Committed to Inclusivity

The Committed to Inclusivity Seal was created to identify studios doing the work to make their classes and spaces safer and more inclusive to diverse populations. Studios and teachers who receive this certification have completed scenario-based, annual trainings in the learning area of their choice.

Requirements for Committed to Inclusivity Seal

REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDIO DESIGNATION

A three year commitment to ongoing continuing education in their area of choice.  Seventy-five percent of the staff must participate in each annual training in order for designation to be renewed. Training areas include one or more of the following:

  • Creating Safe Spaces Across Race, Gender, and Ability
  • Teaching Trauma-Informed Yoga
  • Yoga Alignment & Anatomy to Prevent Student Injuries

In these courses, teachers and staff learn the tools necessary to welcome in students across differences (background, gender, race, ability, or experience) into their studios. Learning outcomes include:

  • Deep reflection from the teacher on hidden biases that may exclude students and ways they can avoid them.
  • Best practices to keep students safe who may have experienced trauma.
  • Better use of classroom language, topics, and cueing so classes speak to diverse populations across race, gender, ability, or experience.
  • Tangible steps to make marketing, studio communications, and studio policies more inclusive and welcoming for various populations.

REQUIREMENTS FOR TEACHER DESIGNATION

Teacher has completed continuing education courses in one or more of the following areas, which includes scenario-based training. 

  • Creating Safe Spaces Across Race, Gender, and Ability
  • Teaching Trauma-Informed Yoga
  • Yoga Alignment & Anatomy to Prevent Student Injuries

If you are interested in learning how your studio can receive the Committed to Inclusivity Seal, contact our team at hello@thedrivenyogi.com.