Accreditation Certification & Insurance
To qualify for the AcquaViva Certified Diploma,
... you will need to attend a minimum number of contact hours, divided appropriately between module weekends, private tuition and one full immersion retreat.
You will also need to submit all coursework to the School standard, and gain sufficient 'student teaching' experience over your attendance of the course. But If you don't wish to become accredited by the School, you don't need to complete the coursework assignments.
Should you change your mind at a later date, you may do so and submit the appropriate assignments for feedback and assessment by the course facilitators.
Any misunderstandings or gaps highlighted by coursework will be covered in 121 sessions or workshop time, with assistance by the teachers until participants have gained all that is required to teach safely, effectively and from the authenticiy of their own direct understanding.
Students can present course-work in a manner that suits their pariticular learning and presentation styles, but moreover they are supported in developing their own personal authentic approach to sharing the work, within the safety and the efficacy that the course content provides.
For those wish to enter unrestricted teaching before meeting the 500 hr requirements of the course, there is also an option of asking us for a 250 hr Certificate of Attendance.
This is freely avaialable to you from 250 hrs contact hours onwards, although this must include a minimum of 80 hours of teacher development (6 weekends) and a 7-day full immersion intensive week.
For tuition over a one week full immersion intensive retreat** (35 - 40 contact hours):
** Food/ accommodation /travel costs not included.
These retreats are avaialble to any AcquaViva students, past or present, that wish to immerse for a week... The structure of an intensive week is designed to cover the wholeness of practice, so each week can be considered as a practical consolidation of all modules, within the overall themes and practices of that week.
Attendance on one of these weeks is required for completion of 500hr Diploma certification (see '
There is also space for for partners that would like to come and enjoy the atmosphere and gorgeous food without taking part in the yoga. Intensives are so-named appropriately, (classes early morning, workshops late morning and late afternoon, with an afternoon off mid-week), so non-participating partners will need to be happy to occupy themselves whilst you are at the yoga.
After successful application (for any version of the modular course you wish to commit to), a deposit of £495 is required to secure your place. The main thing we are looking for is a commitment to the discovery and depth of the work, so please contact Abigail Peck if you need other payment/attendance options.
Foundation and Immersion modular courses ....
For attendance on a 4 or 6 weekend short course, including access to workshop videos, mentoring support from AcquaViva Graduate Teachers throughout, and private skype tuition with course leaders between workshops
Cost: 4 weekend short course (mods 1-4) ~ £599
6 weekend immersion (mods 1-6) ~ £897
(Costs may be paid by instalments)
For attendance on a 10 weekend foundation course, including access to workshop videos, mentoring support and private skype tuition with course leaders in between workshops (approx. 140- 150 contact hours):
(Payable by instalments)
For those that wish to deepen understanding behind the approach, or to share the work with others ~ the Teacher Development phase ...
For the 500 hr diploma offered by the school, you need to attend a minimum of 22 modular weekends in total, which includes the 10 foundation weekends . There is a minimum requirement total of 360 direct contact hours on workshops and with 121 support.
Attendance on a further 12 weekends, including access to workshop videos, and full access to the expanding AcquaViva online library of resources - audio classes, audio-visual tools, notes and homestudy/practice guidelines. Also includes ongoing private tuition with Marc, and AcquaViva graduate teacher mentoring support in between workshops: (a further 175-190 contact hours):
(Payable by instalments)
Other possible outgoings
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