Course Content

This teacher training course offers far more than the minimum requirements of many 200 hour teacher training courses. This is not for anyone wanting an easy ride to gain a certificate! It is for students who want to learn as much as possible for their own practice and if they choose to, how to share that knowledge with others. Aspects of yoga we will be covering are:

  • Āsana – both in terms of building up your own practice, understanding each asana and exercise, modifications for those less or more able, verbally adjusting a student and gaining the skills to teach. We will study around 55 asanas in-depth
  • Prāṇāyāma – looking at various different Prāṇāyāmas, their benefits and how to teach these
  • Meditation – you will learn simple meditation techniques to deepen your own practice and to utilise this in teaching
  • Basic Sanskrit – learning the sanskrit words for each posture we practice and are likely to teach, looking at correct pronunciation
  • Patañjali’s Yoga Sutras – you will study the first pada (chapter)
  • The 8 limbs of yoga – we will look at each of the 8 limbs of yoga
  • Bandhas – mula bandha and uddiyana bandha
  • Kriyas – jalaneti and kapalabhati
  • Anatomy – details here
  • Establishing/maintaining a self practice
  • Teaching techniques
  • How to teach effectively and safely
  • How to start teaching/setting up a class
  • Lesson planning – how to structure a class
  • Setting up your own business
  • Teaching – both within the trainee teachers group and to others

Please note – this course is for all levels, not just those with an adept practice. If you have a genuine interest in becoming the best practitioner/teacher you can be, this course is for you. A desire to learn and share yoga with those around you is more important than which postures you can do.