You can register for the Practicum anytime after completion of the Integrated Approach to Wellness 1 course.
The Practicum’s main requirement is the creation of a portfolio, which includes the following work products:
- Teaching log documenting 20 hours of teaching Yoga Calm to youth (Preschool – 12th grade)
- Open-book exam (Yoga Calm for Children)
- Five lesson plans, each based on a Yoga Calm Principle (Stillness, Listening, Grounding, Strength, Community)
- 30-minute video of you teaching Yoga Calm to youth
If taking the Practicum as part of the Yoga Calm Youth Instructor Certification Program, its portfolio must be completed and submitted 4 weeks prior to your Certification Capstone course in order to certify by that course date. (Please contact us if you have any questions about this requirement.)
The Practicum Process
After registration, Leah, Practicum Coach, will welcome you to the program and send you instructions for downloading assignments from our learning management system. Leah is a Certified Yoga Calm Youth Instructor and has many years of experience teaching Yoga Calm activities. She will guide you through the portfolio process as well as provide personal coaching and assistance in your learning process.
Completion of the student portfolio will be self-paced, with each work product submitted as it is completed. Leah will provide feedback on portfolio work products as they are submitted, requesting modifications as needed, and providing tips to help improve your teaching.
Once all portfolio work is complete, you will receive a detailed written review and feedback on each work product in your portfolio. Additional feedback and instruction will be provided, in person, if you take the Certification Capstone course.