NEXT COURSE STARTS AUTUMN 2020!

Fully accredited by Yoga Alliance Professionals, our yoga teacher training courses are based in Worthing, West Sussex. Courses are spread out over 10 months allowing you time to learn, process and refine your teaching with ongoing support. With the help of guest tutors who are specialists in their fields, Nathalie's warm guidance and in-depth knowledge will equip you with the skills and experience to become a confident professional yoga teacher. This course is friendly and supportive; our aim is to foster a community of teachers as they journey through their training and beyond.

Course Options : we are now running 2 courses in Sussex to give our students more flexibility:

  • 1 weekend a month for 10 months in Worthing, West Sussex

    OR

  • Every other Tuesday for 10 months in Worthing, West Sussex

 

About the course

Drawing from the roots of yoga, we bring this into a modern day context with our down to earth approach. However we do not try to re-create or re-brand something that has been practiced for centuries! With a background in teaching as well as yoga, Nathalie has a clear way of helping students to develop their understanding and experience through practical learning, sharing her passion for the subject. We teach with an awareness of the body from a physical perspective and an emotional one, acknowledging that the two are linked. Through an understanding of the 8 limbs of yoga and importantly the Yamas and Niyamas, we hope that your practice and experience of yoga will deepen throughout the course, recognising that it goes far beyond the physical practice.

 

Styles of yoga 

Our teacher training course focuses on teaching Hatha and Vinyasa Flow yoga whilst also gaining an understanding of the different styles of Yoga including Ashtanga and Yin. You will also learn how to adapt and modify your teaching for specific conditions. You will be encouraged to develop your own teaching voice, learning how to create classes that are focused and balanced. 

 

Areas of study

  • Asana and their benefits physically and emotionally, sanskrit names and meanings. Alignment, teaching technique and verbal cues. Adjustments, modifications and contra-indications including adapting practice for specific conditions.

  • Planning lessons: sequencing and flow of a class, teaching different levels and helping students to progress.

  • Teaching methodology: using clear language and visual demonstration, knowing when to use hands-on assists. Teaching groups and 1:1 and understanding the requirements for each.

  • Adapting and modifying your teaching: understand the most common conditions people present with in class, how we can keep them safe and when to refer them, including pre & post natal students.

  • Anatomy and Physiology: gaining an understanding of the major muscles, joints and bones and the systems of the body. Learning how to read the body, common injuries and how to avoid/protect.

  • The subtle body: nadis, koshas, chakras, bandhas and mudra. Understanding Ayurveda and yogic lifestyle

  • Pranayama: the importance of the breath within our yoga practice, including specific Pranayama techniques.

  • Focusing the mind: meditation, mantra and chanting.

  • Yoga philosophy and history: yogic texts including the Bhagavad Ghita, Upanishads, Patanjali's Yoga Sutras and Hatha Yoga Pradipika. Applying this to a modern day context and bringing it into your daily life.

  • Finding your teaching voice: teaching practice, feedback and self reflection, finding your niche and passion for teaching.

  • The reality of teaching: setting up classes, health, safety and insurance. Marketing, business and ethics - striking a balance between selling and maintaining integrity.

  • Emergency First Aid at Work: whilst some students already have this, we will arrange a session at a heavily subsidised cost for all students who do need it.

What our students say:

"Nathalie brings her passion to every session, sharing her own learning and encouraging us all to find our own voices as yoga teachers" - Anita


"With whole group sessions and small teaching practices we have grown in confidence, knowledge and really expanded our teaching skills." - Laura


"a well balanced course, with a knowledgeable and experienced trainer" - Nancy


"Nathalie creates a nurturing, safe and supportive space for learning, sharing her knowledge and experience with us" - Liz


"The people on the course have a variety of different reasons for attending, which is great as we all share our experiences and understanding of yoga" - Clare


 

Accreditation: 200 hour Foundation Yoga teacher training qualification, Yoga Alliance Professionals. As a YAP Senior Teacher, Nathalie teaches a minimum of 70% of this course.

Pre-requisits: We ask that students have at least 2 years of consistent yoga practice in order to have fully experienced what they are hoping to share with others. 

Location: Salt Water Studios, Worthing, West Sussex

Cost: EARLY BIRD £2200 if booked before 30th June, £2400 thereafter. Payment plans are available, please contact us to discuss your needs. Cost includes a comprehensive training manual and all assessment days, drinks and refreshments. 

 

Dates & Times:

  • Weekend Course : sessions will run from 9am - 6pm, approximately 1 weekend a month between September 14th 2019 and June 20th 2020, outside of school holidays

  • Weekday Course : sessions will run from 9.30 - 4.30pm, every other Tuesday (approx) between September 2019 and July 2020, outside of school holidays

** Please contact us for exact course dates **

There will also be a date (TBA with the group) to touch base once you have graduated  and hopefully started teaching. This is part of our continuous effort to build a community of yoga teachers and support all our graduates! 

Depending on the module and subjects being covered, this schedule may vary. However we will always incorporate a group or self practice, theory and teaching session into each day. 

For more information about our yoga teacher training syllabus, training dates and our policy documents please follow the link below.

 
 

Whether you intend to become a yoga teacher or simply to deepen your own practice and understanding of yoga, you will no doubt find yourself enriched through the course. The practical, experiential approach will give you the confidence and experience to progress on your yoga journey. Contact us now to learn more or request a call back where we can discuss the course with you.

 

Why train with us? 

We have a down to earth approach to our training course, recognising that most of our students have work, family and life to juggle as well as studying! For us, yoga is fun, explorative, personal and transformational and this is reflected in our team of teachers and the ethos of our course. With small numbers, you will receive lots of teacher time and plenty of support, and we strive to create a friendly and fun environment for all our students. Whilst we ensure a solid understanding of the many areas of yoga we encourage you to find your own teaching style through lots of practical learning. Whether you want to become a yoga teacher or just learn more about the practice, it is an amazing journey that we are fortunate to be sharing with others. 

Meet the teaching team

Nathalie senior yoga teacher

Nathalie Wilhelm ; Lead tutor & course curator

Nathalie is a senior yoga teacher with over 10 years experience working in the field of yoga and wellbeing. She draws on her background in the teaching profession when planning and delivering her yoga training courses, ensuring that all students are learning and developing. Nathalie's love of yoga has followed her through her life, and she is passionate about sharing this with others. She believes that yoga should be fun and accessible to everyone and this can be seen in her teaching.

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Laura Farugia ; Philosophy, Hatha & Yin Yoga

Laura shares over 15 years of yoga with our trainees. She is fascinated with the history and background of yoga, bringing this into a modern context with her engaging and informative classes. Laura has taught extensively on teacher training course in India and has a real appreciation for the roots of this ancient practice.

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Chris Swain ; Anatomy & Physiology

Chris has been teaching yoga for over 35 years, and practicing Osteopathy since 2000, when he graduated from the British School of Osteopathy. He sits on the faculty for several yoga teacher training courses including Triyoga, and shares a wealth of knowledge about the human body, applied to yoga. His teaching is down to earth and engaging, making a subject that could seem challenging a joy to learn.

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Gemma Milward ; Ashtanga Vinyasa, Adjustments & Assists

Gemma has been practicing yoga all her adult life and this is reflected in her strong and deep personal practice. Her classes are fun and engaging as she shares her wealth of knowledge and experience of the Ashtanga Vinyasa system in a playful way. Gemma also teaches SUP yoga and has a love of all things ocean related.