The teaching is spread over a year and takes place at the renowned Inhale Yoga Studio in the lovely village of Hale on the outskirts of Manchester. Initially, there will be a 7 day intensive. This is situated in a stunning lakeside setting. It has lovely accommodation, delicious, fresh seasonal home grown food and is fully inclusive in the cost of the training. For these 7 days you can be fully immersed in your practice, away from the distractions of daily life; a chance to 'live' yoga . We take care of everything so you can make the most of your time with us.
Every morning will start with contemplation, pranayama and daily asana; the objective being, to help you develop your own self practice.
Afternoons will be lectures and themed around living a Yogic lifestyle.
The Course includes:
Development of your own personalised self practice which includes pranayama and a contemplative practice , dynamic core asana (inspired by the well rounded ashtanga vinyasa sequence but modified to suit you) combined with how to silence the body with more restorative postures. This combined with the knowledge & principles of movement to facilitate joint opening and strength.
How to integrate the 8 steps or Angas of Patanjali Yoga to fully experience Yoga .
How to teach various dynamic core vinyasa class sequences that include the regular linear ashtanga sequence and how to break down sequences to the very basics appropriate for absolute beginners.
Restorative Asana practice and teaching – from both classical old style hatha yoga as well as modern restorative forms that include flowing yin styles.
How to open the breath and teach others to understand breath regulation and how simple techniques on regulating and training the breath can switch the activity of the nervous system and calm the mind.
Cleansing Kriyas – traditional Hatha yoga methods as a preparation for the subtler aspects of practice ( pranayama) but also to rejuvenate internal organs, open the body, and improve the breath.
You will be taught in detail Classical Pranayama practice –from teachers who have been taught directly from Yogic Master Sri OP Tiwari.
Meditation Practice and Techniques approaches from yogic and Buddhist traditions.
Yoga Philosophy and Psychology, fully detailed guidance on Patanjali's Yoga Sutra's and their relevance today and reference to other classic texts, the Gita, Hatha Yoga Pradipika.
Learning Anatomy and Physiology as it applies to each asana and movement patterns.
Introduction to the subtle anatomy and the subtle effects of Chanting and Mantra and simple ways to include in weekly classes.
Clear instruction on how to Teach the most basic of asana class to more advancing students.
What it takes to apply Yoga off the mat and teaching and living with integrity.
WHAT WE TEACH
Most yoga journeys begin with Asana, you will explore in detail, alignment, breath and development of inner focus. We will cover the traditional Hatha yoga postures and how they have progressed into vinyasa styles including the more linear approach of the Ashtanga Vinyasa sequence.
The course will cover
Standing and balancing postures
It will also address how breath can be synchronised with movement. You will learn how to create intelligent, anatomically informed sequences both dynamic (vinyasa) to more restorative styles, so you can teach variations appropriate for different levels and individuals. You will also learn how to assist and support students with hands on adjustments and verbal cues.
During training you will develop your own practice which will include daily contemplation pranayama, asana and the ability to self inquire.
Experiential learning is key. From doing the poses yourself and adjusting one another your learning will deepen as you discuss with your fellow trainee teachers. Added to this will be important anatomical and structural functioning of the body.
As your awareness and understanding of each posture deepens, so will your confidence to teach. Yoga asana, can be observed from its physical gross body in flexibility and strength, to the more subtle energetic body opening up the channels of awareness. The vinyasa system helps to shift the activity of the nervous system and build a better relationship to the breath and build strength in the pelvic floor/core.
Pranayama is the fourth limb of Patanjali’s eight-limb system (Ashtanga). Its importance is acknowledged in many classical texts, but rarely is it taught correctly. It is a subtle practice that has tremendous effects on the nervous system and the mind. This course is grounded in the classical teaching of Sri O.P. Tiwari (Kaivalyadhama, India), one of the few authorities on Pranayama.
You will learn how working with the breath is an important foundation of any practice. Pranayama can be a both a tool for health and also in mastering the mind. It is correct and effective breathing that aids yoga asana, reduces stress and much more. With step by step instruction you will develop a self practice and will therefore be encouraged to teach Pranayama from your own experience. You will learn the importance of preparatory exercises together with six of the classic techniques.
Upon completion, you will understand the nature of the
Inhale, Exhale, and Retention
Correct performance of each Pranayama
How to guide someone in basic breathing
Science of the breath and its affect on the nervous system.
A thorough explanation of Classical Yogic texts, their relevance today and how they help us to develop methods of self inquiry and awareness. Yoga is the integration of Self and relationships, all of which start with our own practice, living with an open heart and a clear mind. Thorough guidance into Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and the 8 Limbs and the Bhagavad Gita you will start to understand the message yoga has for the self and humanity as a whole. At times we will also refer to other philosophies, in particular the teachings of Buddha.
Guidance on learning and teaching styles to the Business aspect of teaching yoga, including how to use the tools of social media and the ethics of business v integrity.
Yoga is a process, a means of working on yourself, evolving yourself towards the complete integration of your personality.
The full schedule will be presented to you at the Meet and Greet on your first day of training , Each weekend will be the timings below.
Saturdays 10.30am - 4.30 pm
Sundays 8am - 4pm
The successful completion of 200hours you will be equipped to teach
The ability to teach a dynamic, vinyasa style asana class
The ability to teach a gentle, restorative style asana class
Basic understanding and direction to sequence your own classes
Your own personalised asana, pranayama and seated practice
A greater context for, and understanding of, Yoga in its entirety, beyond the physical approach to asana
The ability to self enquire, observe your own mind
Basic knowledge of Pregnancy and Yoga
The basics of Ayurveda.
Our approach to teaching is experiential so your learning and understanding will develop as your practice deepens. You will have a whole year to allow the knowledge and experience to be fully integrated and your confidence to build. You will learn the fundamentals of a balanced yoga practice , asana, pranayama, chanting and the science and philosophy behind why we do what we do.