Course Content

This Course Features:

  • How to practice and teach Hatha & vinyasa flow , establishing an essential foundation for a centred and sustainable yoga practice.
  • Teaching methodology.
  • Principles of instruction through demonstration, observation, assisting, modifying and safely adjusting.
  • How to create different sequences that nourish yet challenge you and your students.
  • How to sequence classes with different emphasis whilst maintaining the integrity of a yoga practice.
  • How to meditate.
  • How to practice simple but powerful pranayama techniques.
  • Understanding anatomy, the intrinsic structure of the body, and how this is applied to yoga.
  • To recognize imbalances in students and learn how to address them.
  • The subtle pranic body, the very life-force that sustains us, including the bandhas, the chakras and the nadis.
  • The broader context of yoga philosophy, its foundations, its developments, and how it may apply both to your practice and inspire your teaching.
  • An insight and understanding of the ethical guidelines of yoga and how these may inspire your practice, your teaching and your students!

Throughout the duration of the training, in addition to full participation on all of the weekends, each student will be required to observe and, if appropriate, assist in yoga classes.

Students will also be required to demonstrate continuous attendance at local classes. Each student will have to demonstrate at least 2 years of continuous practice of yoga in order to be eligible for the course, ensuring a proficient standard and level of teaching.

The elbowroom has an extensive range of classes for all ages and abilities. We offer such an eclectic mix to enable you to find something that will suit you. If you need any advice, please contact our class advisor who can point you in the right direction.