Tuesday, January 1, 2008

YOGA TEACHER TRAINING



Yoga Teacher Training at CorePower Yoga is registered with Yoga Alliance and qualifies for the 200 hour Yoga Alliance certification.

A certified 200-hour Yoga Alliance training, CorePower Yoga's Teacher Training Programs are unique in that they are exceptionally practical – we teach people how to TEACH yoga, not just the poses. Most of our trainings are spread out over a nine-week period, letting students digest and apply what they've learned, allowing them to live the process.

CorePower Yoga Teacher Trainings include cutting edge techniques such as anatomy study, cadaver labs, video review, posture specific workshops, and more for a comprehensive experience. Our distinctive offering allows you to take your practice to a new level, provides a broad understanding of asana mechanics, and explores the deeper mental and physical side not covered in individual classes. We have found that our training programs change peoples' lives – it's an emotional experience, dramatically empowering, career enhancing and life altering, allowing our students to find their true potential.

CorePower Teacher Training graduates share the same gratitude time and again: “Now I see what really is important.” CorePower Yoga offers prospective instructors a nurturing team environment in which to grow and evolve as teachers and individuals, as well as place to make a career out of yoga. But you don't have to want to be a teacher to participate in CorePower Yoga's teacher trainings. More than just postures, CorePower Yoga Teacher Trainings get to the heart of yoga.

CorePower Yoga is pleased to offer both CorePower Yoga teacher training and Hot Yoga teacher training.

We hold Yoga Teacher Training for both CorePower Yoga and Hot Yoga classes in:

COLORADO:
Boulder, Colorado Springs, Denver & Fort Collins

CALIFORNIA:
San Diego

MINNESOTA:
Minneapolis

OREGON:
Portland

Do you want to change your life, and the lives of others? Do you want to live your life to its full potential? Join a special group of aspiring yoga teachers who are ready to move deeper into themselves and their own power. In our Teacher Training program, a registered 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certification, you will tap into your undiscovered internal power, awaken your spirit, and learn to become a dynamic and intuitive yoga teacher.

The goal of our Level 1 Certification is to teach you how to become a dynamic teacher, while at the same time, giving you an opportunity to explore and discover the power within yourself, both as a teacher and as an individual. Our practical training programs teach people how to TEACH yoga, not just the poses. Most trainings are spread out over a nine-week period, letting you digest and apply what you’ve learned. We will train you to teach a dynamic and challenging CorePower Yoga Class, and give you the confidence to step into any class and guide the students through a powerful physical and mental journey.

Although you may have a gifted personal practice, guiding a room full of students through a powerful Vinyasa practice with confidence is quite different than practicing yourself. Mastering the ability to communicate with your students is a crucial part of being an effective teacher. Our goal as teachers is to improve the quality of people’s lives and to leave our students in a better place, both mentally and physically, a place far superior from the one they came from. To achieve that end, we need to have a deep understanding of how the body works beyond the superficial level. From a modern physiology and functional anatomy perspective, CorePower Yoga Teacher Trainings provide cutting edge techniques such as anatomy study, video review, posture specific workshops, and more, for a comprehensive experience. Having a strong understanding of the way the body functions allows teachers to better understand why postures work the way they do and why the series follows a particular sequence. This allows our teachers to effectively give firm and safe hands-on physical adjustments.

At CorePower Yoga we teach dynamic, powerful, and both physically and mentally challenging power Vinyasa yoga. Knowing when to push students and when to back off and ease up is one of the many challenges a teacher faces. Encouraging and supporting students, ensuring that they are doing the postures to their ability and in a safe manner is crucial to the well-being of all students. Using our voices and our touch, we learn how to motivate, inspire and encourage our students. The impact this yoga has on our lives is tremendous and being able to share that incredible gift is a gift in itself.

What to expect during training:

Learn how to teach a vinyasa yoga class as a workout for the body, mind and spirit
Learn the core series and postures for vinyasa yoga
Learn about pranayama and how to incorporate it into a vinyasa class
Learn how to sequence asanas in a fluid manner and unite breath with movement
Learn about alignment and how to avoid injuries
Learn how to teach with your voice and your hands, how to encourage and inspire people and how to use your body language to enhance a class
Learn how to give safe and effective hands-on adjustments and also about the different styles and intentions of touch
Hone your presentation and communications skills so that you can deliver a class in a concise manner, connecting with all students
Learn how to teach a class of different levels
Learn how to read bodies, physically and emotionally, as well as the energy of a group or individual
Learn basic physiology and anatomy
Learn how to market yourself and your studio to build a following
Examine Yoga Ethics and the student-teacher relationship
Explore the History of Yoga
Learn the business side of running a yoga studio

The 200-hour schedule will be broken down as follows:

Techniques – 100 hours – Includes both training in the techniques and practice of asanas, pranayamas, kriyas, chanting and meditation.

Teaching methodology – 25 hours – Includes principles of demonstration, observation, assisting, instruction, teaching styles, quality of a teacher, and the student's process of learning.

Anatomy and Physiology – 20 hours – Includes both Anatomy and Physiology (bodily systems, organs etc.) and astral/energy/subtle Anatomy and Physiology (chakras, nadis etc.)

Philosophy, Ethics and Lifestyle – 30 hours – Study of Yoga Scriptures, ethics for yoga teachers, “living the life of the Yogi”

Practicum – 10 hours – Includes student teaching as well as observing and assisting in classes taught by others. May be a combination of supervised and unsupervised.

The Business of Yoga – 5 hours – Explore some business aspects of running a yoga studio

Electives – 10 hours – These are to be drawn from the other five categories.

(These hours will include at least 180 contact hours. Contact hours means that the Teacher Trainer is physically in the presence of the student.)

Our program is for those who are seeking a deeper understanding of themselves and their CorePower Yoga practice. It is also for those who wish to obtain an official “Level One Basic Certification” from CorePower Yoga. Certification is not automatic upon completion of the course and will be determined by an instructor’s assessment of the student’s understanding of the materials as well as their capacity and ability to teach.

Growth is arguably the single most important factor to living one’s life to its full potential. So, why not step out of your comfort zone and grow, challenge yourself in ways you have never been challenged before and make a difference in this world? Share the gift of yoga – become a powerful, inspirational and dynamic CorePower Yoga Teacher.

The 2008 CorePower Yoga Teacher Training Classes in Minneapolis begin:

February 13th, May 14th and September 17th, 2008

2 comments:

Ritesh said...

Yoga Teacher Training Course is based on the ancient Gurukul training system that insists on integrating the teachings of Yoga into the aspi.

jindi said...

Swami Vishnu-devananda was the first in the West to develop a training program for yoga teachers. He did this not only with the vision to develop yoga professionals, but also to give sincere aspirants the skills of personal discipline and to develop messengers of peace. The Course is a profound, personal experience, based on the ancient gurukula teaching system, integrating the student's daily life into the yoga training. By the end of the intensive four-week course the student will possess a firm foundation for teaching others, in addition to strengthening his or her own yoga practice with self-discipline and awareness of the nature of body, mind and spirit. Upon graduation from the course, students receive a certificate of qualification. The program has seen the graduation of more than eleven thousand students over the last thirty years. Men and women come from all around the world take part in the training, which is given in English with simultaneous translation into European languages, as well as Hebrew, Japanese, Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam.


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