200 hour Course Structure

How are the hours covered?

Our 200-hour yoga teacher training course adheres to the Yoga Alliance guidelines and covers the essential educational categories to equip you to teach Yoga.  These key skills will help you to develop your journey from practitioner to Yoga teacher. Register your interest here, and find out the latest dates for our courses.

Techniques, Training and Practice

This section covers analytical training, how to teach and practice teaching, and includes guided self-practice on the techniques themselves.

— Surya Namaskar
— Asanas (both classical and contemporary poses)
— Bandhas and Mudras – Energy locks 
— Pranayama – Breath extension techniques
— Meditation – Vipassana and Mindfulness  practices
— Kriyas – Yogic Cleansing Techniques
— Mantras and Chanting
— Savasana
— Accessible / Adaptive Yoga


Training Methodology

— Principles of Adjustments and Demonstration
— Creating a four-week course plan for beginners
— How to teach a beginners class
— Adaptations and modifications for different populations
— Qualities of a dedicated Yoga teacher
— Principles of Vinyasa Krama
— Sequencing and Alignment

Anatomy and Physiology

— Anatomy and Physiology 
— Healthy Movement and Kinesiology
— Diet and Lifestyle
— Energetic body – Chakras and Pranayama
— Pancha Kosha The Five Sheaths 

Yoga Philosophy

In this course, we’ll be exploring the history and philosophy of Yoga.

The history of Yoga is key to understanding how it has developed into the practices we see today. It offers a practical insight into the development and broader context of South Asian Yoga practices. And its transition from the East to the West. And an inquiry into how certain practices have become diluted. Remaining respectful to both traditional and modern-day Yoga styles, expect friendly dialogues on the precept of non-violence (ahimsa), and the concepts of dharma (duty) and karma (action). As well as practical discussions on ensuring Yoga is accessible for all members of the community and remains respectful of its history.

We’ll also explore some key concepts that are integral to modern-day Yoga: 

— The History of Yoga
— The development of Modern Day Yoga 
— Modern Yoga and Yoga Styles
— Yoga Philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita
— Yoga Sutras
— Paths of Yoga
— Simple Sanskrit pronunciation and meaning
— Cultural Appropriation and Cultural Appreciation

Teaching Practice

From the onset you will have continuous teaching practice sessions, working in pairs and small groups, which eventually lead to teaching a full group of students. You will have ample opportunity to perfect the art of teaching, with clear guidance, support and encouragement throughout. We are a great believer in teaching what you practice, and the course provides a good balance for deepening your own practice which in turn helps you to become a great Yoga teacher.

— Regular teaching
— Pair work and group work
— Teaching a live practicum
— Receiving and giving feedback
— Learning through observation
— Assisting in two classes

The Business and ethics for Yoga Teachers

An essential reality for Yoga teachers in the modern-day world is the business side of Yoga. From lesson planning, and legal waivers, to setting up classes and finances. You will receive guidelines and support on how to set yourself up, and how to get out there in the big wide Yoga world.

— Yoga as a business and practice
— Classroom protocols and responsibilities
— Marketing for yoga teachers
— Delivering sessions to health clubs, groups, and individuals
— Essential business skills
— Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion and making Yoga Accessible

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