Teacher Training Module 1
Loving your yoga practice and want to share your passion with others? Why not take your yoga to the next level? 200 hour Yoga Alliance Professionals Teacher Training Course run by Yoga Alliance Senior Teacher Christine Felix
Type of Event
- Teacher Training
Teacher training course one weekend per month for ten months leading to Yoga Alliance Professionals 200 hour qualification.
£500 deposit required on booking. Optional instalment plan at £184 per month.
Name of course: Christine Felix Yoga Teacher Training
Number of Modules: 21
Meeting times & location: 0900 to 1800, one Saturday and Sunday per month (final module Friday, Saturday and Sunday) at Akram Hot Yoga Studio, 1 Crown Square, Woking, GU21 6HR
Principal SYT: Christine Felix
This course will focus on the practicalities of becoming a yoga teacher with a strong emphasis on teaching skills and anatomy, underpinned by the traditions and philosophy of yoga. The following topics will be included in the syllabus:
• Anatomy and Physiology, Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous Systems, Specific medical issues in the classroom (backs, knees etc.)
• Bandhas, Kriyas and Mudras – theory and practice
• Basic Lesson planning.
• Pranayama practice and teaching in a general class.
• Teaching a pose in detail
• Hindu Mythology and Yoga
• Meditation practice and teaching meditation in a general class
• Hot yoga – benefits and constraints
• Introduction to Yoga Nidra
• Creative sequencing
• The Eight Limbs and the Koshas
• Teaching Advanced Asana
• The Art of Adjustment (+ variation and approximation)
• Yoga philosophy –The Yoga Sutras and their use in a modern yoga class
• Chakra Theory and its use in lesson planning and Teaching Practice
• Setting up as a yoga teacher – the practicalities.
Totalling 200 hours of which 180 are contact hours and 20 are reading/essays/study
The SYT will be teaching a minimum of 70% of the course
- Trainees will become knowledgeable in the various styles of yoga, including hot yoga
- Trainees will understand the pedagogy of yoga
- Trainees will learn the art of observation and adjustment in asana
- Trainees will become knowledgeable about the roots and philosophy of yoga, particularly the Sutras of Patanjali
- Trainees will learn basic Sanskrit terms
- Trainees will be able to teach led classes
- Trainees will be able to teach led classes in basic meditation and pranayama techniques
- Trainees will become knowledgeable on the basic skills of the yoga business
The course will provide a folder which will build into a full manual by the end of the course and which will match the modules set out in this syllabus. A reading list will be provided upon the start of the course. Students should source their own books. Other recommended reading may be available to borrow from the studio library.
Practitioners are expected to have a minimum of 2 years of strong yoga practice before they can be accepted onto a teacher training course. It is also helpful for practitioners to have a basic understanding of the philosophy of yoga in general and specifically the style of yoga that they wish to pursue. This should include the importance of diet and the various arms of yoga, albeit they may not have a deep knowledge of this when they enroll onto the course. The 200 hour course is very much a foundation course and there is a lot of information to get through, so by having some fundamental understanding and a strong practice means that the pace of the course is not held up by individuals’ lack of knowledge on the subjects.
Successful applicants should be in good health and have stable personal circumstances to complete this course with the focus and dedication it requires.
Students must complete an application form.
EVALUATION PROCEDURE and GRADING CRITERIA
- Essays – one essay based on history of yoga & philosophy and one quiz paper on an anatomy topic.
- One detailed lesson plan
- Observational class assessment - trainee will be assessed teaching a led class, including adjustments
The course normally consists of 21 tuition days through 10 modules. These consist of 9 two day modules, Saturday and Sunday from 9.00am - 6.00pm and one three day module, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10.00am – 6.00pm. Typical day structure: One to ones with Christine or Zahir or group recap of previous module, short break, the day’s main module, lunch break, the day’s main module continued, teaching practice, short break, 60 or 90 min practice, 30 min meditation class,. Students should be aware that some of the main modules will be run as workshops and there will be other participants as well as the teacher training group.
Module 1: November 12th and 13th
Certificate provided on for successful students.
Trainees should attend a minimum of 90% of the course. Should trainees miss more than this minimum, they will need to agree with the teacher on which modules to re-take. The school reserves the right to charge additional fees for these catch up modules.
This training school has met the stringent requirements set by Yoga Alliance Professionals, demonstrating that the course is of the highest standard and that our graduates may use the title ‘Yoga Teacher’ (Associate Level 1) as a sign of quality training when they register themselves with Yoga Alliance Professionals.
Full Terms and Conditions and Refund policy are available on request.