Yoga Teacher Training Course 10 months
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About The Event
We train teachers in the most effective methods for optimising your body and mind. Our scientific and systematic approach will allow you to reach your full potential and guide others to do the same. Our name is taken from 3 vital components that have become separated in modern yoga. These elements are intertwined and when utilised together, they bring the most effective and authentic yoga practice.
Kundalini - Understanding Kundalini is fundamental to yoga yet rarely do teacher training programmes explain how you can work with it to improve your health and well-being. We share techniques to safely connect with the immense Kundalini energy that is lying dormant in us all.
Tantra - Yoga was primarily focussed on meditation and a life of renunciation until the Tantric's developed physical methods to support the practice. The Tantric's built on what the Rishi's discovered (the pioneers of yoga who dedicated their lives to spiritual development) and made it mainstream by creating techniques that could be used by everyday people without the time to dedicate their entire lives to yoga or the desire to cut themselves off from the rest of society. This is one of several reasons why Tantra is especially relevant for modern day teachers.
Yoga - Almost all the predominantly physical yoga "styles" popular in the west today have their roots in Hatha Yoga. Hatha yoga focussed on the physical aspects of tantra and enhanced them further producing the highest understanding of purifying and maintaining the body, as well as increasing our understanding of the connection between body and mind.
What we offer isn't a new style of yoga. For us there is one yoga, a vast science with many aspects. The different styles all have there place and benefits but our intent is to reunite the most effective and relevant elements of the yoga tradition and guide you to utilise them intuitively and in a way that best works for you and your students.
AUTHENTIC & COMPLETE
The only training courses that covers Tantra, Classical Yoga and Kundalini
EXPERT TUITION & SUPPORT
During and after your training from International Yoga Master
Sri Vijay Anand
A RECOGNISED QUALIFICATION
We are registered with the Yoga Alliance US to give you an Internationally recognised qualification
Our teacher training will give you the deepest yogic knowledge, You will learn how to lead classes that will inspire, rejuvenate and expand the abilities of your students.
Indian Wellness Academy is a Registered Yoga School (RYS) with Yoga Alliance, which designates this teacher training program as one which follows Yoga Alliance’s standards. Students who complete an approved training with this school may be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYTs)
What sets the course apart from the rest is that all techniques, methods and philosophy will be taught from what is today considered a classical yogic view point but also the lesser taught tantra view point. In reality, Tantra is a fundamental part of the Yoga, the apparent divide is a result of historic social and political factors that will be explained as part of the fascinating yogic history element of the course. By bringing both approaches back together you will receive a more complete yogic understanding and the chance to learn the most powerful ancient techniques that you will not find in text books as they are only passed directly to a student from a guru.
Our teacher training course will give you the most authentic and complete yogic training. This course is led by Sri Vijay Anand & Ildiko Bakos. Coming together from different fields of the yoga traditions with many different skills, you will not be short of inspiration and knowledge!
Sri Vijay Anand, an Indian yogi, international speaker and visionary teacher for over 30 years. Anand's extensive experience and captivating manner will help you become the best teacher you can be. His vast knowledge will allow you to explore the depths of yoga philosophy, which is a fascinating aspect that will make your personal practice and future teaching unique.
Ildiko Bakos has a large amount of experience in the well being field. Trained as a Yoga teacher, in Ayurvedic cooking and therapies she has a wonderful depth of knowledge. Complimenting the physical asana side, the tantric philosophy her experience will help you to gain more insight of the bodies health and well being, the anatomy and how everything from diet, to awareness plays a role within the practice. Her friendly and supportive manner will help you progress at an amazing pace.
You will experience first hand the transforming effect of yoga. Aside from the benefits this will bring to you own health and well-being, this will make you a more confident and knowledgeable teacher for your future students.
You will develop a strong yogic practice, discovering many different techniques and using the ones that are most powerful for you. Your competence in the physical poses or “Asana” will rapidly advance, as will your understanding of how to teach others.
It is a demanding course that should not be undertaken lightly. With that said, a commitment to give your most to the training is the key requirement of potential students. You do not need previous teaching experience. Equally, if you are already a yoga teacher you will find the course will expand greatly on what you have already learned and possibly some preconceptions you have about yoga.
"The Kundalini Tantra Yoga Teacher Training course is absolutely fantastic. Ildy and Anand expertly guide you through various asana and pranayama techniques. They are both supportive, knowledgeable and friendly; you are encouraged to begin to practice teaching quite quickly within the course which really helps with any anxieties you might feel about this...."
"As a student and teacher of yoga, I have felt a deep yearning to deepen my practice and my knowledge. As an answer to this wish, Anand and Ildy, from Kundalini Tantra UK, came into my life. They are truly authentic yogis, living their lives consciously and by design, guided by the philosophy they teach..."
"After practising many different styles of yoga for many years I began feel to the urge to delve deeper into my personal yoga practise, and to learn the authentic techniques. I immediately felt a connection to both Anand and Ildy they are the most humble, knowledgeable and warm-hearted teachers that will support you through every step of your journey and help you to learn, grow and challenge yourself. Taking the course was one of the best decisions of my life and I can't thank Anand and Ildy enough..."
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What it takes
You will receive 160 hours of theoretical and practical instruction at the weekend sessions.
You will log 40 hours of personal teaching practice to class mates, friends or family over the duration of the course. On the final weekend you will be supervised teaching members of the public at the Explore yoga and Wellness Festival as part of your assessment.
You will need to commit to a minimum of 20 hours a month of home study and personal practice to complete the training.
Asana - How the physical postures should be performed and sequenced. Includes variations you can give to students who may need easier progressions into the full posture. We will also cover how and when to adjust a students form.
How to instruct and manage a class - You will learn the art of teaching, in other words; how to inspire and motivate students safely, when to let students find their own way and how to manage groups with mixed levels of ability.
Anatomy, Physiology and Human Energy Design - How the body works and how yoga can enhance the various system within it e.g. muscular, skeletal, respiratory, endocrine etc. You will be able to explain the all the benefits yoga can bring to the body, mind and soul.
The Chakra system - This energy system is a central concept that is shared throughout eastern approaches to health and well being . We think everyone interested in yoga needs to understand the critical difference between the tantric and classical yoga approaches to understanding, balancing and optimising the chakras.
Kundalini Energy Transformation - Often only covered in a mystical sense in standard teacher trainings course, we will explain what it is, how it can be safely activated and what to do with it.
Tantric Sanjeevani Kriya - Kriya is translated as “action” and is used in several different contexts in yoga. The Kriya’s you will learn are a series of seated exercises that will activate energy channels in the body. With only a short amount of regular practice you can experience the life changing effects of these ancient and incredibly powerful methods that will bring the theoretical concepts of the chakra system to life by making it something you have physically experienced for yourself.
Pranayama - Your breath is the link between body and mind. The benefits of regular pranayama exercise cannot be understated. The tantric methods have subtle but very important differences to those taught in a classical yoga approach. You will learn advanced methods for your own personal practice and basic methods suitable for using in a class or workshop.
Meditation - The pinnacle of all yoga practice, meditation is so simple, yet so challenging. Fortunately there are techniques in both the classical yoga and tantric schools that you can use to rapidly accelerate your own progress and when leading group meditation sessions.
Philosophy - Exploring the yogic concepts of the universe, our existence in it and most importantly, how to create a life of love and fulfilment. Introductions will be given to key classical texts such as Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra’s, and lesser known but equally important tantric volumes. This will include the 8 limbs of yoga and the 5 kosha’s.
Yoga History - From the original yogi's, known as Rishi's, right up to the all the weird and wonderful "styles" of yoga on offer today. Learn the often untold story behind the evolution of yoga and what the different approaches offer.
A Typical Day
10am Energising postures (asana) and breath work (pranayama)
11:30am Kriya and Meditation practice
12:30pm Lecture, e.g. Yoga theory, philosophy, anatomy or history
1:30pm Vegetarian Lunch
4pm Restorative, Soul or guided meditation practice e.g Yoga Nidra
£500 deposit secures a place on the course.
Option 1: £1599 with £500 deposit till 1st June.
After that £1899 till 1st August
Final price after 1st August: £2099.
You will need to arrange you own food and accommodation if required.
Deposits are strictly non-refundable, except in the unlikely case of cancellation by the organiser then all monies will be refunded in full.
- Early Bird£1,599£1,5990£0
- Full Price£2,099£2,0990£0
- Sleepy Early Bird£1,899£1,8990£0