Our next RYT200 Yoga Alliance UK accredited Teacher training begins January 2013.
For a comprehensive description of the course content, please see the course content section.
As one of the 6 schools of classical Indian thought, Yoga is a philosophy, a way of life and a practice. Its aim is to reconcile all aspects of the human being and to uncover the deepest and truest nature of what we are.
Yoga is a practice of the Heart and it’s teaching must come form the heart. Before one can be a teacher one must be a practitioner. If we are to guide anyone else on the path of yoga we must first walk it ourselves. Sharing one’s experience of Yoga as a teacher is a vocation, not a career.
This course will emphasise personal practice in the three ways that Patanjali lists in the first Sutra of Sadhanah Padah.
(i) Tapah – the doing of the daily practices
(ii) Svaadhyaya – the observation of oneself, one’s habits, thoughts and responses as well as the study of the scriptures that teach us about the Self.
(iii) Ishwara Pranidhaanani – the effort to develop humility and selflessness.
Established in their own practice, which is underscored by the philosophy of the Yoga Sutra and Bhagavad Gita, and in a spirit of service, it will be possible for the prospective teachers to approach their own students with more than just a battery of techniques, but with a depth of understanding that will enable them to impart their knowledge of Yoga and its practices from the heart, and in a way that can most significantly benefit their students both on and off the mat.
The course will provide the philosophical and practical training and the personal support to enable the prospective teacher to:
(i) become firmly established in their own practice, and
(ii) the skills, techniques and detailed information on all levels, from the anatomical to the spiritual, to safely and confidently guide others in the developing of a Yoga practice appropriate to the each individual.
The Course is modular and for full details click here.
The Course will be taught by David Collins and Paula Herbert, the Directors of Ashtanga Yoga Dublin. Both are Authorised by Manju Pattabhi Jois to teach Ashtanga Yoga. David has been practising Yoga for 24 years and teaching for 20 of those. Since 1999 he has practised and taught Ashtanga Yoga in the tradition of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Paula has been practising for over 15 years and teaching for 10 of those. Both she and David studied intensively from 2002- 2006 with Lino Miele, before going to Mysore to practice directly with Sri K.Pattabhi Jois between 2005 and 2007. In total they have spent nearly a year in India studying Yoga.
They established Ashtanga Yoga Dublin in 2002 as a traditional Ashtanga Shala, and continue their Ashtanga studies now with Manju Jois and senior certified teacher Peter Sanson. Since 2008 both of these come annuallly to teach at Ashtanga Yoga Dublin.
Paula and David study Pranayama with Paul Dallaghan, who is certified by Sri O. P. Tiwari of Kaivayaldham, who is one of the few masters today teaching Pranayama practice with a classical technique, where the scientific outlook harmonises with traditional wisdom.They are also students of Vedic Chanting and Yoga Philosophy with Sanskrit Professor Dr. M. A. Jayashree and Prof M. A. Narasimhan of the Ananta Research Foundation, Mysore. In addition, David has an Honours Degree in Biology from the University of Dublin, Trinity College, and has trained in Makko–Ho Shiatsu at the Natural Health Training Centre Dublin, while Paula is a qualified Energetic Massage Therapist and Polarity Therapist. These latter qualifications give them a special interest and insight into Yoga Anatomy, both physical and subtle, which is a very important facet of their teaching.
The Course Fee is €2895. There are a number of Payment Options. Call David with any questions.
- €1000 deposit (Non-refundable, non-transferable) now and balance €1895 before January 15th in the year of the course.
- Early Bird rate: Full fee of €2750 payable by Sept 15 of year preceding course.
The dates for the 2013 course are as follows:
January 18th: 18.00 - 21.00 Induction
Jan. 25 - 27 Aug. 23 - 25
Feb. 22 - 24 Sep. 20 - 22
Mar. 22 - 24 Oct. 18 - 20
Apr. 19 - 21 Nov. 8 - 10
May 24 - 26 Nov 29 - Dec. 1
and Dec. 6 - 8 (Assessment Weekend)
Please note that in addition to the Weekends there are significant hours of Teaching observation and Teaching assisting, as well as home study and assignments. See Course Details: Module 5 .
Friday (3 Hours)
- 18.00 -21.00: Anatomy, Asana techniques, Adjustments, Teaching Practice
Saturday (7 Hours):
- 09.00 -10.30: Asana Techniques
- 10.30 -12.30: Asana Practice (guided)
- 13.30 - 15.00: Philosophy
- 15.00 - 16.30: Meditation and Pranayama
- 16.30 - 17.00: Closing.
Sunday (5 Hours):
- 08.00 - 10.00: Pranayama & Mysore Practice
- 11.30 - 12.30: Chanting
- 12.30 - 13.30: Lifestyle, Nutrition, Yoga History, DVD
- 13.30 - 14.00: Meditation
- 14.00 - 14.30: Yoga Nidra
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