Events

05 Nov

108F, MLA Layout ,, RMV 2nd Stage, Boopasandra Near Boopasandra Bus-stand, Bangalore -560094, Karnataka, India

November 5, 2017 - December 5, 2018

Empower yourself and progress towards a healthy well-being with yoga therapy classes in Bangalore. A lifetime opportunity to eliminate and cleanse your body, mind and soul. Experience the joy of unparalleled serenity and natural beauty of Bangalore. Embark upon an inward, refreshing journey of the self here.

 About the Program:

Live a disease-free life with our  yoga therapy classes in Bangalore. The core facets of traditional yoga and Ayurveda is imparted to the fellow members through specialized yoga therapy classes. A robust effort is made to impart the wisdom, in association with modern medical science for comprehensive learning. Unlike other centers, Shwaasa makes sure that guidelines for various conditions are detailed out in a manner to ensure right identification and treatment of these ailments through yoga therapy. These dedicated yoga therapy classes will vouchsafe you with numerous health benefits.

 Major Highlights of the program:

  • Yoga Therapy
  • Yoga Philosophy
  • Introduction to Ayurveda

 Location:

Bangalore is located on the Deccan plateau in the southern-eastern part of Karnataka. It is famously known as the garden city of India. The city is blessed with pleasant weather throughout the year. When in summers, rest of the India wilts with heat and humidity, Bangaloreans snuggle under warm blankets and enjoy the drizzle. During monsoon,  the city is painted with luscious greenery. Numerous magnificent gardens adorn the city which soothes the soul of the visitors. Other attractions include monuments, palaces, heritage buildings, etc. for you to explore. A chance to dwell in the scenic beauty for an invigorating experience.

 Yoga Timings:

The yoga therapy classes at Shwaasa Kendra is held daily from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm with weekly Wednesday off. Do not miss the opportunity to heal yourself through traditional yoga and Ayurveda practices.

 How to book:

Register  for yoga therapy classes in Bangalore by writing to us at info@shwaasa.org or, give us a call at the following numbers: 91 8884612008, 91 8884322008. For further information visit our website www.shwaasa.org .

About the school:

Sri Vachananand Swamiji founded the Shwaasa Yoga Kendra which is approved by the government of Karnataka. Swami Vachananand Ji is a well-known personality to bring yoga on global platform. He has popularised the art of yoga through several yoga schools, yoga camps, and numerous tv shows. Therefore, he is also known as the Shwaasa guru himself. Diverse programs thrive under the banner of Shwaasa, such as weekend yoga classes, yoga teacher training courses, specialized course on varied topics, such as yoga therapy etc. Shwaasa Yoga Kendra works towards a sole and divine mission, ‘to create a disease-free society for a healthy living.’

10 Nov

DLF Phase 5 D – 14/1 Exclusive Floor, Near Lancer School and DLF 5 Club Sector 53, Gurgaon 122009

November 10, 2017 - November 8, 2019

Take an ideal step towards a healthy life with Daily Yoga Classes in Gurgaon. The modern-lifestyle can be quite hectic and stressful, especially for the professionals who juggle to maintain the work-life balance. In order to maintain the sanity of life, indulge in the practice of yoga to derive the  physical and mental benefits. Yoga classes in Gurgaon ensure that no single individual who wishes to reap the glorious benefits of this Vedic Science is deprived of the same. Yoga classes in Gurgaon ensure a fulfilling experience to each and every practitioner.

 About the program:

 Dwelling in the corporate hub of India, the city of Gurgaon offers many advantages to its residents .But, at the same time it can be quite taxing on the overall health of the entity. Turn to the system of yoga for a healthy body and a peaceful mind. Daily Yoga Classes in Gurgaon provide a comprehensive yoga program to restore your over well-being. An immaculate curriculum to suit the needs of a fast-paced lifestyle. A perfect synthesis of the traditional science with contemporary methods that is effective in dealing with the problems of the present time.

The course overview proceeds under the different heads as mentioned below:

  • Primary series of Hatha, Ashtanga and Vinyasa Yoga
  • Pranayama (Breathing) Techniques for calm mind
  • Theoretical class of Yoga Philosophy
  • Yoga Anatomy
  • Meditation classes for self-awareness
  • Adjustment and Alignment class

 Location:

 The city of Gurgaon is better known as the financial and industrial hub. The magnificent skyscrapers adorn the streets of Gurgaon. The glittering nightlife attracts many young souls for pleasure and entertainment. Although a commercial city, yet Gurgaon is a home to several tourists attractions like the Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary for the bird lovers, Damdama lake for the venturesome and Sheetala Devi Temple for the religious souls. Gurgaon is  home to many professionals as it is the center for major multinational companies and established enterprises. An ideal spot to live your professional and personal life to the fullest while enhancing it with yoga.

 Month:

 Daily yoga classes in Gurgaon will commence from the month of November. Beat the winters with dedicated yoga practice under the guidance of certified yoga teachers.

 How to Book:

 Register for Daily yoga classes in Gurgaon by dropping us an email at info@aumyogashala.com. You can also visit our website www.aumyogashala.com for more details or give us a call at 9999710022 and 9999710033.

 About the school:

Aum Yoga Shala is an endeavor of Yogacharya Devender Kumar Ji, Yoga Ratan Holder. Different modules like yoga classes, yoga teacher training programs, yoga workshops thrive under the banner of Aum yoga shala. The school is best known for its high-quality yoga teaching, refined yoga practices and attention to finest details of every student. The school aims to spread the light of authentic yoga education to all those who come in contact with it.

11 Nov

DLF Phase 5 D – 14/1 Exclusive Floor, Near Lancer School and DLF 5 Club Sector 53, Gurgaon 122009

November 11, 2017 - November 8, 2019

Extend the magnificent benefits of the Vedic Science to the future generation so that they can lead a more healthy, exuberant and peaceful life. Kids of present generation deal with stress levels, emotional instability, peer-pressure and so much more. Amidst all the ordeals of modern-lifestyle, where a child is expected to feel low on confidence, vigor and mental calmness, yoga arrives as a boon. Enroll the young ones in Kids Yoga Classes in Gurgaon. These classes offer authentic and accredited yoga programs in traditional style that leads the kids to a healthier mental and physical development. Do not let the high-demands of life take impede their growth. Introduce  them to a robust lifestyle through the art of yoga.


About the program:

 Kids Yoga Classes in Gurgaon ensure a comprehensive curriculum that is ideal for the present generation. The science of yoga is taught by certified and experienced yoga teachers.  Utmost attention is paid to the requirements of each child. The teachings are imparted in a simple yet effective manner that is easy to understand by the kids. The aim of kids yoga classes in Gurgaon is to spread the magic of yoga to each and every child so they can enjoy a healthier childhood.

During the course, the following subjects will be undertaken:

  • Primary series of Hatha, Ashtanga and Vinyasa Yoga
  • Pranayama (Breathing) Techniques for calming the mind
  • Theoretical classes on Yoga Philosophy
  • Yoga Anatomy
  • Meditation classes for self-awareness
  • Adjustment and Alignment classes

 Location:

 Gurgaon is the corporate hub of India. The city also boasts of reputed educational schools, modern healthcare facilities, connectivity to the nearby cities and proximity to the International Airport. The city is known for its skyscrapers and galloping economy. Additionally, it is also  home to several interesting spots attracting various globetrotters, such as Sultanpur bird sanctuary, DamDama Lake, Appu Ghar, and Sheetala Devi temple. Gurgaon has everything to offer to the wandering soul.

 Month:

 Kids yoga classes in Gurgaon will commence from the winter month of November 2017. Let your kids welcome this winter with a healthy body and mind with the science of yoga. The practice will keep them in the best of physical and mental health.

How To Book:

 To register for kids yoga classes in Gurgaon, write to us at info@aumyogashala.com . Or, give us a call at 9999710022 and 9999710033. For more information regarding the same, please visit our website www.aumyogashala.com

 About the school:

 Yogacharya Devender Kumar Ji, Yoga Ratan Holder is the founder of Aum YogaShala foundation. The  yoga school works with the aim to provide  unadulterated yoga education with respect to the age old Vedic science. Diverse programs like yoga classes, yoga teacher training programs and yoga workshops  are offered in the corporate hub of Gurgaon at Aum Yoga Shala.



12 Jan

Jan van Scorelstraat 41, Utrecht, Nederland

January 12, 2018 - July 8, 2018

Master the fundamentals, broaden your understanding of yoga, help you to find your voice, your confidence and learn how to share your love of yoga! Completing our program will mark the beginning of your new life as a skilled and inspired yoga teacher.

From day one we will guide you in deepening your practice and honing your skills to become a confident and empowering teacher. Become a source of inspiration begins with your own personal yoga practice, both on and off the mat. Yoga is not just physical gymnastics, but a practice of the heart, mind and spirit. Be prepared to push your mental and physical boundaries through this journey.

Prices:
Early Bird fee is: €2195 (deadline is 1 November 2017) | Late Bird: €2395
No Extra Vat is charged! We are CRKBO certified training center

Dates&Time:

We go from either 9.00-17.00 Or 10.30-18.30

We offer it on 3-day weekends; Fridays- Sunday
12-14  January 2018
2 – 4 February 2018
23 – 25 February 2018
23 – 25 March 2018
20  – 22 April 2018
18 – 20  May 2018
8 – 10 June 2018
6 – 8 July 2018

20 Jan

Cirencester GL7 6JS, United Kingdom

January 20, 2018 - May 20, 2018

Learn to teach what you love in a friendly, supportive environment.  Find a style and voice that resonates you and learn how to teach classes that are as indiviual as you are.

9 weekends plus home study.

This course is registered with Yoga Alliance.

We include our mindfuness & meditation weekend on this training and also a first aid certificate.

25 Jan

130a Lewes Road, Brighton BN2 3LG, United Kingdom

January 25, 2018 - November 9, 2018

nity Yoga Teacher Training is recognised by the Independent Yoga Network and offers an in-depth syllabus, covering the foundations of yoga. You will graduate from the course confident to teach yoga, with a recognised and respected qualification.

The programme was established and is taught by Sevanti, founder and director of the Unity Studio & School in Brighton where the course will be held. Additional respected and renowned teachers share their passion and experience in specific subjects, bringing a diverse range of subjects and approaches to the heart of yoga. The core of meditation and authentic practice runs through all facilitators to deliver a dynamic and fresh framework for each student to blossom as an individual and as a teacher.

The Diploma

  • A thorough, intensive and enlightening training that will prepare you and guide you through the running and teaching of your own classes.

  • A ten-month diploma, with over 212 hours of contact tuition recognised by the IYN.

  • Monthly long weekend sessions (2 or 3 days) in Brighton (residential possible) over 9 months -9.30am-5.30pm on the Thursday then 9am-6pm Friday/Saturday.

  • 50/50 practical & theoretical study.

  • Set coursework (written assignments, asana charts and a journal)

  • Teaching 4 months external weekly classes, plus 3 months of one-to-ones, with written feedback.

  • A practical exam, anatomy exam and a written paper set as homewor

  • Asana, Mudra, Pranayama, Meditation, Kirtan, Ritual, Yantra, Mantra and Sound Healing. A thorough foundation in Yoga, covering a spectrum of subjects, welcoming all styles of yoga.

  • Understanding Unity Yoga.

  • Unity Partner Yoga™

  • Specific Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology by Yoga teacher/AP&P lecturer Dawn Morse. Three Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology classes from 10am-6pm (1 hour lunch break) plus one exam.

  • Small groups; a maximum of 10 students to allow a supportive, family-like atmosphere.

  • Created and run by Sevanti, Founder and Director of the Unity Studio, plus visiting respected & renowned teachers offer sessions in specialised areas such as yoga for special needs, pregnancy, less-able-bodied, deaf, elderly & children. Teachers include Ellen Lee, who is the current chair of the Independent Yoga Network.

  • Supportive teachers

  • Beautiful, homely space to learn in

  • A fun, awakening and inspiring personal journey

  • An excellent, highly regarded professional certificate with the most supportive and authentic body, IYN

Pre-requisites

  • The Course requirements suggest that you have had a regular yoga practice for at least three years. This means practicing around 3 times per week, including at least one weekly taught class. This guideline is flexible so please call to discuss your experience. Often a strong current passion and commitment to the path may be more worthy than years of a weaker relationship with yoga. Each student is unique.

  • A face-to-face or telephone interview will be required before acceptance on the course.

As well as the above Unity also provides:

  • Ongoing support with admin and payment organisation

  • Teaching manuals downloadable on Dropbox.

  • Becoming a member of IYN, with access to information and support

  • A discount on student insurance

  • Graduates are eligible to register with REPs (Register of Exercise Professionals).

  • A one-day Emergency First Aid at Work course, accredited by ITC and valid for three years. A valid first aid certificate is required, this is an additional £95.

  • The opportunity to teach at Unity with marketing support after the course.

  • The possibility to join a postgraduate course in yoga teacher training at Unity.

  • The opportunity to become part of the ‘Unity in the community’ scheme, where Yoga is taken out of the studio into people’s homes, care homes, places of work etc to deliver affordable tuition to those who cannot access the studio

Unity Yoga Teacher Training dates 2018

  • Session 1: Thursday 25th-Saturday 27th January

  • Session 2: Thursday 22nd-Saturday 24th February

  • Session 3: Thursday 22nd-Friday 23rd March

  • Session 4: Thursday 3rd-Friday 4th May

  • Session 5: Thursday 7th-Saturday 9th June

  • Session 6: Thursday 5th-Saturday 7th July

  • Session 7: Thursday 2nd-Saturday 4th August

  • Session 8: Thursday 13th-Friday 14th September

  • Coursework deadline: Monday 29th October 12pm

  • Practical exams: 8th-9th November

Full details of the course and payment options can be found on our website.

How to apply

To apply for a place on the Unity Yoga Teacher Training 2018, please visit our website and fill in the application form. Once we have received your application form we will contact you to arrange a telephone or face-to-face interview with Sevanti.

You can also email us at unityschool130@gmail.com or call 01273 778400 if you have any questions about this course.

01 Feb

February 1, 2018 - February 1, 2019

This is a great workshop for families and friends who want to learn self-massage techniques in a great environment with professionals massage therapists. In this workshop, we divide the participants in small groups so that they may learn self-massaging techniques that can be used to massage your hands, feet, face and head. All massage lessons will be given with full clothes on so there is no need to bring in any towels. 2 people can book together to work in a group or you can register alone and you’ll be assigned with a random participant.

The workshop would also have a small section dedicated to chair massage techniques. Also, electronic massage chairs like the  Kahuna LM6800 would also be present in the workshop.

The workshops are also filled with theoretical classes that explain the right movements and places one should massage on. And how a simple ritual of self-massage can be beneficial in our daily life.

03 Feb

60 Pentonville Rd, London N1 9LA, United Kingdom

February 3, 2018 - July 1, 2018

Laxmi Vinyasa Yoga 200-Hour Teacher Training with Sally Parkes BSc

2018 Dates

3rd-4th February in London
10th-11th March in London
21st-22nd April in London
18th-25th May in Spain
9th-10th June in London
30th June-1st July in London

Training Locations

London: Double Tree Hilton Islington, 60 Pentonville Rd, London N1 9LA, United Kingdom and The Hacienda Retreat, Andalucia, Spain (the nearest airport with flights from the UK is Malaga).

Course Fees:

 

£2870*

early-bird-discount

Early Bird Offer

Our current Early Bird Offer of £2670expires on 4th October 2017 for the February – July 2018 course.

If you book the course three months before the course start date, you will receive £200 off the full price shown above. This offer does not apply to the Dorm-Share price.

*Based on two sharing a twin room. Single rooms are occasionally available at extra cost.


Dorm-Share lower cost fee for students on a budget available.

£2470**

**Experience the same great 200hr tuition but stay in women only shared dormitory accommodation whilst in Spain.

Our yoga teacher training is a well rounded yoga teacher training course that gives the student the tools to not only teach yoga, but also the practical knowledge on how to turn your passion of yoga in to a successful new career path. It is a well established and recognised qualification in which you will gain a 200-hour Yoga Alliance Professionals UK certificate (RYT-200), which enables you to teach internationally. This course is also registered with The Independent Yoga Network (IYN).

Our next course starts on 8th July 2017. This consists of a one week long module in Spain and five weekend modules in London. Please see our FAQ section below or contact us today for more information on info@sallyparkesyoga.com

What are our Core Subject Areas?

Our courses adhere to the strict standards and guidelines set by Yoga Alliance UK. We include a practical and theory based approach throughout the course and encourage questions and discussions throughout our time together.

  1. Yoga Asana
  2. Anatomy and Physiology
  3. Subtle Anatomy
  4. Yoga Philosophy
  5. Teaching Methods and ethics
  6. The Business of Yoga
  7. Home study and self-practice

Styles of Yoga Asana

There are many styles of yoga asana practice and there are many benefits to all of them. On this course we will study primarily Vinyasa Yoga and slower Hatha Yoga in which you will see influences of Iyengar Yoga. We will also study the various pranayama techniques within these practices. Other styles we include are:

  • Vinyasa Flow Yoga
  • Hatha Yoga with Iyengar Yoga influence
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Back Care Yoga
  • Pre and Post-Natal Yoga

Anatomy and Physiology

We believe that to become an effective yoga teacher you need have a working knowledge of anatomy and physiology, and we therefore spend three days of the course solely on this subject. Our approach to this is rooted in Sports Science and Exercise Physiology so as well as covering the basics such as  the skeletal system, endocrine system, the organs of the body and the skeletal muscular system, we also study what happens to the body during the practice of yoga asana and pranayama. We also look at healthy range of movement of the joints and why different asana are required for different postural types. We also discuss progressive overload and how to write a six week progressive yoga asana sequence.

  • The muscular system
  • The endocrine and nervous system
  • Anatomical movement of the skeleton and its many joints.
  • Range of Movement and how to use yoga asana to encourage a healthy level of mobility
  • What happens to the body and nervous system during a physical yoga practice
  • How to write a progressive yoga asana sequence

Subtle Anatomy

Yoga is much more that a range of yoga postures and there should be many layers to ones yoga practice. Subtle anatomy describes what happened to the body on a subtle energetic level when we practice asana, pranayama, bandhas, mudra and chanting. Through our training you will learn a broad range of techniques and how to integrate these into your daily practice and into your teaching.

  • Energetics – Prana, the Chakras and Koshas
  • Bandhas – Body locks that create an energy seal
  • Kriyas – Yogic cleansing practices
  • Mantras, Mudras & Chanting
  • Meditation & Yoga Nidra

Yoga Philosophy

There is a philosophy within the yoga system that underpins the physical practice of yoga.

    • The Yamas and Niyamas including the Eight Limbs
    • Ethics of yoga teaching and how this relates back to the Eight Limbs
    • Study the main yoga texts including The Bagavad Gita, Hatha Yoga Pradapika and The Yoga Sutras
    • The History of Yoga

How to teach Yoga

Effective communication is essential in becoming a great yoga teacher. Knowing how to teach different kinds of learners (auditory, visual, kinesthetic) is a skill that takes time and practice to learn. There will be many opportunities during the course to practice your teaching so you become adept in physical demonstration, observation, verbal cueing, adjusting, correcting and giving positive feedback. We will cover:

  • Teaching and learning techniques – auditory, visual, kinesthetic
  • How to give appropriate hands-on adjustments
  • How to use positive reinforcement and alter tone of voice accordingly
  • How to teach one to one sessions.
  • How to sequence and teach a 60-75minute Vinyasa Flow yoga class
  • How to sequence and teach a 60-75minute Hatha yoga class
  • How to sequence and teach a Back Care class.
  • How to sequence and teach a Restorative class
  • How to integrate a pregnant student into a regular yoga class (including Vinyasa Flow).
  • The Ethics of Teaching  – including understanding the teacher-student relationship

The Business of Yoga

In the Western hemisphere the yoga industry is a competitive one and it can often be challenging to find  balance between your own practice and earning a living whilst staying true to the yoga tradition. We discuss this work/life balance and talk about how to effectively market yourself as a yoga teacher. This module includes:

  • What to include on your website depending on what you want to achieve
  • How to write a CV.
  • How to write a waiver and health questionnaire
  • A list of websites where you can advertise your yoga services for free
  • Setting up your own classes versus flat rate pay classes
  • What to look for when hiring a space for classes and one to ones
  • Applying for work to yoga studios and gyms
  • Working out your demographics and possible teaching niches within that.
  • How to get teaching insurance

Home study and self-practice

Your success on this course will largely depend on your study and self-practice outside of the class room. During the contact hours of the course we will practice yoga together but outside of these hours you will be expected to cultivate your own practice. In addition to this you will have several assignments and assessments. These include:

  • A practical assessment in which you teach a forty five minute Hatha or Vinyasa Flow class.
  • A written Anatomy and Physiology exam
  • A written theory yoga exam covering all aspects of the course.

About Your Course Leader

Sally Parkes is the founder of Laxmi Yoga 200hr Teacher Training and has been practicing yoga since 1998, when after a series of sports injuries she found yoga to be an amazing tool for healing the body. Sally has since completed several yoga teacher trainings including Astanga Vinyasa with Paul Dallaghan, Hot Yoga and pre and post-natal yoga with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli. With a keen interest also in Iyengar Yoga, the style of yoga that Sally teaches on her courses is Vinyasa based with a particular attention on alignment, with her teaching often being described as ‘strong and steady’. Also a keen health and fitness writer, Sally has penned many magazine articles and is the author of The Students Manual to Yoga Anatomy.
03 Feb

60 Pentonville Rd, London N1 9LA

February 3, 2018 - July 1, 2018

Laxmi Vinyasa Yoga 200-Hour Teacher Training with Sally Parkes BSc

2018 Dates

3rd-4th February in London
10th-11th March in London
21st-22nd April in London
18th-25th May in Spain
9th-10th June in London
30th June-1st July in London

Training Locations

London: Double Tree Hilton Islington, 60 Pentonville Rd, London N1 9LA, United Kingdom and The Hacienda Retreat, Andalucia, Spain (the nearest airport with flights from the UK is Malaga).

Course Fees:

 

£2870*

early-bird-discount

Early Bird Offer

Our current Early Bird Offer of £2670expires on 4th October 2017 for the February – July 2018 course.

If you book the course three months before the course start date, you will receive £200 off the full price shown above. This offer does not apply to the Dorm-Share price.

*Based on two sharing a twin room. Single rooms are occasionally available at extra cost.


Dorm-Share lower cost fee for students on a budget available.

£2470**

**Experience the same great 200hr tuition but stay in women only shared dormitory accommodation whilst in Spain.

Our yoga teacher training is a well rounded yoga teacher training course that gives the student the tools to not only teach yoga, but also the practical knowledge on how to turn your passion of yoga in to a successful new career path. It is a well established and recognised qualification in which you will gain a 200-hour Yoga Alliance Professionals UK certificate (RYT-200), which enables you to teach internationally. This course is also registered with The Independent Yoga Network (IYN).

Our next course starts on 8th July 2017. This consists of a one week long module in Spain and five weekend modules in London. Please see our FAQ section below or contact us today for more information on info@sallyparkesyoga.com

What are our Core Subject Areas?

Our courses adhere to the strict standards and guidelines set by Yoga Alliance UK. We include a practical and theory based approach throughout the course and encourage questions and discussions throughout our time together.

  1. Yoga Asana
  2. Anatomy and Physiology
  3. Subtle Anatomy
  4. Yoga Philosophy
  5. Teaching Methods and ethics
  6. The Business of Yoga
  7. Home study and self-practice

Styles of Yoga Asana

There are many styles of yoga asana practice and there are many benefits to all of them. On this course we will study primarily Vinyasa Yoga and slower Hatha Yoga in which you will see influences of Iyengar Yoga. We will also study the various pranayama techniques within these practices. Other styles we include are:

  • Vinyasa Flow Yoga
  • Hatha Yoga with Iyengar Yoga influence
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Back Care Yoga
  • Pre and Post-Natal Yoga

Anatomy and Physiology

We believe that to become an effective yoga teacher you need have a working knowledge of anatomy and physiology, and we therefore spend three days of the course solely on this subject. Our approach to this is rooted in Sports Science and Exercise Physiology so as well as covering the basics such as  the skeletal system, endocrine system, the organs of the body and the skeletal muscular system, we also study what happens to the body during the practice of yoga asana and pranayama. We also look at healthy range of movement of the joints and why different asana are required for different postural types. We also discuss progressive overload and how to write a six week progressive yoga asana sequence.

  • The muscular system
  • The endocrine and nervous system
  • Anatomical movement of the skeleton and its many joints.
  • Range of Movement and how to use yoga asana to encourage a healthy level of mobility
  • What happens to the body and nervous system during a physical yoga practice
  • How to write a progressive yoga asana sequence

Subtle Anatomy

Yoga is much more that a range of yoga postures and there should be many layers to ones yoga practice. Subtle anatomy describes what happened to the body on a subtle energetic level when we practice asana, pranayama, bandhas, mudra and chanting. Through our training you will learn a broad range of techniques and how to integrate these into your daily practice and into your teaching.

  • Energetics – Prana, the Chakras and Koshas
  • Bandhas – Body locks that create an energy seal
  • Kriyas – Yogic cleansing practices
  • Mantras, Mudras & Chanting
  • Meditation & Yoga Nidra

Yoga Philosophy

There is a philosophy within the yoga system that underpins the physical practice of yoga.

    • The Yamas and Niyamas including the Eight Limbs
    • Ethics of yoga teaching and how this relates back to the Eight Limbs
    • Study the main yoga texts including The Bagavad Gita, Hatha Yoga Pradapika and The Yoga Sutras
    • The History of Yoga

How to teach Yoga

Effective communication is essential in becoming a great yoga teacher. Knowing how to teach different kinds of learners (auditory, visual, kinesthetic) is a skill that takes time and practice to learn. There will be many opportunities during the course to practice your teaching so you become adept in physical demonstration, observation, verbal cueing, adjusting, correcting and giving positive feedback. We will cover:

  • Teaching and learning techniques – auditory, visual, kinesthetic
  • How to give appropriate hands-on adjustments
  • How to use positive reinforcement and alter tone of voice accordingly
  • How to teach one to one sessions.
  • How to sequence and teach a 60-75minute Vinyasa Flow yoga class
  • How to sequence and teach a 60-75minute Hatha yoga class
  • How to sequence and teach a Back Care class.
  • How to sequence and teach a Restorative class
  • How to integrate a pregnant student into a regular yoga class (including Vinyasa Flow).
  • The Ethics of Teaching  – including understanding the teacher-student relationship

The Business of Yoga

In the Western hemisphere the yoga industry is a competitive one and it can often be challenging to find  balance between your own practice and earning a living whilst staying true to the yoga tradition. We discuss this work/life balance and talk about how to effectively market yourself as a yoga teacher. This module includes:

  • What to include on your website depending on what you want to achieve
  • How to write a CV.
  • How to write a waiver and health questionnaire
  • A list of websites where you can advertise your yoga services for free
  • Setting up your own classes versus flat rate pay classes
  • What to look for when hiring a space for classes and one to ones
  • Applying for work to yoga studios and gyms
  • Working out your demographics and possible teaching niches within that.
  • How to get teaching insurance

Home study and self-practice

Your success on this course will largely depend on your study and self-practice outside of the class room. During the contact hours of the course we will practice yoga together but outside of these hours you will be expected to cultivate your own practice. In addition to this you will have several assignments and assessments. These include:

  • A practical assessment in which you teach a forty five minute Hatha or Vinyasa Flow class.
  • A written Anatomy and Physiology exam
  • A written theory yoga exam covering all aspects of the course.

About Your Course Leader

Sally Parkes is the founder of Laxmi Yoga 200hr Teacher Training and has been practicing yoga since 1998, when after a series of sports injuries she found yoga to be an amazing tool for healing the body. Sally has since completed several yoga teacher trainings including Astanga Vinyasa with Paul Dallaghan, Hot Yoga and pre and post-natal yoga with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli. With a keen interest also in Iyengar Yoga, the style of yoga that Sally teaches on her courses is Vinyasa based with a particular attention on alignment, with her teaching often being described as ‘strong and steady’. Also a keen health and fitness writer, Sally has penned many magazine articles and is the author of The Students Manual to Yoga Anatomy.