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We Offer Competency Designations
To Teacher Training Programs and
Professional Yoga Instructors

Yoga Practice
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Our Mission

Mission Statement

Yoga Unified uplifts the vocational path of Yoga Professionals to a trusted and valued Health and Wellness career pathway. 

We accomplish this by offering professional Competency Assessments that cover the

12 Yoga Teacher Competencies.

Our Assessments are offered (a) Professional Yogis and (b) Yoga Schools that offer

Teacher Training programs.

Practicing Yoga

We Build Relationships

With Yoga Teachers & Schools

There are currently 6,100 independent Yoga Teacher Training Schools that have matriculated active yoga teachers in the United States over the last 20 years. These vibrant Yoga Schools are a primary focus.

Yoga Unified implements our Assessment program through Yoga Ambassadors who have been designated Yoga Mentors by our Assessment program.

Similarly our Ambassadors work with

Professional Yoga Teachers who desire to uplift their Registration to a Competency Assessment based Designation of Qualification.

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The Issue 

Certification vs Qualification

The growth of yoga economy has outpaced the level of support and oversight required to offer competency standards that

lead to a Qualified Designation.

Yoga Unified offers Professional Yoga Instructors and students of Yoga Schools the opportunity to sit for a Competency Assessment covering the 12 Yoga Competencies.

Successful applicants receive a Competency
 Designation of either

Yoga Instructor, Yoga Guide or Yoga Guide. 

Our Guidelines For Assessment

Our Pillars of Competency

Yoga Unified builds our Competency Assessments by focusing

on three Guidelines:

i. Educational Guidelines

Our Assessments are an evidence-based and peer-reviewed of the 12 Yoga Teacher Competencies. These Guidelines provide insight into a professional's yogic mindset,

knowledge and teaching skill set;

ii. Ethics Guidelines

Our Assessments inquire into a Instructor's knowledge of the Professional Standards for Ethical Practice in the Teaching of Yoga; and, 

iii. Cultural Diversity Guidelines

Through our Assessments we also inquire about class inclusiveness; how

instruction is offered regardless of body-type, ethnicity, minority status, gender, race or financial wherewithall.  

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How We Interface With 
The Yoga Community

We provide Professional Teacher Competency Assessments

Leading to a Qualified Designation. 

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Yoga Schools

Yoga Unified offers its services to Yoga Schools that provide Teacher Training Programs through Yoga Alliance, IAYT or other similar methods of study. 

Our assessment program can be integrated into a School's Teacher Training Program as a Matriculating Competency Assessment in the 12 Major Yoga Competencies. 

After Schools administer our Assessment we recommend a Competency Designation for each matriculating student as:

Yoga Instructor 

Yoga Guide 
Yoga Mentor 

A fourth Designation 'Adept' is a nomination by a group of

Adept Peers. 

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We Offer Yoga Competency

There are 3 Qualifying

Yoga Designations that can be earned by our Assessment:

Yoga Instructor, Yoga Guide, and Yoga Mentor.

In addition to understanding the ancient and contemporary yogic knowledge base:

The Yoga Instructor is capable of Guiding a class and 1:1 private session.

A Yoga Guide is capable of designing yoga a curriculum, can work with diverse groups of individuals while offering major asana modifications.

A Yoga Mentor actively offers Workshops in a yoga lineage and participates offering Yoga Teacher Training Programs.  

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Yoga Teachers

Yoga Unified also offers its Competency Assessments to Professional Yoga Teachers who are active in their greater yoga community. 

These yogic scholars work diligently to offer Yoga Instruction, Workshops in Holistic Healing flows as well as courses in Ayurveda. 

Many are deeply rooted in a yoga lineage and routinely mentor younger spirits in the crafting of a lifestyle that that is based on the 8 Limbs of Yoga as described by Patanjali.

Our Yoga Unified Ambassadors over our program for their Network of Professional Yogis.

Assessments to these yogis also cover the 12 Yoga Comptencies.

501c(3) Status & Donations

Yoga Unified is a 501c(3) organization who derives its financial stability from fee for services and 501c3 Angel Donations. 

Should Member receive an economic benefit as a result of a donation to our IRS qualified organization, you will not be able to deduct

your complete donation to Yoga Unified.

Angel Donors assist Yoga Unified in our ability to subsidize the expense of the Competency Assessments we offer. 

With the ability to take 501c(3) donations, Yoga Unified preferentially provides competency based Designations to Yoga Schools and Professional Teachers that service impoverished, marginalized and minority communities.
Yoga Unified is a registered DBA of Yoga Unify, Inc. a 501c3 non-profit organization.

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