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YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

Is it time to follow the calling of your heart, open the door to possibility, invest in yourself, and share the light that is yoga with others?

There is never one perfect time, just now, and now is the time to take that big leap of faith, and join Amy and Jane for their transformational, immensely fun and magical hybrid yoga teacher training course, accredited by Yoga Alliance Professionals.

This hybrid course includes in-person and online training, with our in-person sessions based in sunny Cornwall (and definitely near the sea!)

Creatively delivered over 6 months via an innovative mix of …..

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LIVE training (IN-PERSON AND ONLINE)

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Monthly LIVE classES AND WORKSHOPS (ONLINE)

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ON-DEMAND SELF STUDY MODULES AND CLASSES (ONLINE)

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Online course community space away from FaceBook

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PERSONALISED SUPPORT AND FEEDBACK AS YOU TRAIN

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On-going access to all content via YOUR TRAINING portal

Foundation Yoga Teacher Training course

THE ADVANTAGES OF HYBRID LEARNING

There is no one perfect way to train to be a yoga teacher, we all are unique and have our own way of assimilating information.  The online elements of this course allow you to have the time to digest the vast amount of information that comes your way when training to be a yoga teacher.  With ongoing access to all course content through your teacher portal, you can re-visit training as often as you like, even after you’ve finished. 

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YOUR TUTORS!

The course is led by Senior Yoga Teacher and approved Yoga Alliance Professionals Trainer Pro Amy Jones and her co-tutor Jane Craddick.  Amy and Jane have been involved in teacher training and education for many years, between them they have over 40 years of teaching experience, with a deep-rooted passion for supporting others to become successful teachers, so the light that is yoga can shine brightly into the world! 

Amy is also supported by her team of experienced guest teachers, these include Nathalie Wilhelm from Live Love Yoga, who zooms in to play with arm balances and chair yoga!   We are also joined by other guest teachers, who share their experience of both teaching and running a yoga business, a workshop on Human Design.

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STYLE OF YOGA

This course draws primarily upon vinyasa yoga traditions, along with softer hatha and yin practices.  Although yoga is often characterised by specific styles, and their associated lineages, there is only one yoga; the art of intuitively listening to the body, breath and mind to achieve balance, you are encouraged just to move and enjoy yoga, regardless of the style!

There are no prerequisites to be able to perform a certain shape with the body.  Yoga truly is for EVERYbody and Amy and Jane pride themselves on their ability to empower all their teachers to thrive!

SNEAK PEAK INSIDE

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?

This training is for anyone who loves yoga and wants to share the light that is yoga with others, as well as deepen their own experience of the practice.   Whether you are looking for a career change, or to start a class and see where it leads you, or have no idea what your plans are and would like to spend 6 months immersed in yoga, you are all welcome and will be supported to follow your own path. 

And this course is perfect for anyone looking to train with Amy and Jane, these two experienced trainers work hard to help all their trainees to thrive and are total masters at empowering teachers to honour their uniqueness, our graduates describe this course as “life-changing!”  Email Amy at amyjonesyoga@gmail.com if you have any further questions and join the waitlist HERE.

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Amy with trainee teachers

THE SYLLABUS

YOGA PHILOSOPHY

– The history of yoga overview.
– The central texts of the yogic tradition: Bhagavad Gita & Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and the integration of philosophy into teaching.
– What is Yoga in the modern Western world?

ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY

– The bones, joints and movement.
– Muscles and movements.
– The other systems of the body; nervous, endocrine, digestive, & lymphatic.
– The fascial web, the connected organism.
– Functional anatomy in asana.
– Movement patterns and body reading.

YOGA ASANA

– What is asana and its purpose?
– Surya namaskar, standing postures, forward bends, back bends, twists, balances, inversions, hips and the shoulders.
– Elastic training (stretching).
– Bandha & mudra in asana.
– Yin and yang in our practice.
– Yoga for special populations (beginners, and adaptions for pregnancy)

PRANAYAMA

– What is pranayama?
– Breath awareness practises.
– Pranayama practises, including Ujjai, Nadi Shodana, and Kapalabhati.
– Breath retention, stilling prana.
– Bandhas and mudra in pranayama.

MEDITIATION & MANTRA

– What is meditation?
– The starting places, pratyahara and dharana.
– Meditation practices, including Yoga Nidra.
– Om, the universal sound.
– Chants: Togetherness mantra & Gayatri mantra.

SUBTLE ANATOMY

– The Pranic body.
– Chakras and integration into asana and pranayama.
– Mudra and Bandha.

TEACHING & METHODOLOGY

– Lesson planning.
– Creating sequences through thematic planning, and telling the story.
– Course writing, sequencing lessons over time.
– The art of teaching yoga (or anything!): observation, listening, demonstration, verbal cues and the power of language.
– Effective teaching online.
– Teaching practice: team teaching, micro-teaching & final teaching practice.

THE BUSINESS OF TEACHING YOGA

– Getting started; in-person or online, where to teach, risk assessment, health & safety, price structures & insurance to teach.– Data collection, client health forms & GDPR.
– Marketing and building your yoga community.
– Professional conduct and the student/ teacher relationship.

PERSONAL PRACTICE, SELF-STUDY & ASSESSMENT

– Internal tutor-led classes; as part of the course you are expected to attend the monthly live class with Amy and Jane.  You also have access to all of Amy’s current online classes for the duration of your training.
– External tutor-led class attendance; you are also encouraged to attend classes with other teachers as much as possible.
– Student-led study; through personal practice, reading and assignments.
– At your pace training modules; these guide you monthly through your learning along with the live training sessions and classes.
– Assessment is through a mixture of practical teaching & written assignments, anatomy study tasks, and your final class exam.

START TEACHING AND EARNING AS YOU TRAIN

The course will involve lots of teaching from you; teaching in small groups, shorter teaching assessments and a final 60-minute class at the end of your course.  You are also encouraged to start teaching your own class when ready, maybe just to family and friends or starting your first public class.  Many of our trainees use this to earn money to help contribute towards the cost of their training, nothing improves teaching like actually teaching, although there is no pressure to teach until you feel ready.  This business-positive teacher training course not only trains you to be an effective yoga teacher but how to run a profitable, sustainable yoga business.

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WHAT’S INCLUDED

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  • 16 days in-person and online training days (150 hours, tutor-led)
  • Monthly live classes and workshops (14 hours, tutor-led)
  • Weekly personalised support via our course community space (25 hours, tutor-led)
  • Personalised feedback on all assignments & teaching practice (15 hours, tutor-led)
  • On-demand self-study training modules and classes, released each month via the online teacher portal (40 hours, self-study)
  • Self-study & practice, reading, research and completion of assignments (30 hours, self-study)
  • Free access to Amy’s online classes for the duration of the course
  • On-going support and after completing your training

COST OF COURSE AND THE NITTY GRITTY

Next course dates, venue and costs TBC.

Scholarship places 

Yoga is for everyBODY but the reality is often it is for those who can afford to train and have enough confidence to commit to a training course. Each year there are a limited number of reduced-price places for anyone who is facing a financial barrier to training.  However it is not just money that can be a barrier to training, the scholarship is also aimed at people who work in the voluntary & community sector, people of colour and LGBTQ+ people, who are all under-represented in the yoga world.   If you don’t fall into these categories but still require some assistance please still get in touch at  amyjonesyoga@gmail.com

Scholarship price TBC

Entry requirements

A minimum of 2 years of regular yoga practice, sufficient technology to be able to study online, completion of an application form, and acceptance onto the course by Amy Jones.

This course is open to all yogis who meet the entry requirements and have a desire to deepen their study of yoga, and a passion to share the gift of yoga with others.  There is no need to be able to perform certain asanas, yoga is not defined by making shapes with the body; rather it is the art of listening to the body and working intuitively with its current condition.   This course is also open to those not planning to teach, but are looking to deepen their knowledge and personal practice.

CHANGED MY LIFE!

This course has changed my life! Amy and jane have been amazing, I have learnt more than I possibly thought and had the best experience, even in covid times, they kept us on track and gave us the best experience. I would highly recommend this course for anyone wanting to do their teacher training. Thank you both so much. X

LEAH HYNE

SO SUPPORTIVE!

I loved doing my yoga teacher training with Amy. She was encouraging, supportive and gave valuable insights throughout the whole course. She was always there if I needed to ask a quick question. She also adapted amazingly when Covid came along and ensured all of us who wanted to continue the course were able to, whatever our personal circumstances.

DR CHARIS CASSELLS

LOVED EVERY MINUTE!

Amy is such a knowledgeable teacher, passionate about yoga and fascinated with Fascia.. which has really opened my mind – thank you! I loved every minute of my training, even through a global pandemic Amy adapted to keep us on track within our subject areas, making the content delivery accessible, enjoyable and readily available online when we needed it. Amy was always available to offer advice and comfort during these times too, which was a huge support. I highly recommend Amy and I will be looking forward to more of her offerings in the near future!

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Included in the price

  • 180+ hours of in-person, tutor-led, contact time.
  • On-going access to all online course content via your teacher portal.
  • Free access to Amy’s online classes for the duration of the training.
  • Online course community space on, which remains open for 6 months post-graduation.
  • Yoga Alliance Professionals accredited 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training certification, upon completion of the course, including all assignments and course payments.
  • Post-completion support, and advice.

Not included

  • Technology to access online learning.
  • Insurance to teach – this is available through your membership to YAP, both as a trainee and once you have qualified.
  • Set texts.
  • Printed manual – the manual is an e-manual as part of the online course content on the teacher portal.  Written resources can be downloaded and printed off if you wish, but are not included in the physical course material.

FAQs

HOW TO APPLY & PAYMENT

JOIN THE WAITLIST HERE

Email Amy at amyjonesyoga@gmail.com if you have any further questions.

REFUND & CANCELLATION POLICY

Please note that all deposits are non-refundable.  In the event you need to cancel your place:

– Cancellations 28 days or less before the course start date all payments made are non-refundable.

– Cancellations 29 days or more before the course start date deposit is non-refundable.  

– Withdrawing during the course; deposit and any attended weekends are non-refundable, payment for remaining unattended weekends will depend on your personal circumstances and reasons for withdrawing mid-course, but in most cases, you will be expected to pay for your place on the course in full. 

– Your place on the course cannot be sold or given to anyone else, all bookings and payments for the course are made directly through Amy Jones. 

Please put any requests to withdraw in writing to Amy at amyjonesyoga@googlemail.com

Amy Jones has the right to cancel the course at any point.  In the unlikely event of a course being cancelled, you will be refunded your full course fees or offered alternative dates, of which if you can’t attend you will be offered a full refund.  Other costs incurred such as travel or time off work cannot be reimbursed. 

WHAT HAPPENS IF I MISS A LIVE TRAINING OR CLASS?

Students should attend 100% of the course contact hours, failure to attend course contact hours will result in non-completion of the course and no certification.  If you do miss a live session, recordings are available for catch-up, along with additional 1:2:1 mentoring sessions to make up lost contact hours, this may incur additional costs. 

IS THERE A LOT OF HOMEWORK?

There are monthly assignments, self-paced training videos and classes.  With an expectation of roughly devoting 3 to 4 hours personal study a week.   Think of it as an ongoing study of a subject you love!

Certification of the course is also dependent on the successful completion and passing of all written assignments.  If additional time and support are needed to complete assignments this will need to be agreed upon with Amy Jones and may also incur additional costs.

CAN I JUST ATTEND ONLINE

Yes, 100%.  Amy and Jane have been running hybrid-style training for over 3 years now and seamlessly integrate interactions both online and in-person.  Where ever you are, you’ll feel a fully included part of this magical course.

HOW AM I PERSONALLY SUPPORTED?

You can ask questions anytime on our YTT course community support space, which is hosted on Circle.  Which is like FB but a million times better!

And of course, email any questions.

YOUR DETAILS

Please note that Amy Jones will pass on your details to the Yoga Alliance Professional so they can contact you to register.  Your details will not be passed on to any other parties.

By registering and paying either a deposit for the course or full payment you are agreeing to all the T&Cs laid out above, including the cancellation policy.  Please consider your personal circumstance when considering the course and the requirements to attend all training sessions.

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