200hr Teacher Training
Laxmi Yoga 200-Hour Teacher Training: Course Outline
Recognised qualification: 200-hour Yoga Alliance UK certificate (RYT-200). This enables you to teach internationally. This course is also registered with The Independent Yoga Network (IYN)
Our next course starts in February 2015, and consists of five weekend modules in London and one week long module in Spain.
What You’ll Learn:
What are our Core Subject Areas?
Our courses adhere to the strict standards and guidelines set by Yoga Alliance UK. We include a practical and theory based approach throughout the course and encourage questions and discussions throughout our time together.
- Yoga Asana
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Subtle Anatomy
- Yoga Philosophy
- Teaching Methods and ethics
- The Business of Yoga
- Home study and self-practice.
Styles of Yoga Asana
There are many styles of yoga asana practice and there are many benefits to all of them. On this course we will study primarily Vinyasa Yoga and more gentle Hatha Yoga. We will also study the various pranayama techniques within these practices. Other styles we include are:
- Vinyasa Flow Yoga
- Gentle Hatha Yoga
- Restorative Yoga
- Back Care Yoga
- Pre and Post-natal yoga.
Anatomy and Physiology
We believe that to become an effective yoga teacher you need have a working knowledge of anatomy and physiology, and we therefore spend three days of the course solely on this subject. Our approach to this is rooted in Sports Science and Exercise Physiology so as well as covering the basics such as the skeletal system, endocrine system, the organs of the body and the skeletal muscular system, we also study what happens to the body during the practice of yoga asana and pranayama. We also look at healthy range of movement of the joints and why different asana are required for different postural types. We also discuss progressive overload and how to write a six week progressive yoga asana sequence.
- The muscular system
- The endocrine and nervous system
- Anatomical movement of the skeleton and its many joints.
- Range of Movement and how to use yoga asana to encourage a healthy level of mobility
- What happens to the body and nervous system during a physical yoga practice.
- How to write a progressive yoga asana sequence.
Yoga is much more that a range of yoga postures and there should be many layers to ones yoga practice. Subtle anatomy describes what happened to the body on a subtle energetic level when we practice asana, pranayama, bandhas, mudra and chanting. Through our training you will learn a broad range of techniques and how to integrate these into your daily practice and into your teaching.
- Energetics – Prana, the Chakras and Koshas
- Bandhas – Body locks that create an energy seal.
- Kriyas – Yogic cleansing practices
- Mantras, Mudras & Chanting
- Meditation & Yoga Nidra
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who is the course certified by?
This is certified by the Yoga Alliance UK and the Independent Yoga Network (IYN). The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) now recognises all 200 hour yoga courses certified by The IYN and so by registering with the IYN you will also be able to register with REPS. This will enable you to work in many different venues including health clubs and will allow you to teach internationally. Please note that there are separate joining fees for all three organisations.
Q: What styles of yoga will I be able to teach following this yoga teacher training course?
This course certifies you to teach Vinyasa Flow Yoga and more gentle Hatha Yoga. Graduates will also be able to teach Restorative Yoga, Back Care Yoga and be able to integrate pregnant students into a general yoga class.
Q: What do I need to do to pass the course?
- Complete all written coursework
- Pass 1 x anatomy and physiology exam
- Pass 1 x yoga theory exam
- Pass 1 x practical teaching assessment
- You must attend 100% of the course
Q: Do you offer work placements after the course?
Yes. If you show promise of becoming an excellent teacher we may invite you to assist on retreats and/or take on classes.
Q: How are the hours divided up in this course?
As this course is certified by The Yoga Alliance UK we follow their guidelines on how to divide up the 200 hours with the emphasis on teaching practice. This course is approximately 220 hours inclusive of your reading time.
Q: What is the schedule whilst on the course?
The schedule differs between our London weekend modules and the days on our 1 week intensive in Spain.
A typical day in London consists of:
- 10-11.15am Yoga asana and pranayama practice.
- 11.15am Break
- 11.15-13.30pm Theory class in Anatomy and Physiology
- 13.00-13.45pm Lunch break
- 13.45 -16.00pm Theory and practical class in Anatomy and Physiology
- 16.15-17.30pm Yoga asana practice with the teaching of anatomy and physiology intertwined into the teachers instruction.
- 17.30-18.00pm Yoga Nidra/Relaxation
A typical day in Spain consists of:
A typical day on our teacher training at The Hacienda……
- 7.30 - 9am Vinyasa yoga practice.
- 9.30 – 11am Posture clinic: learning technical points of each asana and how to adapt for different clients’ needs.
- 11am – Brunch.
- 12 – 1.30pm Daily lesson in either meditation, pranayama or yoga philosophy.
- 1.30 – 1.45pm Break.
- 1.45 – 3.30pm learning to sequence asana / teaching practice.
- 3.30 – 4.30am – Break.
- 4.30 – 5.30 Reading/study time.
- 5.30 – 7pm Hatha yoga practice.
- 7.15 – 8pm Dinner.
- 8pm – Reading/study time.
Q: What is the course fee?
£2470. We are happy to organise a personal payment plan for you. Please email Sally on email@example.com to discuss.
Q: What does my course fee NOT include?
Travels costs to and from London, your food and accommodation whilst in London and your flights to Spain need to be paid by yourself. You will also need to buy all the books from our essential reading list.
Q: What is the Payment Plan?
We understand that different people have different financial situations. We can therefore offer a payment plan to suit your needs and are happy to discuss this over the phone. Payment is not required until you are accepted onto the course and your place is secured by paying a non-refundable deposit. . The balance can then be paid in instalments and is due by the time we begin the course. This is normally paid via bank transfer.
Q: What is your cancellation policy?
Deposits are non-refundable and it is not possible to have your place refunded or transfer to a course at a later date once you have already paid and started your training with us. We STRONGLY recommend that you take out insurance to cover your costs in the event that you have to cancel or curtail your training and are not due a refund in terms of this cancellation policy. It is possible to transfer your place on the course to a later date if you have not already started the course with us and there are six weeks to go until our first training day of the course. You must notify us via email on firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to transfer and are within these guidelines. Please note you cannot transfer more than once.
Q: Can I speak to or meet with any of the course tutors before I commit to the course?
We understand that yoga teacher training is a big commitment and are therefore willing to phone you at a convenient time or arrange a meeting with one of our course tutors (London and Brighton area only) to discuss the course.
If you have further questions feel free to call course leader Sally Parkes on 07949 603372 or register your interest by emailing Sally on email@example.com
We are happy to set up a personal payment plan for you!
*Based on two sharing a twin room. Varied payment plans available.
London, United Kingdom
and The Hacienda, Spain
London dates: 28th February – 1st March, 28th – 29th March, 18th – 19th April, 9th – 10th May, 6th – 7th June
Spain dates: 20th – 26th June
London dates: 26th – 27th September, 10th – 11th October,7th – 8th November,28th – 29th November,12th – 13th December
Spain dates: 29th August – 4th September
Book Me In!
Light Yoga Space, 100 De Beauvoir Road, London, N1 4EN
The Hacienda, Granada, Spain
And all this too!
There is a philosophy within the yoga system that underpins the physical practice of yoga.
- The Yamas and Niyamas including the Eight Limbs
- Ethics of yoga teaching and how this relates back to the Eight Limbs
- Study the main yoga texts including The Bagavad Gita, Hatha Yoga Pradapika and The Yoga Sutras
- The History of Yoga
How to teach Yoga
Effective communication is essential in becoming a great yoga teacher. Knowing how to teach different kinds of learners (auditory, visual, kinesthetic) is a skill that takes time and practice to learn. There will be many opportunities during the course to practice your teaching so you become adept in physical demonstration, observation, verbal cueing, adjusting, correcting and giving positive feedback. We will cover:
- Teaching and learning techniques – auditory, visual, kinesthetic
- How to give appropriate hands-on adjustments
- How to use positive reinforcement and alter tone of voice accordingly
- How to teach one to one sessions.
- How to sequence and teach a 60-75minute Vinyasa Flow yoga class
- How to sequence and teach a 60-75minute Hatha yoga class
- How to sequence and teach a Back Care class.
- How to sequence and teach a Restorative class
- How to integrate a pregnant student into a regular yoga class (including Vinyasa Flow).
- The Ethics of Teaching – including understanding the teacher-student relationship
The Business of Yoga
In the Western hemisphere the yoga industry is a competitive one and it can often be challenging to find balance between your own practice and earning a living whilst staying true to the yoga tradition. We discuss this work/life balance and talk about how to effectively market yourself as a yoga teacher. This module includes:
- What to include on your website depending on what you want to achieve
- How to write a CV.
- How to write a waiver and health questionnaire
- A list of websites where you can advertise your yoga services for free
- Setting up your own classes versus flat rate pay classes
- What to look for when hiring a space for classes and one to ones
- Applying for work to yoga studios and gyms
- Working out your demographics and possible teaching niches within that.
- How to get teaching insurance
Home study and self-practice.
Your success on this course will largely depend on your study and self-practice outside of the class room. During the contact hours of the course we will practice yoga together but outside of these hours you will be expected to cultivate your own practice. In addition to this you will have several assignments and assessments. These include:
- A practical assessment in which you teach a forty five minute Hatha or Vinyasa Flow class.
- A written Anatomy and Physiology exam
- A written theory yoga exam covering all aspects of the course.
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