Certification and Credential Module

Do you want to earn advanced credentials and/or a Certification in your Academy Specialty area of study?

Our Credential Module is optional for those who want to go the extra mile and submit a teachback class and final assignment. These additional components are graded by our Mentor Teacher Staff and come complete with a detailed Report Card with personal feedback. If you are a 200+ hr trained Yoga Teacher, you will earn a “Certification” credential upon successfully completing the Credential Module. If you are not a 200-hr trained Yoga Teacher, no worries, you will receive a “Certificate of Competency” in your Academy Specialty.

Chair Yoga Credential Requirements

  • Field Trip Report – Venture out into your community and observe and document Seniors postures, movement patterns and personal interactions. This Assignment will help you develop a keen eye for postural misalignments and associate Yoga poses that can provide relief and support.
  • One-Hour Teachback class The purpose of the teachback is to demonstrate and incorporate some of the learning and teaching methodologies that are in the Online Chair Yoga Teacher Training Program. The review of your one hour class will tune into both your style of teaching, how you share what you have learned from the Program, and your inclusion of safety issues and concerns important to the Chair Yoga student community.

Chair Yoga Dance Credential Requirements

  • Teachback of two Dances one from Sherry’s collection and one of your own. The Dance from Sherry’s collection includes any Dance in the online Program or from Sherry’s YouTube channel. The second Dance is where you get creative and choreograph a Dance of your own. You can use the moves you learned in the course and, if you want, add some special moves of your own. The purpose of the teachback is to determine if you have incorporated most of the learning and teaching methodologies in the Online Chair Yoga Dance Teacher Training Program.
  • Assignment with details of your choreographed Dance provide the following for your choreographed Dance: the Name of your chosen song and artist; the Back Story as to why you chose the song; a Lyrics Sheet; a Lyric and Structure Movement document; the Movement Format of your dance; and the recommended Demographic for your Dance.

Gentle Yoga Credential Requirements

  • Observation and Reflection Report – The purpose of this written assignment is to hone your observation skills, tune into your creativity and decipher what teaching styles are in alignment with you. You will be given a selection of Gentle Yoga classes that are taught by different Gentle Yoga Teachers. Your assignment is to provide a 3-4 sentence feedback paragraph. Share your thoughts on pacing, cueing, sequencing, ambiance, etc. Reflect on how the class made you feel, what you learned and/or how the class was presented.  
  • 30-40 Minute Teachback class Your Final Gentle Yoga Teachback will be a 30-40 minute “condensed” Gentle Yoga class that incorporates both seated and standing sequences. Choose a topic, condition, physiological issue, etc that is of interest to you and one that you want to know more about. You will research your topic and then create a Gentle Yoga class that weaves in information, knowledge, instruction and guidance as to the reasons and benefits Yoga brings to this condition. Don’t worry about all the detailed medical jargon, but rather learn about the condition enough to be able to know what movements/poses could be supportive.

Yoga for Low Back Care Credential Requirements

  • Sequence Vignettes – Four sequence vignettes of 5-7 poses each for the major spinal conditions covered in the training. These sequences can be drawn out in stick figures with directives and rationale (samples provided), created with sequencing apps like Sequence Wiz or Tummee, OR through a video recording of you teaching.
    1. Spinal Curve Imbalances (Choose one: Excessive Kyphosis, Flattened Thoracic, Scoliosis, Excessive Lordosis)
    2. Sciatica (A safe and effective practice for ‘true’ sciatica as well as for sciatic nerve entrapment at the sciatic notch)
    3. SI Joint Dysfunction
    4. Lumbar Disc Damage
  • One-Hour Teachback class The purpose of the teachback is to demonstrate and incorporate some of the learning and teaching methodologies that are in the Online Gentle Yoga for Low Back Care Teacher Training Program. The review of your one hour class will assess how you share what you have learned from the Program, your grasp of safe sequencing including preparation and compensation for poses and your inclusion of safety issues and concerns important to the students with low back injuries or dysfunction.

Wheelchair Yoga Credential Requirements

  • 30-Minute Teachback class The purpose of the teachback is to demonstrate and incorporate some of the learning and teaching methodologies that are in the Online Wheelchair Yoga Teacher Training Program. The review of your 30 minute class will tune into both your style of teaching, how you share what you have learned from the Program, and your inclusion of safety issues and concerns important to the Wheelchair Yoga student community.

Corporate Yoga Credential Requirements

  • “Lunch and Learn” Presentation – My intention and goal is to train you to become more confident delivering this information in a corporate setting… in a standup presentation format! Thus, for your Lecture Presentation Assignment, choose one of the 5 Corporate Yoga lectures and record yourself presenting it. I have provided the Presentation Decks for each of the lectures so that you can customize them with your own information and branding. Don’t worry if you don’t have a big screen as background for your presentation. Instead, you can have the presentation slides printed out to use as reference throughout your presentation.
  • 30-Minute Teachback class The purpose of the teachback is to demonstrate and incorporate some of the learning and teaching methodologies that are in the Corporate Yoga Teacher Training Program. Your Final Corporate Yoga Teachback will be a 30-minute Chair or Mat Yoga class that incorporates both seated and standing sequences. Remember, your audience is deskworkers!

Be Well Yoga Credential Requirements

  • 0-Minute Teachback class The purpose of the teachback is to demonstrate and incorporate some of the learning and teaching methodologies that are in the Online Be Well Yoga for Cancer Recovery Teacher Training Program. The review of your 60 minute class will tune into both your style of teaching, how you share what you have learned from the Program, and your inclusion of safety issues and concerns important to the cancer Yoga student community.
  • Final Exam – Passing grade on a multiple choice exam which includes information covered in the Be Well Training Program.