You can either attend all four days in one go, or choose to do it in two modules (2 + 2 days)
2 – 3 Dec 2020 or 14 – 15 April 2021 or 13 – 14 Nov 2021
5 – 6 Dec 2020 or 17 – 18 April 2021 or 16 – 17 Nov 2021
YOU WILL RECEIVE
Online via Zoom – from the comfort of your own home!
In 2021 we’ll also have optional in person meet-ups at several locations in Sweden and in the UK (dates TBA) if you want a follow up or extra support after the course.
We recommend that you have done a 200 hour teacher training (any style) but this is not mandatory! If you haven’t: send us an email and let us know and we will look into what other experiences you have and we’ll give you extra support during the course.
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 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 and have 45 years of teaching experience between us 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.
We’ll look 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 teach yin yoga poses
- How to use props
- Modifications for each pose
Sequencing & Class planning
- 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 and themes.
Contraindications and modifications
How to develop your classes for conditions such as pregnancy, injuries and hyper-mobility, making the practice accessible for individual bodies
The course is 4 days long in total and you can choose to either do all four days in one go, or do 2 days in Dec and 2 days in April. Choose what works best for you:
Wednesday 2 – Thursday 3 Dec 2020
Wednesday 14 – Thursday 15 April 2021
Saturday 13 – Sunday 14 Nov 2021
Saturday 5 – Sunday 6 Dec
Saturday 17 – Sunday 18 April 2021
Tuesday 16 – Wednesday 17 Nov 2021
9 am – 5.30 pm (UK time)
10 am – 6.30 pm (CEST)
…but we’ll have several breaks and yoga sessions, so you won’t be looking at screens all day. 🙂
You’ll get a VIP discount if you’ve studied with us before: please contact us for details
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 30 June 2021 – 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 included in the price: one on the theory and one giving details on the poses. We will send you the manuals as pdf:s a couple of days before the course starts. Note!
Please don’t share the manuals with anyone. They are subject to copyright law.
Hard Copy Manual
If you also want a printed copy of the manual, this is available at cost price including postage within the UK and Europe.
Click here for more information.
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.
Melanie Cooper: www.melaniecooper.co.uk
Jennie Wadsten: www.yogaleela.se
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. (30 June 2021 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 >>>
An invoice for the deposit will be sent to you after we have accepted your application.
Your space is not guaranteed until we have received your deposit. (You will get a confirmation letter as soon as your deposit has reached us.)
Upon completion you will receive a diploma, Yoga Alliance 50 hrs (The Shala & YogaTreat, RYS 300 & YACEP).
Questions? Just send an email to email@example.com and we’re happy to help.