YOGA STARTS WITH WHY!

This is not just a yoga teacher training, it’s an education programme and personal transformational experience. We offer a course that changes the way you view yoga and challenges your approach to how you relate to yourself.

The course will leave you with an understanding of how to teach many styles or forms of yoga, including Hatha, Vinyasa, Functional Movement, 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 now consists of 5 Modules over 10 months. There is a weekend suggested for assessments and graduation at the end of the course.

Total hours: 250

Total CONTACT Teaching Hours: 190

MODULE 1 – ROOTS 42 hours

This part of the training sets the foundations for the rest of the course. It’s like reading a summary of multiple yoga books. It’s a way of introducing you to areas that you may wish to explore more at a later date. The main bulk of this content is delivered online so that it’s more accessible for home and work life balance. It also means that you can re-watch parts that you find interesting and it’s also paper-free – so kinder to the environment.

Here’s a taste of what is covered:

  • Yoga History & Philosophy
  • Yoga Sutras and other key texts
  • Yoga as a tool for self-inquiry
  • Guidelines for practice
  • Pranayama and Meditation
  • The importance of self-practice
  • Sanskrit names of yoga poses
  • Intro to the Physical Body
  • Yoga Maps of the Body

For details of ROOTS OF YOGA our 6-week pre-foundation course please click below

Format

6-week online pre-foundation course (includes 4 x live online group coaching sessions)

3 x 3hour (6pm-9pm) live online webinars

1 x 90-minute live online yoga class

“The course gave me a great understanding of just how wide ’yoga’ is beyond the physical practice’ – Stephen (Roots of Yoga graduate)

“I have learnt so much about myself from this course, you have allowed us all to share our ideas and brought so much self-reflection to the teachings’ – Reza  (Roots of Yoga graduate)

MODULE 2 – GROWTH AND TRANSFORMATION 52 hours

This part of the course is for you and often our graduate’s favourite part of the training. We include this Intensive, in-person transformation for you to really delve deep into self-inquiry – whilst creatively learning about anatomy and what it means to be a spiritual being having a human experience. We take you on a journey that helps you to view yoga as a transformational tool – not someone that needs to be fixed, or more than you are, but embraced as you are. In doing so you will notice that your unique light begins to shine naturally.

Here’s a taste of what is covered:

  • The Human Body
  • Anatomy and Kinesiology
  • Energy and Prana
  • The Elements and Chakras
  • Understanding Energy and Power
  • Experiential Anatomy
  • The Bio/ Psycho/ Social model
  • Philosophy of the Soul
  • Relaxation and Savasana

Format: 6 day in-person intensive Mon-Sat 9am-5pm

“I had time for me, to enquire within both physically and emotionally. The information was pitched at the right level for me at that time. I particularly loved the subtle body discussions we had”

MODULE 3 – TEACHING YOGA – 66 hours

Learning to teach yoga is not always easy and is sometimes overwhelming, which is why we have extended this part of the course over a longer period of time, allowing more digestion time and keeping your life in balance.

Through a combination of in-person classes, live online webinars, monthly group coaching sessions and homework, you will sail through the work. In addition to this you will also receive 2 x personal mentoring sessions with Richard and be allocated a CSY teacher who knows exactly what you have been through and is there for you if you have a wobble (wobbling is always welcome)!

Here’s a taste of what is covered:

  • Movement and Asana
  • Teaching Methodology
  • Teaching Techniques
  • Lesson Planning
  • Creative Sequencing
  • Anatomy & Asana
  • Adapting Yoga for All
  • Inclusivity
  • Finding Your Voice
  • Teaching small groups

Format: 4 Months, each month consisting of:

1 x Saturday 9am-5pm (in-person)

1 x Wednesday 6pm-9pm (live online)

1 x Physical practice (live online) 

2.5 hours homework/ home practice

1.5-hour Q&A (live online)

“I was surprised how quickly I began to write my own sequences. This was very overwhelming at first when we were asked to do it, but sometimes diving into the deep end is the best way to learn.”

MODULE 4 – REACHING YOUR FULL POTENTIAL 66 hours

During this module we make sure that you have everything you need to both advertise and teach your very own sequenced class for your final assessment. We also explore teaching different styles, including Hatha, Yin, Restorative and what to do if a pregnant person arrives to class. By this point you will hopefully be feeling excited about going out there and starting to teach small groups.

Rest assured; you don’t need to remember absolutely everything. You will have access to the online lessons to re-watch and we save some of the nuances of becoming a teacher for our post graduate education and group mentoring courses.

Here’s a taste of what is covered:

  • Exploring different styles of yoga
  • Thinking outside of anatomy
  • Connective Tissue & Wholeness
  • Reading Bodies
  • Adjustments
  • Bandhas and Pranayama
  • Teaching Pranayama and Meditation
  • The student as teacher
  • Promotion and Marketing
  • Teaching Online
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Creating your own yoga sequence
  • Teaching your own class

Format: 4 Months, each month consisting of:

1 x Saturday 9am-5pm (in-person)

1 x Wednesday 6pm-9pm (live online)

1 x Physical practice (live online) 

2.5 hours homework/ home practice

1.5-hour Q&A (live online)

“I didn’t really know what to expect, I guess I didn’t expect to become more confident at the end of the course.  I went into the course thinking I would teach a few people at a time and 121’s and ended up teaching classes as soon as I qualified.” – Amanda

MODULE 5 – EVALUATION AND ASSESSMENT 25 hours

In addition to this your final assessment and graduation weekend will consist of:

1 x Full day of assessments and evaluating peers 9am-5pm

1x half day Graduation Fire Ceremony

Throughout the course the Senior Teacher. Mentors and your peers will assess you honestly for the following;

  • Micro teaching of Savasana/ Relaxation
  • Delivery of a 30-minute online yoga class
  • Observation and write up of 3 yoga classes
  • 3 In-depth Asana studies
  • Final Lesson plan
  • Final 45-minute Teaching Practice

The emphasis of this course is to make you confident in communicating, observing, assessing and evaluating. We believe these are all essential qualities needed to become an amazing teacher!

Format: Ongoing homework and teaching experience throughout the duration of the course

Any additional assignments must be completed before the final graduation weekend. Certificates will only be issued to those successfully completing all assessment criteria.

*Additional assessments can be arranged with the course tutor within 2 months of the training end date at an additional cost if agreed before. This has not happened yet, but we don’t want you to feel pressured. We are here for you.

“I felt a huge relief and sense of achievement. I’d worked so hard and come a very long way during the training” – Sharon

“ I loved the teacher training and feel that I had a much better preparatory experience than many of my contemporaries who trained on other programmes. I also appreciate the fact that as graduates of CSY we have ongoing support and training available to us.” – Harriet