THE CONVERSATION: Do yoga teachers need to cover some standard content?
This working group will convene to discuss what content, if any, needs to be standardized. Does yoga need a “common core?” What basic knowledge should every yoga teacher share (some examples might include anatomy and physiology, seva, yoga history, culture and philosophy, ethics, a scope of practice, or trauma sensitivity)?
We have brought together a diverse spectrum of expert advisory voices to maximize the perspectives and resources within this area of inquiry. They represent one stream of input in the process — represented in the timeline activities below — alongside the thousands of voices inside and outside of yoga who have already contributed their viewpoints through a comprehensive survey, focus groups, online discussions, and other channels that will continue to be offered through the duration of this project.
Core Curriculum Working Group Timeline
Timeline events include scheduled calls with the assigned advisory committee to refine recommendation papers, as well as supporting podcasts and workshops.
Core Curriculum kickoff call to begin discussion on key questions.
Core Curriculum call #2 to discuss group feedback.
Core Curriculum call #3 to discuss feedback.
Core Curriculum call #4.
Core Curriculum call #5.
Core Curriculum call #6.
Final Recommendation Paper to Core Curriculum Advisors for review.