The Teacher who is a Student – 200-hour Power Vinyasa Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher Training Program
A teacher is someone who can instruct. A good teacher is someone who is truly present to his students. A great teacher is someone who lives his yoga, recognizes his unique qualities and yet is humble enough to open himself to the unknown.
This 200-hour teacher training is a one-of-a-kind program for those who do not just want to teach, but those who want to walk their spiritual path, be able to have a transformation within themselves, both in and out, so that they can share the transformative experience with others. Using the essence of Mindfulness teachings, woven into the yogic teachings and our everyday life. This is a training where we learn to be a humble and receptive student of our own, so that we can share authentically as a teacher.
This training will give you a set of foundational tools that prepares you to stand in front of your students and lead power vinyasa classes. It can also serve as a course for students who want to deepen their understanding of the yogic knowledge. The two modules have been broken down in order to suit your work schedule, so you can continue to pursue your passion and yet have an minimal effect on your daily routine.
* The term he or his, in the text below refers to both genders (him/her or he/she).
Module 1 The Hardware – The Technical Stuff
April 28 – May 18, 2014
We focus more on the hardware of a teacher: sequencing, adjustments, teaching techniques, and anatomy. You learn about different bone structures and how that affects the approach of the asana practice. You learn, how to effectively read bodies in order to find the right adjustments for different students, the effect and reasons for different kinds of sequencing, the energetic effects of different asana groups and various kinds of adjustments (hands-on, verbal, energy etc). And finally, the asana techniques that make you a well-rounded and versatile teacher.
Full day session: Monday April 28, Tuesday April 29, Wednesday April 30, Thursday May 1, Friday May 2, Saturday May 3, Saturday May 10, Sunday May 11, Friday May 16, Saturday May17
Morning practice 7am-9am: Tuesday May 6, Wednesday May 7, Thursday May 8, Friday May 9, Tuesday May 13, Wednesday May 14, Thursday May 15
Module 2 The Software – Healing our Hearts
July 6 – 26, 2014
Techniques themselves do not make a teacher a good teacher. Those teachers who touch our heart deeply are those who have internalised their yoga practice. In this module, we focus on the Yoga Philosophies, Mindfulness practices, applying the yogic philosophies into our daily lives and in our Meditation practices. This is a journey for you to have a deep understanding of yourself. In order to heal others, we first need to heal ourselves, only then will we have the power to share our teachings authentically.
Full day session: Sunday July 6, Monday July 7, Saturday July 12, Saturday July 19, Sunday July 20, Saturday July 26
Morning practice 7am-9am: Tuesday July 8, Wednesday July 9, Thursday July 10, Friday July 11, Tuesday July 15, Wednesday July 16, Thursday July 17, Friday July 18, Tuesday July 22, Wednesday July 23, Thursday July 24, Friday July 25