To provide a direct and comprehensive course in the study and practice of yoga to qualify you to practice with more awareness, ease and enjoyment and with the option to teach if desired.
If you wish to study and teach yoga this requires a willingness to reflect inwardly in daily Self Enquiry. Our intention is to help you intuit and embody your own teaching wisdom and style, rather than superimpose one from the exterior. The course will be a challenging and transformative opportunity, whereby you will embrace old skills and develop a few new ones too.
By the end of the study period you will be ready and looking forward to teaching professionally should you wish to do so. You will also find the experience you have enjoyed with us will open new fields of expertise and doors of preception. This will iinspire and give you greater insight and resolve to pursue your unique pathway towards deeper lasting peace and joy that you have read and heard about 'on your way' here today.
We intend to teach in a simple and direct manner which imparts the relevant knowledge and also illumines your innate wisdom - this is the essence of yoga and is all you need in order to teach confidently, effectively and safely.
Each course will be unique, which will allow us to focus on teaching you those aspects of practice and theory which require more adeptness on your part.
Duration and Location
The course will take place over 18 months and will be based in and around the High Barnet area in North London/Herts. Modules may involve your attending workshops at weekends, the charges for which are included in your course fee. Other 121 or small group sessions may take place during the working week, at times suitable for all parties relevant.
- Course Introduction and Description
- The History and Body of Yoga - Origins and Timeline
- Philosophy / The Classics (Selection of passages, discussion and meditations Vedas/Upanishads/Gita/Patanjali ~ Eight Limbs/ Hatha Yoga Pradipika/Shiva Samhita/Gheranda Samhita/ Teachings from the Tantras/ Teachings of the Buddha)
- Class Management (including teacher/student relationship)
- Teaching Practices and Class Planning (Ethics, safety, effective practices and precautions - pregnancy outline)
- Anatomy and Physiology Applied
- Mind-Body Awareness and working with all Body-Mind Types
- Esoteric Anatomy (Subtle Bodies)
- Asana Energetics and Alignment
- Class Observation
- Massage Techniques
- Yoga for Eye Health
- Adjustment Skills
- Kriya, Mudra, Bandha
- Yoga Nidra
- Chanting and Mantra
- Business Management
- First Aid
You will need to complete all of the above modules, some of which are by way of attending workshops and discussions and/or a combination of home study which includes some essay writing and attending and assisting in classes/workshops.
You will also need to teach as part of our group as well as privately in groups and 1-2-1 – this can involve working with family members and friends or colleagues), and observe classes being taught by teachers in your community. You will also need to complete summary reports provided for them all.
For any of the above modules which take place in the classroom, the study experience will be a mix of the chosen subject combined with yoga practices to allow the student and tutors to work together closely, while integrating and highlighting the relevant topic. Throughout study we will also encourage discussion and questions to further enliven the subject matter, simplify and ground the information. The course is structured on a module basis, so although test papers may be required throughout the period, the final decision to qualify you is based upon your consistently positive performance.
You will need to maintain a regular yoga practice during the course, keeping a weekly summary of practice and relevant diary.
If during the course you have difficulties in specific areas we will advise you of this so that you can spend the necessary time improving your understanding and associated skills. The course does not require that you carry out or perform anything beyond your current ability but may require that with a little extra persistence and effort you enhance your skills beyond their previous norm. In other words the course encourages you to understand how to teach at your level and how to work with students who may be more advanced in certain areas than yourself.
If we feel that you require further assistance and study in any specific module/s, you may need to carry out further reading, continue/demonstrate practices and answer questions to demonstrate your improvement to the required level.
If these efforts prove unsatisfactory you will be asked to take a further session/s with one of our tutors to bring you to the required standard. Such sessions will be charged for at our current rate.
If we still feel that your progress is insufficient to meet with the assessing standards required upon completion of the course, we will let you know as early as possible and calculate the fees chargeable for the course undertaken before you leave, at our absolute discretion.
If you need to defer your studies for reasons such as health, family matters and change of work etc, this can also be arranged..We will do our best to reach an agreement to help you work with these changes to succeed in your study.
Upon graduation from the course you will be entitled to professional indemnity insurance to teach yoga as a professional yoga teacher in the United Kingdom.
We will put you in contact with our insurers to arrange your yoga teacher's insurance during and post training, should you wish them to do so.
You will have practiced yoga for a minimum of two years, at least twice a week in classes (and/or with a regular home practice if less than twice a week). You will need to provide proof of this via a letter or email from your current yoga teacher.
It is possible to train with us if you have less than 2 years practice and this may be reflected in an extemsion of your study period proportionate to the need to incorporate the information and skills you will require to complete the course.This may also include that you attend further yoga classes as a student on a weekly basis to ensure that you are absorbing the practices from both 'teacher' and 'student's' perspective.
Internet Connection and Self Study
You will need to have good access to an internet connection for emails and possibly video clips or web sites we wish you to vist.
Self Study and Reading
You will need to be motivated to study on your own regularly throughout the 18 month period. This will entail lots of reading, essay writing and test questions.
The cost for our Teacher Training course is £1,997.
If you have difficulty with any specific module, you will be required to retake this again at some point during the study period. This may entail a further cost relevant to the module and the skills which you need to develop further.
A deposit of £700 is payable in advance. The remaining balance is payable in equal parts via standing order each month until the course end. Access to the course will only proceed after your payments has been received.
If you decide to discontinue studying this course, you will be entitled to cancel future payments not yet due up to that point, providing us with one month's notice.
We will arrange an interview to meet you and discuss your application. We'll then contact you by email or phone within a couple of weeks, to let you know if we can offer you a place.
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We look forward to hearing from you 🙂
Matt and Dorna.