LIVING YOGA: 200-HOUR VINYASA TEACHER TRAINING
Weekend programme from 23 March to 26 May 2024
10:15am to 6:45pm at Meghalaya Shala
$3,900 (early bird until 15 Dec 2023); $4,200 thereafter
At the heart of Yoga is connection — to the practice, to the community, to yourself. Before we can share the gift of Yoga, we must first do the inner work. This training asks that you be ready to do just that — to shed restrictive beliefs, to dare to be vulnerable and, most importantly, to dare to be yourself.
This training program brings a plethora of essential pillars to the table — Yoga philosophy, functional anatomy, sequencing, asana modifications and Ayurveda, all of which we will study within a framework of daily pranayama, asana and meditation practice.
Our focus in the training is on vinyasa krama, in which breath plays an unequivocal role in facilitating entries and exits through intelligently sequenced postures. The curriculum guarantees you a solid starting foundation to confidently teach vinyasa Yoga, but it is also so much more. Our time together creates an experiential learning environment for you to explore, debate and discover your own truths about your body and your practice. From that space, the training will support you to step into your authentic voice, so the Yoga you share is relatable, honest and real.
Regular circle sharing and introspective discussions are part of the coursework, so participants should be open to a degree of vulnerability and honesty. I also teach based on energetic, intuitive alignment, which may be significantly different from what many practitioners are used to. It is recommended that you take at least a few classes with me (online or in person) to familiarise yourself with my teaching style before committing to this training.
Module I: The body
We begin our training with the most tangible—our physical practice. Our bodies become the tools through which we experience, explore and redefine our asana practice. We will break down common postures and their modifications, and learn to harness the use of both manual and verbal cues in assists. Functional anatomy sessions play an integral role in this module. These highly engaging sessions bring the practice of asana to life, teaching you healthy and sustainable movement patterns, while empowering you to work with your body (and others’) in mindful, inclusive and efficient ways. By shining the spotlight on skeletal variations, one of our key takeaways is to learn to adapt the postures to suit our bodies; not contort our bodies to fit pre-conceived shapes. This course does not focus on teaching advanced asana, but you are free to express your own variations during our daily practice.
Module II: Beyond the mat
In this module, we delve into subtler concepts and topics that are beyond the physical. We will explore Ayurveda, sacred texts, mantra and philosophy, and navigate the world of subtle anatomy and meditative practices. The aim of this module is to offer a deeper, contemplative viewpoint of the practice, alongside a grounded approach to weave and integrate these insights into modern living.
Module III: The art of teaching
In this module, we prepare to take the seat of a teacher, discovering our unique gifts and authentic voice. We will explore the language of Yoga—tone, clarity, rhythm and pace; learn intelligent sequencing; and dive deep into the art of theming, drawing on Yoga philosophy and our life experiences as inspiration for building impactful class templates. We will learn how to set up a safe, trauma-informed learning space, how to manage surprise scenarios, and refine our teaching through regular practise teaching sessions and lots of feedback.
23 & 24 March
29 March (Good Friday)
30 & 31 March
6 & 7 April
9 April (Hari Raya Puasa)
13 & 14 April
20 & 21 April
27 & 28 April
1 May (Labour Day)
4 & 5 May
11 & 12 May
18 & 19 May
22 May (Vesak Day)
25 & 26 May