Our specialist CPD and further training sessions draw from our own experience and knowledge, helping yoga teachers and practitioners to develop their experience and broaden their teaching practice. As teachers, we love learning; it is what keeps us inspired and our own teaching fresh. We therefore recognise the importance of delivering the best possible courses in order to share what we know and love with others.  Sessions are registered with Yoga Alliance Professionals, counting towards 'Further Training’ hours that are an important part of any teacher’s development.


Sequencing with Intention - teaching with authenticity

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During this workshop we will learnt how to sequence our classes so that they flow logically and energetically, incorporating an intention and exploring how this translates into our asana practice. In yoga, the term Vinyasa Krama describes the idea of ‘placing in a special way’; putting asanas together into a specific order. However our sequencing goes beyond the pose as we start to look at the intention or feeling behind the choice of asanas, adding a further dimension to our teaching.

You will gain a understanding of the fundamentals of sequencing classes, the flow and pace and breaking down key ‘peak poses’ to create safe and effective classes. We will also address the element of ‘intention’ in our sequencing, considering how that intention is translated into asanas and yoga practice.

The workshop is open to yoga teachers and trainees, counting towards your Further Training hours with Yoga Alliance Professionals.

Cost : EARLY BIRD £75, £85 thereafter, to be paid on booking

Booking terms and conditions : full payment in order to confirm booking. Refunds will be issued up to 28 days prior to the course commencing, minus a 10% admin fee. Following this a refund will be offered if the space is filled (which we will always try to do)

 

Yoga knows no barrier - making yoga accessible and enjoyable for everyone

When Nathalie began teaching yoga she slotted it in between adults and young people in college and outreach settings. Slowly the two disciplines merged and she found herself teaching yoga to a wide range of groups from adults with mental health challenges to people living with MS, Alzheimer’s, physical disabilities; across the ages from 11 - 100! The experience taught her that yoga really is for everyone, but that the practice always needs to be adapted to suit the student.

During this workshop we will look at all the different places and groups that you could be teaching, giving you the chance to explore your own interests and opportunities. We will discuss yoga and it’s links to Ayurveda, taking on board this therapeutic approach and bringing it into our teaching. You will experience a class designed for an alternative group (eg. MS, mental health challenges, physical limitations etc) and be given time to explore the approach yourself.

The workshop will cover scaling yoga sessions back to suit different ages, abilities and needs including chair based. This is not a specific ‘yoga therapy’ workshop in the sense that we believe all yoga is a form of therapy, it can always be adapted to make it accessible and it always has the power to heal in some way. However, we also discuss the importance of ethics and working within our own remit as yoga teachers.

 

The art of honest business - the reality of teaching yoga

Teaching yoga is many things to many people; from a hobby to a passion to a life calling. Whatever direction your teaching practice goes, there is every chance that at some point it will emerge into a ‘business’ for want of a better word! This is where many teachers get stuck as it can feel like it goes against the grain of the yogic lifestyle.

This workshop is an opportunity to explore how we can run a business with integrity, keeping in mind our yogic values including Satya and Aparigraha. When we are honest in the way we work and non-possessive of our students we tend to find that things flow a lot more easily. We will re-visit the yamas and niyamas and discuss how we can apply them to our teaching and how we work. Throughout the day we will also look at the more practical elements of running a business; keeping track of accounts, managing emails and students, marketing and promoting. We will identify ways that we can develop our own unique offering that sets us apart from other teachers. At the same time we will begin to foster a sense of community as we begin to see other teachers as our tribe, not our competition.

The workshop will begin with a yoga practice to encourage self reflection. It will continue with discussion, journaling & self reflection and a chance to create an action plan for your yoga teaching. It is suitable for yoga teachers and trainees.

 

Toolkit for Teaching Youth Yoga - a workshop for yoga teachers & youth professionals

This one day workshop will offer an overview of how to share yoga and mindfulness practices with teenagers in a fun, safe and inclusive way. It is designed for yoga teachers and youth professionals who want to bring some yoga techniques into their work with young people.

A more in-depth overview of our youth yoga training courses & workshops can be found here ➡