Lesson 2.1.1

School of Open Yoga

What is the Open Yoga School?


The Open Yoga School is a school of classical yoga. That is, it recognizes the authority of the Vedas. The Open Yoga School brings together a large number of like-minded people worldwide. These are people who, just as they practice yoga for themselves, are teachers and instructors of yoga.

For historical, linguistic and other reasons, in some countries and regions, in addition to the name Open Yoga, additional names may also appear. For example: “Open Ananda Yoga”, “Patanjali Yoga”, “Vedic Yoga” and others. Therefore, in order to avoid confusion, it should be remembered that in all these cases it is imperative that such organizations should also have an Open Yoga Accreditation.

Since life is constantly making its own adjustments, the organizational structure of the Open Yoga School can also undergo modifications. Changes are made to make yoga more accessible to people from different countries and regions.

The Open Yoga School promotes yoga through giving lectures on yoga, conducting practical exercises, establishing yoga centers, halls, retreat centers, maintaining online yoga universities, cultural centers, and creating online yoga courses in different languages ​​for free studying yoga all over the world. In particular, at Free Internet Yoga courses on the program of the International Open Internet Yoga University (International Open Yoga University) anyone can learn as a Student-Free Student, anywhere in the world, where there is Internet.

Any person, regardless of race, nationality, place of residence or other differences, can study Open Yoga for himself, using resources and attending events that are held by the Open Yoga School to the whole world. But such a study does not give a person the right to teach Open Yoga to other people.

How is the management of the Open Yoga School?

All questions at the Open Yoga School are usually decided by members of the Open Yoga Teachers Association, as well as the Board of Trustees.

How to become a teacher of open yoga?

To become a teacher of Open Yoga, you must pass the relevant qualifying exams for an international certificate of teacher of Open Yoga at the Center for Certification of Teachers of Open Yoga.

For example, for Russian-speaking applicants for an Open Yoga Teacher certificate from the countries of the former USSR, as a rule, this center is the European Certification Center, in particular, Open Yoga Foundation Europe.

How to pass qualifying exams?

In order to pass the qualification examinations for the Open Yoga Teacher's certificate, the applicant must study and master a large amount of practical and theoretical disciplines. It takes several years. The number of core exams is nine. Some exams consist of several parts.

In preparation for taking one exam, as a rule, you need at least six months. Basically, all exams require 208 weeks (four years). It takes about two and a half years to pass the exams to begin teaching practice.

Examinations consist of a part that must be passed in writing, a part that consists of online testing and a part that must be passed in person.

Are there courses that prepare a person for qualifying exams?

Yes. To help applicants to pass qualifying exams for an Open Yoga teacher certificate as soon as possible and successfully, Courses on Preparing for the Qualification Examinations for the International Open Teacher Certificate are organized and conducted in different countries, regions and cities.

In these courses, the applicant is enrolled as a Student of Courses in compliance with the relevant requirements, schedule and study schedule.

The form of organization of courses, their conduct and the form of payment may be different depending on the region, country, city.

To organize in your region, courses for preparing for the delivery of qualifying examinations for an Open Yoga Teacher Certificate are only Open Yoga Teachers who are members of the Open Yoga Teachers Association and have an Accreditation Center for Open Yoga Teachers.

Only in this case is it possible that an authorized representative of the Certification Center comes to your country, region for taking the Qualification Examinations for the Certificate.

What is the financial side of the question when preparing for the qualification exams for a yoga teacher? How much is it available?

Since the living conditions and financial capabilities of people vary greatly in different countries and regions, the form of organization and payment of courses for preparing for the qualifying exams may have significant differences.

In economically developed countries, such courses are organized with a clear, predictable system of payment in preparation for the exams, and also provide for a separate fee for passing exams. It takes into account the capabilities of most people, as well as the cost of similar services in comparable areas of activity.

In countries and regions with problems in economics, such courses can be organized as charitable or partially charitable, where a student of these courses pays only voluntary charitable donation (donation) or recommended donation. At the same time, on the initiative of students, mutual aid funds can be created for solving educational tasks.

Everything possible is being done to gradually equalize the conditions, to make them the same for all. In particular, through providing students with the opportunity to earn money on performing any online orders for companies and organizations, which thus, indirectly, sponsor Open Yoga. That is, the contribution must be the same, if not completely financial, then through work, time and personal activity.

Is it possible to explain the same thing in your own words?

Now the same in your own words. Despite the fact that yoga is an extremely free and democratic system of self-knowledge, in order to avoid confusion and misunderstandings, some necessary formalities are required. You should remember the following:

The first. You can study Open Yoga using all our resources, but this does not mean that you have the right, on behalf of Open Yoga, to teach it to other people, without having passed the necessary, in-depth study of our yoga courses, passing qualifying exams and obtaining a certificate.

The second. Despite the fact that the world is becoming more and more united every year, living conditions, economic situation, legislation and many other things differ significantly in different countries and regions. There is no way to bring all the organizational moments to a common denominator. Therefore, study yoga for yourself and study yoga in depth as a student in preparation courses for qualifying exams for an Open Yoga Teacher Certificate (which, in essence, is a form of tutoring) you can do in your region, country, city.

But you will be in the country where there is an Open Yoga Certification Center to take the qualifying exams and get an international certificate of the Open Yoga Teacher. Only in this way is it possible to maintain the high level of qualifications of Open Yoga teachers.

Third. To help other applicants to become Open Yoga teachers and organize Training Courses for Qualifying exams, you first need to become an Open Yoga Teacher, join the Open Yoga Teachers Association and, most importantly, you should have an Accreditation of the relevant Open Yoga Teachers Certification Center for the duration these courses.

Finally, friends, we must remember that we are indebted to our Indian brothers and sisters for keeping and transmitting the most ancient knowledge of yoga to the whole world for free. They did not demand money for it. Paraphrasing the glory of the great Vivekananda, they presented this knowledge as a beautiful flower, which the young man gives to a completely unfamiliar girl, without demanding anything in return and setting no conditions. We must do the same. Both ordinary and higher knowledge in yoga is transmitted simply so that this knowledge is priceless.

But with all this, we must remember that we are simply obliged to take remuneration for organizing the entire process of knowledge transfer and yoga training. An exception can be made only in the case of such charity projects as Free Internet Yoga Courses, which were conceived as free and which play the role of a kind of advertising. Otherwise, yoga will die. In other words, the content should not be charged. A fee is charged for the packaging in which this content is delivered to others.

It should also be remembered that the Yoga Teachers conveyed to us both the initial knowledge of yoga and the higher. But this does not mean that we, being teachers of yoga, can give them indiscriminately and interspersed. We must first give basic knowledge, check how a person has learned them, applies them, and only then give higher ones. Otherwise, we would rather mislead everyone than help.

Therefore, all activities on yoga should be feasibly paid, if not carried out as obviously free. Without this, people tend to acquire negative traits. Without this, do not make yoga available. Admission of a person to events, where higher, more complex sections of yoga are given, is possible only after a person has attended events at which the basic principles of yoga were studied, regardless of his willingness to pay for events on higher and more complex yogis.

The cost of classes and training should be affordable for most people, such as the average cost for similar services in comparable activities or in other yoga schools. No less. Otherwise, it will have a negative impact on all other schools of yoga.

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