The Yoga Teacher Intensive (100hrs) July 14-28, 2020
The Yoga Teacher Intensivewill be a fascinating 2-week journey of discovering and nurturing the teacher within. Participants will study the qualities and skills needed to become an effective yoga teacher and leave with the understanding and confidence to teach a powerful and compelling yoga class.The Yoga Teacher provides a comprehensive step-by-step program for the development of teaching skills, including multiple opportunities to gain practical teaching experience. (This final intensive will be limited to a maximum of 10 students to ensure a nurturing environment and intimate feedback and support.)
Our daily group practice of asana, pranayama and meditation continues throughout this module and, as blossoming teachers, participants will also be encouraged to understand the importance of cultivating their own personal practice.Students will discover how to use the laboratory of their personal practice to explore anatomy and physiology from the inside out, integrate the body and mind through the breath and experience the power of prana and intuitive flow.
Through carefully designed workshops and discussions, students will gain a solid understanding of class structure, including understanding the goals of each section of the class, and they will discover how to create a successful arc for maximum benefit. Together we will explore various approaches to the creation of an asana class including working towards a peak pose, teaching an all-levels class and sequencing for beneficial pranic flow.
We will discuss how to evaluate teaching situations, and students will learn how to develop effective verbal cues and understand safe adjustment principles and practices. Useful tools for teaching beginners will be presented, and students will gain a solid understanding of when, why and how to use props suitably. An introduction to Sanskrit will help participants gain the confidence and understanding to use basic Sanskrit terms and asana names in their teaching. With the insight and experience established in The Yoga Body and The Yoga Mind as a foundation, participants will also develop their ability to teach basic meditation and pranayama exercises.And with a solid understanding of the nervous system and the benefits of relaxation under their belt, students will apply these principles to understanding the essential elements of restorative yoga. After multiple short teaching exercises and longer section practicums (20 minute cool-down & 20 minute warm up), students will design and create a full class.The Yoga Teacherwill culminate in a final 90 minute teaching practicum in a supportive and nurturing environment, and students will receive constructive feedback from lead teachers and fellow students. This comprehensive program will provide participants with the skills confidence and inspiration to begin their journey as a Yoga teacher.
The Yoga Teacher Intensive study topics include:
Cultivating a personal practice
Teaching in context
Creating a class (sequencing, transitions, class shape, etc.)
Presenting a class (effective communication, verbal cues, demonstration, etc.)