So, you’re Ready to start your Yoga Teacher Training Journey?
Here’s everything you need to know about the Yomala Vinyasa and Yoga Therapeutics 200hr Training alongside some of our most frequently asked questions.
First, Entry Requirements
Our foundation training is exactly that; a foundation. We start at the start to build a solid base for your teaching journey. With that in mind, we feel the only person qualified to judge if you feel ready or not is you.
All we ask is that you arrive eager to learn and ready for the commitment.
The course is delivered as 9 weekends spread over the calendar year (see upcoming dates HERE) with two pieces of coursework to complete, alongside reading and reviewing tasks following each weekend.
We structured the course with the understanding that right now you are probably already a full time worker/parent/something else, and have ensured the course requirements can be met around those commitments. We estimate you would spend around 2 hours per week to complete the necessary work.
What happens if I miss a weekend?
If a weekend is missed, it may be possible to ‘catch up’ the content within the current training, or alternatively you can join the weekend in a subsequent training. This may incur additional costs.
When can I start teaching?
Yoga is first and foremost a practice, and so we encourage our trainees to begin gathering real world experience of teaching from as soon as possible with friends and family. We work closely with Bordengate Insurers, who provide an exceptional insurance plan which will cover our students to begin teaching as trainees from the third weekend of the training (end of CM1).
The course is structured in 3 Core Modules, and supplemented by a choice of complementary modules that are taken online. In order to graduate from the Yomala training attendees must have completed the 3 core modules, 1 complementary module, both pieces of coursework and pass a final written assessment.
CM1. THE ANATOMY OF ASANA
We delineate the layers of physiology that overlie and underpin successful practice from a truly holistic perspective.
Our unique model blends a deep understanding of fascial meridians and sling systems with both a classical and orthopaedic model of alignment, and a nervous system centric model of understanding alignment as a psycho-somatic and variable experience.
We consider how specific conditions and life events such as hypermobility, pregnancy, or common injuries and challenges to health can be accommodated within our signature therapeutic and accessible style of vinyasa.
Upon completion of this module you will have a clear understanding of;
how the physical body works,
how to structure and modify sequences,
practice a series of somatic meditations.
CM2. LAYERS OF THE SUBTLE BODY
We explore the layers of the subtle energy body, including Prana and its myriad forms, Nadi, Chakra, Granthi and the 5 (+1) layers of the tantric body, through theory, asana and the meditative practices of Yoga Nidra, and 'Feeding Demons'.
We consider in depth what it is to be 'unified', and we look at the interaction between our practice and our endocrine system, in particular adrenaline, and modern models of a healthy and integrated body/mind. Polyvagal theory and the physical trappings of emotional issues.
Upon completion of this module you will,
understand traditional Yogic models of the body and the subtle energy body,
understand the effects of stress and other states on the body,
be able to integrate knowledge of the chakra system, emotional states and qualities into your teaching,
understand a series of state changing and explorative meditations.
CM3. THE ART OF TEACHING
We consider sequencing, adjusting , grounding, protection, practice ethics and creating sacred space in light of the content covered prior.
We explore in greater detail the 8 limbed path of Classical Yoga, alongside later models of furthering practice with teaching from Tantric and Hatha traditions.
We conclude with a focus on 'self-care' practices, and a clear route for maintaining your personal practice and integrity as you move into teaching.
Upon completion of this module you will,
be a grounded, well rounded and confident teacher,
have a clear set of goals to move forwards with.
The total cost of the course is £1800.
A non-refundable deposit of £300 is required to secure your place, with the balance due either as a single payment of £1500 prior to the course commencing, or as 3 instalments of £500 due at the commencement of the 3 core modules.
YogaTherapies is happy to consider alternative payment schedules, although this may incur additional charges depending on the method of payment (please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to discuss this option).
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