There are eight grading colours: red, orange, yellow, green, light blue, dark blue, purple, white.
Grading is held at the end of each six weekly component.
By the final white grade, students will be able to do a safe and conscious, supportive yoga and meditation self-practice. Grading takes place at the end of each six week term, when an evaluation grading of the students takes place: an independent YES examiner will attend and observe specific details of safe practice in the grading to establish if students are practising with awareness and have learnt the premises taught throughout each 6 week component of the course.
There is no pass or fail in the grading, only feedback and coloured belts that serve to bring awareness to correct skeletal alignment of the hips in postures and ones ability to practice consciously.
Grading is NOT offered in summer / examination term, when students can optionally be taught additional modules that encourage relaxation, breath work or meditation techniques and a supportive attitude to help with an already demanding exam workload.