how to confidently and competently teach Level I asana classes, design and teach a 6 week beginners course, to take care of yourself/your students through modification of asanas to suit an individual's body, sequencing and first aid risk assessment and understanding of the foundation of asana, anatomy and physiology. You will also learn how to set up and run your own yoga business.
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Triyoga is Europe's leading yoga centre with an international reputation for its dedication to excellence in yoga teaching. The Level 1 Yoga Teacher Training embodies triyoga's key values of authenticity, accessibility and excellence.
Our mission is to train and empower aspiring teachers and dedicated yoga practitioners to teach confidently and inspirationally from their own knowledge with safety and integrity, while honouring their individual voice and style
Our yoga teacher training is recognised by The British Wheel of Yoga and Yoga Alliance® and comprises four areas of study:
- asana, pranayama, meditation, assisting and the art of teaching
- philosophy, Sanskrit and yogic life
- anatomy and physiology
- business skills
The course faculty is made up of highly trained experienced teachers in asana, philosophy, anatomy and business skills with a profound understanding and experience of the transforming power of yoga. All course asana teachers teach at triyoga centres.
In addition you will required to attend 40 additional class hours for your own practice development, 10 hours observing +12 hours assisting. It is ideal if all these hours can be done directly at triyoga however we realise that for some students living abroad/out of London this may be impossible.
Should this be the case you can study with your own teacher in your home area - please make this clear on your application form so that we can help support you in more distant learning. There is also an element of written work and home study to be handed in after each module.
Course content overview:
Level 1 asana: how to teach Level 1 asanas safely, confidently and skilfully.
Pranayama: studying basic breath awareness, the physiology of breath and how to approach basic pranayama techniques as a student and teacher
Meditation: instruction in preparation for meditation including: taking your seat, meditation posture the breath and specific meditation techniques.
Assisting: how to make appropriate physical adjustments for Level 1 asana.
Art of teaching + presentation skills: learning the skills and methods to articulate your vision as a teacher. Most modules present a specific art of teaching point that you practice with your fellow students under the guidance of the tutors.
Philosophy: deepening your own practice and enriching your teaching through learning a clear understanding of the major philosophical movements in yoga, their place in history and their influence on current yoga practices
Anatomy + physiology: a foundation for developing a personal practice and teaching safely, covering the systems of the body in relation to yoga practice, including a detailed study of the muscular skeletal system and the mechanics of respiration.
Business skills: how to organise your yoga business whether as a teacher or running your own centre.
We teach with 2 lead asana teachers, and one each for Philosophy + Meditation, Anatomy + Physiology + Business skills.
Courses have a maximum of 32 trainees and the majority of asana sessions have 2 teachers providing an intimate ratio of 1:16 students for in-depth asana education. This ensures consistency in instruction and overall guidance. At times guest teachers may lead designated sessions according to specific content.
We create an environment that fosters dynamic and interactive learning from the start with individual attention and mentor support.
Each module reflects a specific content focus and art of teaching point and includes practice of asana, small and large group work, practice teaching time from the very first module, exercises designed for learning and discovery, review of homework and lectures.
Yoga Forums offer an informal time for questions and answers with regards to yoga, teaching and the training.
As both lead teachers are London based rather than overseas, this provides for accessibility for contact, as well as regular class attendance and on-going support and communication throughout your training
Who can apply
triyoga welcomes applicants from the UK and all over the world who have a fundamental knowledge of asana. You are also welcome to take the course as a dedicated student wishing to deepen your own practice and commitment to yoga as the training itself is a transformational journey inwards regardless of your intention to teach.
Level 1 Teacher trainings start in May + November of each year