WHAT’S THIS COURSE ABOUT?
Most of us practice yoga by attending a yoga class by attending one, perhaps two classes each week. If we can’t get to a real time class, we might practice at home, with the help of a YouTube video or online class. Most of the time, the focus of these 60-90 minute classes is the physical practice of yoga in a format which doesn’t allow us to ask questions about the postures we’re practicising. There is virtually no time available in this format to study the other areas of yoga, including breathwork, meditation, history or philosophy.
The course seeks to overcome the limitations of the weekly class format and is designed for anyone who would like the opportunity and time to develop their physical yoga practice and to learn more about the different aspects of yoga mentioned above. It’s crafted in such a way as to allow you to build and maintain a practice which is all your own while you get to know yourself better – your strengths as well as your vulnerabilities, whilst sharing the journey there with like-minded yogis.
IS THIS A COURSE FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO TEACH YOGA?
The course isn’t a teaching qualification – it’s kind of a halfway house. We teach on many teacher training courses and find that a good proportion of the trainees have no intention of going on to teach when the course ends – they just want to do something that allows them to experience yoga, to study yoga and to engage in their own personal development in a bit more depth than is possible in group classes. What they are really looking for is a Yoga Foundations course.
WHAT IS THE FORMAT OF THE COURSE?
The course is run over 10 months on Sundays, 10am-5pm, with a total of 50 tutor contact hours. You’ll also be expected to undertake a small amount of reading in between course dates, as well as keep a personal journal. There are no written or marked assignments involved.
WHAT WILL THE COURSE COVER?
• A range of asana through practices and an “asana clinic”.
• A variety of pranayama and kriya practices.
• Methods of relaxation and how to build them into everyday life.
• Mindfulness and meditation techniques suitable for a Western lifestyle.
• Introduction to sequencing sufficient to plan and sustain a regular home practice.
• Sanskrit terms
• The history of modern yoga
• The main paths of yoga and teaching styles practiced in the West.
WHAT ARE THE COURSE DATES?
You have 2 options for payment:
Option A: One-off payment of £650.00 (**EARLYBIRD DISCOUNT – £575.00 if payment is made by 30th June).
Option B: Four monthly payments of £165.00 (total of £660). All payments to be completed before the commencement of the course.
AM I READY FOR THE COURSE?
Participants will usually have a minimum of 6 months regular class attendance/experience with a suitably qualified yoga teacher. Participants are welcomed from all traditions.
The course will be held at The Old School Hall in Fordwich, which is a delightful setting by the River Stour. Fordwich is easily accessible by car, bus and rail (Sturry Station, which is 1 stop from Canterbury West).
All tutoring and course materials, tea.