- Four five-day modules (Friday – Tuesday)
- One closing four-day module (Friday – Monday)
- Inter-module online meetings (between each module you’ll have 1 meeting with the course leaders, 1 with your mentor and 1 with your study group)
Module 1: May 17-21 – Nature Is Our Teacher: Vinyasa Yoga, Somatics, and Qigong
Module 2: July 19-23 – Movement Patterns and Vinyasa Yoga: Rediscovering Our Natural Movement Wisdom
Module 3: Sept 27-Oct – 1Vinyasa Yoga and Qigong: Harmonising with the Movement of Energy and Intention
Module 4: Nov 22-26 – Fundamentals of Teaching, Creativity and Sequencing
Module 5: Jan 17-20 (2025) – Practicalities of Teaching and What a Deeper Practice Means
Structured over 8 months, including a 2 month mentorship period at the end, this immersive teacher training will include four modules (five consecutive days each) and one closing module (four consecutive days). Between modules trainees will meet in small groups, attend and observe classes, practice teaching, and complete a total of four short written assignments, two case studies and course reading.
The nature of this teacher training is based upon the understanding that we learn best from our personal experience. Therefore each module will be experiential and exploratory so that trainees can develop a felt understanding (somatic) and embodied knowledge of yoga, energy and meditation practices as well as the principles underlying them.
There will be no final exam, but throughout the course modules, teaching practices and assignments there will be on-going assessment by the senior teachers and faculty member’s through observation and feedback. This will also extend into the mentorship period.
Trainees who fall behind in meeting the course requirements will be supported in catching up and improving in the areas which they may not feel confident in. Deferral is considered a useful and viable option to enable trainees to graduate at a later date if necessary.
This approach will be integrated with practical teaching methodologies so that trainees can effective share this knowledge and emerge as skilled, articulate and embodied yoga teachers. Because we believe good teaching is based on openness, commitment, compassion and integrity, this training will NOT include assessments or marks.