01 Apr 250 hrs entry-level Teacher training course
It covers well beyond the 200 hrs requirements set by Yoga Alliance, since we believe that becoming a teacher capable of sharing yoga requires commitment, passion and energy (and definitely more than 200 hrs of study). Hence, our program is really a 6-months course of study. During the non-contact weeks, you will be tutored by the teachers, and you will have time to read, teach, and study at your own pace. Our physical practice is strongly grounded in the understanding of anatomy, hence during the 6 months you are required to watch and complete the quiz for a 20 hrs online course on Anatomy for Yoga. This provides a further deepening of the topics that we explore during the classes on Anatomy applied to yoga poses that we teach in the residential weeks.
The first 100 hours of our 250 hours Teacher Training, Path of Yoga module, can be completed online with live classes on Zoom platform every Monday (from 7.00 to 9.00 AM CET), Thursday (from 7.00 to 9.00 AM CET) and Friday (from 12.00 to 14.00 CET).
Most of these classes will cover theory:
🔆history and philosophy of yoga
Every 𝙎𝙖𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙙𝙖𝙮 we will have a 𝑝𝑟𝑎𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑠𝑒 𝑠𝑒𝑠𝑠𝑖𝑜𝑛 (Bhakti Prema Vinyasa + Pranayama) followed by a 𝑠ℎ𝑎𝑟𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑐𝑖𝑟𝑐𝑙𝑒 and a 𝑟𝑒𝑣𝑖𝑒𝑤 𝑠𝑒𝑠𝑠𝑖𝑜𝑛 of all the material presented in that week. This will be from 8-12.00 am CET.
You will be required to send ℎ𝑜𝑚𝑒𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑘 in the format of video of yourself teaching- which is an invaluable learning tool.
𝑉𝑖𝑟𝑡𝑢𝑎𝑙 𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑜𝑟𝑖𝑛𝑔 from our teachers is probably one of the 𝑠𝑡𝑟𝑜𝑛𝑔𝑒𝑠𝑡 𝑎𝑠𝑠𝑒𝑠𝑡𝑠 of this course and will help you grow as a yogi and as a teacher.
SOME PLUS OF GOING ONLINE
- Virtual attendance is required for 60% of the classes, the classes you cannot make online will be recorded for you to view within the end of May.
- We will have one month and half to go through a program that otherwise would be cover in 9 days, hence probably you will retain much more of it.
- Due to coronavirus, our teachers have a lot more free time right now to serve you in your journey to becoming a yoga teacher .
- The “Path of Yoga” course will be cheaper as you will not have to fly to Sicily and not have to pay for accommodation and food: it will cost, including the virtual post-course mentoring, and 100 hrs YA registered certification, 𝟵𝟬𝟬 𝗲𝘂𝗿𝗼𝘀 instead of 1498 euros.
- if you wish to take the course AGAIN in person in April 2021 at Floripa, you will not have to pay for it : you have the option to come over, enjoy our amazing community and take the classes you wish, pay only for food and stay.
As per Yoga Alliance requirements, the training covers the following categories:
Techniques, Training and Practice
Pranayama, asanas and kriyas
Use of Cues and Verbal instructions
Anatomy & Physiology
The training covers also:
Pranayama: theory and practice.
Bhakti Yoga, through Vedic Chanting and chanting kirtan with harmonium.
Functional anatomy. Drawing from the work of Paul Grilley, you will learn the most important 14 skeletal segments and 10 myofascial tissues that you need to be familiar with to create anatomically sound flow sequences and understand skeletal variations and their application to yoga poses.
A through and comprehensive overview of the development of Indian philosophies, religions and spiritual practices. The lectures cover contemporary academic debates, and resources are shared widely, to empower the students to further continue to study on their own.
Specialty classes on inversions, arm-balances and backbends.
Building a solid structure for the students to anchor to for their own self-practice of asanas, pranayama and kriyas.
Setting up a heart-centered business, marketing and social media use.
How to embrace yoga as a discipline that does not only encompass the physical body, but that involves 8 limbs whose practice has the potential to change one’s life.
How to offer variations and kramas when teaching mixed level classes.
Introduction to the ethics and practical aspects of hands-on assists.
Guests teachers are invited to share their knowledge: stay tuned for news on our 2020 faculty !
During the days between the first online session and second residential retreat the students have to submit short videos of themselves teaching simple sequences. They will receive feedbacks from the teacher for the videos they send, which is an invaluable tool of growth, since it helps tremendously the student to polish their cues, improve the energetic alignment expressed in the poses and their overall sequencing ability.
The students keep in touch between themselves through a private Facebook group which is a great platform to share, inform and grow our community.
In between the first online session and second week the students are required to collect 20 hrs of teaching. We strongly encourage the students to teach family members, friends or for free at local community centers to get practical experience teaching diverse populations.
The students need to keep a journal of the sequences they teach and possibly film the classes so that they can watch them afterwards for feedbacks. Students are welcomed to share their teaching experiences in our private facebook group.
This training is registered with Yoga Alliance.
30th of March – 22nd of May 2020, ONLINE COURSE
9th – 18th of October 2020, residential week
In order to get the full 250 hours certification, it is mandatory to participare in both the course modules.
The module can be completed in 2 years; if you only take one of them you will receive a certificate of completion of 100 hours.
900 euro Online module + 1498,00 euro, full board in shared room Residential module in October (each module can be paid separately)
Ameriga, E-RYT500, MSc in Anthropology and Development (London School of Economics) and MA in Yoga Studies (University of Venice), is an avid student of Eastern Philosophies and soteriological disciplines since a young age.
Feeling a strong attraction to Asian cultures, she pursued her first University Degree in Oriental Languages and Cultures, and was introduced to Asian philosophies during her undergraduate studies. She spent her early youth living and traveling across different East Asian countries and at the age of 25, while living in Burma, she begun to practice vipassana meditation A few years later she was introduced to physical yoga. It was love at first asana and since then she has studied with profoundly inspiring teachers and collected over 2000 hours of formal trainings. She can be found on the students’ mat during the winter months every year, when she devotes her time to sadhana and research.
Ameriga’s classes eclectically blend together her experiences with different styles of postural yoga: from the Ashtanga elements, in particular the fondness for individual attention and hands-on assist, to Prana Flow yoga as expressed in the connection of movement with the breath wave, to Yin Yoga and its functional understanding of yoga asanas as evolving body shapes that cannot be conceived as fixed “poses”.
She often sequences her flows in a mandala style, with emphasis on intentional movements, playfulness, breath work, somatic embodiment and compassionate adjustments.
The teachers that have influenced her movement practice are Shiva Rea (with whom she has completed over 300 hrs of training), Meghan Currie, Vinay Kumar (Pranavashya Yoga), and several Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga teachers, starting with Gregor Maehle and Monica Gauci, who inspired Ameriga to study Sanskrit, yoga philosophy and anatomy. Ameriga also visits the Ashtanga shalas of Nancy Gilgoff, Balu Tevar, and Lino Miele. She has also trained extensively in Yin Yoga with Jo Phee, studying also for advanced modules such as cadaver dissection.
Outside of the mat, Ameriga is very fond of the work of Soas’ Hatha Yoga Project and Chris Wallis, is an avid student of Tibetan buddhism and Sanskrit, and loves to play kirtan with her band, the Bhakti Sisters.
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- eurofrom 2996/mo
- Dates: April 17-26; October 9-18
- @Floripa Yoga & Kitesurf House