and electronically from Amazon or your favorite bookstore.

All students are encouraged to deepen and broaden their understanding as well as exploring their area of special interest by taking additional studies.

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