Yoga Teacher Training Open Day

Saturday 3rd July 1 - 4pm

Are you considering Yoga Teacher Training?

Join us Saturday the 3rd July for free to gain a deep insight into the course and what to expect.

Meet and speak with graduates from our previous courses, current course students, and of course our Course Leaders.

Enjoy a free Hot Yoga class, followed by complimentary hot drinks and cake and opportunities to ask all and any questions you have!

Whether you’re considering the course to deepen your knowledge and practice, or so that you can become a highly qualified Yoga Teacher and share this gift with others, it’s a big decision to make. We are here to help you learn more about your Yoga Teacher Training journey with Yogafurie Academy.

Great offer available for anyone who signs up to the course on the day.

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What to Expect on the Day

Enjoy a perfectly planned afternoon with free Hot Yoga, followed by complimentary cake and coffee. Meet with graduates from our previous courses and current course students. Expand this section to see exactly what's planned for you.

12:45pm Arrivals and welcome.

1pm Free Hot Yoga class (feel free to use our showers and changing facilities afterwards).

1:55 Coffee, tea and cake available whilst you have an opportunity to meet with previous and current students, as well as Course Leaders.

3pm Talks from previous students and Q&A.

3:55pm Wrap up from Ed.

Yoga Teacher Training at the Academy

The course is accredited with Yoga Alliance and offers over 230 contact hours of direct instruction. You’ll meet and learn from a wide range of Yoga teachers and other experts who specialise in subjects related to Yoga – including fascia and bodywork, meditation and mindfulness, sanskrit, human anatomy/ physiology, and more.​

A maximum of 16 people are admitted to the Yoga Teacher Training Course

It’s essential that you get the personal attention you need in order to develop to your fullest potential. So, our course numbers are capped at 16. If you are on a course with 20+ other people, your needs can get lost in the crowd. We will ensure this doesn’t happen.

Based in evidence

What you will learn comes from established medical fact and recent research, or from some of Yoga’s most revered ancient practice manuals. You’ll emerge familiar with the esoteric principles of Yoga, and a clear knowledge of how these ideas become real in our bodies and minds through practice.

Breadth of learning

You’ll develop new language skills to communicate your knowledge in an a safe, appropriate and engaging way. You’ll learn how to plan and build Yoga practice sequences, and when to include guided breath exercises or meditations.

Your support network starts here

There’s a support network in place for you. The teacher training group is the sangha – your Yoga practice and development community. Throughout the course – and for years afterwards in many cases – you’ll find yourself supporting and being supported by your sangha friends.
 
The Yogafurie team are here to help. You can contact us if you need support with any aspect of the program.
 

Your career as a Teacher

Some teachers stay in their regular job and teach part-time. Read what one of our trainees said about the course and integrating study and teaching with working life. Teachers are often self-employed, and some go on to create Yoga studios. There are some essential aspects of running a small business that you will learn about, such as basic tax, marketing/ social media basics and data protection. We’ll cover out the essentials and a little bit more, so that when the time comes, you’ll know how to run the paperwork as smoothly as your classes.

Is this for me?

Embarking on teacher training is a big step. The course will challenge and grow you in lots of ways. As you would have heard in the video, people discuss this first-hand: it’s an enjoyable and positive experience, and it requires some commitment and effort.

Read what previous trainees have to say about our course. You can also take a look at our blog article Who Needs Teacher Training? : it talks a bit more about the profile and experience of candidates.

Take a look and get in touch – speak to a real human via our web chat 24/7, call us, email us or book in for the Open Day!

A Typical Course Weekend

A typical Yoga and Hot Yoga teacher training course weekend comprises seven elements of practice and learning. You can read more about them here…

Movement practice

Half of your course time is spent in practice of one kind or another – and most of this will be movement practice. This means physically practicing and perfecting a broad range of asana – postures you’d see in classes aimed at mixed groups (which is the most usual teaching situation). We’ll also analyse postures in terms of:

  • Safely entering, holding and exiting.
  • Anatomical breakdown: key muscles, key alignments.
  • Possible adjustments and facilitations – how to assess what will be most suitable for different people.
  • Modifications and the use of props to support practice.

Most important of all – you will have time to deeply feel and experience Yoga postures from within. There are some key instructions to give for each pose, but the best teaching comes from a deep body awareness – good teachers tell you what they’re feeling physically, not just what shape to make. This is authentic and it really connects with people: as the often-used saying goes: You are your own best teacher. It turns out that you are your own best student as well.

You’ll learn from your Yogafurie course leader, and from guest asana teachers who can bring different perspectives to enrich your learning.

Meditation and breathing

The connection between Yoga or Hot Yoga practice and settled, calm breath and mind is well known. But how do you actually do that – and how can you teach it to others? We look at a range of breath exercises, and a number of techniques to focus and clear our minds.

There’s really too much to list here, what we can say in summary is:

  • Much of our work is based on the Hatha Yoga Pradipika (HYP), which is on the course reading list.
  • We practice sometimes in silence, and we also learn to use mantras, mudras and gaze focus to enhance concentration.
  • Your Yogafurie course leader will take you through your HYP work, and we will be supported by mindfulness and meditation experts, again to offer fresh perspectives and new insights.

Guest Speakers

We offer you a strong course, and your Yogafurie course leaders will work with you individually and as a group to get you up to speed with what you need to know. In addition, there are lots of visiting teachers who will bring all their experience and knowledge to the course for you in specialist subjects related to your study. A lot of effort has been put into finding the right people, and the feedback we get is tremendously positive. The added dimension of this extra resource is really popular with our students. Keep reading to hear more about our wonderful guest speakers.

Sangha and sharing

Teacher training is a journey – a journey you’ll share with at most 15 other people on a Yogafurie course, as numbers are strictly limited to 16 maximum. People grow together, and make friends from their shared experience. As a teacher, you’ll likely still be in touch and helping each other with advice and suggestions long after the course ends – or covering each other’s classes etc.

We encourage you to get involved as much as you want to, and to contribute whatever you feel you can to the group experience. We all come from different walks of life, and have different opinions. Yoga (and Hot Yoga) bring us together, and the group is stronger for all its diversity.

On a practical note, you’ll do group assignments and teach classes in groups. We also have a shared lunch each course day. Once or twice you’ll be asked to help with cleaning lunch dishes away, loading and unloading the dishwasher, and keeping the coffee pot topped up (Pukka tea and Extract coffee is free on the course).

Study time

We do a lot of practice. There’s also study to be done, because a good teacher has broad and deep background knowledge.

You will learn about:

Human anatomy and physiology

We discuss some of the latest ideas emerging from the sciences of anatomy and therapy. What is Yoga (or Hot Yoga) really doing to bodies and minds? Knowing this means you can design relevant and powerful sequences for your classes and for your own personal development. More and more studios are using heat – how does this change things, what else do you need to know to guide students safely and well? There’s additional strain on the teacher too – we’ll discuss ways we can care for ourselves as teachers.

Subtle anatomy

Yoga teaches about an energy body of prana woven into our physical body. What does this actually mean? How can we work with it in our own practice and when we design classes? and what are the implications for practice and for designing classes? These energy ideas have shaped much of the practice we do: teachers need to understand them.

Yoga philosophy, lifestyle and ethics

Ok, so we understand that there is a subtle energy body. But how does this relate to the fundamental principles of Yoga? We look at the history of Yoga, and how it’s evolved through the ages. We get a better understanding of what we do today – and why we do it. This is a foundation to base lifestyle choices on.

Practicalities of teaching and holding classes

What does it mean to be self-employed, what are your insurance and data protection obligations, what are the marketing basics you need to know? And for those who are interested, where would you start if you want to open a studio?

We are visited by a number of speakers to support your Yogafurie work: you will have multiple sessions with bodywork and fascia experts, a research scientist and doctor, and a Sanskrit scholar.

Teaching practice

You’ll practice teaching most weekends on the course. This starts with teaching for just a few minutes to the rest of the group and sharing feedback for everyone else. Gradually you’ll take on more and more. You’ll teach some public classes to friends and family and report on your experience as part of your ongoing assignments. And at the end of the course, you’ll undertake a teaching assessment.

We believe that you need regular practice to overcome nerves and be comfortable standing in front of groups of people and speaking publicly. This kind of confidence comes with practice. Your sangha – your course group – are all working through exactly the same experience, so there’s a lot to share and learn from each other.

We also look at practicalities, like how to plan classes and how to use language well so that your teaching is succinct and to the point but also being engaging and interesting. We discuss how to manage spaces and groups. You’ll learn to create a positive learning environment, and you’ll develop your own unique delivery style.

Practice makes perfect, and when it comes to Yogafurie’s Yoga Teacher Training in Bristol, you will definitely get plenty of practice.

Shared lunch

Eating together brings people together. We each bring in some food to share on each course day, and there’s always a great buzz at lunchtime as we discover the delights in store. You’ll be chatting to your new colleagues like old friends before you know it. By the end of your course, you will probably feel like old friends as you will have shared so many experiences – and so much food!

You don’t have to join in shared lunch of course – it is optional. If you do, then we ask that you only bring in vegetarian food. Please do tell people what’s in your dish, just in case there are food allergies etc to be mindful of.

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