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    APPLICATION FEE (Non-refundable): $50.00
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         Center for Innovative and Professional Learning (A-216)
          Ramapo College of New Jersey
          505 Ramapo Valley Road

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  • Entrance Requirements

    Students must submit a 200 word essay that discusses previous yoga experience and the reason why they want to teach. All students should have completed 100 hours or one year of previous yoga study. This does not need to have been completed in the Ramapo College Foundations of Yoga Certificate, though the successful completion of that certificate fulfills the requirement. RCNJ students in Good Academic Standing who have the required 100 hours of yoga practice are eligible to apply for the program. 

    Teacher Certification Requirements

    Satisfactory completion (grade of “C” or better) of the following courses:

    1. Yoga Technique: 100 hours* (Yoga technique classes may be attended by non-certificate students)
    2. Contemplative Studies - 30 hours
    3. Pedagogy of Yoga-Teaching Methodology - 25 hours
    4. Anatomy and Physiology (focused on yoga) - 20 hours
    5. Three Yoga Workshops and Capstone Seminar

    Note that students must complete all certificate requirements at RCNJ; transfer credits cannot be used to satisfy these requirements. In addition, all Yoga Teacher Certification requirements must be completed within two years of acceptance to the program.

    Upon completion of these requirements, students will receive a Yoga Teacher Certification from the School of Social Science and Human Services at Ramapo College of New Jersey. RCNJ will verify completion of the program to potential employers or other parties when requested by the student.  This certificate will be in keeping with national standards established by the Yoga Alliance.

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  • Application Attachments- 200 Word Essay & Transcripts
    Please attach your 200 word essay and college transcripts. If you do not have this information please email it as soon as possible. Upon receipt of such, you will be informed of your acceptance into the program. *RCNJ Students do not need to attach their transcripts.

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        Center for Innovative and Professional Learning (A-216)
        Ramapo College of New Jersey
        505 Ramapo Valley Road
        Mahwah, NJ 07430
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