ASFYT Home Study Program
Don't Live in NYC? No Problem!
We’ve had yoga teachers from around the world complete the ASFYT Series via independent Home Study. We also occasionally offer ASFYT-3 as a one-week intensive in NYC (usually every other year in July), so you can complete the third part of the course via Home Study or come join us for a week in New York!
Registration is ongoing, so that you can begin your studies at a time that is most convenient for you. However, if you’d like to feel some sense of connection to the residential courses in New York City, you can coordinate your enrollment to coincide with the start date of these courses. The ASFYT Tuesday Series begins in September, and the ASFYT Thursday Series begins in February (see Enrollment Options for exact dates).
Study from anywhere in the world, as long as you have a good internet connection! The ASFYT Home Study course includes over 50 hours of video, plus downloadable lecture notes, presentation slides, audio files from live classes, and open-book quizzes!
After you register, we’ll email you a link to a video that will orient you to the home-study process. In the video we go over the Course Requirements and Syllabus for ASFYT-1, familiarize you with the Online Student Resources and share with you a recommended study process. We'll also encourage you to think about when you're going to study and how much time you're going to study each week, and then write a study vow to make a formal commitment to the course, which you'll then email to us. If you have any questions after watching the video you can email us or just dive in to your studies!
Online Student Resources
The Student Resources Website for each course in the ASFYT Series contains a wealth of great content, including:
- the lecture notes and accompanying PDF slides for each module
- full audio recordings and short video clips of demonstrations given during the live classes in NYC
- 60-90 minute supplement video presentations for each module (over 50 hours of video in total)
- online, open-book quizzes that cover the material from each lecture
ASFYT Facebook Group
The ASFYT Facebook Group is the main forum that we’ll use to interact with each other. The teachers will post relevant course announcements and other inspirational tidbits there, and you can ask questions or share your thoughts with other course participants. Please note that for the sake of simplicity, we have just one Facebook group for all active ASFYT students, including residential students, home-study students, and students at various points of time in their studies. So you might see questions and/or comments there related to all three courses in the series. A great thing about the Facebook forum is that you'll continue to benefit from it long after the course ends.
The Study Process
For ASFYT-1 & -2
The study process for the first two modules of the course consists of:
- Downloading the lecture notes & presentation slides (1 minute)
- Listening to the audio from a live class while viewing the lectures notes and presentation slides (2-3 hours),
- Watching the supplemental video lecture that was created as an additional resource for each module (1-2 hours)
- Watching the demo clips from the live course (15-30 minutes)
- Reading the recommended pages from the book (1-2 hours)
- Studying the lecture notes & presentation slides (1-2 hours)
- Taking the online, open-book quiz (30-60 minutes)
As the residential course for ASFYT-3 is much less academic and much more experiential than the first two modules, we ask that home study students "participate" by:
- watching the videos and writing down key points and observations in a notebook
- practicing the postures presented, to whatever degree you are able, and then recording your thoughts, observations and/or questions in a practice journal
- organizing, typing and submitting your notes and observations for each module (in PDF format)
The online, open-book quizzes for each lecture module are meant to help you assess your retention of the material. We recommend that you study for these quizzes as if they were closed-book. However, if you encounter a question that you don’t know the answer to you can just look it up. In this way, the quizzes also help you to review the material. You need to score at least 70% on each quiz to pass it and move on to the next module.
At the conclusion of the course, there is a 100-question final exam with questions randomly selected from the preceding quizzes. As with the quizzes, we recommend that you take the time to study for the final as if it were closed-book… but again if you encounter a question that you are unsure of you can look the answer up in your notes. You need to score at least 70% on the final to pass it and receive a certificate of completion.
Don’t hesitate to contact us!