I offer Yoga Teacher training. 200 hour course of Yoga study organised around the five elements system.
Once certificated, trainees will be accepted as teachers by, and able to insure themselves through, the Independent Yoga Network.
Since first being asked by my Yoga teacher to begin teaching (in 1989) and becoming aware of the varying quality and relevance of training courses available, I have long thought about helping train others to become Yoga teachers. The development of the teacher training side of what I do began in 2008 when the first applicant officially joined me for studies.
This 200 hour course is taught in a modular format with 160 hours spent with the trainer/course director/myself. The balance of 40 hours to be spent attending other classes, observing other Yoga teachers at work, assisting in leading sessions, and setting up beginners classes.
Students will be assessed over the length of the course’s 160 contact hours with myself.
The training is in the form of a mentorship and has so far only been delivered to long standing students of mine in a one-to-one format.
In the future I will expand this to be delivered in the following formats but would maintain the same level of rigor in what is expected from my trainees:
2 years at 1 x 1.5 hour lessons per week
1 year at 2 x 1.5 hour lessons per week
1 month /4 week/28 day long courses at 6 hours daily
14 weekend workshops at 6 hours daily
14 x 6 week courses (2 hours per week)
Breakdown of course
Due to the one-to-one nature of the course delivery to date, I have chosen not to assign specific lengths of time to each area of study. All are interlinked and layered in the actual teaching/learning situation.
Anatomy, physiology, Structural fitness, biomechanics, body-mind connection
Yoga History, philosophy, psychology, lifestyle, ethics
Asanas/postures, alignment in, specific/therapeutic uses of
Pranayama/breath control, specific/therapeutic applications of
Bandha, relation to asana and pranayama,
Vinyasa krama/ sequencing
Lesson planning/ session construction
Learning styles and group communication dynamics
Teaching methods, styles and skills
Observing and assisting in lessons, teaching practice
Trainee teachers are required to make their own Yoga manual over the course of the training and present it before qualification.
If you want to take part in this exciting & unique venture at your own pace, please contact me for an application form, & we’ll get cracking!
Keith Grant at YogaCo. 07946248930 email@example.com