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The 200-Hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training equips you to be a registered, qualified, and certified yoga teacher in the United Kingdom, Europe, and worldwide. This is a carefully constructed teacher training program with regular ongoing support and input from experienced teachers. Whatever your motivation to become a yoga teacher, this course requires dedication and commitment. The course is well rounded and delivered in a non-dogmatic, accessible, practical, and meaningful manner.
The accommodation is a modest bungalow set, in a secluded orange grove. The bungalow comprises of six bedrooms (four of these rooms come with a basic en-suite), a lounge, and kitchen area. There is also a covered terrace overlooking the pool and orange grove.
Bahia Yoga adheres to Yoga Alliance guidelines and covers the full 180 hours of contact time with tutors and 20 hours plus more of self-study and mentor support. Between the course dates you will complete non-contact learning. You will also receive on-line support with a guided meditation practice led by Jake Dartington. The period between April and October 2016 allows ample time to complete written assignments and to develop teachings skills with on going mentor support. Details of which are sent to students on acceptance onto the course.
You will receive one to one and group support throughout the course. The teachers are available for questions pre and post teaching sessions. Bahia Yoga offers regular feedback and encouragement to help nurture your development. Course work, home study assignments, and practices are built gradually to reflect your skills and match the knowledge you will have gained each month. There is a whole new wealth of knowledge to absorb and learn, be ready, committed, and prepared both off and on the mat.
Create time for weekly home study, along with the upkeep of a regular yoga practice and journal for the duration of the training. Be prepared for an interactive, challenging, and rewarding learning experience. During the trainings you will have regular scheduled breaks, a balance of practical and theory lessons to ensure your weekend is creative and manageable.
In order to qualify as a yoga teacher you will need to have attended 100% of the course, successfully completed all written assignments, satisfactorily completed the anatomy paper and yoga theory paper, observed three external classes with written observations, assisted in two external or internal yoga classes, participated and engaged in group presentations and group exercises, competently passed the final practicum exam, and teaching a yoga class before an examiner.
This sections cover anatomy and physiology, as well as energy anatomy. It also looks at the practical application including the benefits of yoga, contraindications, and healthy movement patterns.
Anatomy and physiology (bones, joints, muscles, organs, and bodily systems)
Energetic body, the five Pranas
Healthy movement and kinesiology
The five sheaths, pancha koa
The yogi diet and lifestyle
The yogic body, nadis, and chakras kualini
The history and philosophy of yoga offers a practical insight on the development and broader context of yoga and its transition to the west. Remaining respectful to both traditional and modern day yoga styles with friendly dialogues on the precept of non-violence (ahimsa) and the concepts of dharma (duty) and karma (action).
Modern yoga and yoga styles
Overview of ancient yoga texts
Patajalis yoga sutras
Paths of yoga, Bhakti, Raja, Karma, Jnana
Simple Sanskrit pronunciation and meaning
The development of yoga in the west
The history of yoga
Yoga philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita
The art of communication and learning how to teach effectively are key skills for yoga teachers. Through practical observation, hands on assisting, correcting, and demonstration you will learn how to meet the specific needs of your yoga students.
Assisting in yoga classes
Business aspects of teaching yoga
Creating a six week course plan
How to sequence a dynamic yoga class
How to sequence a modified Hatha class
How to sequence restorative yoga poses
How to teach a beginners class
Learning through observation
Methods of learning
Principles of adjustments
Principles of demonstration
Principles of Vinyasa Krama
Qualities of a great yoga teacher
Sequencing and alignment
Teaching styles and the ethics of teaching
From the onset you will have continuous teaching practice sessions working in pairs and small groups, which eventually lead to teaching a full group of students. You will have ample opportunity to perfect the art of teaching with clear guidance, support, and encouragement throughout. Teaching what you practice is of great importance and the course provides a good balance for deepening your own practice which in turn helps you to become a great yoga teacher.
Assisting in yoga classes
Learning through observation
Pair work and group work
Receiving and giving feedback
Teaching a live practicum
This section covers analytical training on how to teach and practice specific yoga techniques and also guided self-practice on the techniques themselves. These two keys areas for practice and theory receive the most substantial emphasis.
Asanas from traditional and modern Hatha yoga
Bandhas, energy locks for the body
Kriyas, yogic cleansing techniques
Mantras and chanting
Meditation, Vipassana, and metta practices
Pranayama, breath extension techniques
Yoga Nidra and Savasana
An essential reality for yoga teachers in the modern day world is the business side of yoga. From lesson planning and waivers to setting up classes and finances. You will receive guidelines and support on how to set yourself up and how to get out there in the big wide yoga world.
Yoga as a business and practice
Classroom protocols and responsibilities
Marketing yourself as a yoga teacher
Delivering yoga to health clubs, groups, and individuals
Essential business skills
The teacher training will take place in Orange Tree Retreat Valencia, Spain.
Light meals are included in the price of the retreat.
Enjoy the relaxing benefits of yoga
Pick and squeeze your own oranges
Relax by the large terrace around the pool
Sit and read in the covered decking area overlooking the pool
Please book your flight to arrive at Valencia Airport (VLC).