Yoga Training

 Hatha/Yin Yoga Teacher Training Course

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Our training school has met the stringent requirements set by the Independent Yoga Network demonstrating that our courses are of the highest standard and that our graduates may use the title 'Registered Yoga Teacher' RYT as a sign of quality training.

The aim of the Course is to provide a learning experience that will enable you, as far as possible, to cultivate and use your own style and individuality to teach yoga effectively while in the essential confines of Safety and Care, Specific Practical Skills for teaching Hatha Yoga, Sound and Deepening Knowledge of Yoga Traditions and continuous Personal Practice.

A key feature of this course is that you can experience teaching yoga in month 3! First to your trainee peer group and then during the second half of the course observed practice with members of the public.

The course consists of 200 hours of study 160 of which must be spent with the course tutor.
Applicants are required to show two years or longer of authenticated regular yoga practice prior to joining the course or proof of full attendance of a Yoga Foundation course to support regular class attendance would be persuasive.

During this course trainees will be encouraged and expected  to adopt a continuous process of self enquiry and awareness using  Hatha and Yin Yoga techniques safely, cultivating sound knowledge from a foundation of their own personal, diligent practice and experience. This process will require trainees' applied and continual consideration of the Eight Limbs of Yoga as it applies to their own personal practice and yogic evolvement.

The course is aimed at those who truly aspire to this approach.

 You will need to attend 12 full weekends of Teacher Training sessions for one year. .

The key study areas include (not necessarily in this order):
Patanjali's Eight Limbs of Yoga will be at the core of the course

Principles of Yin Yoga Practice considering both anatomical and organ/meridian theory.

Anatomy, Physiology
Selected Yoga Philosophy
Planning lessons

Asana (Posture): students will be encouraged to cultivate their asana technique and to learn how to teach others
Safe teaching and Teaching Practice

Yin Yoga Elements and method
Injury Awareness 
Yoga Breathing
Yoga Relaxation
Assisting - helps with teaching nerves and confidence
How to promote your own Yoga Teaching Work
All of which are compulsory

Topics may be added or subtracted on the descretion of the Course Tutor.

Here's what Mandy  has to say about her experience on the course:mandy

"I am thoroughly enjoying Mind and Body Bury's Yoga Alliance 200 hour teacher training course. It is well structured, educational and inspirational. Barry Todd's delivery of the course has allowed me to progress, expand and develop my yoga knowledge and understanding of Yoga.

Barry has also encouraged me to expand myself, to self inquire and to develop my own individual style.  Mind and Body Bury provides students with a nurturing environment in which to grow and learn.

I would recommend this course to anyone who wishes to learn to teach yoga. Its been an incredible journey so far and one I will continue travelling on for the rest of my life".  Mandy Mills, Yoga Alliance 200 hour Teacher Training

And Jayne says:

jaynecnThe teaching course at mind and body is comprehensive, and has given me the space to grow.  Complex subjects are basically explained and I have learnt a lot through out the duration of the course.  




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Teaching practice with your peer group AND with the public will also be an essential part of this course. 


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The Yoga Sutras, especially Developing Patanjali’s 8 Limbs of Yoga and the Yamas and Niyamas, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana and Dhyana, an introduction to the Psychology of Yoga and Meditation, Mudra and Bandra will help you to cultivate a deeper understanding of yourself and develop your own approach to teaching.

A commitment to deepening your own personal practice is an essential part of the course as yoga teaching can only really come from a teacher’s own deeper knowledge which reflects a principle of the course to teach only that which they have practiced and experienced themselves over time and not simply from texts. This principle will not prevent sessions from including theoretical discussion from time to time to enable students to become aware of some of the theories and philosophies of yoga to aid their understanding.

Trainees may at the discretion of the course tutor also be required during the course to attend scheduled yoga sessions as an Assistant to the course tutor. Guidance will be given on the nature of this role and it is to be regarded as an important part of the course in preparation for the trainees own teaching and can be counted towards course hours. This role is intended to provide the trainee teacher with an opportunity to begin adopting a different mind set in a class scenario while at the same time cultivating a more acute awareness of yoga student needs. Also in the second half of the course trainees will have the opportunity to experience observed teaching practice which will amount to about 6-10 hours or more depending on their progress.

Trainees are expected to attend an average of one yoga class per week throughout the period of the course that can be with the course tutor or other teacher. This will vary in necessity depending on the trainees yoga history but the aim should be approximately 40 classes over the course year. Any classes attended with the course tutor will be free (limit of one per week subject to space) but trainees are encouraged to try other classes for experience. In the event of attending classes with alternative yoga teachers the trainee will be required to produce signed evidence of attendance.

Trainees are encouraged to consider starting up their own weekly class during the course provided they have sought the consent of the course tutor and have secured insurance. Where the course tutor believes the trainee to be ready to teach in the public arena this experience can be valuable to their progress.

Additional workshops at the Mind and Body Studio would incur additional fees.

Successful completion of the course will allow trainees to apply for membership to the Independent Yoga Network and teach their own classes. As participant of this course you will also be entitled to apply for IYN student membership with insurance to teach a maximum of 2.5 hrs per week at the discretion of the course tutor. Trainee insurance is essential once Observed Teaching Practice with the public commences.

Telephone 0161 764 1440 to find out more or fill in the form below.

  See also Yoga Foundation Course