01 Apr 250 hrs entry-level Teacher training course
Our program is an in-depth, transforming teacher training laid out in two 100 hours online module over the span of 4 months.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 4-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.The first 100 hours of our 250 hours Teacher Training, Path of Yoga module, can be completed online with live classes on Zoom platform, or as a self-paced course by watching the recording (and having 3 live sessions with Ameriga).
Most of the classes will cover:
• history and philosophy of yoga
• Marketing, social media and business set up.
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 assets of this course and will help you grow as a yogi and as a teacher.
SOME PLUS OF GOING ONLINE
The classes you cannot make online will be recorded for you to view within the end of the course.
The training covers the following topics:
- Sequencing: how to create creative and anatomically sound vinyasa flows for specific target areas/ peak poses Introduction to the ethics and practical aspects of hands-on assists.
- Use of cues and verbal instruction.
- Pranayama: theory and practice.
- 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.
- Study history and philosophy with an academic approach (our lead teacher is MA in Yoga Studies).
- Plenty of practice teaching time with feedbacks for improvement.
4 months mentorship with our teachers who will guide you through the process of bringing yoga into your life and becoming a skillful teacher.
- An amazing sangha, a community of likely minded people who will be your spiritual nest.
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.
As part of their study, students have to submit short videos of themselves teaching specifically designed 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 and Whatsapp group which we use as a great platform to share, inform and grow our community.
Throughout the course, 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.
15th of January – 30th of March 2021, ONLINE COURSE on Zoom
23rd April – 2nd of May 2021, Online course on Zoom
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 + 900 euro for the second online module in April (each module can be paid separately)
Ameriga (ERYT500) is often described as an “unconventional” yoga teacher that thrives in empowering students to take their yoga practice to the next level, and to reflect deeply on their life. In her intense, powerful and transformative classes she eclectically blends together different styles of postural yoga and through her understanding of functional anatomy, she invites the students to find depth in the poses by exploring them, instead of “performing them” according to an ideal shape.
Expect creative, slow, deep and intense sequences, often leading to a peak pose, and garnished with Indian philosophy, psychology, immersive music and kirtan.
Ameriga’s attraction for Eastern Philosophies and soteriological disciplines started when she was an adolescent. She pursued her first University Degree in Oriental Languages and Cultures, and spent her early youth living and traveling across different East Asian countries.
At the age of 25, while living in Burma, she begun to practice vipassana meditation. A few years later she was introduced to postural 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, as well as a MA in Yoga Studies (University of Venice).
The teachers that have influenced her movement practice are Shiva Rea (with whom she has completed over 300 hrs of trainings), 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.
She offers 200 and 300 hrs teacher trainings.
Outside of the mat, Ameriga loves to live by the sea, where she kitesurfs when she can. She is also a passionate rock climber, pole dancer, and loves to play kirtan with her band, the Bhakti Sisters.
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