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Course taught by Brian Cooper and Nichi Green. Click here for teacher bios
This comprehensive teacher training uses the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga as the basic structure in learning to teach. However, the training is not limited to the Primary series and a wide range of important yoga topics are incorporated throughout the course. We are pleased that Nichi will be bringing her wealth of experience to teaching a module for Kids Yoga, and also expanding the Vinyasa part of the course with great Flow sequences. The aim of this course is to provide you with both a sound knowledge and a sound practice of Yoga and to give you the tools to teach with confidence and intuition. Scroll down for an outline of the topics covered in this course.
6-Day Induction Intensive:
Saturday 7th September-Friday 13th September
One: November 9/10 2013
Two: January 18/19 2014
Three: March 15/16
Four: May 17/18
Five: June 14/15
Six: July 12/13
Secure your place with a deposit of £500, the balance of £1790 to be paid by 6th August 2013.
Alternatively you can pay by installments which will incur an administrative charge of £40.
If paying by installments total cost of the course is £2330. Payments to be made as follows
First installment of £610 to be paid by 6th August 2013
Second installment of £610 to be paid by 10th January 2014
Third installment of £610 to be paid by 9th May 2014
If paying by cheque:
Please make cheques payable to:
Union Yoga Teacher Training, 25 Rodney Street, Edinburgh EH7 4EL
If paying by BACS:
Name: Union Yoga Teacher Training
Bank: HSBC, 76 Hanover Street, Edinburgh EH7 4EL
Sort Code: 40 20 44
Account Number: 81813145
This course takes place over approximately one year and starts with a 6 day intensive which will introduce you to some of the key concepts of a successful personal practice and how to transmit this to your students. Empowering your students is the single most important aspect of teaching. Developing a strong and vibrant personal practice is the first step in achieving this.The intensive is followed by 6 weekends which will work progressively through most of the primary series, and explore the topics outlined below:
Yoga Philosophy and History, and its influence on current day yoga: This will provide you with an understanding of the roots of what you will be teaching, and the philosophical traditions which have shaped modern yoga.
Anatomy and Physiology of Hatha Yoga: This gives you a fundamental understanding of what correct alignment actually means, and how to teach it and to analyze a student’s posture. Physiology covers the effects of yoga practices, their benefits and their contraindications. All anatomy and physiology is taught with direct relevance to Hatha Yoga and is not merely textbook learning.
Teaching Pranayama to beginners and developing a personal pranayama practice based on sound physiological knowledge
Introducing the Shat Kriyas and how to teach them effectively.
Techniques in Ashtanga Vinyasa: The use of body mechanics combined with the correct use of energetic locks reveals the tremendous potential of this style of yoga
Learning to adjust with awareness and sensitivity: Combining the latest flexibility research with adjusting is a powerful tool for increasing both flexibility and strength.
Developing Verbal and Communication Skills
Yoga for Kids
Covering how to teach,what to teach, lesson plans and techniques that work well with children aged 6 to 11 years. A fully comprehensive module that will give you the confidence and inspiration to work with this age group.
This module will cover different flow styles from gentle through to dynamic and enable the student to devise and deliver their own sequences using their creativity and intuition. Looking at the origins of flow and tasters from popular teachers today. What makes a good flow sequence and use of music will also be covered.
Vinyasa Krama: Intelligent sequencing is the key to a well-balanced successful yoga session, and gives you the confidence to be original and interesting in your yoga teaching
Modifications and Variations to suit individual needs: How to tailor a yoga class.
Esoteric teachings of Hatha and Tantra: A practical introduction to energetic concepts used in advanced practices
Sanskrit pronunciation: The correct pronunciation of Sanskrit words commonly used in class
Teaching in class: Starting in small groups, you will gain the confidence to teach in front of others Teaching as a Career: The business side of setting up classes in the public domain
To book this course go to the online application