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Extended courses in Brighton and Sussex for yoga practitioners & teachers

We have developed three modules of practitioner and teacher training workshops delivered in Brighton and other venues.  Students may join any module as a stand alone course or do all three.  Two of the trainings (Yoga Mind and Yoga Heart) are open to all practitioners, while the third (Yoga Hands) is aimed at those interested in teaching / sharing yoga with others. Overviews of three modules are provided below and current course dates are listed on the calendar page .

 

Understanding goal

Practical outcome

Time input

Yoga mind

·        A clear view of the body-mind complex and the role of asana within the wider goals of yoga.

·        An understanding of human form and function based on a combination of western anatomy and holistic / energetic models.

·         An established personal asana practice with a practice philosophy of conscious attention

·         The ability to identify structural and functional blocks and obstacles in oneself and others in the context of asana

6 days

Contact hours – 42

Guided self study – 30 hours plus practice

Total hours - 72

Yoga heart

·        An understanding and exploration of yoga philosophy, psychology and the process of awakening

·         Development of personal asana practice

·         Familiarity with the practices of pranayama and meditation

·         A clear sense of purpose and direction associated with one’s own yoga practice

6 days

Contact hours – 42

Guided self study – 50 hours plus practice

Total hours - 92

Yoga hands

·         Relating to others – the four bhramavihara / sublime abodes

·         An exploration of what it means to teach and the development of teaching tools – seeing students’ needs, modifications and adjustments

·         Development of personal asana practice

·         Personal teaching experience within the context of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary Series

12 days

Contact hours – 84

Guided self study – 60 hours plus practice

Total hours - 144

Yoga Mind - An exploration of the human system and asana as a cornerstone of yoga practice

Timing - 6 days   

Aimed at : all regular yoga practitioners.  You do not need to be an ashtanga yoga practitioner to join this programme but you do need to have a regular personal practice.  Yoga teachers and student teachers are also very welcome as the course will complement your orthodox anatomy and philosophy studies.  

Course Overview

Calling on western, holistic and energetic models of anatomy, as well as yoga philosophy, we will develop a way of looking at the body that reflects both the spiritual and immensely practical goals of yoga.

This course combines practical asana practice, workshop style explorations and group work plus tutor presentations and discussions, plus recommendations for home study and personal explorations.  The course is not an academic anatomy programme although some reading and research will be recommended.  It is a functional and experiential anatomy course that will develop a deep understanding of the goals of asana, as well as the ability to visualise limitations or obstacles in our own and other people's bodies.

Download full programme details here.  For booking details see the workshops page.

Yoga Heart - An exploration of yoga philosophy, psychology and the process of awakening

Timing - 6 days.   

Aimed at : primarily at practitioners who have completed the Yoga Mind programme, however other applicants will be considered on an individual basis (contact us for details).  You do not need to be an ashtanga yoga practitioner to join this programme but you do need to have a regular personal practice.  Yoga teachers and student teachers are also very welcome as the course will complement your orthodox philosophy studies and help ground them in you daily practice.  

Course Overview

This programme follows  on from the Yoga Mind series and continues the exploration of the process of personal evolution through yoga.  It combines elements of asana, pranayama and meditation practice with an accessible and practical introduction to the philosophy and psychology of yoga.  It is grounded in personal practice and is intended to inform and deepen your practice and understanding of yoga.

Download full programme details here.  For booking details see the workshops page.

Yoga Hands - An exploration of teaching goals, concepts, techniques and cautions

Timing - 12 days.   

Aimed at : primarily at practitioners who either are teaching or have an interest in sharing asana with others.  However, practitioners who do not wish to teach at the present time will also benefit from a deeper understanding of the goals and possibilities involved in the asana teaching process.  You do not need to be an ashtanga yoga practitioner to join this programme but you do need to have a regular personal practice.   

Course Overview

This programme follows on from the Yoga Heart and Mind modules but also works as a stand alone workshop series. It explores the principle goals, concepts and techniques that form the basis of effective yoga teaching.  As with the other modules it is grounded in personal practice and is continues the process of informing and deepening your own practice and understanding of yoga.

Download full programme details here.  For booking details see the workshops page.