If you are interested in studying to be a yoga teacher and looking for an intensive study programme, then look no further than our teacher training course at The Yoga Studio, a dedicated boutique yoga haven located in the heart of the historic City of Carlisle. We are listed as one of the top 25 yoga studios in the UK by Women’s Health magazine.
Our teacher training course is a partnership between our founding teacher Janet Richards and our studio owner Emma Vasquez.
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This course is focussed on the functional aspects of Hatha Yoga and the fact that we are all different physically and emotionally is at the heart of our Yoga Teacher Training Programme.
We structure our programme so that you will understand this concept anatomically using the system developed by Paul and Suzee Grilley in their internationally acclaimed Yin Yoga Teacher Training programme. We will break down the fundamental poses so that you will understand the intention of each pose, how to pay attention to what is happening, and how to make adjustments according to what stops you. You will then be in a position to provide guidance to others using the same formula.
You will receive a comprehensive 20 hour anatomy module taught by our anatomy teacher Gail Jefferson where she helps you to connect the body with the pose.
Additionally we provide you with a 20 hour philosophy module with Rebecca Shepherd that will give you an insight into the ancient yogic texts and show you how to link this into our modern lifestyle.
There is the opportunity to practice your teaching skills on real clients at the studio so you can get some excellent teaching practice in a safe environment to fully prepare you for the future.
Both Emma and Janet have a friendly, approachable and straight forward style when teaching, with both practical and theoretical aspects of yoga covered in depth and plenty of time for exploration. You will be assured of a full programme which will ensure that you have all of the tools necessary to progress to teaching yoga upon completion.
We believe that direct contact with the lead teacher(s) is vitally important and in our course you will spend over 145 hours being trained personally by Janet and Emma. In addition you will receive 20 hours face to face tuition in both the anatomy and philosophy modules being taught by our subject matter experts. There are only 15 non-contact hours in our programme and these are spent prior to your attendance on this training programme in order to ensure that you are as prepared for this course as you can be.
Places are limited to 16.
The studio schedule is becoming very busy now and so to improve the experience for our students we have decided to move the YTT to a separate venue. However, the practice teaching sessions will still be held at the studio.
Module 1 is taking place at Dacre Hall in Lanercost which is about 8 miles north east of Carlisle. It is the oldest village hall in the UK and attached to Lanercost Priory. It is such a peaceful location that this first module, will feel very much like a yoga retreat as we focus on the fundamentals of the programme. If you wish to stay there is plenty of guest accommodation and a popular coffee shop on the door step.
Module 2 will be taking place at Carlisle Castle in a beautiful space in Cumbria’s Museum of Military life. This module will feel different in tempo as we prepare you for teaching students. We will have a number of practical sessions with genuine yoga students at the yoga studio itself which is only a few minutes walk away.