Teacher Training Course

September 2019 - June 2021

Introduction

This 2 year course focuses on the skills required to teach Yoga in a safe and inspiring way. This is achieved through gaining deeper knowledge and practical experience in a safe and nurturing environment. With heightened self awareness, confidence will grow enabling knowledge to be intuitively shared.

On meeting the prerequisites, students can join the course which comprises 44 days of practice and study held over 20 weekends in Devon, three of which (10 days in total) are long weekend residentials (and are included in the course fee). Four comprehensive course manuals are provided.

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500 Hours Status

The course is 284 taught hours over 44 days (20 monthly weekends), plus 400 hours theory home study and 700 hours home practice and 132 hours of recorded weekly class attendance leading to 500 hour status with the Yoga Register (syllabus available soon). The prerequisites for joining the course are: two or more years of regular practice including classes, workshops, retreat attendance and/or completion of the school's (or another organisation's) Foundation Course.

Areas of study include:

  • Preliminary exercises
  • Asanas - yoga Postures
  • Kriyas: exercises to cleanse and purify the internal organs and to strengthen the immune system using breath and bandha only
  • Pranayama: breathing exercises to retain and extend the flow of vital energy
  • Relaxation technques
  • Meditations
  • Mudras and Bandhas: psycho-physical processes acting on the nervous and subtle energy systems
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Subtle Anatomy: Chakras, Koshas, Nadis, theoretical and practical understanding
  • Yoga Philosophy: Yoga Sutra, Samkhya, Vedanta, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Upanishads and Bhagavad Gita
  • Mantra: chanting sound vibrations
  • Dietary guidelines: Ayurvedic and naturopathic approaches
  • Teaching skills and practice
  • Hands-on guidance
  • Guidelines for setting up classes and courses
  • Pathology of specific health conditions helped by yoga
  • Listening skills
  • Swara Yoga
  • Introduction to Ayurveda
  • Acu-Yoga: yoga postures in relation to the acupuncture meridians of subtle energy
  • Self-Massage Techniques and basic Shiatsu skills and introduction to DSY yoga bodywork
  • A yoga business - practicalities and publicity
  • Four comprehensive course manuals provided

Course dates Sept 2019 - June 2021 (20 weekends) : full dates to be posted soon

Year one: Sept 2019 - July 2020

Year two: Sept 2020 - June 2021

Course fees: to be posted soon

On successful completion of the two years, the Devon School of Yoga Teacher Training Diploma is awarded. The Diploma is recognised by the Independent Yoga Network and the Yoga Register. Professional insurance cover is available on merit, so students may begin limited teaching during the course.

Download enrolment form and syllabus

Enrolment Form Teacher Training Course:  Sept 2019 - June 2021:

Available soon

Teacher Training Course Syllabus and Standards:  Sept 2019 - June 2021:

Available soon

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24th November 2018

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10th February 2019

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22nd June 2019

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Yoga Torquay
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Derekthedog yoga centre
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