Frequently Asked Questions

Ruach™/Yoga Certification

What type of certifications do you offer?

Patchworks Ministries offers Group and Personal Ruach™/Yoga Trainer certification.

How long are the Ruach™ certifications valid?

Each certification is valid for two years.

Can I get certified without going to a workshop?

Yes, Ruach™ has test only options for Group Exercise and Personal Trainer Certification.

How much is the Group Fitness test only certification?

$239. The price does not include cost of the recommended meditation book and manual.

How much is the Personal Trainer test only certification?

$349. The price does not include the cost of the recommended meditation book and manual.

How do I earn a Ruach™ Specialty Certification?

Attend a Ruach™ certificate workshop and earn a certification.

  1. Purchase and complete RUACH™ INTRO  home study program
  2. Obtain 15 CECs. See EARN RUACH™ CERTIFICATION PROGRAM (PDF) for more details.
  3. Provide proof of completion to PATCHWORKS MINISTRIES.

Do I need a prior fitness related certification or commensurate coursework in the exercise sciences to be able to take the RUACH™/Yoga 2-Day workshops?

No. Current fitness related certification or commensurate course work in the exercise sciences is only a recommendation to attend the workshops.

Will PATCHWORKS MINISTRIES help me find a job once I am certified?

Although PATCHWORKS does not currently offer placement services, potential employers can search our database of instructors.

Can I take the Specialty Certifications just for CECs and not take the exam?

Yes, everyone in attendance receives a certificate of completion.

Do you have age requirements for your certifications?

Candidates must be at least 18 years old, or have a high school diploma or GED. Candidates who are younger than 18 years of age, yet have earned a high school diploma or GED..

What forms of payment does PATCHWORKS accept?

PATCHWORKS accepts payment via Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. PATCHWORKS will also accept a check or money order enclosed with your order mailed to:  PATCHWORKS MINISTRIES, Johnstown, Ohio USA.

What if something comes up and I can’t make it to the workshop?

Registrants not attending a scheduled workshop will be issued a Tuition Credit Voucher (TCV) valid for one year from the date of the workshop. A refund will not be issued for absence from a live workshop. The TCV may be used to register for a future NETA workshop in your area. A $49.00 re-registration fee* will apply.

Can I get a re-print of my certificate?

Re-prints are available for $15.00 for certifications.  You may order this over the phone with a Visa, MasterCard or Discover, or through the mail with a check or money order.

How much time should I allow to prepare for the exam?

It depends on your education and experience.  PATCHWORKS recommends 30-45 days in advance.

Can I see a copy of my exam?

To maintain the integrity and security of the PATCHWORKS exams, exam questions, answer sheets, answers or other source materials will not be released to candidates under any circumstances.

How many questions are on the Personal Trainer certification exam?

The Personal Trainer certification exam includes 120 multiple-choice questions, of which 100 questions are scored and 20 questions are ‘experimental’. The experimental questions are being pre-tested to evaluate performance and validity before they are introduced on future exams as scored questions. The experimental questions are randomly placed throughout the exam so candidates are blinded as to which are among the 100 scored and the 20 experimental questions. Responses to experimental questions do NOT impact the score or pass/fail status of a candidate’s exam. For Personal Trainer exams administered on or before September 14, 2017, candidates must correctly answer a minimum of 70% of the 100 scored questions in order to earn PATCHWORKS MINISTRIES’ Personal Trainer certification. For Personal Trainer exams administered on or after September 15, 2017, candidates must correctly answer a minimum of 72% of the 100 scored questions in order to earn PATCHWORKS’ Personal Trainer certification.

Candidates are allowed 2 hours (i.e., 120 minutes) to complete the exam.

How many questions are on the Ruach™ certification exam?

The Ruach™/Yoga certification exam includes 100 multiple-choice questions. Candidates must correctly answer a minimum of 72% of the 100 scored questions in order to earn PATCHWORKS’ Ruach™/Yoga certification.

Candidates are allowed 2 hours (i.e., 120 minutes) to complete the exam.

Keeping Your Certification Current

How do I renew my certification?

Approximately 3–4 months prior to your expiration date,  PATCHWORKS will mail a renewal notice to the address listed in our database. (Please notify us of any updates to your address to insure receipt of current information.) Fill out the renewal form and a renewal fee.

Can I renew my RUACH™ certification early?

PATCHWORKS MINISTRIES will only accept completed Renewal Applications less than 90 days before the designated expiration date. Renewal Applications will not be accepted more than 90 days before the designated expiration date. Upon renewal, the new expiration date is established as two years from the previous expiration date, not the date the Renewal Application was or processed.

Ordering from PATCHWORKS

You can order apparel, music, videos, and home study materials securely online by going to PatchWetzel.COM

Please review our Cancellation and Refund Policy  for details on cancellations, returns, group discounts, fees, and more.

How long does it take to receive my merchandise?

Orders placed M-F will be shipped the same day or following day, depending on the time of order. Orders placed over the weekend will be shipped the following Monday. Please allow 4-7 days for delivery.

RUACH™ Workshop Q&A’s

What if I am not ready to take the exam?

If a workshop participant decides they are not ready to take the Ruach™/Yoga certification exam, then they may postpone the exam until a later date.

The participant has three options to reschedule the exam to a later date:

  1. They may re–register to attend the entire certification review workshop once again and take the exam at the conclusion of the workshop. There is a $49.00 re-registration fee* for this option.
  2. They may re–register to take the computer–based version of the exam at Patcworks Testing Center.

Miscellaneous Questions

What does RUACH™ stand for?

Ruach™ is an international, interdenominational scripture-inspired movement focused on breathing and motion. Each session is designed to improve mind-body-spirit connection by building on strength, stamina, flexibility, agility, focus, and mindfulness. Ruach™ is created, researched and developed by Patch Wetzel and is the interwoven principles of yoga juxtaposed to  scripture.

How do we get workshops scheduled in our area?

To host a workshop, contact us at patch@patchwetzel.com.

What type of dress should I wear to workshops?

Workout attire, exercise clothing, and exercise shoes.

Certification

Learn professional facilitation skills

Customize, adjust or modify techniques for students

Add themes to classes and learn workshop formats

Embody what you teach and empower your students to do the same

Individualized training from world-class teachers

Opens new career opportunities

Level 1 Ruach™/Yoga Teacher Training.

A foundation for Life Mastery

  • Learn the dynamic postures of the Ruach™ Method sequence
  • Alignment-based script with clear and succinct language to optimize safety and energy flow in the body
  • Learn anatomy principles, adjustments and modifications to make the practice accessible for every body
  • Maximize each posture with the application of press points and energetic extensions, designed to facilitate the awakening of inner awareness
  • Use postures not just for exercise, but for self-study and transformation
  • Learn Self-discovery techniques which enable you to move beyond typical mental disturbances and into the bliss of being

Learn professional facilitation skills

Customize, adjust or modify techniques for students

Add themes to classes and learn workshop formats

Embody what you teach and empower your students to do the same

Individualized training from world-class teachers

Opens new career opportunities

Level 1 Ruach™/Yoga Teacher Training.

A foundation for Life Mastery

  • Learn the dynamic postures of the Ruach™ Method sequence
  • Alignment-based script with clear and succinct language to optimize safety and energy flow in the body
  • Learn anatomy principles, adjustments and modifications to make the practice accessible for every body
  • Maximize each posture with the application of press points and energetic extensions, designed to facilitate the awakening of inner awareness
  • Use postures not just for exercise, but for self-study and transformation
  • Learn Self-discovery techniques which enable you to move beyond typical mental disturbances and into the bliss of being

 

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