FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: Why a VYP Teachers Alliance?
A: The veterans and families that we teach deserve high quality instruction that provides maximal benefit with minimal risk. VYP Teachers are well respected in the veteran community and among veteran treatment programs and are known to hold themselves to the high standards of integrity that our veterans and families deserve. The VYP Teachers Alliance formalizes these standards by establishing educational and training requirements for teachers who are providing services for veterans as part of Veterans Yoga Project.
Q: Who can become a member of the VYP Teachers Alliance Program?
A: All yoga teachers who have completed the VYP Mindful Resilience Training will have the opportunity to complete the requirements to become an Alliance member.
Q: How much time do I have to complete all the requirements?
A: All the requirements, except for the CPR, AED & First Aid, should be completed within two weeks of receiving the invitation email.
Teachers will have two months to find a location and complete the CPR, AED & First Aid certification. Please check the Red Cross website for a local training site and schedule. The certification is good for two years and must be kept current.
Q: Can I become a member of the Teachers Alliance if I am not teaching classes to Veterans?
A: Yes, you can become a Teachers Alliance member if you fulfill all requirements and pay the Teachers Alliance fee.
Q: Is there a cost/fee for membership?
A: There is no cost for Teachers Alliance membership for MRT-trained yogis who are teaching Veterans and who complete all the requirements.
There is a membership fee ($9/month or $108/year) for all volunteers who want to be part of the program but are not currently teaching veterans-specific classes.
Q: What is the term of membership?
A: Teachers Alliance membership continues for as long as the annual requirements are met.
Q: How do I enter the webpage to complete the requirements?
A: If you are a VYP teacher currently reporting classes for VYP, you should have received an email with all the details and password to complete the requirements to become a member of the Teachers Alliance. If you did not receive an email but meet the requirements, please email Monica Thorne at email@example.com . Instructions will be sent to you.