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How experienced do I need to be at yoga?

Our mission for the Teacher Trainer plus 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.

If for any reason you cannot attend Richard’s classes an assessment day will be arranged, so that you can meet 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?

Our course is limited to a maximum of 12 students in order to provide the highest standard of training and individual attention.

There has been a huge amount of interest in the 2019 course so we advise apply early to secure your place. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Please contact Richard: info@contemporaryschoolofyoga.com for an application form.

Once we’ve received your application, we’ll review it within 14 days. We may ask you for an interview and a reference from your regular tutor, if you are not a regular attendee of Richard’s classes, or one of the other course tutors.

Once your application has been successful, we will require a non-refundable deposit of £500 to guarantee your place on the course.