The certificate of professionalism "Instruction in Yoga" at the Polytechnic University of Madrid

Certificate of professionalism "Instruction in Yoga" is an educational project that began to develop in the Faculty of Sciences of the physical activity and sport - INEF at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) in January 2015. On November 16, will start the Fifth Edition (2018-2020).

The Certificate of professionalism "Instruction in Yoga" It is an official accreditation attesting to obtaining a vocational qualification in the national catalogue of professional qualifications. It is issued by the public service of State employment (SEPE) or, where appropriate, by the autonomous communities, and is valid throughout the national territory.

In this regard, it is important to point out that the UPM is the only public University in the field of the community of Madrid, accredited by the Ministry of economy, employment and finance and the public State employment service, to teach, in the modality, the certificate of professionalism "Instruction in Yoga", regulated by Royal Decree 1076 / 2012, of 13 July. Since you started this training. they have passed through the classrooms of the Faculty more than one hundred of students

Previous way, on 4 August 2011, the Royal Decree 1034 / 2011, of July 15, which contained five qualifications of the professional family physical activities and sports, established the training associated with the professional qualification of instruction in Yoga.

Structure of the training "Professional qualification in Yoga instruction"

"According to the Royal Decree, the formation is designed so students can acquire the competence of"program, direct and stimulate activities of instruction in yoga in accordance with the guidelines set out in the programming of reference, with techniques and specific postures, aimed at all types of practitioners and adapting them to their needs for care and improves body, increase the perception of well-being and foster personal fulfilment, in safety and with the level of quality service that will allow the same satisfaction".

Have a certificate of professionalism is, without a doubt, substantially increasing the professional curriculum, as to being an official degree, could require in the selection processes of the different public administrations inviting places for this professional profile. In addition, it could also be enforceable, as it is already the case in some instances, for the exercise of the profession at the private level, as determined by the specific legislation that each autonomous community to develop in this respect. Thus, for example, in the case of the community of Madrid, the certificate of professional instruction in Yoga, such and as set out in the Act 6/2016 of regulation of the professions of sport in the community of Madrid, it is enabling the development of the profession of instruction in Yoga. In this case as in others in which there is specific legislation, only valid certification with regard to the Administration to be able to practice the profession will be the certificate of professionalism "Instruction in Yoga".

Who is

The certificate of professionalism "Instruction in Yoga" developed by the Faculty of Sciences of the physical activity and sport - INEF (UPM), is aimed to practitioners of Yoga with experience, who want to expand and improve their training or this discipline to his profession. It is also an interesting option for practitioners and Yoga teachers who want to continue training and obtain official accreditation of "Instruction in Yoga".

The certificate has 550 hours (430 theoretical and practical hours and 120 hours of practices in companies in the sector) and follows the structure and contents included in the national catalogue of qualifications which established the Ministry of education, Culture and sport and the Ministry of labour and Social Affairs. However, since the beginning of the training, the UPM has opted to give the practical part a very rigorous approach, giving an important weight throughout the entire course and counted for their development with excellent professionals with proven experience in the field of Yoga.

Also all persons who are in contact with Yoga, are knowledgeable of the need for time to experimentation and adoption of learning, for further involvement in the teaching of this discipline. Therefore, it has opted for organising this training over two academic years, beginning November 16, 2018 and ending June 20, 2020, which will be followed by a period of professional practice in the sector.

Throughout this period, skilled teachers for the specific part of Yoga co-ordinate with professionals and professors of the Faculty of Sciences of the physical activity and sport, in order to develop all the theoretical and practical contents that make up the certificate of professionalism. Thus, each edition of the course involves around 20 teachers. Among them, the teachers MRS. Marta Mahou and MRS. Montse Cobthey are primarily responsible for the development of the practical contents of Yoga. D. Emilio García Buendia and MRS. Carmen Llauradó, they are responsible for teaching the ethical, philosophical and mystical principles of Yoga, as well as the contents of relaxation and meditation. Along with them, are also collaborating in the course numerous professionals of the sector as D. Borja Romero, Mrs. Isabel Arechabala, Mrs. Beatrice Rossi, Mrs. Miriam Sicily, Mrs. Rosa Calvo, Mrs. Isabel de Castro, D. Fernando Pardo, Mrs. Pilar Franco de Sarabia or D. Eduardo Juarez, among others.

It is important to highlight that the certificate of professionalism "Instruction in Yoga" taught at the Polytechnic University of Madrid does not correspond to any school or style in particular, but it is a basic and essential teaching applicable to all existing styles of yoga in today.

The information of the certificate can be found at: (open link V Edition of the certificate of professionalism "Instruction in Yoga")

Registration until October 26th (comien < or November 16)

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By • 7 Sep, 2018 • Sección: Teacher training