This 300 hour yoga teacher training course is fully registered by Yoga Alliance Professionals and will equipped you with the necessary skills to teach yoga effectively and safely, starting you on your journey to become an inspirational and successful yoga teacher, enabling you to help and inspire people through yoga.
The course is led by Senior Yoga teacher (SYT) Amy Jones, who has over 10 years teaching experience and has built her own thriving yoga community from her studios in St Agnes. Jane Cradick, will be co-teaching with Amy, and comes with a wealth of experience, and has her own thriving yoga business. Both Amy and Jane have been involved in teacher training for several years, with a passion for supporting others to become successful teachers and encouraging as many people as possible to practise and enjoy yoga. You can learn more about Jane here.
This 300-hour course will run 1 weekend a month, Friday 6pm-9pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am-5.30pm, for 12 months. This will enable students to learn at their own pace, have adequate time to cover the modules, and put the learning into practise. This 300-hour course is the starting point, and both Amy and Jane will continue to offer on-going support and mentorship to all students, building our own community of supportive yoga teachers.
Style of Yoga
This course will draw primarily upon vinyasa yoga traditions, along with softer hatha and yin practices. Amy and Jane have studied a variety of styles of yoga, and they share a common approach to yoga teaching based on an eclectic mix of these different styles. Although yoga is often characterised into specific styles, and their associated lineages, there is only one yoga; the art on intuitively listening to the body, breath and mind to achieve balance in the system. As part of this course you will be encouraged to follow your own path, and studying as many styles of yoga as possible with as many teachers as you can, enabling you to find your authentic teacher voice.
Syllabus at a Glance
This course aims to develop safe, effective, knowledgeable and reflective yoga teachers, who come from a place of passion for yoga and a commitment to their own continuing practise. The best teachers teach from the heart, sharing their knowledge and experiences, this is how the authentic voice of the teacher emerges.
The course is divided in 10 modules as followed:
- Yoga Philosophy
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Yoga Asana
- Pranayama, meditation and mantra
- Subtle Anatomy
- Teaching and methodology
- First aid
- The business of teaching Yoga
The word yoga means union, making it almost impossible to divide the subject of yoga into individual modules. The 10 modules will intertwine throughout the 12 months of the course, allowing students to gain a holistic approach to the teaching of yoga.
Syllabus in more detail
Yoga Philosophy (25 hours)
- The history of yoga overview.
- The central texts of the yogic tradition: Bhagvad Gita, Upanishads & Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.
- What is Yoga in the modern Western world?
- The integration of philosophy into classes.
Anatomy and Physiology (30 hours)
- The bones, joints and movement.
- Muscles and movements.
- The other systems of the body: Nervous, Endocrine, Digestive, Lymphatic
- The fascial web, the connected organism.
- Functional Anatomy.
- Movement patterns.
- Anatomy in asana.
- Reading patterns in the body.
Yoga Asana (55 hours)
- What is asana and its purpose.
- Surya Namaska, Standing postures, Forward bends, Back bends, Twists, Balances, Inversions & Hips and shoulders.
- Elastic training (stretching).
- Bandha in asana.
- Mudra in asana.
- Yin and Yang in asana.
- Vinyasa yoga styles.
- Yin and Restorative Yoga styles.
- Yoga for special populations.
The study of each asana will consider purpose, variety of approaches, integration of anatomy, body types, precautions and prohibitions, adjustments and modifications, including the use of props to assist.
Pranayama, meditation and mantra (35 hours)
- What is pranayama?
- Breath awareness practices.
- Pranayama practice, including Ujjai, Nadi Shodana, Brahmari, sitali and Kapalabhati.
- Bandhas in Pranayama.
- Mudra on Pranayama.
- Breath retention.
- What is meditation?
- The challenges to teaching mediation in the modern world.
- The starting places, pratyahara and Dharana.
- Meditation practices, including Yoga Nidra.
- Incorporating meditation and mindfulness into a predominantly physical class.
- The power of sound.
- Om, the universal sound.
- Chants:Togetherness Mantra, Gayatri Mantra, Pavamana Mantra.
- Incorporation of external sounds in class, including gongs and singing bowls.
Subtle Anatomy (10 hours)
- The Pranic body.
- Chakras and integration into asana and pranayama.
- Mudra and Bandha.
Teaching and methodology (45 hours)
- Lesson planning.
- Moving to a peak pose.
- Linking poses through a theme.
- Sequencing in asana.
- Course writing, sequencing lessons over time.
- Verbal cues and the power of language to inform the body.
- Physical adjustment and the art of touch.
- Teaching beginners.
- Differentiation in teaching, moving students on.
- The authentic teacher voice.
First aid (7 hours)
- Emergency First aid in the Workplace course.
The business of teaching Yoga (15 hours)
- Getting started: Venue and location, Risk assessment, Health and safety, Price structures & Insurance to teach.
- Data collection, Client health forms & GDPR.
- Marketing Tools.
- Professional conduct and the student/ teacher relationship.
- The building of a yoga community
- The authentic teacher
Teaching (18 hours)
- Team teaching
- Micro teaching
- Teaching full 60 to 90 minute classes.
When ready trainee teachers can teach up to 2 hours a week, but only what has been covered by the course and in agreement with SYT Amy Jones. You will be encouraged to get teaching as soon as you feel ready.
- Personal Practise: Asana, Pranayama & Mediation.
- Class attendance: Vinyasa yoga styles, Yin/Restorative styles & Meditation/sound bath.
- External tutor lead class attendance: 65 hours (over the 12 month period of course)
- Student led study: Study and assignment 65 hours & Self practise 60 hours
Teaching yoga is truly the art of sharing your experiences as you continue to practise yoga. All good teachers teach from a solid foundation of a regular practise, that informs and enriches their teaching
Total course hours 430
Time commitment and Course dates
12 weekends spread over the course of 1 year
Timings for each weekend:
- Friday 6pm-9pm
- Saturday and Sunday 9am to 5.30pm
Course dates 2020
January: Friday 17th, Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th
February: Friday 21, Saturday 22nd, & Sunday 23rd
March: Friday 13th, Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th
April: Friday 17th, Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th
May: Friday 15th, Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th
June: Friday 12th, Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th
July: Friday 17th, Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th
August: Friday 14th, Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th
September: Friday 11th, Saturday 12 and Sunday 13th
October: Friday 16th, Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th
November: Friday 13th, Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th
December: Friday 11th, Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th
Who is the course for?
A minimum of 2 years regular yoga practise.
Completion of an application form, and acceptance on to the course by SYT Amy Jones.
This course is open to all yogis who meet the minimum entry requirements and have a desire to deepen their study of yoga, and have a passion to share the gift of yoga with others. There is not a need to be able to perform certain asanas, yoga is not defined by making shapes with the body; rather it is the art of listening to the body and working intuitively with its current condition.
Terms and Conditions
Cost of course: £2300
£500 non-refundable deposit to secure your place.
12 payments of £150 on the 1st of each month January 2020 to December 2020 (to be set up as a standing order).
How to apply and Payment
There are a maximum of 14 places available on the course. To apply please fill out the application form, click here; and Amy Jones will contact you to confirm your suitability and place on the course. She will also send out pre-course information. This will include the topics to be covered each weekend, assignments, and reading list. She will also arrange a payment of a non-refundable deposit of £500 per person to secure your place.
Amy and Jane will provide supportive recourses for each module of the course, culminating in a full course training manual to support all aspects covered. Students are expected to obtain all set texts on reading lists themselves prior to the start of the course, and will need to bring them to each day of the course. Additional useful books will also be included on the reading list for future suggested future study.
The course costs £2300. A non-refundable deposit of £500 is required to secure your place. The remainder (£1800) is due in 12 instalments of £150 payable of the first of each month January to December 2020. Payment via BACS.
Included in the price:
- 240 contact hours with SYT Amy Jones or Jane Cradick.
- 300 hour foundation teacher training course manual
- Refreshments throughout the day
- Certification of 300 hour Yoga teacher training upon completion of the course, including all assignments
- Post completion of your course support and advice.
- Transport to and from venue
- Accommodation for the duration of the course
- Insurance to teach (this is available through your membership to YAP, both as a trainee and once your have qualified)
- Set course texts
Refund and Cancellation Policy
Please note that all deposits are non-refundable, in the event you need to cancel your place:
- Cancellations 28 days or less before the course start date all payments made are non-refundable.
- Cancellations 29 days or more before the course start date deposit of £500 is non-refundable.
- Withdrawing during the course: deposit and any attended weekends are non-refundable, payment for remaining unattended weekends will depend of your personal circumstances and reasons for withdrawing mid-course.
- Your place on the course cannot be sold on or given to anyone else. All bookings and payments for the course are made directly through Amy Jones.
Please put any requests to withdraw in writing to Amy yoga at email@example.com
Amy Jones has the right to cancel the course at any point. In the unlikely event of a course being cancelled you will be refunded your full course fees or offered alternative dates, of which if you can’t attend you will be offered a full refund. Other costs incurred such as travel or time off work cannot be reimbursed.
Attendance and completion of the course
Students should attend 100% of the course contact hours. Failure to attend the course contact hours will result in non-completion of the course and no certification. There may be the opportunity to make up missed contact hours, this must be pre-arranged with Amy Jones and additional cost will depend on support and hours needed. Certification of the course is also dependent on the successful completion and passing of all written assignments. If additional time and support is needed to complete assignments this will need to be agreed with Amy Jones and may also incur additional costs.
Please note that Amy Jones will pass on your details to the Yoga Alliance Professional so they can contact you to register. Your details will not be passed on to any other parties.
Please consider your personal circumstances when considering the course and the requirement to attend all weekends and sessions. By registering and paying a deposit for the course you are agreeing to all the T&Cs laid out above, including the cancellation policy. You are agreeing to adhere to the code of conduct policy and confirm you have read and are happy with the complaints procedure.