Certification Program: Private Supervision 

During the Certification Program, you will have three, 90-minute supervision sessions with a YMC Trainer to receive feedback on your coaching practice video and notes. You also get to experience being a client of a YMC Certified practitioner.  Supervision sessions will happen about every 3 months. If you would like additional supervision sessions, you can schedule with a YMC Trainer, noting that you will need to pay their individual session fee. 

Note: Supervision determines certification eligibility. See Final Supervision & Certification Assessment

Supervision Instructions


To prepare for each private session, follow the instructions listed here.


  1. Schedule Your Supervision - In the months leading up to each supervision, you’ll receive an email from your supervisor to schedule your session for that trimester. Follow the instructions listed in the email and schedule by the deadline given.

  2. Record Your Coaching Video - Though you will do a full 60-75 minute YMC session, you only need to submit a 20-30 minute video recording of the talk/coaching part session with a client. (No need to include the yoga practice portion in the video)

  3. Take Detailed SOAP Notes of the entire session (include yoga practice) to submit along with the video.

  4. Get Consent - get written consent from your client to share this video with your supervisor before submitting it. Here is an example email request.

  5. Submit Your Video & Notes - one week before your session
    1. Recordings and SOAP notes must be submitted no later than 7 days before your supervision session. 

    2. Use this submission form (also a button in the Learning Center) to submit both recording and notes.

    3. Label both the video and the notes in the following format:

      • “YourName_ClientName_DATE” (i.e. “JerryGivens_JoeSmith_3-15-21”)

  6. Prepare for Your Session - Your supervision session will be in two parts:


  1. The first part will be feedback on your video and notes and is an opportunity to ask questions about anything regarding the training, working with clients, and the YMC coaching model. (Come prepared with questions)

  2. The second part will be your own coaching session and is an opportunity to experience being a client of the model. You may want to consider what you want to work on beforehand (or just see what comes up once you’re there). 



Final Supervision & Certification Assessment


Your third supervision session is also your Certification Assessment. There are some additional requirements for this final meeting with your Supervisor.


  1. This final video must be 45-60 minutes in length and include instructing a yoga practice and giving homework.

  2. The final video must demonstrate proficiency in:

  • Reflective Listening

  • Effective Horizontal Coaching

    • Reflecting in Parts Language

    • Identify and name trailheads

  • Vertical Coaching

    • Chose a trailhead

    • Asking powerful questions

    • Breathing Space Exercise

    • Healing Place or Connecting to Spiritual Resources

  •  Instruct a 15-30 Yoga Intervention

    • Asana & Shavasana (systematic relaxation)

    • Pranayama and/or Meditation

  • Giving the client some kind of homework (parts awareness, journaling, yoga, anything!)​

  • EXTRA CREDIT: Rebooking, (or attempting to book) the next session


Certification Process:
  • Along with your extended video and written notes for the final supervision session, you must complete this, 
    Student Defense Form. Here you will "defend" why you chose the trailhead and yoga practice you did, and explain why you feel ready to coach others using YMC.

  • ​At the end of this session your supervisor will provide you with a detailed evaluation and inform you if you are approved for Certification at the completion of your 9-month enrollment.

  • If you are not approved for certification and want to be YMC Certified, you have the option to continue on with training in the Certification program until you are ready to schedule another Certification Assessment Session.

    • This option allows you to​ extend enrollment for three more months for $250

      • Each 3-month extension includes an additional private supervision session

      • Let your supervisor know when you are ready for Certification Assessment again

  • If you are approved, you will be awarded a certificate​​ and the rights to use the YMC logos and letters behind your name. You are still welcome to extend enrollment to continue on with the group if you want to stay engaged until CEU courses are available.

  • To maintain a listing on the YMC website as a Certified Coach, you will need to complete one CEU course every two years, as a minimum.