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200 HOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING STARTING JANUARY 2021 - ACCREDITED BY YOGA ALLIANCE PROFESSIONALS

 

SHINING LOTUS YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

200 hour blended course: Jan - June 2021 taught online, July - Nov 2021 taught live in-person in Hertfordshire

Embarking on your yoga teacher training is an exciting time. At Shining Lotus Yoga we feel that it is so important to find the right training for you at the start of your teaching journey. Our teaching faculty brings together teachers who all have many years of both practice and teaching from a wide range of backgrounds and styles giving you the knowledge and confidence you need to find your own voice as a teacher. We also bring a wealth of experience beyond teaching into the business and practical side of teaching yoga with each of our trainers having successful yoga businesses in different ways showing what a diverse career this can be.

 

COURSE OVERVIEW

Shining Lotus 200 hour teacher training course provides a non-dogmatic, supportive, thorough and modern approach to yoga teacher training.

Our ethos is to provide a training that grows all the tools you need to be a knowledgeable, safe and inspiring yoga teacher. You will gain a good base of knowledge in anatomy and philosophy to underpin your teaching alongside in-depth and multilayered teaching skills. We strongly believe that yoga is for everyone and our course enables you to really understand how to teach yoga to the wide variety of students with different needs and levels of experience, so you can be confident in adapting your teaching to all.

As well as growing your knowledge and skills, yoga teacher training is a journey of personal growth and developing and refining your own yoga practice. And your will be part of an amazing supportive community with your fellow trainees and the course tutors.

In these times of current uncertainty we are offering a hybrid/blended training course. This gives you the benefit of starting the course online and in the comfort of your own home as we study some of the more theoretical aspects of the course over weekends and some Thursday evenings. From July - November we then switch to in-studio training in Hertfordshire to enable you to diver deep in the more practical elements of the training. By still having a large amount of in-person training you get to experience the nitty gritty of teaching in a room full of people that is difficult to replicate on line. We believe the the current climate this blended course gives you the best of both worlds and a really positive teacher training experience.

 

COURSE CONTENT

Course content is delivered in a variety of modalities including: online and in-person sessions, lecture and discussion, personal practice with feedback, teaching practice in partners, small group and large group settings, assignments and reviews, fun and exploratory learning exercises.

A minimum of 70% of the course will be taught by Senior Yoga Teachers.

Modules:

  • History and Philosophy: Overview of history of yoga, exploration of key texts and philosophical concepts, evolution of modern yoga, exploration of the energy body, personal development of meditation and pranayama practices.

  • Anatomy: Overview of body systems, understanding the muscular skeletal system, understanding the nervous system, understanding the respiratory system, understanding functional anatomy and how to apply A&P to teaching 

  • Teaching 1: Verbal cues and use of voice, skillfull demonstration techniques, key observation skills and class management

  • Teaching 2: Teaching beginners, how to use modifications and props, how to teach students with injuries and health conditions, planning for a Hatha class

  • Teaching 3: Assisting and adjusting, teaching multi level classes, planning and sequencing for intermediate groups and Hatha Flow style classes.

  • Professional and personal development: Deepening and reflection on personal practice, developing effective feedback skills, understanding how to run a yoga business and key business skills as a yoga teacher, personal and professional ethics and responsibilities.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT ARE THE DATES AND TIMES OF THE COURSE?

The course starts in January 2021 and ends in November 2021.

These sessions are a mix of on-line sessions (these are over weekends and Thursday evenings) and in-person training sessions:

Online weekends 9am - 4.30pm

30/31st Jan: 6/7th March: 24/25th April:15/16th May: 12/13th June 


Online evenings Thurs 6.30 - 9.15pm 

4th Feb: 11th Feb: 11th March: 18th March: 25th March: 29th April: 6th May: 13th May: 20th May: 17th June: 1st July: 8th July: 23rd Sept: 30th Sept: 4th Nov: 11th Nov


In person weekends

17/18th July: 17/18/19th September:

26/27/28th November 

AM I ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THE COURSE?

You need to have a minimum of 2 years yoga practice to apply for the course

WHAT TIME COMMITMENTS ARE THERE OUTSIDE OF THE TRAINING HOURS?

You will be expected to complete a minimum of 2.5 hours dedicated to yoga practice each week. There will be a number of assignments throughout the course. There is plenty of time to complete these but expect an average of 3 - 5 hours per assignment. You will be required to teach a minimum of 6 full classes prior to the end of the course.

HOW MUCH DOES THE COURSE COST?

£1997 pay in full (save £200)

Pay in instalment total £2197  (£597 deposit followed by 5 instalments of £320)

WHAT OTHER ADDITIONAL COSTS ARE THERE?

Course reading books (you will be given details of these after acceptance of the course).
1 day first aid certificate (needed before you start teaching public classes).
Trainee Teacher Insurance from Yoga Alliance Professionals (needed before you start teaching public classes).

WHY ARE YOU OFFERING A MIX OF ONLINE AND IN PERSON TRAINING? WHAT IS THE BENEFIT?

We believe that the mix of online and in-person training offers you the best of both worlds. Online training has the benefit of you being able to do this from your own home (no travel), and to break some of the training down into shorter more regular sessions to help integrate the learning. These sessions will also be recorded so you have a great revision tool at your fingertips. In these uncertain times, it also means that you can start your training without the uncertainty of things being postponed due to coronavirus. From July - November 2021 the course will be run over live in-person sessions in Hertfordshire (location to be confirmed nearer the time due when student numbers and social distancing rules for the future are clearer). This means you get to practice teaching with your fellow trainees in a physical setting and experience the nitty gritty of being in person when teaching yoga. We also be able to explore concepts such as assisting and adjusting over these days.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I CAN'T MAKE ALL OF THE TRAINING DATES?

Ideally, you will attend 100% of the course hours. However we know that there are sometimes unforeseen circumstances. You must attend a minimum of 85% of the course live. Missed online sessions can be made up by accessing the recordings of the sessions along with a check in with your tutor to ensure learning is up to date. This may include extra assignments depending on the content missed. Live in-person training missed will need to be made up with either a personal session with your tutor or additional assignments depending on content (there is an additional fee for personal catch-up sessions with a tutor).

I'M READY! HOW DO I APPLY?

The first step is to fill out an application form. This will be reviewed. You may be asked for additional information or have a short interview with one of the tutors before your application is accepted. Once your application is accepted you will need to pay your non-refundable deposit of £599 to secure your place. Before the course starts you will be given your welcome pack to ensure you have all of the information you need to prepare yourself for your training.

 

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