How experienced do I need to be at yoga?
Our mission for CSY Teacher Training program is to set a higher standard of teaching from our graduates. Although a large portion of the course will be aimed at deepening your understanding of the practice of yoga, we do require that you have a sufficient level of asana practice prior to the course. You should have a minimum of 2 years consistent practice (this could be attending classes, self practice or a combination of both) and that you be practicing yoga 5-6 times a week prior to the training. The main emphasis of our training course is to teach you the depths of yoga and to give you a whole range of teaching tools to make you one of the new pioneers of yoga teaching.
Being a yoga teacher doesn’t mean that you can do difficult postures, it means you have excellent teaching and communication skills, are able to create powerful sequences, and weave yogic philosophy into yoga asana classes. Being a yoga teacher means that you have a thirst for knowledge of how bodies and minds work, and are willing to be open minded to ask questions to tradition if it means your students safety is at threat. Enthusiasm and passion for yoga is more important to us than if you are fluent in Sanskrit and able to practice “difficult” yoga postures.
It is a requirement that you have attended a minimum of 20 hours of classes with Richard George, your course tutor, to ensure that the teacher/student relationship is going to work. This can be done via Richard’s online yoga classes.
If for any reason you cannot attend Richard’s classes an interview can be arranged, so that you can have a friendly chat with your course tutor and discuss if the course is suitable for you.
Students should recognise that the course will be demanding, both on weekends and in between. To complete the course you will require significant dedication, focus and effort. Students applying should therefore ensure that they have enough personal support and time to commit to the course fully.
How to Apply?
There is no formal application for any of our online foundation courses, you can book and start studying at a convenient time that suits your schedule.
Once you have successfully completed and submitted your homework for any foundation training, we will keep a record of this and provide you with a certificate for each one. There is no commitment to complete the teacher training program, and any of these courses may be taken for personal development and growth.
Our in-person part of the program is limited to a maximum of 12 students in order to provide the highest standard of training and individual attention.
Once the dates and venue have been agreed for the in-person training, payment of £995 will be required before the first day of training, unless otherwise agreed with the discretion of the course tutor.