TEACHER DEVELOPMENT STUDY PROGRAM Sept 2020-June 2021 The Wellbeing Center SA1 5PQ Swansea
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If you would like to offer this course in the context of your teacher training or to your community of teachers, get in touch with Sama.
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TEACHER TRAINING | February 2019 - May 2020
Teaching Yoga is an art that requires continuous self enquiry and an understanding of ones personal process. A teacher needs to be established in a regular and intelligent practice, one which constitutes an appropriate response to current conditions and which is good for the whole organism. This implies a thorough knowledge and understanding of the yogic language both in practice and theory and a commitment to the following principles:
•AHIMSA sensitivity and consideration, reducing anger, dread and violence toward ourselves and those around us.
•SATYA truthfulness and the ability to communicate mindfully and honestly.
•SVADHYAYA self-study motivated by the necessity to reflect on our personal process in the light of the yogictexts.
To qualify to join the Aurolab Teacher Training Course, applicants must have a minimum of 2 years regular practice in any style of Yoga and/or have successfully completed an Aurolab Foundation Course. These courses are 60 contact hours and run according to each tutor personal practice, experience and sensibility. All curriculum include a practical presentation on the Anatomy and Physiology of the Bandhas taught by Sama Fabian.
Currently the Foundation Courses run in the following places around the UK:
contact: Kristin Priya Alsop
contact: Michele Lambert
contact: Anna Fearnall
Established teachers who would like to start a Foundation Course under the Aurolabyoga umbrella are welcome to get in touch with Sama firstname.lastname@example.org
Our next TTC starts in February 2019 and runs over approximately 1 weekend a month for 14 meetings. All of which can be residential if you come from afar. The course is experiential, practical and will give you time to develop and integrated the necessary skills to become a coherent, sensitive and knowledgeable teacher. We are committed to support you in the deepening of your personal practice and help you develop the skills and the confidence to transmit your experience and understanding of Yoga in a clear, safe and compassionate way. This program is a professional training registered with the IYN, Independent Yoga Network and the Yoga Register. It gives direct access to REPS, the Register of Exercices Professionals, UK.
” When the student is ready, the teacher appears…and you did !!! With love and gratitude”
“Thank you both for helping me find windows from which I can see the world in a more familiar and more beautiful way. Thank you for all your kindness, love, sharp mind, receptivity and exceptional sensitivity. This is what life is about!”
The course is presented over two week long intensives, and is addressed to established Yoga teachers as well as the more recently graduated. Whatever your background or teaching style you are welcome to apply. Your current certification must be a minimum of 200H, you have to be established in a sustained daily practice and be teaching for at least one year. The program addresses both personal development and teaching skills that will further your understanding and enhance the embodiment of your chosen practice, giving you coherence and clarity.
This intensive course includes advanced approaches to asana and pranayama, mindfulness, contemplation, meditation, mantra. Advanced teaching skills working with touch, props and voice, trauma awareness, psychology of the practice. Relevant anatomy and physiology, and further study of the Sutras. During each meeting we will develop themes in resonance with the group’s enquiry and aspirations, to stay close to the reality of ones experience. The is an essentially practical course, containing theoretical elements. Some assignments will be suggested along with specific practices to experiment with between the two meetings.
2019 Course dates
22 Feb - 1 March
2 - 9 August
Should you have further queries or need more information about any aspect of the course, please get in touch.
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