Final assessment ‘ring of fire’

The final Vajrasati teacher training assessment

To be awarded the Vajrasati Teacher training certificate, students must:

1/ Have successfully met with all the criteria as highlighted by the Vajrasati conditions of graduation document and be demonstrably aware of points one to six therein.

2/ Compose and teach a Pranayama class to be assessed by senior Vajrasati member (re assessment marking below)

3/ Teach a set class of asanas from syllabus to be assessed by a senior Vajrasati member (re assessment marking below) Note that the class will be drawn from a selection of classes and the teacher will be handed the class list only at the beginning of the assessment. Hence particular focus on improvisation and creativity

4/ The trainees will given a written exam comprising of a selection of questions from previous written and on the spot tests from the course as well as questions extrapolated from homeworks. This will include questions on Vajrasati, asanas (Sanskrit pronunciation and translation, anatomy, eight limbs, yamas and niyamas and the satipatthana sutta (sutra)

5/ A final assessment will then be held with other potential graduates where asanas will be taught from selection from the course.

Students will be marked on
A/ observation
B/ clarity of instructions (language)
C/ adjustment- appropriateness, sensitivity, method and reason
D/ correct use of equipment
E/ anatomical understanding
F/ classroom management
G/ exemplification
H/principles of yoga

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The whole of science, and one is tempted to think the whole of the life of any thinking man, is trying to come to terms with the relationship between yourself and the natural world. Why are you here, and how do you fit in, and what's it all about.

— David Attenborough