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triyoga advanced yoga teacher training

with Anna Ashby and Jean Hall

april 2017 – november 2018

overview

This 300 hour programme is designed for qualified yoga teachers and provides the opportunity for participants to work with senior teachers at the top of their field, within a structure that provides time and space for profound learning and growth, a supportive community of peers and tutors and first-rate studio facilities.

The programme is accredited by Yoga Alliance Professionals at the 300 level and also registered with the Yoga Alliance (US) at the 300 hour level.

Anna Ashby and Jean Hall, two of triyoga’s most experienced teachers and teacher trainers, will lead the training and will be joined by a faculty of experts to provide a programme that includes: Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, Philosophy (traditional yoga texts and Western philosophy), experiential Anatomy + Physiology, Subtle Body Anatomy, Voicework, Chanting, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers and applied Teaching Methodology.

course content

A journey from the body to the soul…

Setting the highest standards in yoga teaching, triyoga’s advanced teacher training course will enable + empower teachers to hone their skills in order to effectively teach students of all levels + experience. Delving deeper into the rich and diverse body of knowledge known as yoga and honouring its tradition alongside fresh + innovative approaches, participants will be supported to foster + enrich their own authentic style and voice to become confident, inspiring and embodied teachers.

Course Description

The course programme comprises: Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, Philosophy (traditional yoga texts and Western philosophy), experiential Anatomy + Physiology, Subtle Body Anatomy, Voicework, Chanting, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers and applied Teaching Methodology.

Each module weekend will be themed and will integrate teachings, theory and practice to provide a holistic view of a topic. Modules are progressive, each building upon the work from previous modules, supporting a pace of learning that enables students to integrate material and practices into their own practice and teaching outside of the course.

The course framework provides continuity and community, and an environment that is supportive and empowered where learning and exploration spark reflection, self-inquiry, and the development of evaluation and appraisal skills. Throughout the programme, students will assess the effectiveness and progression of their teaching skills both individually and with the support of their tutors and peer-group.

course structure

The programme content will be delivered through a 20-month training comprising 11x 3-day modules and 4x special guest workshops – providing over 300 hours of tuition, practice and study.

Structural Breakdown
Each of the 11x 3-day modules includes theoretical, practical and experiential components which integrate to explore a central topic of theme from several perspectives.

Module 1

  • Welcome + Intention
  • Anatomy Workshop + Practicum: Breath + Gravity
  • Asana Exploration: Breath, Gravity + Movement
  • The Methodology of Instruction
  • Practicum: Reading Bodies – What do you See?
  • Reflection, Meditation + Self-Evaluation/Appraisal Skills
  • Chanting + Voicework

Module 2

  • The History and Philosophy of Yoga: An Introduction
  • Upanisads: Breath of the Eternal
  • Asana + Meditation Exploration: Bhakti Sutra
  • Bhakti Sutra: The Path Of Devotion
  • Practicum: Embodiment through Thematic Teaching
  • Talk + Discussion: Pedagogy – The Study + Practice of How Best to Teach

Module 3

  • Anatomy Workshop: Feet + Legs
  • Anatomy Practicum: Foundation, Skeletal/Muscular Systems + Case Studies
  • Asana Exploration: Foundation + the Subtleties of Muscular Action
  • Restorative + Breath Exploration: Following the Pathway of the Breath + Yoga Nidra
  • Practicum: The Fine Art of Assisting
  • Reflection, Meditation + Self-Evaluation/Appraisal Skills
  • Chanting + Voicework

Module 4

  • Anatomy Workshop: The Alignment of the Pelvis
  • Anatomy Practicum: Pelvis, Reproductive System + Case Studies
  • Asana Exploration: The Subtleties of the Pelvic Girdle
  • Introduction to the Subtle Body: Energetics of the Pelvis
  • Practicum: Assists + Partnering
  • Reflection, Meditation + Self-Evaluation/Appraisal Skills
  • Chanting + Voicework

Module 5

  • Philosophy – Inner Yoga: Seed of the Tree of Tantra
  • Asana Exploration: Embodying the Teachings
  • Practicum: Creative + Purposeful Sequencing

Module 6

  • Anatomy Workshop: The Lower + Mid-Torso
  • Anatomy Practicum: Mid-Spine, Digestion + Diaphragmatic Movement + Case Studies
  • Asana Exploration: The Subtleties of Mid-Spinal Alignment
  • Subtle Body: Strength from the Core
  • Practicum: Ensuring Student Learning
  • Reflection, Meditation + Self-Evaluation/Appraisal Skills
  • Chanting + Voicework

Module 7

  • Anatomy Workshop: Upper Torso
  • Anatomy Practicum: Stress Physiology + Nervous System Health + Case Studies
  • Asana Exploration: The Subtleties of the Shoulder Girdle
  • Talk + Discussion: The Dharma of Student/Teacher Roles
  • Subtle Body: Energetics of the Heart
  • Practicum: Teaching from the Heart
  • Chanting + Voicework

Module 8

  • Philosophy – The Crossover Between East and West: The Universal Essence of Yoga Philsophy Across the Ages
  • Asana Exploration: Embodying the Teachings
  • Philosophy – The Phenomonology of Lived Experience
  • Practicum: Creating Liminal Space and Designing Retreats
  • Shifting Paradigms: Unitive Perception in the Modern World

Module 9

  • Anatomy Workshop: Cervical Spine + Skull
  • Anatomy Practicum: Ventricular System, Lymphatic + Endocrine Systems + Case Studies
  • Asana Exploration: Subtleties of the Neck + Skull
  • Discussion: The Practice of Self-Care + Balance
  • Subtle Body: Moving towards the Upper Realms
  • Successful Yoga Business Practices: Ethics + Politics
  • Chanting + Voicework

Module 10

  • Philosophy – The Hatha Yoga Tradition + Modern Yoga
  • Asan Exploration: Connecting to the Roots of our Tradition in the Modern Age
  • Sahasrara: The Energy of Expansion

Module 11

  • Asana + Meditation Practice, Final Project Presentations, Closing Ceremony + Chant

 

In addition to the modules, there will be 4x guest workshops:

  • Workshop 1: Pranayama practices (Richard Rosen)
  • Workshop 2: The fascial body (Gary Carter)
  • Workshop 3: Yoga and trauma (Steve Haines)
  • Workshop 4: Ayurveda (Jono Condous)

In total, the programme comprises over 300 hours of tuition, practice and study.

 

learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course, participants will have:

  • Gained a fuller understanding of the different approaches, methods + philosophies of yoga which can support and nurture students of all different backgrounds and experience, and be able to skilfully apply them;
  • Understood better the role + challenges of the modern yoga teacher as it relates to an evolving tradition, and;
  • Increased their confidence both personally + professionally.

More specifically, participants will have:

  • Deepened + refined their own personal practice, including applying modifications, variations + intelligent approaches to practicing intermediate/advanced (or Level 2) asana;
  • Developed reflective, self-evaluation + appraisal skills with which to objectively assess the effectiveness of their teaching taking into consideration pedagogy and effective communication;
  • Contemplated and worked with progressive learning techniques + creative sequencing to ensure safe + methodical practice according to student level, needs + capacity;
  • Refined language + communication skills covering essential + subtle alignment, clear methodology, and authentic and inclusive voice;
  • Gained confidence in how to give skilful assists with sensitivity + awareness;
  • Engaged in a dialogue to understand more fully the dynamics of the student/teacher relationship, covering different aspects such as praise and blame, transference, projection, criticism, idealisation + counter transference;
  • Studied in-depth key texts of the yoga tradition + related western texts in order to more skilfully weave teachings into classes, workshops + retreats;
  • Understood more accurately the roots of the yoga tradition and the way yoga has been adapted + evolved in the modern age; used this knowledge to contemplate and articulate the role/responsibilities of a modern yoga teacher;
  • Refined their learning + practise of various pranayama + meditation techniques and how to make them accessible + relevant to students of all levels + experience;
  • Further clarified + refined their knowledge + understanding of subtle body anatomy and how it can relate to asana practice, pranayama + chanting;
  • Increased their knowledge of anatomy as it relates to sound alignment covering case studies/scenarios that often come up in class along with effective ways to deal with them;
  • Been introduced to the elementary stages of kirtan leadership + by the end of the training to be empowered to confidently lead simple, introductory mantras accompanied by harmonium drone in classes, workshops and retreats;
  • Been introduced to the basic tenets of Ayurveda as the medicinal arm of yoga;
  • Embraced personal practice + balanced living as the means to embody modern yoga and maintain a wellspring of enthusiasm + creativity

eligibility + pre-requisites

The triyoga advanced teacher training is open to participants who:

  • Have an existing 200 hour teacher training qualification (through any school*)
  • Have a minimum of 18 months’ post-qualification teaching experience
  • Have a minimum 200 hours teaching experience
  • Submit a completed application form, including a reference and a contemplation

 

Please be aware that, whilst you are eligible for the triyoga course with an initial teacher training certificate from any school, a triyoga advanced 300 hour qualification does not automatically qualify you to register with the Yoga Alliance or Yoga Alliance Professionals if your initial teacher training is not accredited/registered by these bodies.

If you do not meet the teaching experience eligibility criteria, but feel that you are a suitable candidate for the training, please do get in touch with us to discuss advancedtt@triyoga.co.uk

graduation

Graduation from the training is not a given. To successfully complete the training students are required to:

  • Attend at least 10 modules (and make up hours if modules are missed)
  • Demonstrate a committed, open and enquiring attitude throughout the training
  • Contribute to in-class and online group discussions
  • Complete all course assessments to a satisfactory standard, including: Case studies; Essays/Reflective writings; Teaching plans; Final project

On successful completion of the course, participants will be awarded with a triyoga advanced teaching training certificate.

accreditation

The triyoga advanced teacher training is accredited by Yoga Alliance Professionals at the 300 hour level and is also registered by Yoga Alliance (US) at the 300 hour level. This means that on successful completion of the course, participants will:

  • Receive the triyoga Education advanced teacher training certificate
  • Be eligible to register with the Yoga Alliance as a RYT500 teacher. This is subject to the participant’s existing RYT status – see yoga alliance credentials for teachers
  • Be able to count the further training hours towards their upgrade to the next level with Yoga Alliance Professionals. For detailed information about joining and upgrade criteria – see yoga alliance joining-criteria

 

 

additional information

Materials 

Modules will take place at triyoga studios, which are fully equipped with mats, props etc. Participants will be provided with a course reading list in advance of the start of the programme – which will include core and recommended texts. All other course materials (handouts, manuals etc.) will be provided at module weekends, as necessary. 

Attendance 

Attendance of at least 10 modules is compulsory for the successful completion of the course. If a participant has to miss a module, they must arrange an appropriate content ‘catch up’ plan with the module leaders – to ensure that key course teachings are not missed. Where catch up plans require one-to-one tuition outside of scheduled course hours, fees incurred will be met by the student. 

Costs
The course fee is £4150. The fee covers all tuition and course materials.

Course fees are non-refundable, subject to terms + conditions.

Additional costs
Participants will be provided with a reading list upon enrolment. Book purchases are not included in the course fee.

Discounted classes
Once the training commences, participants will be eligible to sign up for a monthly unlimited triyoga class pass at £54 per month (compared to the usual price of £108). Alternatively, participants will be eligible to attend any triyoga scheduled class for a 50% discount on the drop-in rate.

 


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course fee: £ 4150

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We are not currently open for applications for this course. To register your interest in triyoga's advanced TT please email flavia@triyoga.co.uk

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