Learning to teach Yoga is an amazing journey, often referred to as a journey of self discovery. If you are a passionate Yogi you will love learning and experiencing the joy of teaching others. Although we have lots of fun along the way, our training program is detailed and thorough and therefore you will be required to put in effort, time, commitment, attendance and a lot of loving kindness to yourself and your fellow students. There will be reading material to study and learn, homework to complete, skills to practice away from the training room and continuous study. For this reason you must be sure you are at a time in your life where you can dedicate your time and energy to this course. Stable personal circumstances, good mental and physical health, a willingness to put in the hours, to show up and try your best is all that we ask for. So if you feel this is for you then please read on!
Our aim is to to provide a 300 hour teacher training course which encompasses the physical, spiritual, philosophical and energetic teachings of yoga. Our high standard of training is designed to enable students to further integrate the teachings into their everyday life and to guide them in such a way they are able to impart the traditions of yoga to their students attending their classes.
Alongside the theory work, a great emphasis will be given on how to teach honestly and safely to accommodate all levels and abilities within a classical Hatha yoga class.
Prospective students will be expected to have at least two years regular practice of yoga with either ourselves at Bude yoga and therapy space or with another teacher within a class setting. They should already have a reasonable understanding of yoga and feel ready and able to commit to immersing themselves into this life enhancing, profound and adventurous journey.
The teacher training course will be taken by Debbie Avery who has been teaching for four decades. She has been a senior teacher training tutor for Friends of Yoga (FRYOG) having taught a vast number of yoga teachers over the years. Debbie is very fortunate to have studied with many great and inspiring teachers world wide.
Alongside Debbie is Mike Bourne, registered osteopath, yoga practitioner and qualified trained yoga teacher. Mike has been practising yoga for thirty four years and as a medical practitioner integrates yoga and its teachings into his bodywork.
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 ).
Mantra, Yantra and Mandala
Anatomy and Physiology and bio-mechanics of the body.
Study of Yoga Philosophy including The Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads, Patanjali's Sutras.
Study of modern day Yoga literature and works.
Teaching skills, lesson planning 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 two years regular practice coupled with great passion and desire.
Q. WHAT IS THE DURATION OF THE COURSE ?
A. There will be 12 weekend sessions and you must attend a weekly class (with any Teacher) alongside 2 hours homework per week. This will be over 12 months. 100% participation is required, so you really need to be sure you can commit fully.
Q. ON COMPLETION OF THE DIPLOMA, CAN I OBTAIN INSURANCE TO TEACH?
A. Yes, we can advise an excellent insurance company which recognises our course, which covers you in the UK. You will also be required to take out student insurance during the course to enable you to practise teaching others.
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. 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 world of Yoga.
Q. HOW MANY STUDENTS PER COURSE?
A. We will have a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 8 students
Q. WHAT IS THE COST OF THE COURSE?
A. The full cost of the course is £2500. This is payable with a £500 non refundable deposit prior to the course to secure your place. £1000 to be paid at the beginning of the course and the final £1000 to be paid by/at month six.
Q. WHAT ARE THE DATES OF THE 2024 COURSE?
Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th January, Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th February,
Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th March, Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th April,
Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd June, Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th July,
Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th August, Saturday 31st August & Sunday 1st September,
Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th October, Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November,
Saturday 30th November & Sunday 1st December, Exam January 2025: date to be confirmed.
New course starting January 2024
* Only 3 spaces available *