GOYA-CYYS

GOYA-CYYS Standards

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School Benefits

  • Vote: Schools are empowered with the right to vote on proposals, standards, and suggestions, playing an integral role in sculpting the future of our dynamic profession.
  • Business of Yoga Module: Schools are granted access to a comprehensive 5-hour "Business of Yoga" curriculum, tailored for their yoga teacher trainings. Save the hassle of content creation and editing – we've got it covered. This curriculum is designed for online delivery, but is equally effective for group viewings in person. We are committed to keeping this updated annually. Simplify your process with our ready-made content.
  • Private School Community Forum: Empower your school's voice: Create and lead your own complimentary, private school community forum.
  • 2 Annual Yoga Conferences: All members enjoy complimentary access to 2 of our annual, online GOYA yoga conferences, held in the Spring and Fall.
  • Annual WELLness Retreat: All members enjoy complimentary access to our annual, online WELLness Retreat, held late spring.
  • CommUNITY Connection: Connect with other teachers and schools through our community forum.
  • Monthly Yoga Class Scripts: Discover fresh scripts for classes ranging from Hatha, Vinyasa, and Yin to Restorative, Prenatal, Children's Yoga, and Meditation.
  • Monthly PlaylistsFind inspiration from fresh playlists curated by our members.
  • Monthly Dharma Talk: Every month, we organize a special online, Dharma session exclusively for our members.
  • GOYA Academy: Elevate your journey as an educator by tapping into complimentary offerings at GOYA's online learning academy. Dive into an array of workshops, yoga classes, and beyond.
  • Conscious Collaborator Discounts: All members enjoy exclusive discounts with all of our partners.
  • Value Add for your Students: All members may provide a discounted registration code to their students to become a member of GOYA.
  • Offer Discounts: All school members may offer exclusive discounts to our membership, through our Conscious Collaborators program.
  • Share Opportunities: List your teaching vacancies on our global platform.
  • Principal Trainer Offerings: Elevate the collective knowledge of the GOYA Academy by contributing your expertise as a Principal Trainer, crafting transformative content, and sharing your wisdom.
  • List Your Events: School members may feature up to 6 events monthly for our global membership to view.
  • Featured as a School: Showcase your school to a worldwide audience.
  • Financial Aid: In especially trying times, unforeseen challenges can arise. Through our GOYA Giving Tree initiative, we've set aside funds to assist in these moments. Members have the privilege to apply to access these funds for themselves or nominate someone they know who's navigating through such adversities. The availability of funds depends on the current balance of our GOYA Giving Tree funding pool, but our commitment remains unwavering in supporting our community through thick and thin.

GOYA Expectations

  • Uphold the principles of the GOYA Code of Ethics.
  • Uphold the principles of the GOYA Code of Conduct.
  • Adherence to GOYA curriculum standards and guidelines set by GOYA for the respective certification level.
  • Participate in community engagement in the broader GOYA community, sharing insights, ideas and more.
  • Maintain transparent communication with both students and the GOYA organization.
  • Remain updated with renewal & compliance.
  • You school possess a compassionate spirit, and even in moments of imperfection, you continuously endeavour to embody kindness, humility, and care for your fellow humans.

Embracing Authenticity, Diversity & Evolution

Delve Deeper: Educate in the Essence of Yin

The standards set for the 50 Hour GOYA-CYYS (GOYA - Certified Yin Yoga School) designation aim to harmoniously integrate the introspective and tranquil practices of Yin Yoga with the deeper layers of human consciousness.
The essence of Yin Yoga lies in its ability to tap into the subtle energies and quiet realms within, allowing for profound transformations and revelations. By guiding students through the gentle, sustained poses and meditative aspects of Yin, we not only cater to their physical flexibility but also cultivate mental stillness, emotional balance, and a deep-seated sense of inner harmony. By choosing to become a Certified Yin Yoga School with GOYA, you're not merely adhering to a curriculum; you're inviting students on a transformative journey inward, unveiling layers of self-awareness, and fostering a sanctuary of peace and introspection.

GOYA-CYYS Standards

GOYA Designation CYYS

GOYA-CYYS (50 Hours)

Curriculum Standards

Anatomy & Physiology - 8 hours

Anatomy and physiology form the bedrock of any insightful Yin Yoga teacher training program because they allow instructors to understand the deep effects of Yin Yoga on the body's intricate structures. Understanding the physiological responses also allows teachers to guide students through the subtle nuances of their body's reactions, teaching them how to navigate the space between effort and ease. 

Anatomy & Physiology


Purpose:

This curriculum is designed to give Yin Yoga teachers the knowledge they need to guide their students safely and effectively, honouring each individual's unique anatomy and physiology.


Curriculum:

Schools have the discretion to select and tailor topics that best reflect their unique expertise and philosophical approach, while also having the flexibility to incorporate additional subjects as they see fit.


The following topics are strongly recommended for inclusion in the curriculum:


  • Foundations of Human Anatomy: Comprehensive overview of the human body's structure, including bones, muscles, joints, and connective tissues.
  • Fascial Networks: Exploring the fascial system, its composition, and its role in the body’s movement and the practice of Yin Yoga.
  • Skeletal Variations: Understanding individual skeletal differences and how they affect range of motion and alignment in Yin Yoga postures.
  • Joint Health: The mechanics of joints and the impact of Yin Yoga on joint mobility and stability.
  • The Nervous System: Examining the parasympathetic nervous system's response to Yin Yoga and its effects on stress, relaxation, and healing.
  • Muscular System and Yin Yoga: Differentiating between the muscular efforts in Yang styles of yoga and the muscular relaxation in Yin Yoga.
  • The Theory of Exercise: Understanding stress and load on tissues, including the concepts of tension, compression, and shear.
  • Functional Anatomy: Applying anatomy in a functional context to teach how poses can be modified to fit individual needs and to understand the purpose of each pose.
  • Energetic Anatomy: The integration of meridian theory (from Traditional Chinese Medicine) with physical anatomy and how Yin poses influence the flow of chi or prana.
  • Physiology of Stretching: How tissues react to long-held stretches, including the concepts of creep and stress-relaxation, and their relevance to Yin Yoga practice.
  • Connective Tissue and Hydration: The role of hydration in the maintenance of connective tissue elasticity and how Yin Yoga can affect tissue hydration.
  • Teaching Methodology: Applying anatomical and physiological knowledge to the teaching of Yin Yoga, including cueing, sequencing, and the use of props.
  • Safety and Contraindications: Understanding the risks involved in the practice and how to address them, particularly concerning students with injuries or special conditions.
  • Physiological Benefits of Yin Yoga: Insights into how the practice can enhance physical health, such as improving circulation, flexibility, and proprioception.
  • Biomechanics of Yin Yoga: The science of movement and forces and their application in the understanding and teaching of Yin Yoga postures.

Yoga Studies: Philosophy & Ethics - 5 hours

Philosophy and ethics are foundational pillars in Yin Yoga teacher training because they provide the context and framework for the practice beyond the physical aspects. The philosophy component often delves into the origins and principles of Yin Yoga, drawing from Taoist concepts and the Traditional Chinese Medicine system of meridians, which inform the practice’s intention and methodology. Ethics, on the other hand, are crucial as they guide the behaviour and decision-making process of the teacher. The teachings of the Yamas and Niyamas from classical yoga philosophy, for instance, can offer valuable insight into personal conduct and the ethics of the teacher-student relationship.


Yoga Studies: Philosophy & Ethics


Purpose:

These topics help to ensure that Yin Yoga teachers are well-versed not just in the technicalities of the practice, but also in the broader context that supports a respectful, thoughtful, and ethically grounded approach to teaching and sharing yoga.


Curriculum:

Schools have the discretion to select and tailor topics that best reflect their unique expertise and philosophical approach, while also having the flexibility to incorporate additional subjects as they see fit.


The following topics are strongly recommended for inclusion in the curriculum:


  • Taoist Philosophy: Understanding the foundational principles of Yin and Yang, and how these concepts integrate with the practice of Yin Yoga.
  • The Eight Limbs of Yoga: An exploration of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, especially focusing on the Yamas and Niyamas, which are ethical guidelines for living a meaningful and purposeful life.
  • Teaching Ethics: Professional conduct, confidentiality, creating a safe and inclusive space, understanding power dynamics, and establishing boundaries within the teacher-student relationship.
  • Mindfulness and Meditation: Incorporating the practice of mindfulness into Yin Yoga and understanding its ethical significance.
  • The History and Lineage of Yin Yoga: Exploring the origins of the practice and acknowledging its teachers and evolution.
  • The Meridian Theory: Education on the energy channels within the body according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, which are emphasized in Yin Yoga practice.
  • Anatomy of Stillness: The ethics of teaching postures that encourage stillness and introspection, understanding the physiological and psychological impact.
  • Cultural Appropriation vs. Appreciation: Navigating the fine line between honouring the roots of yoga and appropriating its elements, and teaching with cultural sensitivity.
  • Teaching Methodology: Ethical considerations in adjusting, guiding, and supporting students, as well as in the language used in classes.
  • The Role of a Teacher: Defining the role and responsibilities of a Yin Yoga teacher, both on and off the mat, including the importance of teaching from a place of authenticity and integrity.
  • Self-Care for Teachers: The ethics of self-practice, self-study (Svadhyaya), and maintaining one's own physical, mental, and emotional health to serve as an effective teacher.
  • Inclusivity and Accessibility: Strategies for making Yin Yoga classes welcoming and accessible to all individuals, regardless of background, ability, or experience.

Asana: Teaching Methodology & Techniques - 25 hours

A deep understanding of asana techniques ensures that teachers can guide students through poses safely and effectively, honouring the individual needs of each body. In Yin Yoga, where poses are held for extended periods, the precise method of entering, holding, and exiting asanas becomes crucial to prevent injury and to facilitate the intended physiological and energetic effects. Methodology training empowers teachers with the skills to create sequences that respect the principles of Yin—encouraging softness, patience, and surrender—while also understanding the interplay of stress and relaxation in connective tissues. It also fosters an environment of mindful exploration and self-discovery, as teachers learn to facilitate a space where students can tune into their own bodies and experiences.


Asana: Teaching Methodology & Techniques


Purpose:

This portion of the curriculum is designed to prepare trainees to teach Yin Yoga safely and effectively, but also ensure they have a comprehensive understanding of the deeper aspects of Yin Yoga asanas and how to transmit this knowledge to their students.


Required:

A minimum of 12 yin asana are required to be taught in a Yin Yoga Teacher Training.


Curriculum:

Schools have the discretion to select and tailor topics that best reflect their unique expertise and philosophical approach, while also having the flexibility to incorporate additional subjects as they see fit.


The following topics are strongly recommended for inclusion in the curriculum:


  • Yin and Yang Asana Practices: Understanding the differences between Yin and Yang styles of yoga and their applications.
  • Yin Yoga Poses: Detailed exploration of key Yin poses, their variations, and the method of teaching each pose.
  • Sequencing: How to sequence Yin Yoga classes for different purposes, such as energetic focus, anatomical themes, or emotional release.
  • Teaching Techniques: Effective communication, demonstration, cueing, and use of language to guide students into a deeper practice.
  • Use of Props: Instruction on the use of yoga props to support and modify poses to accommodate various body types and abilities.
  • Adjustments and Assists: Safe and sensitive hands-on adjustments and energetic assists to deepen the asana experience.
  • Anatomy-Focused Teaching: Applying anatomical and physiological knowledge specifically to the teaching of Yin asanas to ensure safety and maximize benefits.
  • Mindfulness and Presence: Integrating mindfulness practices into the teaching of asanas to enhance body awareness and mental clarity.
  • Energy Meridians and Asanas: Understanding the relationship between asanas and the meridian pathways in the body, as per Traditional Chinese Medicine.
  • Mindfulness and Observation: Developing skills to guide students into a meditative state through asana, enhancing body awareness and introspection.
  • Adjustments and Modifications: Training on providing effective hands-on adjustments and verbal cues, as well as modifying poses for different levels of students and for those with injuries or limitations.
  • Breath Work Integration: Incorporating pranayama techniques in Yin asanas to deepen the practice and manage the flow of energy.
  • Teaching Special Populations: Adapting asana practice for special groups, such as pregnant women, seniors, or those with specific health concerns.
  • Classroom Management: Creating a supportive and safe environment, managing group dynamics, and accommodating individual needs within the class setting.
  • Cultivating Awareness and Sensitivity: Developing the teacher's ability to read the room, observe students' energy, and respond to non-verbal cues.
  • Feedback and Evaluation: Learning to give and receive constructive feedback, and assessing students’ understanding and performance in asana practice.

Practice Teaching -  4 hours

While the significance of practice teaching is universally acknowledged, the way in which they are integrated into the training curriculum may vary from one school to another. Schools are granted the autonomy to tailor these practices based on their philosophy, resources, and the specific needs of their trainee cohort. This flexibility ensures that the teaching methodologies remain organic, innovative, and resonate with the unique ethos of each institution.

This curriculum component ensures that yoga teachers emerge not just as instructors of poses but as guides, mentors, and lifelong students of this ancient practice.  As each school navigates this journey, their discretion in integrating this component ensures that the essence of yoga remains fluid, vibrant, and ever-evolving.

Bespoke Content - 8 hours 

In a globalized world, where standardization often dilutes uniqueness, school-specific, bespoke content in yoga teacher training offers an avenue for schools to uphold their unique values, methodologies, and expertise. This not only ensures that the teachings are relevant to modern-day challenges but also provides students with a holistic, comprehensive, and unique learning experience.

Tailoring Content for Unique Yoga Teacher Training Experiences

Unique Identity and Differentiation

  • Branding: In a vast market of yoga schools, a unique, curated curriculum can help a school stand out, offering a signature approach that attracts students.
  • Specialization: Schools can hone in on specific yoga styles, methodologies, or philosophies, becoming recognized experts in that niche.

Catering to Modern Needs

  • Relevance: The challenges and needs of today's society differ from the past. A curriculum addressing modern-day stressors, mental health concerns, and lifestyle habits ensures that the teachings are pertinent and beneficial.
  • Integration with Technology: Curated content can incorporate the use of modern tools, apps, and online platforms, making the training more accessible and adaptable to digital natives.

Quality Assurance

  • Depth over Breadth: By curating content, schools can delve deeper into specific topics, ensuring comprehensive understanding rather than a superficial overview of many areas.
  • Consistency: Custom content ensures that there's a consistent teaching standard and approach across all classes and sessions.

Responsive & Adaptive Learning

  • Feedback Loop: School-specific content allows for regular feedback and iteration, ensuring that the curriculum remains up-to-date and meets students' needs.
  • Cultural Sensitivity: Curated content can be adapted to respect and reflect cultural, regional, or community specifics, making the teachings more relatable.

Enhanced Student Engagement

  • Interactive Learning: Curated content can integrate multimedia, workshops, and practical sessions tailored to the school's ethos, making learning more engaging.
  • Personalized Approach: Schools can create content addressing varied learning styles, ensuring all students can grasp concepts effectively.

Preservation & Innovation

  • Tradition Meets Modernity: While honouring the ancient wisdom of yoga, curated content can introduce innovative practices, techniques, or scientific research, bridging the old and the new.
  • Research-Based: With a specific focus, schools can incorporate the latest studies and findings related to yoga, anatomy, psychology, and more into their curriculum.

Community Building

  • Shared Philosophy: Curated content can foster a strong sense of community among students, as they align with the school's specific vision and ethos.
  • Collaborations & Partnerships: Schools can collaborate with experts or other institutions, bringing diverse voices and expertise into their unique curriculum.

Ethical & Sustainable Practices

  • Mindful Business Practices: Curated content can emphasize ethical business practices in yoga, from fair pricing to sustainability.
  • Empowerment: By offering content that is rooted in empowerment and inclusivity, schools can foster a generation of teachers who champion these values.

Assessment Requirements

In yoga teacher training, both written or verbal and practical assessments serve a pivotal role. The written or verbal evaluations ensure that students have a comprehensive understanding of the theoretical concepts, philosophy, and foundational knowledge of yoga. On the other hand, the practical assessments gauge the practical skills, teaching methodologies, and the ability to apply knowledge in real-life scenarios. Together, these evaluations ensure a holistic development of aspiring yoga teachers, equipping them with the necessary tools to guide and inspire their future students effectively and safely.


Embracing flexibility in assessment allows schools to craft methods that resonate deeply with their core educational principles, teaching strategies, and the varied needs of their students.

Requirements for Certified Yoga Schools

Written or Verbal Assessment

  • Learners will engage in either a written or verbal evaluation.
  • The specific format, whether it be multiple choice, module quizzes, short answer, or others, is at the discretion of each school.
  • Schools are encouraged to offer accessible alternatives to accommodate all learners, particularly those facing challenges. For instance, provisions should be made for learners with visual impairments or other diverse needs to ensure an inclusive and equitable assessment experience for all.


Practical Assessment

  • Learners will engage in a practical teaching experience or undergo an evaluation reflecting the program's core components.
  • The specific format is at the discretion of the school's unique approach and preferences. Assessment methods span a broad spectrum, including live teaching demonstrations, video submissions, peer evaluations, self-reflections on teaching sessions, observational feedback, and group-based discussions or feedback rounds. This list isn't exhaustive; many other possibilities exist. Schools are urged to explore innovative methods to meet this requirement.

GOYA-CYYS

Trainer Standards

Principal Trainer & Assistant Trainer Requirements

principal Trainers

  • Required to possess a minimum CYYT credential.
  • Required to deliver a minimum of 10 hours.

Assistant Trainers

  • Required to possess a minimum CYYT credential,
  • May co-facilitate all sessions in partnership with Principal Trainer(s).
  • Professionals with specialized expertise, such as Therapists, may be designated as Assistant Trainers upon the endorsement of the Principal Trainer(s).

Program Structure

  • If the program is being taught by a team, 1 educator is required to meet the criteria of a Principal Trainer, with the remaining being Assistant Trainers.

GOYA-CYYS

Delivery Standards

Delivery of Content

The manner in which content is delivered can take various forms, either being a singular approach or an amalgamation of multiple methods, ensuring versatility and adaptability for diverse learning preferences.  This inclusive model ensures that all students can engage and benefit, irrespective of their circumstances. Additionally, it offers schools an economical method for content distribution, reducing conventional financial barriers and broadening the spectrum of available choices.

From hybrid learning models that combine both online and in-person sessions, to entirely face-to-face environments, and even to fully on-demand digital platforms, our experience post-pandemic has shown that each of these methods is effective. The mode of delivery does not compromise the program's quality. Rather, it offers flexibility and caters to diverse learning preferences, ensuring that the essence of the curriculum remains robust and impactful, regardless of the medium.

Online - Live

  • Real-time sessions where participants can engage directly with the instructor and fellow learners.
  • Offers instant feedback, interactive discussions, and immediate query resolution.

Online - On Demand

  • Pre-recorded sessions or modules accessible anytime, providing flexibility for learners to progress at their own pace.
  • Convenient for those with varied schedules or time zones.

In Person

  • Classroom setting where participants and teachers share a physical space.
  • Fosters direct human interaction, kinesthetic learning, and a tangible sense of community.

Hybrid

  • A combination of online and in-person methods, blending the best of both worlds.
  • Provides the flexibility of online access with the interpersonal advantages of in-person sessions.

Investing in Your SCHOOL, IS INVESTING IN THE FUTURE

Understanding the Costs of a CYYS

Venturing into the realm of yoga education as a school requires dedication, vision, and resources. At GOYA, our commitment to clarity and fairness is reflected in the comprehensive breakdown of the obligations linked with each level of certification. While there is a modest financial aspect to consider, view it as an investment towards refining your institution's offerings and extending your outreach. Every penny you invest goes straight into fortifying resources and tools that uplift every school in our network. Your contribution amplifies not just your school's potential but also elevates the shared experiences and prospects for our entire community. Together, we're building a brighter, more inclusive, future for yoga education.

Certified School

Initial Fee ALL DESIGNATIONS

  • Registration Fee: $99
  • This is a one-time registration fee. After which there is an annual fee of $40 for each school designation. To ensure affordability, we have implemented a cap where the maximum annual fee is limited to $240. Therefore, schools are charged for a maximum of six designations per year, with any additional designations included at no further charge.
  • Refund Policy: All payments are final.
Certified School

Annual Fee ALL DESIGNATIONS

  • Annual Fee: $40
  • This is an annual fee of $40 for each school designation. To ensure affordability, we have implemented a cap where the maximum annual fee is limited to $240. Therefore, schools are charged for a maximum of six designations per year, with any additional designations included at no further charge.
  • Refund Policy: All payments are final.

Let's Get Started

Certified School Application Request

Please make sure to thoroughly review this section, and watch the instructional video before initiating your request.

All schools interested in beginning the application process or grandfathering of existing credentials, start here at step one, which involves submitting a request for the full application.
It's important that this request is made by either the Owner, who must also be a Principal Trainer, or an authourized Principal Trainer of the school. Additionally, the person making this request must be an active, GOYA Certified Teacher who also qualifies as a Principal Trainer. This requirement ensures that the application process is initiated by someone with the appropriate qualifications and authourity.
Our goal is to make this process as smooth and seamless as possible for you. We are excited about the prospect of welcoming you and are committed to assisting you throughout the process.

Please make sure to thoroughly review this section, and watch the instructional video before initiating your request.

All schools interested in beginning the application process or grandfathering of existing credentials, start here at step one, which involves submitting a request for the full application.
It's important that this request is made by either the Owner, who must also be a Principal Trainer, or an authourized Principal Trainer of the school. Additionally, the person making this request must be an active, GOYA Certified Teacher who also qualifies as a Principal Trainer. This requirement ensures that the application process is initiated by someone with the appropriate qualifications and authourity.
Our goal is to make this process as smooth and seamless as possible for you. We are excited about the prospect of welcoming you and are committed to assisting you throughout the process.

Certified School Application Request Form

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If Yes, which one(s)? Please choose all that apply.
If Yes, what type of School(s) do you have registered with other organizations?
GOYA will be able to grandfather your existing credentials.
Which School Designation(s) are you applying for with GOYA?
Is your School a multi-location or a franchise?
Multi-Location or Franchise implies the existence of several schools operating under the same name, but with different ownership. It is mandatory for each individual school within this structure to register their specific location.
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Please outline the organizational structure of your franchise or multiple locations. This will help us ensure clarity and prevent any potential mix-ups or confusion between different branches of your organization.
Have you reviewed & confirmed that you have the necessary Principal Trainer requirements for all school designations for which you are applying?
If not, please review the details here.
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Do you hold GOYA Certified Teacher status? This status is a prerequisite for all school applicants.
If you are not yet registered as a GOYA Certified Teacher, please complete your registration here.
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Which Certified Teacher status' do hold with GOYA? Please select all that apply.
Have you reviewed, and do you understand, the fee structure for Certified Schools?
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Each Certified School Designation (such as CYS200, CPYS, etc.) incurs an initial registration fee of $99USD along with an annual fee of $40USD, amounting to a total initial expense of $139USD for every school designation registered. Any eligible discounts will be applied during checkout.
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requirements

Qualify as a Principal (Teacher) Trainer

Principal (Teacher) Trainer Requirements

A Teacher with the GOYA-PT designation has met GOYA's standards of education and teaching expertise, as detailed below.


A Principal Trainer is a role held by a GOYA Certified Teacher who is either an existing owner of a Certified School or is in the process of registering one. This individual serves as the lead educator for the programs offered at their school.


There is NO fee associated with adding the Principal Trainer status.


During the Certified School registration review process, eligible individuals who meet the criteria as Principal Trainers will be granted the GOYA-PT designation, which will be featured on their profiles.


Only those who have the qualification criteria as Principal Trainers may register schools with GOYA.

requirements

Qualify as a Principal (Teacher) Trainer

Principal (Teacher) Trainer Requirements

A Teacher with the GOYA-PT designation has met GOYA's standards of education and teaching expertise, as detailed below.

A Principal Trainer is a role held by a GOYA Certified Teacher who is either an existing owner of a Certified School or is in the process of registering one. This individual serves as the lead educator for the programs offered at their school.

There is NO fee associated with adding the Principal Trainer status.

During the Certified School registration review process, eligible individuals who meet the criteria as Principal Trainers will be granted the GOYA-PT designation, which will be featured on their profiles.

Only those who have the qualification criteria as Principal Trainers may register schools with GOYA.

requirements

Qualify as a Principal (Teacher) Trainer

Principal (Teacher) Trainer Requirements

A Teacher with the GOYA-PT designation has met GOYA's standards of education and teaching expertise, as detailed below.

A Principal Trainer is a role held by a GOYA Certified Teacher who is either an existing owner of a Certified School or is in the process of registering one. This individual serves as the lead educator for the programs offered at their school.

There is NO fee associated with adding the Principal Trainer status.

During the Certified School registration review process, eligible individuals who meet the criteria as Principal Trainers will be granted the GOYA-PT designation, which will be featured on their profiles.

Only those who have the qualification criteria as Principal Trainers may register schools with GOYA.

GOYA-PT Requirements for Certified Schools

For a GOYA-CYS200 (200 Hour) School 

A PT must possess a minimum GOYA-ECYT200 Designation.

For a GOYA-CYS300 (300 Hour) School 

A PT must possess a minimum GOYA-CYT500 Designation.

For a GOYA-CYS500 (500 Hour) School 

A PT must possess a minimum GOYA-CYT500 Designation.

For a GOYA-CCYS (Children's) School 

A PT must possess a minimum GOYA-CCYT Designation.

For a GOYA-CPYS (Prenatal) School 

A PT must possess a minimum GOYA-CPYT Designation.

For a GOYA-CRYS (Restorative) School 

A PT must possess a minimum GOYA-CRYT Designation.

For a GOYA-CYYS (Yin) School 

A PT must possess a minimum GOYA-CYYT Designation.

For a GOYA-CMS (Meditation) School 

A PT must possess a minimum GOYA-CMT Designation.

For a GOYA-CYS200 (200 Hour) School >

A PT must possess a minimum GOYA-ECYT200 Designation.

For a GOYA-CYS300 (300 Hour) School >

A PT must possess a minimum GOYA-CYT500 Designation.

For a GOYA-CYS500 (500 Hour) School >

A PT must possess a minimum GOYA-CYT500 Designation.

For a GOYA-CCYS (Children's) School >

A PT must possess a minimum GOYA-CCYT Designation.

For a GOYA-CPYS (Prenatal) School >

A PT must possess a minimum GOYA-CPYT Designation.

For a GOYA-CRYS (Restorative) School >

A PT must possess a minimum GOYA-CRYT Designation.

For a GOYA-CYYS (Yin) School >

A PT must possess a minimum GOYA-CYYT Designation.

For a GOYA-CMS (Meditation) School >

A PT must possess a minimum GOYA-CMT Designation.

For a GOYA-CYS200 (200 Hour) School 

A PT must possess a minimum GOYA-ECYT200 Designation.

For a GOYA-CYS300 (300 Hour) School 

A PT must possess a minimum GOYA-CYT500 Designation.

For a GOYA-CYS500 (500 Hour) School 

A PT must possess a minimum GOYA-CYT500 Designation.

For a GOYA-CCYS (Children's) School 

A PT must possess a minimum GOYA-CCYT Designation.

For a GOYA-CPYS (Prenatal) School

A PT must possess a minimum GOYA-CPYT Designation.

For a GOYA-CRYS (Restorative) School

A PT must possess a minimum GOYA-CRYT Designation.

For a GOYA-CYYS (Yin) School

A PT must possess a minimum GOYA-CYYT Designation.

For a GOYA-CMS (Meditation) School

A PT must possess a minimum GOYA-CMT Designation.

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a focus on ethics & conduct

Essentials

Code of Ethics

Understand the ethical responsibilities that come with being a member.

Code of Conduct

Adhere to a set of behaviours and principles that ensure safe, inclusive environments.

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