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280 HOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

Join Amy and her fantastic co-tutor Jane Cradick for the transformational, challenging, but immensely fun journey that is training to be a yoga teacher!    Amy and Jane are deeply passionate about all things yoga and are dedicated to supporting others to become thriving, successful teachers.

Our 280hr YTT is accredited by Yoga Alliance Professionals, and is a hybrid course that skilfully combines online learning, with in-person training and can be completed both in-person or online. The course runs over a period of 9 months, delivered through a creative mix of …

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Weekend group training sessions (online & in-person)

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Weekly yoga classes (online & in-person)

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Monthly teacher classes (online & in-person)

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Monthly 1:2:1 mentoring via zoom

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SELF-PACE TRAINING MODULES, RELEASED EACH MONTH VIA THE ONLINE TEACHER PORTAL ON AMY'S TEACHABLE WEBSITE

Studying this way allows you to take time to digest the vast amount of information that comes your way when training to be a yoga teacher, with on-going access to all recorded material and training sessions through the teacher portal, you can re-visit and re-do training as often as you like, and have on-going access to this once you’ve completed your training.    It is easy to feel overwhelmed when faced with the daunting task of training to be a yoga teacher, the teacher portal allows training material to be released a month at a time, so you can easily track your progress, check out our 2021 YTT teacher portal here This accessible, flexible course allows you to experience all ways in which yoga can be taught, and for those not local to Cornwall it can be completed solely online, from any where in the world, but for those able to travel to our St Agnes studio base it offers the perfect balance of in-person and online training.   To ensure we can support the needs of all our trainees effectively we keep course numbers to a maximum of 14 per course.

The course is led by senior yoga teacher and approved trainer-pro Amy Jones and co-tutor Jane Cradick, both Amy and Jane have been involved in teacher training and education for many years, between them they have over 30 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!  Along side core tutors Amy and Jane, the course is also supported by the experienced teacher trainer Nathalie Wilhelm from Live Love Yoga, who zooms in to play with arm balances.

STYLE OF YOGA

This course draws primarily upon vinyasa yoga traditions, along with softer hatha and yin practises.  Amy and Jane have studied a variety of styles of yoga, and they share a common approach to yoga teaching based on an eclectic mix of these different styles.  Although yoga is often characterised into 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.  

SYLLABUS AT A GLANCE

This course aims to develop safe, effective, knowledgeable and reflective yoga teachers, who come from a place of passion for yoga and a commitment to their own continuing practise.  The best teachers teach from the heart, sharing their knowledge and experiences of the practise of yoga.   

The course is divided in 8 modules as follows:

  1. Yoga philosophy
  2. Anatomy and physiology
  3. Yoga asana
  4. Pranayama
  5. Meditation and mantra
  6. Subtle anatomy
  7. Teaching and methodology, including teaching online
  8. The business of teaching Yoga

SYLLABUS IN DETAIL

YOGA PHILOSOPHY

– The history of yoga overview.
– The central texts of the yogic tradition: Bhagvad 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 practise.
– Yoga for special populations (beginners, children and pregnancy yoga)

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, 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 practise: team teaching, micro teaching & final teaching practise.

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 and your contact hours you are expected to attend weekly live (in-person or online) classes with Amy and Jane, on average 2 a week.
– External tutor led class attendance; you are also encourage to attend classes with other teachers as much as possible.
– Student led study; through personal practise, 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.

The course will involve lots of teaching from you, starting with some team teaching in smaller groups, shorter teaching assessments (micro teaching), and your final teaching practical exam, where you’ll teach a full 60 minute class (in-person or online).   As well as the expected teaching integrated into your course contact hours you are strongly encouraged to start teaching your own class when ready, maybe just to family and friends, either in-person or via zoom, nothing improves teaching like actually teaching.  Trainee teachers can teach up to 2 hours a week, but only what has been covered by the course and in agreement with Amy Jones, you will be supported to get teaching when you feel ready.

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COURSE HOURS AND DATES 2022

The 280 hours is delivered as followed, and includes 190 contact hours (live tutor interaction in-person or online

  • 8 monthly group training sessions, online & in-person (90 hours, tutor-led)
  • Weekly yoga classes, online & in-person (80 hours, tutor-led)
  • Monthly teacher classes (12 hours, tutor-led)
  • Monthly 1:2:1 mentoring (8 hours, tutor-led)
  • At your pace training modules, released each month via the online teacher portal on Amy’s teachable website (40 hours, self-study)
  • Self study & practise, reading, research and completion of assignments (50 hours, self-study)

Group training session (90 hours)

These sessions happen one weekend a month, spread over 8 months, our Friday and Saturday sessions are online only via zoom and our Sunday session is a hybrid session that can be attended online or in-person from our St Agnes studio base, situated within the Miners and Mechanics Institute, Cornwall (TR5 0TL). 

Monthly group training session timings:

  • Friday 6pm-8.30pm (online) 
  • Saturday 9am-1.30pm (online)     
  • Sunday 9am-1.30pm (online or in-person)

Course dates 2022

  • Application deadline Monday 31st January 2022 
  • Weekend 1: February is your course introduction month, there is no set group training session but you will complete a pre-course self-pace training module, attend a monthly teacher class & weekly tutor led classes and your first 1:2:1 mentoring session.
    Weekend 2: 4th, 5th & 6th March
    Weekend 3: 1st, 2nd & 3rd April
    Weekend 4: 13th, 14th & 15th May
    Weekend 5: 10th, 11th & 12th June
    Weekend 6: 8th, 9th & 10th July
    Weekend 7: 5th, 6th & 7th August
    Weekend 8: 9th, 10th, & 11th September
    Weekend 9: 7th, 8th & 9th October

Tutor led live class attendance (80 hours) 

Amy & Jane’s weekly vinyasa & yin-yoga classes are a mixture of online only and hybrid in-person & live-stream classes.  As part of your tutor led course contact hours you are expected to attend 80 hours of weekly live classes, roughly 2 a week, either online or in-person at our studio base in St Agnes, Cornwall.  Included in the cost of your training is also on-going access to Amy’s monthly online subscription classes whilst on the course, click here to visit Amy’s monthly subscription class offering.

Amy & Jane’s current teaching schedule 

  • Jane: Monday vinyasa-flow 6pm-7pm & slow-flow 7.15-8.15pm (hybrid)
  • Amy: Saturday vinyasa-flow 9am-10am (hybrid) and Tuesday yin-yoga7.15pm-8.15pm (online)

Monthly teacher classes (12 hours)

Starting from February 2022 you will have a monthly 1.5hr teacher class let by either Jane or Amy, this will be a mixture of online only and hybrid in-person & live-stream.  The class time will vary from month to month, and recordings will always be available after the live class.

Monthly 1:2:1 mentoring (10 hours): 

You will meet either Amy or Jane once a month via zoom for individual mentoring throughout the course.

Total course hours: 280 hours

Contact hours: 190 hours (monthly group training sessions, 1:2:1 mentoring and tutor led classes)

Self- study: 90hrs (pre-recorded training modules, personal practice, study and assignments)

Who is the course for?

Entry requirements

A minimum of 2 years regular yoga practise, sufficient technology to be able to study the online elements of the course effectively, completion of an application form, and acceptance on to 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 not a 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 planing to teach, but are looking to deepen their knowledge and personal practise.

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

ENCOURAGING & 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!

CHANTELLE HILL

Cost … and other nitty gritty stuff!

Total cost of course: £2150 (payment plan) or £2000 payment in full

Payment plan: £350 non-refundable deposit to secure your place, payment via BACS or paypal, then 9 monthly payments from the 1st February 2022 of £200 a month to be set up as a standing order.   There are two scholarship places available each course, to find out more about a scholarship click here.

Included in the price:

  • 190 hours of in-person, tutor led, contact time
  • On-going access to all online materials and recorded videos via your teacher portal 
  • 280 hour foundation teacher training course e-manual, available via your teacher portal
  • Certification of 280 hour yoga teacher training upon completion of the course, including all assignments
  • Post completion of your course on-going support, advice, and opportunity to join Amy’s FB teacher community.
  • Free access to Amy’s online subscription classes for the duration of the course.
  • Private FB course group

Not included:

  • Technology to access online learning
  • Insurance to teach (this is available through your membership to YAP, both as a trainee and once your have qualified)
  • Set texts
HOW TO APPLY & PAYMENT

Please fill an application form, click here, Amy will contact you to confirm your suitability and place on the course and send out pre-course information, this will include assignments and reading list.  She will also arrange a payment of a non-refundable deposit of £350 or payment in full to your secure place.

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 of £350 is non-refundable.  If you paid for course in full (£2000), £1650 will be refunded, the £350 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. 

ATTENDANCE & COMPLETION OF THE COURSE

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

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.  You are agreeing to adhere to the code of conduct policy and confirm you have read and are happy with the complaints procedure.  Please consider your personal circumstance when considering the course and the requirements to attend all training sessions.