Continuing Education Requirements
Continuing Education is a cornerstone of The Original Hot Yoga Association. OHYA Teachers need to earn 30 hours of continuing education (CE) every 3 years from their registration date to stay in compliance with OHYA’s standards for teachers. While all continuing education is beneficial for personal growth, the vision of OHYA Continuing is to have teachers invest time in reviewing, and improving their teaching for an effective, simple and ultimately universally relevant, Original Hot Yoga class.
OHYA also sponsors Virtual Con Ed programs on zoom. The Continuing Education OHYA sponsors and supports is focused on easily implemented, streamlined content that integrates well into our existing member studios and OHY classes currently being taught worldwide that improves the lives of our students.
The Continuing Education material should apply both to beginners with limited knowledge who require simple yet effective instruction, as well as to experienced teachers who wish to preserve the foundation of the original series.
OHYA supports and promotes approved Continuing Education teachers that actively teach and practice OHY in OHYA Studios and have reached Level 2 or 3 in the OHYA Teacher Directory and are experienced to lead a Con Ed seminar.
OHYA Sponsored Virtual Continuing Education on Zoom
OHYA hosts Continuing Ed programs on zoom to offer our teachers a virtual way to earn Continuing Ed credit and reconnect to teaching effective classes. (Check out your Teacher newsletter, our OHYA Teacher FB page or Instagram for current events.) OHYA charges a nominal fee for OHYA Teacher to join, and the Con Ed teacher gets a minimum fee or 70% of what the program earns from OHYA. All Con Ed virtual events are recorded and sent to those who paid to join for up to 60 days to enjoy the recording.
Applying to teach an OHYA Sponsored Continuing Ed on Zoom
If you are an OHYA Approved Continuing Ed teacher (or Level 2,3 teacher in the OHYA Teacher Directory qualified to teach Con. Ed) You can now apply to host an OHYA Continuing Ed Virtual Program. We only approve our OHYA Teacher members for Continuing Education)
Please email us email@example.com with the following information:
- The Title of the event, requested dates and times.
- Your level in the OHYA Teacher Directory .
- Photo of yourself, or in a posture, or teaching we can use to promote the event.
- A brief bio of your practicing and teaching history, including level in the OHYA Teacher Directory and qualifications for teaching the event.
We will get back to you or please follow up with us.
The following two Educational Categories are considered for approved hours. All teachers must do 25 hours combined in these first 2 categories:
Asana & Biomechanics (AB) Topics include but are not limited to: asana and pranayama, anatomy and physiology, biomechanics of postures, specific posture tips, modifications, corrections, understanding yoga postures and the physical body.
Teaching Skills (TS) Topics include but are not limited to: communication skills, group dynamics, time management, voice, observing, assisting students, delivering dialogue effectively, communicating benefits, demonstrating, room management, heat management, modifications & adjustments, delivering corrections. This category includes practical applications, mentoring, and feedback at the studio level.
Personal Development (5 hours max): includes other personal growth from experts in their field including intermediate/advanced workshops or Teacher trainings, progressive classes like arm balancing/handstands, philosophy books etc that contribute to the knowledge and growth of any teacher.