18 – 19 July & 25 – 26 July 2020
Next course: 30 Aug – 2 Sept 2020
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This course will take place over two weekends as a live, interactive webinar.
(Scroll to the bottom for our Frequently Asked Questions)
We’ll also have an in person meet-up, as an optional part of the course, if you want a follow up or extra support.
The course is taught in English.
YOU WILL RECEIVE
18 – 19 July 2020
25 – 26 July 2020
Online via Zoom – from the comfort of your own home!
The intention is to give you, as a teacher, more tools, to broaden your teaching skills as well as your target groups. Perhaps you have done a training in a dynamic yoga style and would like to add a slow style to your teaching menu as well – to be able to teach back to back classes at studios and retreats?
We have a set structure in line with Yoga Alliance’s criteria, but on top of that we have a certain amount of hours that we can tailor made for YOU – and as far as we know, this is quite unique: for you, as participants, to be able to take part in forming the course content!
We (Melanie and Jennie) have worked together for almost 10 years (yoga teacher trainings and retreats in India and Europe) and have 20 + 13 years of experience from teaching yoga and teacher trainings full time.
We have experienced a lot over the years – and what we keep coming back to is how important it is to be authentic, to find “your voice” as a teacher and to have the courage to be YOURSELF when you are teaching! Working as a yoga teacher is amazing – but it also takes a lot of energy – and can be very draining if you are not looking after yourself. (And it’s so easy to not give ourselves that time/attention/selfcare – so in the training we will also put emphasis on how to create space for your own health and practice: to stay balanced and mentally strong!
We will cover
Theory and science behind the practice
- The nervous system and the brain
- Meridians and the energy system
- Updated research, the different aspects of yin yoga and how it is applicable to different body types and how personalities, and how movement patterns plays an important part.
Looking into the specific areas of the body in more detail, how they move and respond to the Yin poses
Teaching the poses
Our focus is very much on teaching the practice in a way that is inclusive and safe for everyone making this a nurturing and healing practice, a way to connect and go deep inside; a way to truly relax and rejuvenate.
For each pose we will cover:
- How to practice and teach the basic pose
- How to use props
- Sequences for specific meridians, for specific yoga poses (eg for backbends, opening the hips, twists, forward bends), and a general all round class
- How to plan a class, when and how much to talk, what to talk about.
Contraindications and modifications
How to develop your classes for conditions such as pregnancy, injuries and hyper-mobility, making the practice accessible for individual bodies
9 am – 5.30 pm (UK time)
10 am – 6.30 pm (CEST: Sweden etc)
…but we’ll have several breaks and yoga sessions, so you won’t be looking at screens all day. 🙂
You can sign up for just £200.
The remaining balance is due when you can – no rush at all – we want to support you in this difficult time. Due date will not be until 31 December 2020 – and if this is tricky, just contact us and we’ll figure something out!
As part of the course you get two full colour manuals: one on the theory and one giving details on the poses. We will send you the manuals as pdf:s in a dropbox link one week before the course starts.
– Yin Yoga Notes 2 MB, 40 pages
– Yin Yoga Poses, 237 MB, 43 pages
If you’d like to receive hard copies they cost £30 (total for the two). This includes UK delivery. Add £5 for delivery outside the UK. Contact us at email@example.com if you’d like a hard copy. Allow at least a week for the printing and postage.
Please don’t share the manual with anyone. It is subject to copyright law.
We use the term Homework loosely here, there is a requirement of 18 hours of learning outside of the course, some will be written but mostly to establish a Yin Yoga Practice (students have said that this is their favourite ever homework!), and to read a book (you’ll get several options) and write down your thoughts and questions.
There won’t be any exams. Rather, we are interested in seeing that you have gained an understanding and knowledge that you can apply to each individual student depending on their needs. This course is intended to spark your interest in embarking on or continuing this fascinating journey.
Sign up/more information
A deposit of £200 is required initially to reserve your place, with the full balance to be paid when you can. (31 Dec 2020 at the latest – but please let us know if you need more time and we´ll see how we can help.) The deposit is non-refundable – but we do know that sometimes things happen in life that you couldn’t predict, and if so: you won’t get the deposit back BUT if you cancel 1 month before the course at the latest you can use it for other trainings/retreats/workshops with us – so you won’t lose the money! Terms and conditions >>>
Account details for the deposit will be sent to you after we have accepted your application.
Your space is not guaranteed until we have accepted your application and received your deposit. You will receive a confirmation letter from us as soon as your deposit has been received and registered on our account.
Upon completion you will receive a level 2 diploma, Yoga Alliance 50 hrs. (Zolder Studio, UK, RYS 300).
For more details, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
How do we do an online course?
We will use the website/app called Zoom.
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How will these sessions work?
The first thing we always do is to welcome everyone in a group, as we do on our trainings in a welcome ‘circle’. As in real life you can get to know each other a bit and get a sense of the group energy.
Then we have a series of talks on different aspects of Yin Yoga via powerpoint presentation screen share, working in line with your manual, which you will receive via email.
For your teaching practice you will be split into smaller groups with one teacher and two or three students. Melanie and Jennie will be able to “pop in” to your group to listen in and give feedback (if you request this). If you prefer to do the teaching practice in person, you can do it as a homework and record it and send it to us – or meet up with us in real life in the autumn.
We understand it can be very hard work to listen and watch the screen for long periods so we will include plenty of breaks and a chance to get up and stretch and move (we need this too!)
I want to learn more about Yin Yoga – but I am not interested in becoming a teacher…
You can attend the course and learn about the nurturing and healing benefits of Yin Yoga just for yourself! You’ll not have to do any homework and you can skip the teaching practices.
You won’t get a certificate, but if you change your mind and DO want a certificate – you can complete these segments later.
Can I ask questions?
We always welcome questions! These can be posed via the chat function in Zoom, where you can also chat to each other and share ideas. There is also a facility to “raise you hand” and ask a question verbally.
After each session we will collate the questions and circulate within the group.
Can I get any one to one time with you?
We offer all our students a 15 minute one to one session to talk about your practice, your teaching, any specific questions or challenges you’re working with. We can offer these very easily online.
What if I’m a total technophobe?
Nothing in the technical online stuff is hard to do. We have done test runs with people we know who have very little/no experience and they all managed it fine! We will send full instruction before the course and we can work it out together.
I’m not a huge fan of working online…
We understand some people are very used to working in this way and some people are very resistant to video meetings (Jennie was until very recently – now she’s a natural!) So, in a similar way to our in person trainings, there is no pressure on you to talk if you don’t want to, you don’t have to do the practice teaching if you don’t want to – we are here to support you and help you have a nurturing time – not to put you on the spot or make you feel uncomfortable. If you have any concerns about any of this, talk to us in advance and we can sort it out.
We pride ourselves in delivering a live, interactive course where students can ask questions, get involved and provide feedback, thoughts and input to the course as it happens. There are many pre-recorded options available, but we think that it makes for a better learning experience to really get involved and to keep that group atmosphere, so we don’t record our sessions.
We also want to respect the privacy of our students and friends, this is a safe learning space where growth and personal development can take place and we want to keep that safe space open for everyone.
What happens if I miss a session?
We have courses happening throughout the year and we will invite you to join the same session with another group later on – free of charge! If, however, you are unable to attend another session, we can offer one free coaching session or you can of course invest in private tutoring with us to catch up.
It’s all in the manual!
Our course manual is a work of x years – it has been moulded and shaped into quite the in depth and detailed guide so if you do miss anything – it’s all in there and we would be happy to discuss anything you might have missed later on.
My house is super noisy!
Some people have expressed concerns about noise/disturbance in the background. Most of the time when you’re listening you will be on mute – so no one can hear what’s happening in the background, and if a pet or child runs around a bit that’s very welcome! If you can’t get quiet to do your teaching practice it’s possible for us to re-schedule it at a time that suits you. So that shouldn’t be a problem.
Can we meet up in person?
We very much believe that in person work it very important so we will be offering a “real life” meet up in the autumn in Stockholm and London. This will be a chance to discuss any experiences, ask questions and get to know each other better. There will be time to teach Yin Yoga with feedback if requested. We will just charge a nominal amount to cover the cost of room hire.
We’ll also arrange workshops in yin yoga adjustments, open to the public, which you can attend to a reduced price.
We sincerely hope you will meet us online this summer and in real life further down the line.
Any questions let us know – as always we are here for you
Melanie & Jennie