UZIT Training Requirements
What we expect of all training participants seeking to become UZIT Practitioners.
The UZIT program is a commitment from your heart, and also of your time. Please review these requirements to graduate as a UZIT Practitioner.
General time commitments include:
- 13 days of in-person trainings in Fort Worth, TX
- 8-10 hours per week of homework, including daily practices and reading.
- 18 UZ practice sessions with family and friends (45-60 minutes each)
- 50 hours (at least) at clinical site
In order to successfully complete the UZIT Training program and receive certification, you must fulfill all of the following:
To be completed before the start of clinical practicums:
- Attendance at all in-person training sessions.
- 18 practice sessions with friends and family, starting after the first in-person training session and due one week before the third in-person training session
- Completed weekly homework logs (managed via an online learning management system that is easy to use and that you will be trained on)
- Completed written tests with passing grades before the third in-person training
- Pass the clinical assessment at the third in-person training (a practice session where a fellow trainee plays the role of a patient from a real-life case study)
- 80% attendance on weekly phone calls or call recordings
- Complete basic CPR training and submit certificate of completion
- Secure and submit proof of proper liability insurance
- All of the above to be completed and reviewed to the satisfaction of your mentor, mentor assistant or other UZIT staff
- Completion of all individual clinical location requirements, i.e., background check, drug and/or TB screening, influenza immunization and/or any other site-specific requirements.
To graduate – all of the above must be in good order and the following:
- A minimum of 50 hours of clinical practicums in a hospital or clinical setting. Some of these hours will be following/assisting mentors, some will be partnering with other trainees, and some will be on your own (completed on or before the date provided at the start of your program.
- Completion of three audio recordings (two body awareness meditations and one breath awareness practice)
- Completion of a Final Assessment – a mentor-observed session, either in-person at the clinical location or via video for out-of-town trainees
- Training must be paid for in full
- All graduates of the program will be certified Urban Zen Integrative Practitioners. Yoga teachers who have graduated from a 200-hour, Yoga Alliance registered teacher training program are eligible to register as 300-hour yoga teachers upon completion of the Urban Zen training and some additional workshops.