YogaLondon 200-Hour Course Outline

We take pride in being a world-class yoga training school, right in the heart of London.

Yoga Alliance Core Subject Areas:

Our courses adhere to the strict standards laid out by Yoga Alliance. Subject matter is geared towards five main educational categories as laid out below. In all classes we utilise a practical training method, whereby information and techniques are openly discussed, practiced and fully explored.

  1. Techniques, Training and Practice
  2. Teaching Methodology
  3. Anatomy and Physiology
  4. Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers
  5. Practicum (Teaching Practice)

DOING YOGA - Techniques, Training and Practice

Through guided practice and analytical training, you'll study a broad range of yoga techniques in order to a) integrate them into your personal practice, b) safely and effectively teach them to others. Both practice and theory receive substantial emphasis.

  • Asana from Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary Series
  • Pranayama - Breathing techniques
  • Bandhas - Body locks
  • Kriyas - Yogic cleansing practices
  • Sanskrit - Practical learning of Sanskrit terms
  • Mantras & Chanting
  • Meditation & Yoga Nidra

TEACHING YOGA - Teaching Methodology

Effective communication is one of the key skills of a yoga teacher, but it doesn't end there. Learn how to address the specific needs of students in your group and private classes through demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting.

  • Teaching Techniques
  • How to give hands on Adjustments
  • Principles of Demonstration
  • Learning through Observation
  • Assisting in yoga classes
  • Teaching styles and the Ethics of Teaching
  • Qualities of a great yoga teacher
  • Methods of learning
  • How to teach Private Classes
  • How to sequence a Power Yoga Class
  • How to sequence a Modified Ashtanga Class
  • How to sequence a Restorative Class

KNOW THE BODY - Anatomy and Physiology

Our approach to the body takes on physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, range of movement) and sets this against developing models of the yogic body (chakras, nadis, etc.). Integrating both of these approaches, you will gain a holistic view of how yogic techniques work.

  • Anatomy and Physiology (muscles, bones, organs, bodily systems, etc)
  • Anatomical Movement and Directional terminology
  • Healthy Movement Patterns
  • Range of Movement
  • Yogic models of the Chakras, Nadis, and Kundalini
  • Energetics (Prana)
  • Subtle body schema including the Five Sheaths (Pancha Kosha)

KNOW THE MIND - Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics

The study of Indian history and philosophies allows us to understand yoga within a broader contextual framework. Non-dogmatic in approach, we present an open discourse on key concepts such as non-violence (ahimsa), duty (dharma) and action (karma). Ethics for yoga teachers builds on these discussions so you'll understand your role in the wider yoga community.

  • The history of yoga from inception until today
  • Guided study of ancient texts
  • Bhagavad Gita
  • Patanjali's Yoga Sutras
  • Ayurvedic lifestyle and diet principles
  • Life planning (creating the life you want through yoga)
  • Developing a personal teaching philosophy
  • Understanding the teacher-student relationship

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT - Teaching Practice

Early and ongoing teaching practice sessions form an essential component in ensuring you reach a high standard of instruction. Practices and teaching drills start within the first few days of the course and are maintained through to examinations. You'll be able to confidently lead 60 and 90 minute classes by the end of your training.

  • Ongoing teaching practice
  • Voice-work coaching
  • Receiving and giving feedback
  • Learning through observation
  • Assisting in live classes

INTO THE WORLD - The Business of Yoga

In the modern world being a great yoga teacher isn't enough - you also need to market yourself. Known as the nitty-gritty lectures, we'll share our know-how on the industry from setting up yoga classes and getting students, to creating waivers and yoga CVs.

  • Building your Business - tools of the trade
  • Marketing yourself as a Yoga Teacher
  • Finding appropriate yoga space
  • Approaching yoga studios and gyms
  • Carving out your niche
  • Etiquette - Your responsibility in the classroom

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