Dates and Information for 2017/18 below
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Mission for Teacher Training
To advance your own practice and knowledge enabling you to teach with confidence, uncover your inner teacher, to inspire your own students by finding your own style, voice and philosophy.
Drawing on ancient traditions of yoga practice to modern day insights, this 200hr Yoga Teacher Training will explore a broad spectrum of yoga practices, wisdom and philosophy.
Our asana practice will work from the grounding of Vinyasa Flow Yoga, a strong and flowing practice with emphasis on genuine personal enquiry and exploration of your own mind and body. From this genuine enquiry and exploration we will expand our practice to suit all needs. We encourage our students to find their own unique teaching style as the course unfolds. You will get the instruction, support and practice necessary for you to master all the postures you wish to master and give you the confidence to go out there and teach. From going over the basics to give a firm and unshaking grounding in good alignment, to advanced postures, pranayama and meditation techniques, in this Yoga Teacher Training you will learn not only to advance and deepen your own practice but to teach others with confidence, compassion and insight.
Anatomy and Physiology
Includes both human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.). Includes both the study of the subject and application of its principles to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc).
Techniques Training / Practice Development
Includes asanas, pranayamas, meditation and other traditional yoga techniques. These hours will be a mix of analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques and guided practice of the techniques themselves. Strong flowing practices: drawing on the traditions and teaching of Classical Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Dynamic Yoga, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Anusara and others. Restorative practices: including props, deep relaxation, Yoga Nidra, Pranayama and Meditation.
Includes principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting, instruction, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher, the student's process of learning and business aspects of teaching yoga alongside modifications for injuries, conditions, and different body types. You will learn to build each pose and vinyasa from the ground up so you can adapt every pose for all situations, for each different age group, body type and level of experience. Learn how to express your own creativity to develop your own sequences, vinyasas and variations, whilst using the right language to inspire your students.
Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers
Includes the study of yoga philosophies, yoga lifestyle and ethics for yoga teachers. A minimum of two contact hours must be spent on ethics for yoga teachers. We will explore the ancient wisdom of yoga philosophy, from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the Upanishads and the Bagavad Gita to the teachings and wisdom of modern day authors and teachers, to deepen your own understanding and experience of these teachings and practices. You will learn how these teachings can support you in your yoga practice, support your inner growth and uncover your inner joy, inner strength and peace, ultimately bringing you closer to your true nature.
Includes practice teaching, receiving feedback, observing others teaching and hearing and giving feedback. Also includes assisting students while someone else is teaching.
Business and Mentoring
Essential insight into the yoga business and setting up as a teacher alongside supervision and mentoring to assist you through the start of your teaching practice
Our teacher training is a combination of continuous assessment, practical and written examinations. Graduation from the training is not a given. All areas must be complete and passed before certificates are issued.
On successful completion of the course you will receive
Certificate of Excellence from Pure Health Training
Eligibility for Yoga Alliance USA RYS 200
2 years regular yoga practice. Don’t worry if you are not advanced or even don’t have a desire to be: think about who you want to teach – you only have to master enough asana practice to give you confidence and understanding for that. More important is your insight, empathy and compassion as a teacher, how you will guide your students.
This Yoga Teacher Training in Dublin is open to Yoga Practitioners who may not want to teach, but wish to deepen their own practice and understanding of Yoga.
This course will give you :
A word from the Lead Teacher
As a full time, professional Yoga teacher with her own successful studio and more than 5,000 classes under her belt, Sarah draws on a wealth of practical experience to help you to be the best student and teacher of Yoga you can be.
“From the point of view of your own practice we will focus on getting you as confident and comfortable in your own body as possible, feeling knowledgeable and sure of alignment and modifications. We will work to advance your practice to where you want it to be, and uncover your inner strength and power.
We will take ancient yoga philosophies and apply them to ourselves, and our own modern lives so that they make sense to us and genuinely help us to live our lives more fully. We will uncover your inner peace, focus, calm and strength.
Then we will look at teaching the average yoga student. How do you work out what they need, and give them what they want at the same time?
How do you teach them yoga postures in a way which is helpful, clear and supportive?
How do you look at a body and know what you need to do for that unique person in that moment? We will look at different types of adjustment, how to make yoga safe and challenging for everybody, from a 60 year old beginner with arthritis in her knees to a 28 year old semi pro athlete looking to reduce risk of injury.
Learn how to teach philosophy to a diverse group of people whilst keeping them all engaged.
We will learn how to take ancient yoga philosophy and apply it in ways that are helpful on and off the yoga mat. I am fully committed to helping you become the best yoga teacher you can be”
The course lasts approximately 12 months and contains approximately 180 contact hours. There are 6 modules and our course runs on two Sundays every month facilitating life outside of your training to continue on those weekends and reduce costs for those coming from outside Dublin.
By seeing each other on two Sundays of each month throughout the duration of the course
We will keep up the momentum, never be overwhelmed or over tired, we stay fresh and
moving forward all the time.
N.B. Some dates may be subject to change with notice.
Book now to avail of our Early Bird Special of only €1,750
Deposit €600 (non refundable, must be paid to hold your place)
Early bird 1 (paid by April 30th) €1,750
Early Bird 2 (paid by May 30th) €1895
Early bird 3 (paid by - by June 30th) €1995
Full course fees : €2,200
Installment option available:
Deposit €600 (non refundable, must be paid to hold your place) plus monthly interest free installments (recurring credit / debit card payment)
dates and venue are subject to change without notice.
If you drop out of the course we will not be able to refund your payment.
Lead Instructor : Sarah Woolridge
Location: Pure Health, Ongar, Dublin 15
You can ask Sarah any questions you may have direct by email - sarah at purehealth.ie or call her on 0868712259