This April 2017, triyoga is launching our very first advanced teacher training programme with Anna Ashby and Jean Hall. We caught up with them on the blog to find out more.
1. Who’s the training for?
This training is for all certified yoga teachers who have been teaching for over 18 months from all yoga backgrounds and styles… we are a very broad and inclusive group! The training will strongly appeal to those teachers who love to learn. It will encourage exploration and enquiry as a platform from which to delve deeper into the meaning and subtleties underlying yoga practice. It will also help teachers gain greater proficiency and confidence in their practice and teaching of an ancient tradition in a modern context.
2. What’s the structure of the training?
There are 11 weekend modules (Friday to Saturday) and four guest teacher workshops over a 20 month period. This allows time in between the modules and workshops to absorb and apply the teachings that have been shared during each module.
3. What about the content?
Yoga has a long, rich lineage, which continues to evolve and grow. The content and approach of this course reflects just that. We’ll refresh on the basics, and then move forwards into developing deep embodied asana, pranayama and meditation practices, which will include subtle body awareness from early and medieval yoga schools, as well as current and experiential anatomy and physiology.
The study of traditional texts as well as delving into the relationship between western and eastern philosophies and how they can complement one another will also be included.
Refining your personal expression and style of teaching will be nurtured through voice-work, chanting, lifestyle and ethics, reflective practices and applied teaching methodology.
4. What are the key things students will learn?
Throughout the course, a variety of approaches will be explored to enrich teaching skills and meet more efficiently and effectively the needs of your students, moving away from a ‘one size fits all’ approach towards ensuring individual student learning for all levels, not only in regards to asana but of essence. By developing a fuller understanding of alignment, anatomy, physiology and subtle body practices, personal practice will deepen and become more nuanced and reflective.
5. How much work is involved? is there homework?
There will be a maximum of 8 assignments over the programme duration, including reflective pieces, case studies, observations and a final project. Course readings will also be set between modules. On average, this will amount to about 2 hours per week of conscious engagement with course material.
6. Why is it important that triyoga offers an advanced level TT?
As yoga continues to grow in popularity, we feel it’s important that its authenticity is not diluted and that standards of teaching yoga are maintained. triyoga is committed to this and plays a central role in raising the bar of yoga teacher training – empowering teachers to hone their skills to safely teach students of all levels and experience.
7. What makes the triyoga training unique?
We have drawn together an expert and varied team of teachers who are at the top of their field and will deliver a rich and diverse curriculum: from experiential anatomy to subtle anatomy, from traditional yoga philosophy to western, from precise asana practice to aligned business practice, from pedagogy to embodied experiential awareness, from chanting to empowered and authentic voice, from pranayama to meditation to name a few.
8. What motivates you to teach?
A: To be in service of this great tradition helping to preserve and share its profound teachings – to honour, hold precious and protect its knowledge for future generations.
J: My love of the yoga practice, an appetite for learning and the sharing of the life changing teachings. It’s also a real privilege to guide and nurture teachers in training and witness their blossoming of confidence and self-belief.
9. What are you most excited about?
A: To gather together a group of dynamic people who wish to refine the narrative around the modern yoga teacher, such that we become part of a sea change of consciousness that helps to foster connection and create more light in this world.
J: I am excited to see the coming together of teachers and trainees from all different backgrounds, trainings and styles to create a community of shared learning and growth.
10. Describe the training in 3 words
A: Learn, experience, assimilate… and share (I needed one more word!)
J: Exploratory, profound and enlightening
about triyoga education
triyoga has been training teachers since 2005. Since this time, we have graduated over 300 teachers from 16 teacher training (TT) intakes. We are proud to offer one of the most rigorous level 1 trainings in the UK. Our 24 month programme providing in-depth study of asana, pranayama, philosophy, anatomy and physiology. We also provide a comprehensive CPD programme – providing further training and specialism opportunities for our graduates, and those from other schools.
about triyoga’s new advanced teacher training programme
The 20 month, 300 hour training, fully accredited by Yoga Alliance Professionals and registered with the Yoga Alliance (US), will be led by Anna Ashby and Jean Hall, two of triyoga’s most experienced teachers and teacher trainers. To find out more about triyoga’s advanced level training including dates, costs and the application process, see our website here.
about the teachersAnna has been studying and practising yoga for over 25 years and teaching for over 15 years. She is one of London’s leading yoga teachers and a dedicated triyoga teacher. She is a founder and senior faculty member of triyoga’s teacher training program and holds the highest level of certification from Yoga Alliance both in the UK and in the US (E-RYT 500/Senior Teacher). Anna’s teaching style has evolved from her study of dance, in-depth training with established, classical yoga systems that focus on alignment, and a dedicated yoga practice that developed while she lived for 12 years in a yoga ashram in upstate New York. http://www.annaashby.com/
As a lifelong lover of movement and creativity, Jean has spent much of her life exploring bodywork disciplines, travelling and practising yoga. Having discovered yoga whilst training as a dancer, it soon became an integral part of her life, developing alongside her career as a performer and also her own personal learning and exploration. She has been teaching yoga for over 20 years since qualifying as an iyengar yoga teacher, as well as continuing to study different forms of yoga with many great teachers such as Sri K. Pattahbi Jois and Gill Clarke. As well as teaching open classes in London, being on the faculty of triyoga’s teacher training programme and leading yoga masterclasses, workshops and retreats in the UK and abroad, Jean is also a published author. http://www.yogajeannie.com/