What to Expect


Hatha Foundation.

The Yoga Kula Teacher Teacher Training Course has a Hatha foundation the with the opportunity to explore several different approaches to yoga ranging from dynamic through to balancing, technique and restful. We explore approaches such as Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Vinyasa Flow and Somatic Approach. There is time dedicated to supporting pregnant and post-natal students and those presenting with injuries. Part of the course will look into yoga marketing, branding, the qualities studios look for when taking on new teachers and the steps you may take want to take when starting out. Our assessments are a mixture of written, practical and creative which have been designed to support trainees to develop useful skills and inspiration for professional yoga teaching life.

Develop into an Inspiring and Professional Yoga Teacher.

Our Yoga Teacher Training Course offers time, space, expert support and guidance for yoga teacher trainees to develop into professional and inspiring yoga teachers with an authentic and deeply personal offering. We offer a chance for trainees to fully connect with and deepen their personal yoga practice while learning how to teach yoga safely from presence, authenticity, with skill and creativity. Our Yoga Teacher Training Course offers the opportunity for trainees to study a range of approaches to yoga from which they take inspiration and support to create engaging, rich and exciting yoga classes, workshops and events.

Discover Your Yoga Power, Confidence and Yoga Niche.

This course is not only an opportunity to learn how to teach yoga but an opportunity to discover your inner power, confidence, your yoga niche and connect with your potential as a yoga teacher. With the support of the Yoga Kula team, trainees are given the necessary tools to grow into inspirational, creative and professional yoga teachers.
Over the duration of the course, trainees are supported to develop an area of particular interest and move deeper, realise their uniqueness and strengths as a teacher and begin refining their yoga offering.

Support Network.

The time spent on the course is an amazing opportunity to create strong and lasting bonds with fellow trainees and the Yoga Kula team and move into the yoga teaching world with an existing supportive network.

This course is suitable for those who would like to deepen their existing yoga practice but do not necessarily wish to become teachers on graduation.
Trainees will be allocated a Yoga Teacher Mentor and be placed in a peer study group in order to practice and stay in touch with the material introduced over study weekends. Trainees will be registered with Yoga Alliance Professionals at the start of the course.

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Overview


Course Start Date: January 2020

Course Venue: Yoga Kula, 114 Harrogate Road, Leeds LS7 4NY (off-site venues might be used throughout the course, full details will be provided).

Hours: 300 hours across 16 non-residential weekends and 2 residential weekends.

Application Deadline: 31st July 2019

Course Dates

Course Content


  • Hatha Yoga
  • Ashtanga Yoga
  • Vinyasa Flow
  • Yin Yoga
  • Somatic Approach
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Hot Yoga
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Pranayama
  • Mudra
  • Mantra
  • Philosophy
  • Yogic Diet and Lifestyle
  • Supporting pregnant and post-natal students
  • Supporting Injuries
  • Story telling
  • Wisdom
  • Creative class planning
  • Teaching beginners
  • Creative assessments
  • Teaching practice
  • Observation
  • Class room assisting
  • Involvement in Yoga Kula events and community
  • Q and A’s with professional teachers
  • 2 weekend residential immersions
  • Becoming a yoga professional
  • Understanding the marketplace
  • Marketing, Branding and starting out
  • Opportunity to apprentice with Kula and become part of the teaching team

Course Modules


Approaches to Yoga: 110 hours // The Yoga Kula TTC is Hatha based with the opportunity to explore a range of other approaches such as:

  • Yin Yoga
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Somatic Approach
  • Ashtanga Yoga
  • Vinyasa Flow

Teaching Methodology: 70 hours // There is adequate time on the course to learn the important ‘how to teach’ element.

Embodied Anatomy and Physiology: 20 hours // Our approach to Anatomy and Physiology is creative and exciting. Think building sculptures of the spine and feet and taking a trip all the way back to the fish body. 

Yoga Philosophy: 15 hours // Explore the philosophical side of yoga which will offer exciting insights adding another layer to your experience and plenty of exciting content for your creative classes.

Yoga and Ayurveda: 30 hours // Explore Yoga in relation to its sister science Ayurveda. Use the insights to add another dimension your life, yoga practice and teaching.

Expressive Yogic Arts: 15 hours // Begin to more deeply explore your creative potential and meet our guest teachers who are teaching their truth.

Becoming a Yoga Professional + Yoga Ethics: 10 hours // Explore marketing, branding, presenting yourself to a studio, ethics, boundaries and more all designed to prepare you in full to present as a professional yoga teacher in a competitive marketplace.

20 hours Practicum (Not included in total hours): Trainees are expected to dedicate time to a yoga practice and self-study outside of contact hours.

Accreditation


Yoga Kula’s Teacher Training Course is registered with Yoga Alliance Professionals.

Yoga Alliance Professionals hold the highest standards in yoga training and in how they grade their teachers. YAP can offer a clear career path which can eventually lead towards becoming an SYT with the ability to create your own training.

Upon graduation of the Yoga Kula Teacher Training Course, students will receive a Yoga Teaching Certificate accredited by Yoga Alliance Professionals. Students will then be able to teach beginner and intermediate level students. In order to teach advanced yoga students, Yoga Kula Teacher Trainee graduates would be required to complete further training and gain more teaching experience.

Prerequisites 


We require that you have at least two years regular yoga practice (3-5 times a week at home or at a studio) at the time your chosen course begins.

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