yoga fundamentals teacher training
200 hours (Yoga Alliance accredited)
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As the first module of the training, we begin with the notion of building our practice and understanding from the ground up. This thread is woven through the entire module: finding your foundation for teaching.
This module sets the foundation for the training with introductory Mindfulness background and practices. We also launch the Asana Labs where yoga poses are presented, explained and explored in fine detail. Building the foundation is also a feature of the Experiential Anatomy sessions which cover basic principles of anatomy and movement, the feet and ankles, plus the knees and legs. This module will also include an introduction to the 8 Limbs of Yoga, a bird’s-eye view of the history of yoga, and an introduction to the study of yoga philosophy.
Finally, we also include the opportunity to do group practices for beginning to develop confident and competent communication as a teacher.
In this second module the training, the focus is on establishing a familiarity with our centre, our inner balance.
Mindfulness practices continue to form a basis of our work, laying the groundwork for the development of awareness. The Asana Labs will continue with learning about the detail of the poses and experiencing them firsthand. With Experiential Anatomy, we will explore the pelvis, the vertebral column, and the shoulders. This module advances us along the path of the Art of Teaching by focusing on skills such as learning to observe alignment, and how to sequence a class.
As ever, we will balance theoretical learning with experiential learning through movement, individual study and group work. We will provide individual feedback through group teaching exercises to develop teaching skills.
The aim of this module is to begin the exploration of the subtle, in addition to our focus on the physical. Along with our continued mindfulness practices, we will include introductory practices of pranayama. Our progression from the gross to the subtle will include an introduction to the energetic anatomy of the nadis (subtle nerve channels) and the vayus (subtle ‘winds’). We will also be covering the foundational study of Ayurveda.
The Asana Labs will continue with learning about the detail of the poses and experiencing them firsthand. In Experiential Anatomy, we will explore the anatomy of breathing and the autonomic nervous system (in particular the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system).
This module advances us along the path of the Art of Teaching by focusing on skills such as balancing observation and communication, all while guiding the practice and holding space for a group.
The transition from being an ‘instructor’ of yoga to being a ‘teacher’ is one that requires a great deal of practice and skill, as one learns how to see the people on the mat and offer information to deepen their experience. This is supported with a focus on one’s own practice and sadhana.
This final module includes additional focus on the subtle, with an introduction to the chakra system as well as the use of mudra.
The emphasis of the module will be on applying all of the ‘art of teaching’ skills to evaluated teaching practicums, the ethics of being a yoga teacher, aspects of the business of yoga as well as the new skills of teaching in an online context. Trainees will be submitting videoed teaching segments for feedback, as well as in-person group teaching with one-to-one feedback sessions with the trainers.
The text, audio and video content in this interactive platform allows trainees to learn at their own pace and to have the flexibility to review and revisit material. Having time to learn the theory underpinning the areas of study, then to practice it at home, develops a foundation of understanding for what will then be covered in the in-person content. Access to the online learning platform is for a period of 12 months.
These in-person online sessions will include subject areas such as: Yoga Philosophy, Anatomy & Movement, and Living Your Yoga. Two in-person sessions on Zoom will take place prior to the dates for the in-studio sessions. The Zooms will be in various formats, including break-out rooms.
This final session is intentionally organised to follow up one week after the in-studio content, allowing time to integrate the content and complete homework. This session will include a group talk, break-out rooms and a group practice.
In two successive days (10 hours in total) we will meet as a group in the yoga studio.
Module 1: October 2021
Module 2: January 2022
Module 3: June 2022
Module 4: September 2022
Each 50hr module taken individually is €700. The cost for taking all 4 modules of the training is €2400. These prices includes all teaching costs and workbook manual.
Payment is made for each module separately (€700). For those intending to complete all 4 modules, the total cost is €2400, so the payment for the final module will reflect this (€300). Access to the online learning platform is granted once the full payment for that module is received.
After completing the online registration form, you will be asked to pay a non-refundable deposit of €100 to secure your spot.
A full refund will be issued if the school cancels the training at any time for any reason or changes the training or training dates as it was advertised.
A proportionate refund will be issued for any trainee cancellation before gaining access to the learning materials.
A proportionate refund will be issued if the trainee is asked to leave the teacher training by the school for reasons enumerated in the application process. A proportionate refund will be issued in the case of ‘Acts of God’, e.g. trainee fails to complete the course for medical reasons (in which case a medical certificate must be produced).
Founder/co-owner RLY Antwerp + Brussels
Practicing yoga since the late 1980’s andteaching since 2009 (E-RYT, YACEP). Certified in Kundalini Yoga + Meditation (KRI Level 1), Pregnancy Yoga (Gurmukh), Children’s Yoga (RCYP), Advanced Restorative (Judith Hanson Lasater), and Mindfulness Meditation (Oxford Mindfulness Centre). Kristen has studied with many prominent international teachers such as Timothy McCall, MD (Yoga as Medicine, Level 1), Sarah Powers (Yin Yoga, 50 hrs), Postnatal Yoga, Fertility Yoga (Birthlight), Active Birth (Active Birth Centre), Experiential Anatomy (Judith Hanson Lasater). Online study: Jason Crandell & Paul Roache, MD (Essential Yoga Anatomy), Jason Crandell (The Art of Teaching Beginners), Tias Little (The Anatomy of the Chakras). Kristen has been an assistant teacher to Judith Hanson Lasater since 2016.
Senior Radiant Light Yoga teacher
Practicing yoga since 1993 and teaching since 2006. Former professional dancer with a career spanning 15 years. Certified Vinyasa, Yin, Perinatal Yoga teacher. Trained in Experiential Anatomy and currently studying Yoga Therapy (IAYT 800 hours).
Studied with a diverse range of senior teachers including Donna Farhi (NZ), Lisa Petersen (IE), Joe Barnett (US), Kirsteen Ruffell (Birthlight, UK), Patrick Vermeulen and Gosta van Dam (NL). Online study with Judith Hanson Lasater.
Prajna Yoga affiliate teacher
Practicing since 1996 and teaching since 1999. Certified Vinyasa and Yin teacher. Wesley has been studying with Tias Little of Prajna Yoga, Santa Fe, New Mexico (USA) since 2007 (completed 400 hours of study with Tias and has assisted him on a few occasions in London and Berlin). She is further influenced by the guidance she has received from her meditation teacher Elesa Commerse (USA), Sanskrit teacher Nicholai Bachman (USA) and Yin teachers Simon Low (UK) and Paul Grilley (USA).
Founder/owner Royal Yoga Antwerp
Practicing yoga since 1997 and teaching since 2011. Certified Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative Yoga teacher and mantra singer. Additional studies include ayurveda, pranayama, meditation, massage, and foot reflexology. Trained by Deepak Chopra, Claire Diab and davidji (US), Patrick Vermeulen and Gosta van Dam (NL), Jo Phee (SG), Judith Hanson Lasater (US)