Who is this training designed for?
This 200 hour programme is designed for yoga practitioners with a minimium of 3 years consistent practice. There are many trainings of varying lengths and quality so we try to encourage students to attend based on what is appropriate to their existing practice level and not what might at first appear convenient. It takes many years to become a good teacher learning from experience as well as our own practice and studies. This training is designed to help you cultivate your own home practice first and foremost, it will be our own practice that will always be the main platform for teaching.
For those who want to teach a dynamic practice yet learn how to keep their students bodies safe. For existing teachers looking to become the best they can be through confidence and inspiration. Over twenty years we have developed a system of dynamic yoga blended from the Krishnamacharya lineage that promotes a practice of intelligence and awareness, keeping your bodies integrity safe.
In conjunction with the above material which is mainly a template, the content of the course includes the insights of the Lead teachers over many years of practice. Any technique or practice shared on this course has been utilised for many years beforehand and is proven for it’s efficiency and beneficial application. Although the exposure to such techiniques may take a short period of time the refinement process will take years. Exposure to unnecessary and seemingly complicated postures or techniques will only hinder the evolution of the individual so this process is kept simple (not to be confused with easy) clear and concise. Coming to a process like this with a ‘Beginners Mind’ is the best approach as it opens the individual to an authentic learning experience and not just another accomplishment.
[/acc_item][acc_item title=”How long is the training, the cost and what are the certification requirements?”] The 200 hour program is laid out in a Modular format. There are 18 modules which take two years to complete. Each module has four individual sessions held over a weekend. These sessions are held on Saturday & Sunday morning and afternoon.
Contact hours – 180 contact hours MUST be taken with Lead Instructors David Curtis or Ruth Walshe. Each module accounts for 12 hours so a minimum of 16 modules attendance necessary to qualify for certification. N.B To receive certification all fees must be paid in full. You will also be fully assessed on your asana practice, teaching skills and course assignments
A note on the modular format:
It is a misconception in the present times that a 200 hour training course makes you a teacher of anything. This training has previously been held over one year and then more recently two years to reflect the level and experience of the applicants. However it takes at least 7-10 years of consistent practice and regular teaching to truly be able to call oneself a Teacher.
No doubt you are aware there are many different training programmes available live and online and we do not think for a second that we have devised the best one however we are trying to meet the students where their current level of knowledge is.
This means that for most a year-long programme or less is just not long enough to accumulate and integrate enough experience and knowledge to teach effectively or at any great depth. Each module will include a home practice format that is laid out progressively so that the student can maintain an effective home practice in preparation for the next modules content. It will always be our personal practice that lays the foundation for teaching effectively and intelligently.
When deciding on the right programme for you it is important to consider the quality of the content and experience of the faculty and not just the cost and location of the programme.
Module Schedule: 11-12 hours per weekend
The schedule takes into account how much an individual can actually take on both experientially and intellectually over a given period of time. We have previously done up to 20 hours in one weekend and in reality that is too much to absorb and be useful for most people.
We meet Saturday and Sunday 9.30am -12.30pm and 2pm -4.30pm. This course will include an in-depth study of Yoga-asana including but not limited to: Preparatory work, Sun Salutations, Standing postures, Forward Bends, Twists, Backbends and Inversions – Also including Yoga Philosophy, Introduction to Ayurveda, Yogic Anatomy, Teaching Methodology/Practice and Self-practice.
Graduates will be required to maintain a minimum grade of 85% in attendance and coursework to receive a certification. The Director reserves the right to grant certification on the basis of these requirements only. The certifcation qualifies one to teach only the contents of the foundation course of VFY Ireland. As this is a foundation course it is strongly recommended that graduates continue their studies thereafter under experienced senior teachers.
Our curriculum has been recognised by Yoga Alliance ( An international registry of certification programmes – www.yogaalliance.org) at the 200 hour level (RYS 200) since 2006. We remain one of the most experienced and respected yoga schools in Ireland.
Where can I do this training?
The next 200 hour YA teacher training programme will be held in our school at Yoga Gorey, Gorey, Wexford – www.yogagorey.ie beginning in February 2022
Please contact YogaGorey directly for information on this course at firstname.lastname@example.org
N.B. Please note it is important that the Director observe any candidates practice level to assess whether the training is appropriate for them so please make yourself known as a candidate before any class/workshop you attend begins.
The cost of this two year training is €3200
This includes a €500 non-refundable deposit paid by Oct 15th and 6 payments of €450 spread over the two years – dates available upon request.
Early Bird Special – €2900 – paid in full by January 15th 2022
Yoga Gorey, 3 Lower Esmonde St, Gorey, Wexford www.yogagorey.ie email@example.com
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