Debbie is a course tutor and assessor for FRYOG , Friends of Yoga International which is one of the oldest and most established training schools in the UK. The teacher training diploma runs over one weekend every other month for the duration of the course.
The first ten months known as THE FOUNDATION COURSE is open to anyone who has been practicing yoga regularly for a year and is interested in learning more about classical hatha yoga. It is designed to provide you with a solid foundation and understanding of the spiritual, philosophical and energetic teachings of yoga. The course runs over one weekend every other month + home study.
On completion, you have the choice of opting out here if you do not wish to continue onto the full 200 hour teacher training diploma. ( You will receive a Foundation Course certificate but this will not allow you to teach )
200 HOUR TEACHER TRAINING COURSE. After successful completion of the Foundation , the following ten months concentrate on the abilities and skills required to teach a competent yoga class and ensuring the well being and safety of your students. Emphasis is on the practicalities of teaching, class planning, teaching skills, functional anatomy and physiology etc. Also held on one weekend every other month + home study. On completion of this course and on passing the exam, you receive the FRYOG International Teaching Diploma (dip.FRYOG)
The course is spread over this period of time to allow students to live the ethics of yoga and bring yoga into everyday life. Yoga should be experienced both on and off the mat. This is a thorough in-depth classical yoga teacher training course that is not only recognised in the UK but internationally.
FRIENDS OF YOGA SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL (FRYOG) Is:
A Yoga Alliance Registered School ( RYS 200 HRS )
A member of the British Council for Yoga Therapy (BCYT)
Affiliated with the Institute of Complementary and Natural Medicine (ICNM)
A member of The Independent Yoga Network (IYN)
FRYOG trained teachers are acknowledged and registered with the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS)
AREAS OF STUDY / COURSE CURRICULUM:
Traditional Yoga Philosophy and its therapeutic value.
The Nature and History of Comprehensive Yoga.
Physical preparation- Asanas- Yoga Postures.
Mental Aspects of Yoga.
Spiritual Aspects of Yoga.
Pranayama- Breathing techniques to move Vital Energy.
Chakras and Koshas.
Kriyas ( Techniques to cleanse and purify ).
Meditation and Mantra.
Anatomy and Physiology and bio-mechanics of the body.
In depth study of Yoga Philosophy including The Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Patanjali Sutras.
Study of modern day literature and works.
Teaching skills and methods in and out of the classroom.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. HOW MUCH YOGA EXPERIENCE DO I NEED TO BECOME A YOGA TEACHER ?
A. We ask for a minimum of one year regular practice coupled with great passion and desire.
Q. ON COMPLETION OF THE DIPLOMA, CAN I OBTAIN INSURANCE TO TEACH?
A. Yes, we can advise excellent insurance which covers you in the UK.
Q. DO I HAVE TO BE ABLE TO DO ALL THE POSTURES ?
A. No, This course is to deepen your knowledge and offer you the teaching skills and guidance to pass on your knowledge and expertise to others.
Q. DO I HAVE TO PAY UPFRONT FOR THE COURSE OR CAN I SPREAD THE COST OF THE COURSE OVER ITS DURATION ?
A. The payment for the first year foundation course is £1400 and payments can be spread throughout. A non refundable deposit of £100 is payable upfront and the remaining balance by monthly direct debit. The cost of the second year is £1400 and payments are also spread throughout the second year.
Q. HOW IS THE COURSE DELIVERED ?
A. The course is delivered with a mixture of practical and theory sessions with comprehensive course notes. Anatomy/Physiology & Movement are taught by a registered Osteopath.
Q. I AM A MAN BUT THE CLASSES I ATTEND ARE MAINLY FULL OF WOMEN. ARE MEN ABLE TO TRAIN AS YOGA TEACHERS ?
A. Of Course !! Some of the greatest teachers past and present are men. We have many male teachers in the FRYOG organisation.
Q. HOW MUCH SUPPORT WILL I RECEIVE THROUGHOUT THE COURSE ?
A. I am an extremely experienced teacher who has taught at all levels with all age groups and in many varied establishments. You have no need to worry ! I will guide you, support you and be with you on your journey through all the highs and lows. You will be taught in a safe, warm and nurturing environment.