I started teacher training in February 2012 and began my journey at Lendrick Lodge. Here is all the information regarding what the course entails…
International Diploma for Teaching Seasonal Yoga
This course is for those who wish to teach Yoga or those who would like to go deeper on their Yoga journey, for everyone it will be a year of personal evolution.
We are focused on making this a year of beneficial change for those who attend the course. Using the time honoured techniques of Yoga and combining them with the insightful understanding of traditional Chinese energy work, so we can be more focused on matching your practice with your everyday experiences and the world around you. This means that we recognize that when it is winter outside and you are working long hours, your practice is going to be different from when it is warm and you feel full of energy. We have set up a course which will look into your personal practice, your diet, your lifestyle, your mindset, your energy, and more and help guide you to understand when to use your tools so they are most effective. In addition we cover the philosophy of Yoga and meditation (and more) in a very attainable way, so you can understand these complex ideas and make them relevant for you. Our goal is to assist beneficial change in our students, and we will be there every step of the way to support your development with one to one meetings, regular classes as well as the monthly modules.
We recognise that every Yoga teacher is different, and you have to understand yourself in order to teach from your own passion. We do not want to create teachers in our own image, but help you to following your own style, while also giving you the tools to do that well. We are also aware that many people do not want to teach yoga, but would still like to go on this more in-depth Yoga journey and so we happily accept that this is also a course for you.
The 200 hour Hatha Yoga Course (RYS 200)
The Seasonal Yoga Teacher training course consists of 12 intensive monthly modules with a focus on the Vinyassa practices of Seasonal Flow and Ashtanga Yoga. The course includes training and practice in Yogic philosophy, Asanas (postures), Kriyas (purification techniques), Pranayamas (breathing techniques), Mantra, Anatomy and Physiology, Meditation (including seasonal mediations and the vedantic meditation in the tradition of Ramana Maharishi), the energy systems of the body, Chi Gung and other traditional energy practices.
This 200 hour course is designed to explore Yoga in more depth and includes practical and theoretical work. It is called Seasonal Yoga because we include information on how to harmonise your practice and energy with the outside season, drawing from the Chinese cyclical understanding of nature, to create more of a balance within our lives. Seasonal Yoga uses our understanding of the body’s energy lines, how they affect our organs, vital energy, mood, & mind set, and uses that knowledge to help attune you more to the world around you through your yoga practice, your diet, your breath work, etc. Throughout the training students will study the Chinese and Indian five elements and how they relate to their practice and lifestyle depending on the Season.
You will also gain comprehensive experience in some of the main styles of Hatha yoga (Ashtanga/Seasonal Flow/traditional Hatha Yoga/etc), as well as Yoga for special circumstances, chair Yoga, teaching with music, and more. We also cover marketing, N.L.P, how to run your classes, and much more.
The Seasonal Yoga Teacher training course meets and exceeds the National Educational Standards of Yoga Alliance at the 200 hour level. You will be a Registered Yoga Teacher upon completion
The year is made up of 12 monthly modules. Mostly Friday evening and all day Saturday, although there are extra hours required, please see the specific course details for more information on dates and times.
Your Own Development
You are also expected to attend a regular Yoga class during the course, with a teacher of your choice. Also, you will begin a personal practice in your everyday life, this may be yoga asanas, energy flow work, meditation, pranayama, or simply learning to breath deeply when you are driving your car to bring mindfulness to your life, whatever we find best suits your lifestyle.
There will be reading throughout the year, to help inspire you and gain deeper insight into the teachings. The reading list will be supplied upon application.
You will be given learning outcomes at the beginning of the course which allows you to map your own progress and achievements throughout the course.
At the end of the training you will not only be qualified to teach Vinyasa Flow Yoga but will also have the tools to create other types of Yoga class, such as more basic classes or more restorative Yoga.
All Modules are held at Chi & Co, Craig house , Darnley st , Glasgow , except month 2, which is a retreat and will be held at Lendrick lodge, Brig o’ Turk , Callander, Perthshire.
The Dates for 2012
- The full list of exact timings will be given on successful admission to the course.
- The usual weekend timings are . Fri 6.30 – 9.30 Sat. 8.00 am – 6.00 pm, except retreat weekend.
- 27/28th January 2012
- 24/25/26th February , RETREAT WEEKEND.
- 23/24th March,
- 20/21st April,
- 25/26th May,
- 22/23rd June,
- 20/21st July.
- 17/18th August
- 14/15/16th September/ extra practice day.
- 12/13/14th October, / extra practice day
- 9/10th November
- 7/8th December