200 HOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
This is hands-on - NOT an online course
Yoga is a practice of developing a deeper sense of conscious awareness. For many of us, that awareness, and then connection begins through the physical, on the mat.
Maybe you have enjoyed the benefits of Yoga for some time and would like to take your journey to the next level.
You may wish how to learn to take this incredible practice off the mat, into your life. Learning not only the physical, but also the philosophical aspects of Yoga, will deepen your practise and understanding of why this ancient system has stood the test of time, and has helped so many people improve their physical and emotional health.
This 200-hour teacher training course will give you all the tools you need to be able to teach Yoga with safety and confidence to a variety of clientèle of mixed levels, from beginners through to more advanced dynamic classes.
Our 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training courses are kept small to ensure you receive individual attention and are able to have all your questions answered. Performance Yoga’s 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training course runs over 3 long weekends as an intensive, face to face course.
Together with this, students will be set written assignments, which all goes towards their assessment.
THIS IS NOT AN ONLINE COURSE, but numbers are kept to a minimum to ensure not only individual attention, but give you the physical space for your safety. Additional home study and practise non-contact hours are also part of the course.
On completion of the course you will receive a Yoga Alliance Professionals Diploma and we can recommend a suitable insurance company to cover you for teaching a wide range of Yoga classes.
KEY DATES Spring 2023
Thursday 23rd - Sunday 26th March
Thursday 20th April - Sunday 23rd April
Thursday 11th - Sunday 14th May
Saturday 20th - Sunday 21st May 2023
Book our intensive course now for only £1,995.
Non refundable Registration Fee £500
Early bird price: £1,895 (If paid in full by 31th January 2023)
THE FOUNDATION OF YOGA
HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY
Thursday 23rd - Sunday 26th March with
Foundation to Teaching and Styles of Yoga
The role of a Yoga Teacher
The true meaning of Yoga , as an ancient practice and its movement to the West.
History and Philosophy
History of Eastern Yoga Philosophy
Comparison of Western Philosophy
Definitions of Yoga
Structure of the mind
Patanjali and the eight limbs of yoga
Yamas- Niyamas as ethical principles
Kleshas- disturbing afflictions
Kosha model- The layers of being
Timeline Of Yoga from an Eastern and Western perspective
The ancient texts of Yoga and their meaning
Pranayama and breathing techniques.
Looking at ranges of movement and permitted movement
within a given plane
Movements of the Spine- forward bends, backbends, side bends, twists
Limitations of movement and how to modify
The upper body- Spine, shoulder girdle, arms, hands, and head.
Practical application with modifications
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
Thursday 20th April - Sunday 23rd April
Anatomy and Physiology
Overview of musculoskeletal system.
Anatomical terminology for movement and directions of movement.
Bones and their composition
Joints and movements of different joints.
Muscles, tendons and ligaments- composition and movement.
The upper body- shoulder girdle, neck, spine, back, and chest.
The Respiratory and neurological system.
The lower body- pelvic girdle, hips, legs, and feet.
The setup of a class and creating an intention implementing the ancient philosophy.
Teaching with the application of Functional Anatomy.
Practical teaching through using a class plan.
How to begin teaching poses and family of related poses.
Using Yoga props to modify and aid the structure and function of any given pose.
Verbal and hands on Assists- how and when to apply.
Finding your voice as a teacher.
Creating a class theme and setting intentions.
Looking at the arc of a Yoga class- knowing where you want to go and how to get there.
Linking postures into sequences and how to create sequences.
Safety and ethical guidelines for teaching.
"The heart of Yoga" by TKV Desikachar
"The Perennial Psychology of the Bhagavad Gita" by Swami Rama,
"The Bhagavad Gita (A walkthrough for Westerners)" by Jack Hawley
(This is a slightly easier read than other versions of "The Bhagavad Gita")
"The Yoga Bible" by Christina Brown
"The Key Muscles of Yoga" by Ray Long
"Yoga Anatomy" by Leslie Kaminoff
These are mainly reference books that you will find hugely beneficial for creating and developing both your ongoing study, as well as creating class sequences.
YOGA ALLIANCE CERTIFIED
Our teacher training course has met the stringent requirements set by Yoga Alliance Professionals. Our graduates are trained to the highest standard and are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance Professionals.