Yoga Space Academy Modular Yoga Teacher training
200-300hr Teacher Training. Add on Modules to suit your studies and your schedule
Join us for our fantastic Vinyasa Training which starts with Foundation weeknds in May, August or September 2020.
A fully comprehensive very hands on training for students who are passionate and dedicated Yoga students. The course is taught by Nichi Green and Sarah Blenkhorn and has evolved from over 12 years of experience training teachers to an excellent standard.The course allows you to add in extra elective days in areas that interest you at a discounted rate. The course is very practically based with a strong focus on alignment, anatomy and teaching practice. All of the modules will be taught in Leeds.
Meet Nichi. Here she answers questions about Training Teachers;
OVERVIEW OF THE COURSE
The 200hr course is split into 6 core modules, 2 Functional Anatomy days and 1 optional elective of 40hrs.
- The core course runs over 25 days and a 13-18 month period.
(It is possible if you are a very experienced practitioner to train within 6 months)
- 20 hours assisting/observing with a Yoga Alliance or Senior Teacher teacher ( in your own time)
- The course is approved by Yoga Alliance Professionals recognized and respected globally.
- At the end of the course you will be able to teach beginners yoga with confidence.
- Join YAP as a registered teacher take out insurance with them.
- On top of the core course you then choose a module say in Kids Yoga Training/ Yin Yoga/ Restorative at 20 percent discounted rate.
The Modules Cover ;
- Teaching Vinyasa Flow style to beginners
- Adapt, sequence and design classes to suit your student group.
- Teaching practice, adjusting and alignment.
- History of yoga, pranayama, bhanda, philosophy and meditation.
The Syllabus Overview
- History of yoga
- Physiology of breath
- stretching principles
- class planning and teaching practice
- Functional anatomy
- Principles of asana
- Alignment and adjusting
- Business of Yoga
- Use of voice
- Modifications, yoga for pregnancy
- Vinyasa Krama and Intelligent sequencing
- Hip, shoulder, core and back-bending sequences
- Yin and Restorative Yoga
- Meditation and Relaxation
- Use of Music
- Yoga and neuroscience
Course Syllabus is listed here;https://docs.google.com/document/d/1w714xfHYS2tYX62q7CwaL0-uTnqc4dnh6kCo2ZbMJkE/edit?usp=sharing
COURSE STRUCTURE AND DATES 2020-2021
The course schedule is as follows in Leeds.
Module 1-Foundation Weekends: “Are You Ready To Teach”
with Nichi Green and Teacher Training Students. A full weekend during which you can experience being in a teacher training group. Get insight into the course, practice teach, study and get individual feedback and find out if you are ready to move into the next part of the training. Plenty of input on asana practice, history of yoga and how we train students. All students must take a foundation weekend before joining the course.
Dates– 23rd May-24th May 2020,
9th-10th January 2021
(Saturday 11.00am-6pm, Sunday 9.30am-3.30pm) Cost £90. ( comes off your main course fees once you sign up)
Module 2 – Beginnings, Flow,Suryanamskar.
25th-27th September 2020 Sarah B, (20hrs)
Module 3. Asana and Modifications
2-(20hrs)-Sarah Blenkhorn and Graduate Teacher.
9th-10th January 2021,
Module 4- Seated postures- Putting it all together.
3 days- (20 hrs)- Nichi Green and Graduate Teacher.
Module 5-Inversions, Backbends and Beginners
Sarah Blenkhorn- 3 Days- (20hrs.)
Module 6–Endings and Beginnings . Final Assessments.
Nichi and Sarah
(20hrs) 18th-20th June 2021,
17th-19th September 2021 –
You also choose 1 of the below 40hr modules to make up your 200hr course or add on to extend your learning.
Module Choice A-The Art of Vinyasa Yoga Intensive (40hrs)
Nichi Green, Graduate teacher and Guest teacher.
5th-8th November 2020,
6th-9th May 2021,
Module Choice B-Ashtanga Yoga Asana and adjusting Intensive with Joey Miles (40hrs)
-February 2021. Dates tbc.
Functional Anatomy More dates to be released (12hrs)
Functional Anatomy Module- 12th-14th June 2020 – with Stu Girling from https://loveyogaanatomy.com/ on Saturday and Sunday
Nichi Green will be teaching 50 percent of the course in Leeds alongside Sarah Blenkhorn.She is registered with Yoga Alliance Professionals as a Senior Yoga teacher and has been training teachers in Leeds for over 12 years. She teaches online for Ekhart Yoga and runs retreats in the U.K as well as managing a busy yoga studio.She has over 23 years experience of practising and teaching yoga.Sarah is also registered as an SYT with Yoga Alliance and has been teaching for over 10 years.
Joey Miles will teach the Ashtanga Intensive week and the Restorative Yoga elective. Joey runs the Mysore programme at the studio and is a Senior Ashtanga Yoga teacher and practitioner. Joey is highly regarded in the U.K as a dedicated practitioner and teacher of this method. He teaches very much to the individual student, using props and restorative style postures when needed to support and develop a students practice.
One of the studios favourite vinyasa style teachers, Durga will be teaching two days with Nichi
on ” The Art of Sequencing” Elective. She moved to the U.K in 2004 to help establish the London Jivamukti Yoga Centre and is an advanced Certified in the Jivamukti method and taught at the Lafayette street New York Centre for over three years. She completed teacher training at the Laughing Lotus Yoga Centre in New York City. Voted in 2017 as one of the top 10 yoga teachers in London Durga will be bringing her voice and bhakti yoga to this module, insight into vinyasa sequencing and how to adjust in the flow as well as leading a 2 hour class.
Yoga and Anatomy Days with Celest Pereira
We are super excited to have the wonderful Celest on board to offer her expertise in functional anatomy and yoga asana. With a background in movement, dance, yoga and physiotherapy, Celeste is a self professed anatomy geek and teaches in a clear, energetic and comprehensive way that’s fun and encouraging. Look out for her anatomy workshops coming in Spring 2021.
Certified Yoga Alliance Training Centre
Our Teacher Training courses have 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. The course has a set 180 hours contact time and the core teacher is a registered Senior Yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance.
ASSISTING AND ADJUSTING HOURS AND SELF STUDY
Alongside the core course students are requested to do 10 hours observing of classes taught by a Yoga Alliance registered teacher who has been teaching for at least 2 years. You can observe classes in any style of Yoga, preferably a mixed level class or beginners. A log of hours must be kept and signed by the teacher you observe.
Once observation hours are completed and you are past your 2nd Weekend of study you will be asked to then start assisting a Yoga Alliance registered teacher. This can be at our studio or a studio nearer to home if you are travelling. A log of hours must be kept and signed by the teacher you assist.
Self study is an essential part of the course. keeping a practice journal, reading and submitting assignments prior to each weekend you attend is an integral part of your learning and development. At least 1 full day a month should be set aside for completing your written assignments. You will be set work prior to your functional anatomy days and asked to write up teaching practice as well as reflections on reading, practice and philosophy.
Verity on Teacher training. Trainee student 2019-2020
“… The course has taught me so much.. how to teach yoga effectively, and safely and to different people as well as an immense amount about the wider yoga practice…I never imagined the personal and physical change that I would discover and learn on this course, the dedication that I would practice and the passion I feel for teaching from my learning on the course. Through the combination of homework assignments, observations, assists, teaching practice and workshops. To quote from a book on our reading list; “the more I learned, the more I changed my mind, until, finally, clarity emerged” ( Erich Schiffmann)” Kate April 2018
” My friend asked me the other day how Im so ready to get going and i said its because I chose this course. Its given me the practical and functional skills that are needed in the ever developing and now competitive yoga world.This course has been an incredible journey that has offered me a fortune of knowledge and experience. As students we have been pushed and driven to achieve brilliant results. We have had the opportunity to explore yoga through various lenses and have broadened our knowledge and perceptions of the practice. I feel ready to teach and that is rewarding. ” Georgie April 2018
” I knew several amazing and inspiring teachers who had trained at the yoga space so I knew it would teach me how to teach well the yoga that I love. The course has been challenging in a good way. The more i learn the more I want to learn” Susie April 2018
Earlybird booking before the end of March 2020- £2300. Pay your registration fee of £1250 and save £200. After this date course fees are £2500 if fees are paid in full after completing Module 1.
Installment Payment available as follows
Module 1- £90. No committment to join course. You decide when you are ready with our help. If you join course within 6 months this payment comes off your course fees.
Registration Deposit- £1160 due before Module 2 starts. ( please note this is non-refundable.)
Module Choice A and B- £490 each module. ( 20 percent discount if you are taking one to add on to your 200hrs). Due before you take either module.
Remaining Balance due by Module 4– £760.
Fees include manual, all teaching, homework, assessments and mentoring throughout course by Nichi or Sarah.
Prerequisites For Students
-You must have at least two years steady Yoga practice with a qualified teacher. This can be in any discipline of Yoga but asana practice much be of a certain standard with a good understanding of alignment. Experience of vinyasa yoga is preferred. This will be assessed from application and on assessment day or via interview.
ARE YOU READY?
Yoga teacher training should not be undertaken lightly. Trainees are expected to maintain a regular Yoga practice whilst taking the courses. Homework and reading should be completed in time before each weekend so that the student is prepared. Extensions on homework can be granted where necessary. Students may be asked to resit or redo modules/ assignments. We will give you guidance and examples of homework to help you with assignments.
How To Apply
Sign up For your Module 1- Foundation weekend here and email us to let us know you are interested in Teacher Training at firstname.lastname@example.org
Candidates will be asked to attend a class at the studio followed by an interview with Nichi. If you wish to be considered for the course please submit an application form. Any questions can be directed to Nichi at email@example.com. We take a maximum of 15 students on the course. All applications must be submitted no later than the 25th June 2018.
SYLLABUS and DOCUMENTS
Course Syllabus and Course Documents can be viewed here;
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