300hr Foundation Teacher Training Programme
Introduction

Teaching yoga is what we love and it is both a unique privilege and a huge responsibility.  Becoming an inspirational teacher requires humility, integrity, experience and a commitment to practice and personal growth.

 

We have designed a 300 hour Teacher Training Programme delivered over 12 months, to allow time for students to learn at their own pace and have the opportunity to put learning into practice in a safe and supportive teaching environment.  Besides a thorough grounding in yoga practice, philosophy, anatomy and business, each student will also receive 1-1 mentoring with the principal teachers throughout the course.

We are passionate about supporting individuals on their person journey of growth. This teacher training programme isn’t just for people who want to teach, but also those who wish to deepen their understanding of the practice, theory and philosophy of yoga.
Course Structure

The course is 250 taught hours plus 190 hours of home study and practice, leading to 300 hour status with the Yoga Alliance Professionals. The course is taught over 12 months, beginning with a 7 day intensive followed by 9 monthly weekends and ending with a 4 day intensive which includes your final exams.  Each course has a maximum of 14 students.

Topics Covered
  • Asana – the yoga postures
  • Adjustment and intelligent alignment
  • The art of teaching
  • Teaching practice – structuring, sequencing, theming
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Pranayama and breath work
  • Yoga philosophy
  • Mantra and chanting
  • Meditation and establishing a daily practice
  • Yoga lineages and styles
  • First Aid for yoga
  • Complementary practices – self-care, Ayurveda, nutrition
  • One-2-one and group tutorials
  • Building a yoga community – social action and social responsibility
  • The business of yoga
  • Understanding your learning style and how to teach others
  • 12 months post-course supervision

 

For full details download our course programme here.

Why choose us?

 

• 300hr accredited Yoga Alliance
Professionals certificate – over 400hrs
training

 

• Senior Teaching Faculty – 27yrs teaching
experience

 

• Maximum of 14 students – ensuring
personal attention

 

• 10 days residential / intensive – giving you
dedicated time and space to focus on your
learning and bond with your peer group

 

• Internationally recognised learning style
questionnaire – enabling you to understand
your personal learning style and how to
effectively teach others

 

• First Aid certificate included

 

• Monthly 1-2-1s and tutorials with the main
teachers

 

• 1 year’s post-course supervision – because
we understand that it can be tough when
you’re starting out

Download an application form

Download an application form

Entry Requirements

Students who apply for the teacher training programme must meet the following entry requirements:

 

  • A minimum of 2 years yoga practice
  • Submission of a completed application form
  • Interview with one of the teaching faculty

 

Applicants should recognise that the course will be demanding, both during and between taught modules.  Successful completion of the course will require significant effort, focus and practice.  Students should ensure they have both the time and the personal support they need to commit to the course fully.  Please discuss any concerns you may have or additional support needs at interview.

 

Download our application form here.

We believe yoga is a life-long journey and our teacher training programme is just the beginning. We want to inspire you to develop and grow in the practice, philosophy and principles of yoga.
Our Teachers

Our programme is run by Yoga Alliance Professional Senior Teachers Jock Orton and Lucinda Pimlott. Please click here for their biographies.

Assessment

Becoming an inspirational teacher starts with your own personal practice and we will expect students to develop a daily practice.  This is the foundation for your ongoing learning and growth. The course will include a mixture of theory and practical learning and will have a number of assessments including exams, observed teaching and essay papers.

 

In order to graduate students must attend 100% of the taught course and successfully complete all homework, written and practical assessments to the required standard.  Should a student miss a module then they will be required to catch up by agreement with the tutor.  Additional tutor time will incur an extra charge.

Costs and Payment

The total cost of the course is £3070 including 10 days full board residential, all drinks and lunch on your taught weekends, course manuals, optional discount on Yoga Alliance Professionals (YAP) Trainee membership and subsidised join up fee to upgrade your YAP membership within 14 days of your graduation.

 

Not included is: travel, accommodation on taught weekends, books and reference materials, personal teacher insurance, class attendance fees and the cost of your YAP membership.

 

A deposit of £570 is required to secure a place for this Teacher Training Course.  Please note that the deposit is non-transferable and non-refundable on acceptance of application.

 

Read our full list of terms and conditions here and our complaints procedure here.

Course Dates – Nov 2018 – Nov 2019

16 – 23 November 2018 (7 day intensive residential), 11 – 13 January 2019, 1 – 3 March, 22 – 24 March, 26 – 28 April, 17 – 19 May, 14 – 16 June, 26 – 28 July, 20 – 22 September, 18 – 20 October, 28 – 1 December (4 day intensive residential and final teaching observation)

 

Download a more detailed list of the course dates here.

Frequently asked Questions
HOW LONG DO I NEED TO BE PRACTICING YOGA BEFORE I JOIN THE PROGRAM?

Students who apply for the teacher training programme must meet the following entry requirements:

  • A minimum of 2 years yoga practice
  • Submission of a completed application form
  • Interview with one of the teaching faculty
How do I apply to do the training?

Firstly you need to download an application form
Once downloaded please open this form in a PDF reader and fill it in by typing in the available fields.
*Please do not fill the form in by hand. (You may think you have the neatest handwriting in the world, we however, may disagree) 

  • Once completed, print two copies of the form making sure to sign and date both copies.

Keep one copy for your records and with the second, either:

  • Return it by hand to studio
  • By post to: Lime House Yoga, Mount, Rose, Truro TR4 9PP
  • or scan and email it to info@limehouseyoga.com

We will then contact you to arrange an interview.

Please bear in mind to apply for the teacher training programme you must meet the following entry requirements:

  • A minimum of 2 years yoga practice
  • Submission of a completed application form
  • Interview with one of the teaching faculty

Applicants should recognise that the course will be demanding, both during and between taught modules.  Successful completion of the course will require significant effort, focus and practice.  Students should ensure they have both the time and the personal support they need to commit to the course fully.  Please discuss any concerns you may have or additional support needs at the interview.

What style of yoga do you teach?

We teach a non-dogmatic approach to yoga that encompasses different schools. In our own Asana practice and classes we tend to favour a vinyasa based approach that balances precise instruction, detailed alignment, breath and mindful movement. Classes are carefully themed to deepen the students’ experience of yoga. A class starts with a sitting practice to set the intention for the class followed by sun salutations to warm the body. Then followed by postures that are skilfully sequenced, giving modifications and props where necessary to individualize the practice for each student. LHY classes are paced depending on the level of the class. The LHY teacher training program is based on this clear and effective style of practice.

Can I join this course if I don’t actually want to teach?

Yes, absolutely! The training is designed to enhance your understanding of yoga and the many parts of this wonderful practice.

What happens if I'm not accepted onto the course?

An unsuccessful application can be for a variety of reasons including the simple logistics of spaces available. It may be otherwise hard to decide between applicants, simple factors like longevity of practice and longevity of interest may be used to decide who joins the course.  It is also noteworthy that continued interest in training demonstrates the conviction and commitment qualities that are high on the list of considerations when we look at placements for the next training.

How much time will the training take each month?

You will be expected to do homework, but we estimate it will take approximately 1 ½ hours per week. Although this will depend of the student.

I'm concerned about the Anatomy and physiology?

We know that the thought of learning about how the body works can be daunting so we have devised ways of making the learning of it as much as fun as possible. It’s far easier to learn something when you’re relaxed!

What is the reading the list for the course?

Mandatory

  • Light on Yoga – BKS Iyengar
  • The Heart of Yoga – Desikachar
  • Functional Anatomy of Yoga – David Keil
  • The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali – Chip Hartranft
  • Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali – by B.K.S. Iyengar
  • Light on Pranayama -K.S. Iyengar
  • The Bhagavad Gita – S. Radhakrishnan
  • The Hatha Yoga Pradipika- Brian Dana Akers
  • The Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga – Ray Long
  • The Roots of Yoga- James Mallinson

 

Additional favourites

  • Yoga Mind, Body and Spirit – A Return to Wholeness – Donna Farhi
  • Hatha Yoga – Theo Bernard
  • Autobiography of a Yogi – Paramahansa Yogananda
  • Poised for Grace – Douglas Brooks