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Our 6-month intensive programme will examine all aspects of yoga, from the physical practices of asana, pranayama, meditation and anatomy in its many layers and forms. There will also be an in depth study of the philosophy of yoga, the key Yogic Philosophical texts, and spiritual concepts made relevant to todays world.

We will also be teaching you how to teach in today’s contemporary culture. Covering everything from sequencing, adjustments, building confidence, vocal projection, and contemporary methods of promotion and social media.

The course will leave you with an understanding of how to teach many styles or forms of yoga, including Hatha, Vinyasa, Hot Yoga, Yin and Restorative. Providing you with the knowledge to put together your own yoga sequences, and with confidence your own style.

Our training consists of 27 tuition days delivered through 4 modules, These include 10 weekends at City Yoga in Birmingham city centre and one 7 day UK retreat at Chapel on the Green, Glasbury, Powys. There is also an additional weekend for assessments and graduation at the end of the course.

Total Contact Teaching Hours: 253

Module 1 – Understanding the dimensions of Yoga

  • The yoga sutras
  • The History of Yoga
  • The 8 limbs of yoga
  • Intro to Anatomy
  • Basic Energy Anatomy
  • The Maps of the Body
  • Stress and Relaxation
  • Pranayama Practices and Breathing Journal

Includes – 7 day UK retreat – Your Journey To Power

  • Understanding the concept of Power
  • The body as Anatomy
  • The body as Energy
  • The body as Consciousness
The philosophy of Yoga & Spirituality
  • The Chakra System
  • Understanding Anatomy and Movement
  • Rights of Passage from Student to Teacher

Module 2 – Teaching Yoga

  • Anatomy and Alignment in Asana
  • Yoga to heal (avoiding Injury)
  • Adapting Yoga to suit all types and abilities
  • Learning to Sequence
  • Creating Lesson plans and courses
  • How to be a good Teacher
  • Micro teaching in smaller groups

Module 3 – Process, Study & Practice

  • Process, digest and home study
  • Homework and assignments
  • Practice teaching in small groups (insurance required)
  • Asana Breakdown
  • Teaching Observations

Module 4 – Reaching your Fullest Potential

  • Teaching different Styles of Yoga (Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative)
  • Intro to Pregnancy Yoga
  • Advanced Anatomy (Physical and Energy)
  • Teaching Yin and Restorative Yoga
  • Teaching in Hot yoga studios
  • Teaching Pranayama and Meditation
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Creating Themes
  • Alignment and Adjustments
  • Promotion and Marketing
  • Yoga in Todays World
  • Yoga as evolution