RocketBeats Bass-Line Teacher Training
24 – 28 October 2024
£900
A 5-day Teacher Training

This is 5-day RocketBeats’ introductory level Teacher Training (aka the RocketBeats Bass-Line Training) which will take you through the foundations of the RocketBeats practice and teaching methodology.

What is RocketBeats?

Developed by Alan Ellman and Imi Wiseman, RocketBeats is a dynamic yoga style originating in London, with a growing community of teachers and practitioners throughout the UK, Europe and beyond.

 

RocketBeats challenges traditional approaches to physical and non-physical yoga. With its roots in Rocket, the style has evolved to incorporate a number of other styles of yoga and movement, and promotes dynamic sequences which build strength and flexibility in equal measure. Similarly, the style challenges some of the philosophical dogma of ancient yoga, moving towards a modern philosophy encouraging self-reflection and self-agency.

 

From pranayama to techno, RocketBeats encourages you to find your own ways to be still, helping you develop a well-rounded personal practice and giving you the tools to help others do the same. If you’ve ever been to an RB class, you’ll probably know that instead of set sequences, classes are built around 4 different directions of travel, levelling up or down according to a wide range of students and levels. The sequences constantly change but the directions don’t…

 

UP – everything shoulders and upper body – arm balances, handstands, binds and more
DOWN – everything hips and lower body – standing balances, hips openers and more
FORWARDS – everything forward folding – hip compression, core engagement, pressing and more
BACKWARDS – everything front body opening – core engagement, backbends and more

Course Content

  • Anatomy
    Get to know key anatomical movements – familiarise yourself with the differences between flexion and extension, elevation and depression and what terms like these mean in the context of asana and sequencing
  • Drills and sequences
    Create anatomically sound and relatable drills for every direction of travel. Develop your own sun salutations and sequences for all levels of students and classes
  • Alignment, strength and flexibility
    Understand the importance of balancing strength and flexibility and learn how to find equanimity between these in your own and your students’ practices
  • Cueing and adjustments
    Improve your verbal cueing and physical adjustments for all levels of student
  • Pranayama
    Expand your encyclopaedia of breathing techniques and learn how to teach simple breathwork to a range of students

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the four directions of travel and their key anatomical components
  • Build your own drills and sequences for all levels of class
  • Balance strength and flexibility for yourself and your students
  • Get people breathing
  • Learn how to have fun teaching

Schedule

A typical day

  • 2 hours – Asana practice Up, Down, Forwards, Backwards
  • 2 hours – Anatomy, alignment, drills, vignettes, sequences, verbal cueing
  • 1½ hour – Strength and flexibility & physical adjustments
  • 1½ hour – Asana lab
  • 1 hour – Pranayama and philosophy

Teaching Team

Imi Wiseman & Alan Ellman

Imi and Alan are a teaching team originating from the Rocket tradition who have incorporated many movement modalities to create their own style of modern dynamic yoga. They are committed to challenging dogma, disrupting the norm and encouraging yoga teachers to think for themselves. They’ve been on the London teaching scene for years and their RocketBeats classes are a favourite on the Mission schedule.

Eligibility + Pre-Requisites

This training is suitable for anyone who has already completed a yoga teacher training and has a regular dynamic physical yoga practice.

 

If you’re already a RocketBeats teacher, you can join our next training at Mission on 28 March-1 April 2024.

 

Numbers are capped.

 

Apply
Please fill out this short application so we can learn a bit more about your practice and background with TTs and teaching.

 

We will review your application promptly and let you know whether you’ve been approved to join the training!

 

Scholarship place

There is one scholarship place available on this training, for a participant to join the full TT free of charge. The scholarship will be awarded based on need. If you would like to be considered for the scholarship place, please fill out the scholarship application form linked here by 15th April, along with your TT application. We will respond to all scholarship applicants by 25th April.

 

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