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triyoga advanced yoga teacher training

with Anna Ashby and Jean Hall

april 2019 – november 2020

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 and also Yoga Alliance (US).

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 the programme.

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.

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 3x special guest workshops – providing over 300 hours of tuition, practice and study

Each of the 14x 3-day modules includes theoretical, practical and experiential components which integrate to explore a central topic of theme from several perspectives.

In addition to asana practice and meditation/nidra/pranayama practices, which are included each weekend, the modules will be themed as follows:

Module 1: welcome, induction + review: working from principles
Module 2: philosophy text (1); thematic teaching
Module 3: reading bodies
Module 4: subtle body awareness; communication
Module 5: philosophy text (2); intelligent + creative sequencing
Module 6: student progression
Module 7: nervous system health; student/teacher relationship
Module 8: philosophy text (3); teaching from scriptures
Module 9: practice, self-care + inspiration
Module 10: philosophy text (4); expansion + whole body integration
Module 11: summation and final projects

In addition to the modules, there will be 3x guest workshops:
Workshop 1: Pranayama practices (Richard Rosen)
Workshop 2: Ayurveda (Jono Condous)
Workshop 3: Yoga and trauma (Steve Haines)

The programme will provide a minimum number of hours in the following key areas:
Anatomy+physiology: 36 hours
Philosophy: 52 hours
Teaching methodology: 50 hours
Led-practice (asana, meditation, pranayama etc): 70 hours
Chanting+voicework: 10 hours

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

A full schedule will be provided along with the course application form

On successful completion of the course, participants will:

  1. Receive the Triyoga education advanced teacher training certiciate
  2. Be eligible to register with the Yoga Alliance as RYT500 teacher
  3. Be eligible to register with the Yoga Alliance Professionals at the Chartered or Senior Level (depending on length of time teaching and accrued teaching hours)

 

 

learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course, participants will have:

  • Gained a fuller understanding of, and be able to skilfully apply the different approaches, methods + philosophies of yoga which can support and nurture students of all different backgrounds and experience
  • Understood how yoga can contribute to overall health and wellbeing
  • Increased their confidence, both personally and 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 addressing challenges/inhibitions to personal expressions
  • Gained confidence in how to give skilful assists with sensitivity + awareness including adept use props
  • Engaged in a dialogue to understand more fully the dynamics of the student/teacher roles, covering different aspects such as praise and blame, transference, projection, criticism, idealisation + counter transference as well as essential elements to create healthy + positive teacher/student relations
  • 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 (and be eligible for accreditation) 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 and will be eligible for individual accreditation at the Yoga Alliance RYT 500 hour level.

accreditation

The triyoga advanced teacher training is accredited 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 progression to the next career 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
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 £4300. The fee covers all tuition and course materials.
A discounted fee of £4150 available if you pay for the whole course up front:.
A payment plan can be arranged. We will require a deposit of £1000 up front and then monthly payments.
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.

 

frequently asked questions

Q. How long is the course?
The course course will run from April 2019 – November 2020 and comprises over 300 hours of tuition and practice. There are 14 modules.

Q. What style of yoga is taught?
Our approach is non-dogmatic and inclusive. We encourage all of our students to discover their practice and orientation through their own experience and enquiry. Therefore, we welcome applicants from all orientations of yoga.

Q. How is the course material delivered?
Teaching methods include: lectures, experiential classes, small and large group work, practice teaching time and individual homework and exercises to encourage in depth learning and discovery.

Q. Who teaches on the programme?
The two main asana teachers are Anna Ashby and Jean. The faculty will further include renowned experts such as Bill Mahony, Richard Rosen, Gillian Evans, Aki Omori, Gary Carter and more.

Q. Do I need to live in London?
Many of our students do live in or around London, but several of our students travel in from much further afield: Jersey, the West Country, Wales, Scotland and even mainland Europe.

Q. Is it possible to work full time alongside the training?
Many of our students work full time and/or have families. The module weekends include Fridays and some of the sessions are held on week days, please refer to the schedule for details.

Q. How much homework is there?
The training does include some assignments in the various course aspects and a final project. How much time you dedicate towards this work is your choice.

Q. What happens if I miss a module?
If you miss a training component, you will need to agree on a catch up plan with your tutor. This may include attending an extra session with your tutor charged at £60 per hour (split between all students who have missed the module). We ask students to try and not miss more than two modules over the duration of the whole course.

Q. I have particular learning needs, is support available?
Yes. We have policies in place to support students with particular learning needs. Please contact us to discuss your individual situation.

Q. Where does the training take place?
The majority of training modules take place at triyoga’s Soho and Camden studio. On rare occasions modules may also take place at another London location.

Q. How do I apply?
All applicants must fill in an application form – please submit an enquiry to download an application form or email flavia@triyoga.co.uk.
Completed application forms should be emailed or posted to the Teacher Training Administrator, Flavia Cerrone, flavia@triyoga.co.uk, triyoga, Unit 4, 122a Gloucester Avenue, London NW1 8HX.

Q. Do you take on everyone who applies?
We have many more applicants that we have places, so once the closing date for applications has passed we will interview all candidates.

Q. How many students do you take on the course?
We accept a maximum of 34 students onto each intake.

Q. Eligibility and pre-requsites?
• 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

Q. What happens if I’m working with an injury?
Depending on the nature of the injury you may want to contact us during the application process to assess how your injury will impact on your participation in the course.

Q. Am I too old to apply?
We do not have an age limit.

Q. When will I know whether I have a place on the course?
Successful applicants will be offered a place on the training three weeks before the first weekend of the training.

Q. How much does the course cost?
Course fee: £4350 (£ 1,000 non-refundable deposit)
Discounted fee available if you pay for the whole course up front: £4150
Course fees are non-refundable and include all tuition, mentoring, course manuals and handouts.

Q. Can I set up a payment plan?
Yes. We will require a deposit of £1000 up front and then monthly payments for the length of the training.

Q. Are there any extra costs?
Yes, these include:
– Required texts
– Yoga Alliance registration

Q. What benefits do I get as a triyoga trainee?
Trainees receive unlimited classes for £54 per month (50% discount). If you visit triyoga 3 times per week this price is equates to a 70% discount on our regular class price. Discounts for some triyoga workshops are also available and 10% off all triyoga shop purchases.

Q. What happens if I become pregnant?
In the event that you become pregnant, the teacher training administration and teachers undertake to be as flexible as possible and support you to work out the best way forward. We have a set of guidelines for students who have become pregnant to help them through the training and our aim is to ensure that you are given the necessary support.

Q. What happens if I get injured?
In difficult circumstances e.g. injury, the teacher training administration and teachers undertake to be as flexible as possible and support you to work out the best way forward. Subject to prior consultation with the teacher trainers and a fully qualified medical practitioner, if you suffer an injury you may come to sessions and adjust the poses to suit your condition or observe as is appropriate.
Our intention always is to try to find ways of helping students complete the training on the intake originally applied for. However, we understand that there may be some instances where it is not possible to continue and a deferral to another intake may be necessary.

Q. What happens if I want to leave the course?
It is our aim and policy to facilitate trainees who may be experiencing difficulties either with the training or in other areas of their life so they are able to complete the teacher training programme. However, we understand that in some circumstances this is not possible and students have no choice other than to leave the programme. In this instance we will be unable to give you a certificate or graduate you from the training and your course fees for the remainder of the training are still due unless an exemption applies.

Q. What qualifications do I get at the end of the training?
On graduation you will receive the following certification:
– Certificate of Excellence from triyoga Education
– Eligibility for Yoga Alliance Professionals (UK)
– Eligibility for Yoga Alliance USA RYS 300


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timings

application deadline: Mon 25 February 2019
information evenings: Saturday 02 February 2019

course start: Fri 05 April 2019

course fee: £ 4300
discount fee: £4150 (available if you pay for the whole course fee up front)

venue

triyoga camden and soho

application

To request an application form please contact flavia@triyoga.co.uk

contact

flavia@triyoga.co.uk
020 7449 3151

faculty

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