Yoga-Yoga Teacher Training 200 hour Yoga Alliance accredited course
September 2016 to December 2017 (245 hours)
With Louise Cashin RegisteredSenior Yoga Teacher (SYT) Yoga Alliance
The Yoga- Yoga Teacher Training Course (TTC) focuses on practical techniques and personal development to enable serious, experienced Yoga students to evolve into ethical, competent Yoga teachers. It provides a thorough grounding in the practice and theory of Yoga and is presented throughout in an interactive and experiential way to aid faster and more complete assimilation of the at times, complex information. We are a small group and this provides for a good teacher student ratio to maximise your opportunity to learn.
Welcome - a personal message from Louise Cashin Course Director
"I am delighted to share my knowledge, passion and long time practice of Yoga with serious students who wish to study Yoga in more detail for their own personal development and to learn how to teach this wonderful, life affirming practice to others. I see Yoga as an integral part of my life not only in the way I move, but in the way I think and interact with others. Yoga has taught me so much more than just practicing on the mat! My approach in designing and delivering this teacher training is to encourage you to fully embody the practices of Yoga so that you become an example to your students of good health, compassion and empathy- things I believe make for a great Yoga teacher"
The Yoga- Yoga Teacher Training Course (TTC)
Louise is the course leader for the Yoga-Yoga TTC and her co-tutor is Swami Saradananda her teacher and mentor of many years, who will be teaching the philosophy and history of Yoga. During the course there will be further teachers and assistants excited to help you get the most out of this course!
The aim of the Yoga-Yoga TTC is to equip students both professionally and practically to teach Yoga to adults with mixed ability, with emphasis on:
Asana (Yoga postures)
Mudras and Bandhas
The above will include all aspects of professional teaching, including course and lesson planning; assessing students, class management and the adapting and modifying of the above practices for the safe inclusion of individual requirements.
In addition to learning how to teach the above aspects of Yoga practice, the Yoga-Yoga TTC aims to equip students with knowledge in the following:
Anatomy and physiology appropriate to Yoga practice together with health and safety considerations
Yoga in philosophical and historical context with reference to the set key texts
The business of Yoga- setting up classes and promoting classes and courses
The concept of “Yoga Off the Mat” Yoga as a lifestyle choice.
Furthermore it is our intention to provide or direct students to, on-going personal development through reading and study and on-going support and mentoring throughout the course and beyond.
Pre Course Requirements
These are the desired requirements, consideration will be given on a case-by-case basis in such cases where a student is keen and enthusiastic to join the course yet may not meet all the requirements:
An established, regular Yoga practice of 3 years or more [regular meaning; a minimum of a weekly class, preferably more than once a week, complimented by personal practice] A BWY foundation course 1 or equivalent is very helpful
Some knowledge and practice beyond Asana to include
Pranayama, at least two basic practices
Relaxation, concentration and meditation
Other practices such as Kriyas, bandhas and mudras
Philosophical concepts and/or other paths of Yoga
A personal practice is a plus point or a strong desire to develop one
Attendance at one or more of the following over the last two years, regular kirtan/in depth Yoga workshops/Yoga retreats/Yoga intensives
In order for students to be clear on expectations and to feel comfortable with their choice of course, everyone will be interviewed if their application is suitable. Interviews will take place from April 2016 and are arranged directly with Louise.
Length of the Course
The course adheres to the guidelines and exceeds the minimum requirements set out by Yoga Alliance UK for a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Course. The specifics are as follows
11 weekends 2016-2017
1 weekend that includes Friday evening (January 2017)
2 Saturdays only that include Friday evenings too (December 2016 and March 2017)
Half day graduation December 2017
Venue for the Course
The studio at this location is fully equipped for Yoga and the aim is to provide the best possible learning environment for students.
67a Holly Road
Basic Content of the Course *1
*1The full syllabus is available from Louise Cashin.
This is the outline. The course is presented in two modules each having two parts: -
Module One: Beginning your journey
1. Refining your practice
Alignment and movement principles in asana; in general and specific to asanas on the syllabus
Efficient use of the body moving, strength and grace
The breath in postures, the breath and movement
Ability to relax, let go and be; in general and specific relaxation techniques on the syllabus
Good posture- seated and standing
Developing the kinesthetic sense
Breathing and pranayama techniques on the syllabus
Kriyas and Bandhas on the syllabus
Yama and Niyama in daily life
Attending a variety of classes, experiencing different teachers and teaching styles
2. Developing your knowledge
The main systems of the physical body, what they do, how they work and their relevance to Yoga Asana, breathing, relaxation and meditation.
Safety and health considerations
Prana and the energy body what is it, how does it work and how do Yoga practices influence it
The mind and emotions and the effect of Yoga on them
Putting Yoga in historical context
Where did it come from
When did it begin
What was it about originally and how has it developed and changed over time.
Who are the main characters and what were/are they teaching
The philosophical and spiritual depths of Yoga to include study of Patanjali Sutras
An introduction to the main texts of Yoga to include the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Bhagavad Gita and aspects of the Upanishads
Chanting, Mantras and Meditation
Attending kirtan or spiritual discourse, seminars and talks
Module Two: From Yoga student to Yoga teacher
3. Preparing to Teach
How do people learn
The ‘language’ of teaching
Observing and listening skills
Adjustments, modifications and contraindications
The business of Yoga
Being authentic, embodying the practice
Teaching Yoga: -
Pranayama, mudra, bandhas
Relaxation, concentration, meditation
Themes, inspirations and motivating students
Course and class planning, class timing and management
Record practice teaching with friends and family
Class observations and practice teaching sessions
4. Teaching practice
Assist in one of the tutor’s classes at least twice during part 3 and 4 of the course.
Prepare in a group and teach part of a 90 minutes class to your peers
Prepare a 10 week introductory / beginners course and teach a 75 minute lesson from it to your peers
Teach pranayama (from course list)
Hands on adjustments
Final assessment class 75/90 minutes mixed ability class
Yoga in action, finding your path as a teacher
Checking in with yourself and keeping your own practice going