What to expect -
Each day is a mix of practice and theoretical classes following the Yoga Alliance education categories, and you must participate in all sessions and achieve a set standard to graduate.
These 5 categories include -
- Techniques training and practice (this includes all 8 limbs of yoga)
- Anatomy and Physiology,
- Teaching Methodology and
Student commitment is essential as the days are intensive, but you do have a full free day every week to allow you to truly relax, go for refreshing walks or visit the local Saturday Market in Jalon. Massages, Reiki and Naturopathy (at extra cost) are also available at the Retreat Centre.
We utilise the most contemporary methods and a typical days schedule consists of -
07.00 - 09.00 Therapeutic Mindful Hatha Yoga Practice
09.00 - 10.00 Breakfast
10.00 - 14.00 Techniques Training practice and practicum sessions plus Yoga Anatomy & Physiology
14.00 - 16.00 Lunch and free time
16.00 - 19.30 Techniques Training practice and practicum sessions plus Philosophy,Teaching Methodology
19.30 - 20.00 Meditation.
20.00 - Dinner and free time.
At the end of the afternoon session there is also a short quiz to check your understanding and learning.
Training sessions include -
Yoga Techniques, Training and Practicum based on the 8 limbs of Yoga -
• Yamas - Ethical principles & living in harmony
• Niyamas - Personal practices & conscious everyday living
• Asana - Mindful Yoga practice,practice teaching, introduction to body reading and adjustments, learn modifications to suit different students
• Pranayama - breathing practices to bring balance
• Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana & Samadhi - the heart of yoga and meditation
You will also experience and learn other tools and techniques of Yoga including Kosha based Body Awareness, Mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) Body Scanning, Pranayamas, Yoga Nidra, Progressive Muscle Relaxation, Guided relaxation, Mindful meditation, Mindful Movement and Yin Yoga.
You will also experience Dru Yoga, Acuyoga and continue your pre-course study exploration of Ayurvedic Yoga for your Type.
Teaching Methodology -
Subjects include the Art of Teaching Mindful Hatha Yoga, class structures, teaching body awareness, mudras, mantras, bandhas, pranayamas, visualisation and imagery plus how to develop and teach health and wellness programmes for Mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) weight reduction, rehabilitation, the over 50's and those living with health challenges including heart disease.
You will also learn how to include a few easy to learn modern mind-body techniques from NLP (Neuro-linguistic programming) and MBSR (mindfulness based stress reducation) into your classes and programmes.
Anatomy and Physiology -
The course has a special focus on Anatomy and how the body moves in Asana. This is so we can practice "Safe Yoga" and be more mindful in our approach, there is a saying that goes "use yoga to get into your body NOT use your body to get into yoga!"
Subjects include focus on spinal health, the skeleton, muscles, fascia, stretching, respiratory system, circulation, digestion and the subtle body (chakras, meridians and nadis)
Special focus classes on the hips, pelvis, ankles, knees and shoulders, accessing range of motion (both your own and students) and exploring poses that can create stability and/or flexibility.
We also spend time reviewing the effects stress, obesity, challenges that face the over 50's and those living with health challenges.
Most importantly you will learn how to take the next step to launch your new Yoga career including finding your own USP (unique selling point) tips on advertising, web pages and developing home practices for your students and how to add value and income by making your own Visualisation and Brainwave Entrainment CD's.
Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics -
Subjects include an introduction to the Yoga Sutras from a modern perspective including the 8 limbs of Yoga in daily life, the 5 Koshas, Ayurvedic Yoga for your type, developing a personal practice and your vision of teaching Therapeutic Mindful Hatha Yoga using the core principles of Mindfulness, Eight Limbs of Yoga and modern ethics.
Practice teaching -
Apart from practice teaching during the asana focus and practical session's, you will also teach Warm ups, Body Awareness exercises, Pranayamas and Mudras.
Also as part of a group you will teach a 75 minute therapeutic Mindful Hatha Yoga class in the 2nd week of training and develop and teach one week of an 8 week Yoga based Health and Wellness class with your partner/group in the 3rd week of training.
All with personal feedback and coaching from Kathy.
To read more, click the link's in the Hatha Yoga Teacher Training drop down menu box above