yoga teacher training
The core curriculum follows the Four Competencies as defined and required by Yoga Alliance.
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Asana and Movement Fundamentals - practice, sequencing and teaching. Applied anatomy. Pranayama Fundamentals - practice and teaching. Relaxation methods. Meditation/Concentration techniques.
unit 1: TECHNIquES, TrAINING & prACTICE
Class and Course Planning, Teaching Techniques and Methodologies, Accessibility Issues, Health and Safety Matters, Being Trauma-Informed, Ethical Matters & Codes of Conduct, the Business of Yoga.
unit 2: professional essentials
Physical Anatomy with an experiential approach (finding the felt-sense of systems and structures). Alignment and Adaptations - what, when and why. Subtle Anatomy - chakra system, pranic system, kosha model.
unit 3: anatomy & physiology
History of Modern Postural Yoga - as it is told today. Contemporary Yoga Culture - thorny issues, Selected Texts for Study, including but not exclusively, the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Sanskrit Fundamentals - key terminology. Philosophy Fundamentals - getting to grips with concepts.
unit 4: yoga humanities
study, assessment & materials
As a professional training; assessment and assignments are part of the process - and we know that can be stressful. So, here's an overview of what you can expect during your course.
Here's an overview of the level of study involved throughout the course:
pre & on course
You'll need to complete around 20-30 hours of study before you begin the course (such as reading, research and self-reflective work).
And, we ask you to make a start on the online Anatomy Course with Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews.
You'll be required to do some reading or research to prepare for each training weekend so that you can fully participate in discussions.
Your tutors will guide you on this, but as a guideline you should aim to allow a couple of hours a week for home study plus time to complete your assignments.
Here's an overview of the assessments you will undertake to complete your training:
- 6 Anatomy worksheet
3 self-reflective practice journals
One full Lesson plan
A six week course plan
Your six week course to be taught to a small group of family and friends (4-8 people)
3 self-evaluation reports of your teaching
A Health and Safety/Venue Risk Assessment
Video recording of your class teaching for final class assessment
Attend and log at least 20 yoga classes with the teachers of your choice over the course of the training
Attend and log 4 class observations with a suitably qualified teacher
Here's a look at the materials you'll need and the attendance commitment:
materials & attendance
Before the first training weekend you'll be sent a course reading list which includes texts that you'll need to get hold of.
All other materials including course handouts will be provided for each module as necessary. You'll also need access to a computer, internet, camera, printer, and stationery.
Mats and props are provided on trainings days at CAMYOGA Central.
There is a minimum requirement for successful Yoga Alliance certification of 170 contact hours or studio time distributed throughout the training weekends.
Make-up sessions are available if needed at an additional cost.
Open to experienced practitioners of all traditions and practice styles, with a minimum of two years class attendance and/or self-practice. References may be requested.
On successful application, you will have an informal conversation with Beverley Nolan, the Course Director, so that you are both happy that our training is a good match for your teaching aspirations.