Graduation from the program will be determined after a practical and theory testing period with Hart. Students who graduate will receive a 300 hour teaching certificate from The Shala and Hart Lazer, certifying them as yoga teachers in the Ashtanga method. This program greatly exceeds the minimum requirements for a basic level certification with Yoga Alliance and grads will be able to register with that body.
In order to receive your yoga teacher certification all fees must be paid in full, and regular attendance is required. Missing more then two days of training, or missing practice teaching sessions could put your certification in jeopardy. If, due to circumstances beyond your control, you are unable to attend a few sessions, a reasonable effort will be made to allow you to make up the material, however, there is no guarantee that it will happen in time for you to graduate with your class. In addition to training sessions, home practice and independent study assignments are required to integrate the material learned in class.
You must demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of yogic concepts and practices by successfully completing all written and practical homework and exams. If necessary you may retake the final exam one time within two months of completing the program, at a cost of $150. During mandatory practice teaching sessions, you must demonstrate an ability to teach yoga classes using the methodology presented in the training. All required work must be completed before graduation.