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April 27, 2015
Namskar Gator and Girbey,
Gator you are a saint. Girbey, I think you should take the Intro class first, but maybe you will see why after we cover the rest of your questions.
I. What is the minimum passing grade?
85, but the practical exam has more weight than the written work.
II. What is the fail rate? Does anybody fail or is it a pass'em quick course?
I lumped these together - Aura is currently backlogged with exams because Paul and Marie spend their weekends grading yoga teacher exams. If you want a quick pass, you won't get one. If you pass it will be because you earned it. If you want to know the fail rate, call or write Paul. Re-tests are a reality, but they will work with you to develop your teaching skills.
III. What's the difference between the scratch and dent and the regular yoga teacher in a box course?
Materials used at the facility by an intern vs. brand new. It's the same course, but the scratch and dent has been used.
No - None - They don't operate like that.
V. Why does my club want me to come to aura when I could get a certification for next to nothing?
The management at your club probably wants you to learn how to teach a safe Yoga class. The next to nothing course - Is that the one where I can be certified as a gun smith and a computer programmer? They can issue you a certificate in anything. Do they have a gun smith in their faculty? They certainly don't have a yoga teacher in their faulty.
VI. I don't have the extra time for it and who could get hurt in a yoga class anyway???
This is the scariest question of all! If you don't have time, why bother? Anyone could get hurt in a class with a teacher who passed a quickie course for next to nothing. Seriously, take the Intro course first.
If your gym is paying for this, let them pay for your foundational yoga training. Hatha Yoga has some deep movements and you want to understand anatomy and contraindications. There's so much more to learn about Yoga.
Hope you understand.
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