vinyasa yoga advanced teacher training programme
with Jason Crandell
16 october 2017 – 28 april 2018
Becoming an advanced teacher doesn’t mean that you can do hard poses. It means that you’re refining your teaching skills and communication, that you’re creating satisfying and purposeful sequences, that you’re deepening your knowledge of how bodies and minds work, and you’re becoming more professionally successful because the quality of your classes are making a strong impact on the well being of your students.
This 300-hour Certificate Program will provide you with an integrative, expert-level education in vinyasa yoga technique, anatomy, teaching methodology, and comparative philosophy. It provides the highest caliber yoga education available by giving you the tools to teach skillfully, think critically, and uncover a teaching path that is true to you. It’s designed for students of every lineage who want to deepen their practice and teaching.
With countless options in today’s training environment, Jason’s teaching and curriculum stand out. His teaching has been recognized by the most prestigious national and international yoga conferences and publications for more than a decade. Jason is recognized as a “teacher’s teacher,” and has partnered with leading yoga institutions like Yoga Journal and Yogaglo to create teacher training content. As part of his commitment to accuracy and a rational approach to yoga, the anatomy components of this program were co-created by Jason and Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Dr. Paul Roache. The entire curriculum is taught by Jason, and presented in a relevant, approachable, and honest way.
In order to complete the entire program and earn your 500-hr certification*, you need to complete all three modules. But, the program is extremely flexible and can be tailored to fit your schedule. First, the modules DO NOT need to be taken in order. Each 100-hour module is fully contained and you can start with any one. Second, you can take as long as you need to complete all 3 modules. If it’s not possible to complete all 3 modules in one year, you can spread them out over as many years as you need. The modules will continue to be offered at least once-a-year, if not more. Third, you’re welcome to join 1 or 2 modules without committing to all 3. If you want an immersive experience to deepen your practice and sharpen your teaching, feel free to register for only 1 or 2 of the modules.
What you can expect each day of the training
Each morning is dedicated to your practice. We will begin with 15 – 30 minutes of seated meditation that will allow you to settle in to your practice and bear witness to whatever is present for you. The seated practice is followed by a strong, intelligently sequenced vinyasa practice that will allow you to experience your physical edge and grow as a practitioner. You’ll simultaneously deepen your practice by working on advanced postures and their modifications, and enhance your teaching by assisting and adjusting your peers. You’ll learn to work with your own body more skillfully and efficiently, which will serve you in your practice for years to come.
Each afternoon is dedicated to becoming a more knowledgeable and insightful teacher. You will work on every aspect of teaching, from learning greater depth in anatomy, injury prevention, and intelligent sequencing for each region of the body to using purposeful, impactful language when you provide instructions. The afternoon will reflect the practice theme of the day and you will learn to teach the advanced level classes that you’re practicing. You will also generate sequences and teach segments of classes to receive Jason’s direct feedback and guidance.
The dates of the training are:
- 16th-29th October 2017 (Oct 23rd is the day off)
- 22nd January – 3rd February 2018 (Jan 29th is the day off)
- 16th-28th April 2018 (April 23rd is the day off)
Each 2-week module goes beyond the basics and provides a full immersion in practice and study. The modules contain anatomy, asana technique, injury management, and philosophical inquiry. As a practitioner, you’ll explore more challenging postures, commit to seated meditation, and cultivate more refinement in your practice. As a teacher, you will learn to develop sequences that create greater balance in each region, help students manage their injuries, and instruct your students in clear, accessible language. The space between the modules will allow you to return to your daily life and integrate the new information, experience, and inspiration. You will have homework assignments between the modules to help stay inspired and engaged.
Module: creating space + freedom: hips + legs
16th-29th October 2017
core themes include:
– How to work safely and effectively with the hip joint.
– How to work with hip dysfunction, pain, and injury.
– How to practice and teach advanced level postures like Hanumanasana, Padmasana, as well as inverted versions of these postures—and their alternatives.
– How to understand and communicate the rotational action of the legs and hip-joints.
– How to work with knee dysfunction, pain, and injury.
– How to use the legs and hips safely in every category of posture.
– How the principle teachings of Buddhism relate to the principle teachings of the Yoga Tradition.
The Weekend Workshop
Please note that the weekend workshop series from October 20 – 22, 2017 is part of the training curriculum. You are required to participate in this weekend workshop if you are doing the “Creating Space and Freedom: Hips + Legs” Module. There is no additional charge for the workshop series if you are doing this module and you will be automatically enrolled.
Module: building integrity + stability: Core + Spine
22nd January – 3rd February 2018
Core themes include:
– How to balance flexibility and stability in the spine in every category of yoga posture.
– How to practice and teach advanced backbends such as Dropbacks, Scorpion, One-Legged Inverted Staff, and more.
– How to create purposeful, effective sequences that focus on backbends, forward bends, twists, and side-bends.
– Reflection on your core principles as a practitioner and development of your core principles as a teacher.
– How to integrate the core in all yoga postures—and how to release the core when possible.
– A deeper survey of the philosophical components of the Yoga Tradition.
Module: cultivating strength + movement: shoulders, neck, + upper-back
16th-28th April 2018
Core themes include:
-How to work with dysfunction, imbalance, and pain in the shoulders.
-How to practice and teach advanced arm balances and inversions.
-How to keep the neck integrated and safe in every posture, including advanced postures.
-How to use the shoulders safely and effectively in every category of posture.
-How Tantric teachings relate to the teachings of Buddhism and Traditional Yoga.
eligibility + pre-requisites
Participants must have a completed a 200-hour teacher training program, or have been a dedicated yoga student for at least 5 years.
*In order to earn your 500-hour certificate, you must complete all 3 modules and have already graduated from a 200-hour program recognized by Yoga Alliance. Remember, you can take the modules in any order, in any location, and take as long as you need to complete all 3.
* * * If booking for more than one person, please do so by calling 020 7483 3344. Do not book via website or the second person will not appear on the roster. * * *
dates: 16 october 2017 – 28 april 2018
teacher: Jason Crandell
course start: Mon 16 October 2017