GRADES

Svaroopa® Vidya Ashram is dedicated to providing the finest professional training available for yoga and meditation teachers.  We are more than a place to learn yoga poses.  We guide you through deepening levels of knowledge and practice so that, when you are certified, you have obtained the deepest and most thorough yoga experience possible. 

Naturally this entails a certain amount of rigor in your training as well as personalized assessment in each level of your training.  Not everyone learns in the same way or at the same rate as someone else, so we team with you to maximize your proficiency.  Yet we also need to make sure you are prepared to handle someone else's body and mind both yogically and effectively.   

Following each professional training and again after each DTS course, you receive a formal grade letter.  The grades are “Pass,” “No Pass,” “Pass with Conditions,” "Incomplete," "Completed" and "Invited to YTT."

Pass:   You have demonstrated your mastery of the material presented in the training and are ready to teach others as well as to study at the next level of training.

No Pass:  You have not demonstrated your mastery of the material and are not ready to teach others nor to study at the next level of training.  You need to re-take the training in order to develop mastery and earn a grade of "Pass."  As a SATYA member, you are eligilbe for a "Retake Discount" on your tuition. 

Pass with Conditions:  You have not demonstrated your mastery of the material and are not ready to teach others nor to study at the next level of training.   You need additional support to fully master it, which we list for you as your "Conditions."  When you successfully fulfill your conditions, your grade is changed to "Pass."

Incomplete:  For some reason you were unable to attend all of the training sessions.  You are not ready to teach others nor to study at the next level of training.  You need to re-take the training in order to develop mastery and earn a grade of "Pass."  As a SATYA member, you are eligilbe for a "Retake Discount" on your tuition. 

Completed:  You have completed the training and gained valuable skills to use in your own yoga practice, but are not prepared to teach others.  This training will not make you eligible for certification nor serve as a prerequisite for later levels of professional training. 

Invited to YTT:  You have demonstrated your mastery of the material presented in the Foundations of Svaroopa Yoga training and are ready to serve as a substitute teacher and are invited to enroll in our Teacher Training.