300 Hour Online Training starts 29th January 2022
Enrollment is now open for our January 2022 intakes. (Training will be held every second weekend for 12 weekends plus 5 days in The Algarve, Portugal, optional).
Thank you for choosing us to deepen your practice and begin your journey to advancing your skills as a yoga teacher. This training is a comprehensive guide to teaching integrative yoga. Integrative yoga is a term we use to define teaching yoga in the following four energetic bodies: physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual (PIES). When we teach yoga, we move energy through the nadi systems (energetic pathways) of the body.
This curriculum uses methodology present in academia to support learners throughout differentiated activities that are intended to help foster an experiential-learning environment both in a studio setting and for personal self-study.
When it comes to teaching yoga, the reality is that you don’t need to be certified to teach. Confidence, self-study, awareness of body movement, timing, and sequencing are enough to get you hired at a yoga studio.
Becoming a yoga teacher and teaching yoga is more about finding a connection to your understanding of spirit, confidence, and vitality. Trainings and books will only serve to expose you to the material. To truly learn how to master your craft, you have to get actual experience as a teacher.
Our hope is that this training will inspire you while evoking a deeper sense of self-study. The principles, philosophies, concepts, and poses of yoga training are the same throughout the world. The key to finding yourself in your practice is to find yourself at home, where you are right now. Let the light, love, and compassion that embodies you shine in everything you do.
Training Modules and Dates:
The RYT-300 Teacher Training consists of 12 modules, offered every 2nd weekend (Saturdays and Sundays) from January to June 2022.
Interested in a specific module? We also offer a Modular Programme (1 weekend Module: Opt for the online module /€99.00 )
Section 1 – Yin Yoga & The Subtle Body – 29th & 30th January
Section Two: The Yoga Sutras – 12th February
Section Three: Yoga Nidra/Self Healing – 26th & 27th February
Section Four: Advanced Anatomy and Physiology – 12th March
Section Five: Advanced Sequencing – 26th & 27th March
Section Six: Prenatal Yoga – 9th & 10th April
Section Seven: Restorative Yoga – 30th April & 1st May
Section Eight: Ayurveda – 14th & 15th May
Section Nine: Trauma-Informed Yoga – 28th & 29th May
Section Ten: Adaptive Yoga – 11th & 12th June
Section Eleven: Business of Yoga – 25th & 26th June
Section Twelve: Practical Assessments & Closing Ceremony – 2nd & 3rd July
Modular Programme – Students can participate in individual modules (1 weekend only). Please email email@example.com to register.
In the Yin Yoga & The Subtle Body Module we will cover the Energy Body, the Physical Body and the Mind Body. We will practice 6 main Yin Yoga Flows for the spine, hips and legs and many places in between. You will become familair with the many physical, mental and emotional benefits of the practice and also the Yin posture names.
The Yoga Sutras of Patañjali is a collection of Sanskrit sutras (aphorisms or threads) on the theory and practice of yoga – 195 sutras.
The Yoga Sutras are best known for its reference to ashtanga, eight elements of practice culminating in samadhi, concentration of the mind on an object of meditation, namely yama (abstinences), niyama (observances), asana (yoga postures), pranayama (breath control), pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses), dharana (concentration of the mind), dhyana (meditation) and samadhi (absorption). However, its main aim is kaivalya, discernment of purusha, the witness-conscious, as separate from prakriti, the cognitive apparatus, and disentanglement of purusha from prakriti’s muddled defilements.
Yoga Nidra works on the central nervous system (CNS) and helps to relax the body from the inside out. The CNS is the main hub for both subconscious and conscious behavior, including involuntary and voluntary action. In Tantra yoga, the panchamaya kosha system is used to access the five energetic sheaths discussed in section one:
- Annamaya kosha (physical body)
- Pranamaya kosha (energetic/breath body)
- Manomaya kosha (emotional body)
- Vijnanamaya kosha (intellectual/psychic body)
- Anandamaya kosha (spiritual/bliss body)
Once you’ve prepared students for the practice, you’ll read from a script. The type of script you use will depend on the style of Yoga Nidra you’re teaching. There are three styles of Yoga Nidra:
- Tantric Yoga Nidra
- Deep Relaxation by Nischala Joy Devi
The human body is a miraculous machine designed to move us through our daily lives. In this section, we’ll review human anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology to get a better understanding of how our bodies are designed to move. We’ll also look at how the body moves around three planes — the coronal plane, the transverse plane, and the sagittal plane. This will help us to identify the muscle groups responsible for specific movements. We’ll also look at common injuries typically seen in athletics and yoga to evaluate how we can help guide our students back to health via adjustments and modifications.
Blocks: Intelligent Anatomical Sequencing
When creating a yoga class, we use blocks to build the sequence. Blocks are groups of postures within a sequence that can be categorized. I begin creating a sequence by grouping postures into three or four blocks. I’ve found that by using your knowledge of flexion, extension, and rotation, you can create informed and intelligent blocks. The more comfortable you are with these three types of movement, the more intricate your sequences will become.
In addition to understanding basic human anatomy, prenatal yoga teachers need a strong grasp
on the process of reproduction. There are several cycles that must be explored and taken into consideration. We have found that developing a working relationship with this information also leads to a life-affirming perspective on the human experience.
We will also cover sequences that are suitable to teach for the 1st, 2nd & 3rd trimesters of pregnancy. Theming classes around the principles of yamas and niyamas can inform the journey of pregnancy. When we apply yama and niyama, translated as abstinence and observance, to our lives, we become more mindful and compassionate beings, and this can lead to a richer, more connected human experience.
Restorative yoga is another application of yoga asana meant to help the body heal and restore itself. Unlike yang practices of Ashtanga, Vinyasa, and Hatha yoga, Restorative yoga is designed to gradually open the body while prompting the PNS to come online and initiate a healing response.
Restorative yoga is a slow and grounding practice. In a typical Restorative yoga class, you might transition in and out of three to five poses total. Poses in Restorative yoga provide students with extra support via bolsters, blankets, blocks, and sandbags. Restorative yoga classes don’t typically include standing postures.
Restorative yoga is a quiet practice with plenty of space for silence and meditation. Silence helps students to drop into the practice without distraction. This also facilitates healing, because the brain isn’t tasked with processing excess information.
There are three main components of a Restorative yoga class:
- Five or fewer poses
When sequencing for Restorative yoga classes, be sure to consider all three of these components.
Ayurveda is the Science of Healing & will enhance your ability to observe and assist students and/or clients physically, mentally and emotionally. The information in this module will support you in your own life by deepening your understanding of specific dietary and lifestyle needs. Studying Ayurveda will help you to help others or yourself to achieve a state of mental, emotional and physical balance.
This section looks at the approaches of teachers on how to teach their classes ethically to those who have had trauma related experiences.
There are many theories about trauma and how it’s stored in the body. Two psychotherapists, Dr. Peter Levine and Dr. Richard Miller (creator of iRest Yoga Nidra), are pioneers in the fields of trauma and PTSD. Levine and Miller have done extensive research to find effective tools for helping clients heal from traumatic events. Levine is renowned for his work in somatic therapy, and Miller has documented success working with the military to treat post-war veterans with PTSD.
Levine created a technique called Somatic Experiencing® that leverages awareness of tics and tremors to release trauma that’s trapped in somatic tissue. Miller, as we discussed in section three, recognized the ability of Yoga Nidra to remap and reprogram the brain, which led to his creation of iRest.
We will explore techniques like Titration that psychotherapists and counselors use & Yoga Nidra to help clients overcome trauma. Titration involves slowing down in response to a traumatic event.
Mindful listening is the biggest gift we can give to our students. The student is acknowledged & heard. As a teacher, you’re responsible for creating an inviting, loving, and safe space for all students.
The phrase “adaptive yoga” is widely used to refer to a number of modified yoga practices. From a yoga therapy perspective, all yoga is adaptive. For the purpose of this course, adaptive yoga is yoga that’s therapeutic in nature and modified to meet students’ needs. We can also say that all yoga is therapeutic. However, this course focuses more on the intention of adaptive yoga, which is to practice yoga as a form of healing.
Any time we modify a pose, practice, the breath, or cues to meet students’ needs with the intention
of therapeutic healing, we facilitate adaptive yoga. From an Ayurvedic perspective, healing is a rebalancing of the wholeness that’s present within. When we work with students in adaptive yoga, the goal is to help them find balance so they can heal. Chair Yoga is one example of adaptive yoga.
Creating and planning a business is not as difficult as you might think. The first step is to identify the product, service, or offering you intend to sell. Business models you might consider as a yoga teacher include:
- The influencer business model
- The brick-and-mortar business model
- The online subscription business model
Once you’ve decided which business model meets your needs, it’s time to start drafting a business plan.
Branding and Positioning
One of the first things you need to do is develop a brand that will be easily recognizable in the market you choose to target. A big part of branding is the look and feel of your company. This includes the fonts, colors, and designs that you’ve chosen to represent your brand. You’ll want to make sure
that the style you choose is repeated in the same way on everything from digital to printed material. Before choosing fonts and colors, be sure that you’re happy with how they look on both digital and printed media.
Your brand also includes messaging and positioning, and these elements of your brand should always be consistent across all fronts. Messaging and positioning communicate what your company is all about to potential clients. This includes the company vision, as well as the value that customers receive when purchasing or interacting with your business. All messaging should revolve around your company’s mission statement and core values.
Students will choose one of the modules to focus on to write an essay and teach a themed class to the group for example :
Preferred Module for Essay & Assessment: Prenatal Yoga
Preferred Themed Class: Prenatal Yoga for First Trimester
Preferred Module for Essay & Assessment: Yin Yoga & the Energy Body
Preferred Themed Class: Yin Yoga Flow for the Spine – to remove blockages & stagnation along the meridian lines
Refund Policy: The deposit is non-refundable unless the course is canceled. If a student decides not to complete the course, the instalment payments for any unattended weekends, made up until that date, are non-refundable. You may use this as credit towards a future course.
Flexible payment available
Ready to sign up? We look forward to sharing our experience with you on your journey to expanding your knowledge in this comprehensive RYT-300 Certified Advanced Yoga Training.
We have made payment easy and flexible by offering instalment plans for payment online.
- Full Online course fee: €2,200
- Full Online course fee instalment plan: 4 payments of €550 over 4 months.
Instalment plan available. Deposit required to book your place (non-refundable).
Includes all 12 modules, Comprehensive Yoga Manual, RYT-300 Yoga Teacher Training Certification. Ongoing guidance & support.
Questions? Get in touch!
We hope you decide to take this uplifting and enjoyable yoga journey with us. There will be an opportunity to cover classes at our studio once you have successfully completed the course.
For more information on the teacher training please email us – firstname.lastname@example.org or call 085 7387421