In January 2018 I started a teacher training with Kathryn Moynihan in Cork's the Yoga Loft studio. It is a 200 hour course, spread over 10 weekends. The training is a culmination of our combined teaching experience, which is close to thirty years (!), and countless hours of teaching, being a student at various workshops and retreats, and most importantly: the daily self practise we both do, of asana, pranayama and meditation.
Our first year of doing this training has been wonderful so far. We have a wonderful group of enthusiastic and dedicated yogis, and we are all learning on this journey together.
Our next training begins in January 2019, and applications are now being taken.
Yoga Loft’s 200hr Teacher Training is a yogic education with a difference. We have put together this training to share our love and knowledge of the practice. We are committed to high quality standards in our own practices and teachings, and our students benefit from this. Our course is taught combining practice and theory. Our Teacher Training isn’t just for aspiring teachers, but for anyone who wishes to deepen their personal practice and gain a better insight into the origins of yoga and the philosophy. Training with us will give you the knowledge and confidence to be competent on the mat and in the classroom and inspire others to practice in a safe and educated manner. It is Yoga Alliance certified.
WHAT DO THE MODULES COVER?
TEACHING AND ASSISTING
Learn how to master sequencing, delivery, inspirational theming and hands-on assisting to create truly inspirational classes for your students. Gain teaching experience from the get-go, receiving live feedback and coaching throughout the course.
Delve into the roots of yogic history and tradition to discover ancient teachings that are just as relevant today.
Discover the practice of meditation and what it truly means to be mindful in one’s life. Learn techniques in how to observe and calm the mind. You could say it's a form of personal development for the mind. We will cover topics such as shamanta meditation, introduction to the Four Foundations Of Mindfulness, loving kindness and compassion.
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
Learn the science of anatomy and physiology through the practice of yoga. We will go through the main body systems, organs, bones and muscle groups. By using your eye learn how to spot the mechanics of the human body through posture, alignment, common ailments and injuries.
The breath is one of the cornerstones of yoga practice and indeed of life itself. During the training we will look at the subtle yogic practice called pranayama by learning specific breath techniques. There will be pranayama practice sessions each weekend, and we will study specific pranayama practices.
We will explore Ayurveda its history and its application. Learn the ancient practice of observing the natural cycle of the Ayurveda seasons, look at Ayurveda diet principles, the relationship between yoga and Ayurveda, the gunas, three doshas and how to apply all of these principles.
DEEPENING YOUR PRACTICE
At the very heart of any teacher training is the practice of asana, meditation and pranayama. We will be teaching these on each weekend, to deepen your understanding and awareness. You will also be expected to start and maintain a home practice, so that there is a natural progression during the training. The emphasis is on integration of these practices into your life, not just flexibility whilst on the mat.
THE BUSINESS OF YOGA
All the necessary tools needed to set up as a yoga teacher and establish classes
For more details go to www.yogaloftcork.com
"Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured." -B.K.S. Iyengar