COURSE DATES & SYLLABUS

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

 

BREAKDOWN OF HOURS

Both weekends 32 hrs. 

25 weekly sessions. 75 /70 hrs

Required home Yoga practice (including pranayama) 2 hrs per week for 28 weeks ( practice over Christmas!) is 56 hrs. 

Plus weekly 1 hr of mindfulness /meditation.

Finally weekly: 1 hr of yoga philosophy reading and /or written assignment 56 hrs. You are required to keep a yoga journal. 

Total:  215hrs. 


 

TECHNIQUES & PRACTICE

 

Asana: (approx. 100+ hours)

 

Practice and teach beginners and general level asana's in the styles of; Iyengar method, Sivananda, Flow, Restorative, Yin and Remedial yoga.

Develop an understanding for alignment in Asana, including how to use props to best fit the practitioner.

Master how to make verbal cues and safe hands-on adjustments.

Gain the ability and confidence to help students with special needs and injuries.

Learn the art of sequencing.

 

Pranayama: (approx. 33+ hours)

 

The conscious awareness of breath – the life force energy, which can both relax and energise the body. It is an integral part of yoga, the controlled breathing enables both the ‘rhythm’ of performing yoga poses and relaxing the mind for meditation.

 

Meditation: (approx. 16+ hours)

 

We learn; Buddhist, Vipassana and Mantra meditations.

 

Bhakti yoga: (approx. 16+ hours)

 

“Devotional Service”. We will discuss and explore:

  • The power of sound

  • Mantra – Om

  • Creating a sacred space

 

HOMEWORK

 

Sadana

Home practice of: Asana, Meditation, Pranyama.

A minimum of 3 hours a week.

There may be times when you go under one week and go over on another week of the required hours. That is totally fine, as long as you write down what you have done and for how long. 

 

Don’t worry, it might seem a lot but actually the home practice is not. In order for you to really make even more positive changes in your life,  learning to practice not just yoga postures at home by yourself but reading / reflecting and learning to meditate are all totally invaluable for your own journey. You can also come together in what is known as peer groups where you practice and teach together and these are also part of your hours. 

Yoga Journal

You are required to keep a log of the dates and times of your Sadana practice. Please feel free and inspired to write any thoughts and feelings that may arise for you. (approx. 1 hour a week)

 

Written Assignments

Each month there will be a new topic on Yoga to write about. You will be given new topic's on the Teachers Training weekend.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • Yoga mat

  • Yoga strap (wide is better than narrow)

  • Rectangular bolster

  • 4 blocks 

  • 2 bricks 

  • Yoga chair

 

I can order all the above for you with my teacher’s discount. The yoga equipment is invaluable, we will use it a lot and I still have the same equipment myself  after years and years!

 

I provide you with our main text book that we will use called Yoga the Preliminary Way. I will also be giving you various handouts throughout the TTC. 

YOGA PHILOSOPHY AND LIFESTYLE

 

  • Study of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

  • The Subtle body and chakra; systems

  • Asthanga - Eight limbs of Yoga

  • Understand how nutrition and lifestyle affect yourself and your students

 

THE BUSINESS OF YOGA

 

Create a web-page and using modern marketing methods for your business.

 

Get started with Social Media and build your brand.


 

ATTENDANCE

 

We require 100% attendance for the Teachers Training weekend and 90% for the weekly classes. If you cannot make a particular weekend or day, due to sicknesses or other important commitments, then as long as you notify us you can make it up over a condensed private one to one session (which is £60) with Nicholas.


 

ACCREDITATION

 

Our teacher training course has met the stringent requirements set by Yoga Alliance Professionals. Our graduates are trained to the highest standard and are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance Professionals.