Courses

The 2021-22 CYS courses will begin: Perth – on 3rd/4th September 2021; Addlestone, Surrey – on 17th/18th September 2021.


Perthshire

12 month Yoga Teacher Training Course

Venue: Perth Yoga Studio, Old Academy Building, 7 Rose Terrace, Perth PH1 5HA

Syllabus

Asana practice and teaching workshops in the Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary Series, Sivananda Hatha Yoga, Iyengar Yoga and Flow Yoga.   Philosophical/spiritual Study of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras;  Anatomy and Physiology – plus specialist expert tuition in Yoganatomy;  Pranayama – the science behind the breath;  Nadis, Chakras, Bandhas and Kriyas;  Koshas and Vayus;  Relaxation and Meditation techniques;  Kirtan and the use of music, mantras and chanting;  Guidance for Self-practice and Personal Development;  Yoga for special circumstances, ie:  for children, pregnant women, back pain, seniors, etc.

… and to help develop a sound holistic approach to yoga teaching, the course uniquely includes tutorials in – T’ai Chi and Qigong; NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming), Nutrition, The Alexander Technique, Hands-on Skills for adjusting in postures and Myers Briggs Personality profiling for building self-awareness to teach.   A 4-hour Emergency First Aid Course will also be made available to all students out with the course hours and will be programmed in the summer of 2021.

Tutors

Course Director June Mitchell, Lead Trainer Judi Farrell, Gareth Magee, James Boag, Siobhan Lappin, Lindsay Warrack, Judy Cameron, Dr. Jacquie Chaplin, Tony Young/Narad, Agracitta Brawley, Mark Smith, Alex Woodward, Joanne Ewen, Jan Moffat Osband, Fiona Dickson, Kate Cocozza, Robert Bichan – and assisted throughout by CYS qualified teachers.

Course Dates for 2021-22

Friday
evenings: 6.3O – 9.3Opm (refreshments included)

Saturdays: 9.30am– 6pm (vegetarian lunch and refreshments included)

Plus 2 Sunday mornings: 9.30am til 1.30pm – February and June 2021

Module 1 – 3 and 4 September 2021
Module 2 – 1 and 2 October

Module 3 – 29 and 30 October

Module 4 – 26 and 27 November

Module 5 – 7 and 8 January 2022

Module 6 – 4, 5 and 6 February incl Sunday, 9.30 – 1.30pm

Module 7 – 4 and 5 March

Module 8 – 1 and 2 April

Module 9 – 6 and 7 May

Module 10 – 3, 4 and 5 June incl Sunday, 9.30 – 1.30pm 

Module 11 – 1 and 2 July

Module 12 – 29 and 30 July

Addlestone, Surrey

12 month Yoga Teacher Training Course
Venue: Addlestone Community Centre, Garfield Rd, Addlestone, Surrey KT15 2NJ

Syllabus

Asana practice and teaching workshops in the Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary Series, Sivananda Hatha Yoga, Iyengar Yoga and Flow Yoga. Philosophical/spiritual Study of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras; Anatomy and Physiology – plus specialist expert tuition in Yoganatomy; Pranayama – the science behind the breath; Nadis, Chakras, Bandhas and Kriyas; Koshas and Vayus; Relaxation and Meditation techniques; Kirtan and the use of music, mantras and chanting; Guidance for Self-practice and Personal Development; Yoga for special circumstances, ie: for children, pregnant women, back pain, seniors, etc.

and to help develop a sound holistic approach to yoga teaching, the course uniquely includes tutorials in – T’ai Chi and Qigong; NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming), Nutrition, The Alexander Technique, Hands-on Skills for adjusting in postures and Myers Briggs Personality profiling for building self-awareness to teach. A 6-hour Emergency First Aid Course will also be made available to all students out with the course hours and will be programmed in the summer of 2022.

Tutors

Course Director June Mitchell, Lead Trainer Judi Farrell, James Boag, Julia Woodham, Dale Spence, Trish Spence, Rosie Tamkin, Kamal Thapen, Tony Young, Alex Woodward, Lisa Marie Bertoni, Diane Sage, Claire Collinson, Nikki Burton – and assisted throughout by CYS qualified teachers.

Course Dates for 2021-22

Friday
evenings: 6.30 – 9.30pm (refreshments included)

Saturdays: 9am – 6pm (vegetarian lunch and refreshments included)

Plus 2 Sunday mornings: 9am til 1pm – February and June 2022

Module 1 – 17 and 18 September 2021

Module 2 – 15 and 16 October  

Module 3 – 12 and 13 November

Module 4 – 10 and 11 December

Module 5  – 21 and 22 January 2022

Module 6 – 18, 19 and 20 February incl Sunday, 9 til 1pm

Module 7 – 18 and 19 March

Module 8 – 22 and 23 April

Module 9 – 20 and 21 May

Module 10  – 17, 18 and 19June incl Sunday, 9 til 1pm

Module 11 – 15 and 16 July

Module 12 – 12 and 13 August

Glasgow, Merchant City Yoga

Merchant City Yoga, The Jacobean Building, 2nd Floor, 49 Virginia Street, GLASGOW G1 1TS

Friday evenings: 6.30 – 9.30pm (refreshments included)
Saturdays: 9am – 6pm (vegetarian lunch and refreshments included)
Plus two Sunday mornings: 9am til 1pm – February and June 2019

To apply –
Contact Judi Farrell
0141 255 0689
info@merchantcityyoga.com

  • Philosophical and Spiritual Study of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras
  • Asanas- For personal practice we are working with the Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary Series in addition to studying Sivananda, Iyengar and Yoga Flow styles
  • Pranayama- the science behind the breath
  • Nadis, Chakras, Bandhas and Kriyas
  • Relaxation and Meditation techniques
  • The use of Music, Mantras and Chanting
  • Anatomy and Physiology- covering all the body systems and understanding how yoga acts on them with additional specialist tuition in Yoganatomy.
  • Guidance for Self-Practice and Personal Development
  • Yoga for special circumstances, i.e: back pain, pregnancy, children, seniors, restorative, etc.
  • Tutorials in Chi Gung, Tai Chi, NLP, Alexander Technique, Nutrition and Myers-Briggs personality profiling
  • Setting up your classes marketing, Accounting, etc.

In addition and to give extra help in developing good teaching skills, the course will also uniquely include: Chi Gung – Yoga and Chi Gung go very well together and students often enjoy the addition of this type of movement in regular classes;  NLP (neurolinguistic programming) and Myers Briggs personality profiling – teaching yoga is not as easy as a good teacher can make it look and the self awareness and understanding taught in NLP and Myers Briggs sessions are very helpful for acquiring good teaching skills;  hands-on skills for adjusting in postures;   guidance and tuition for postural adjustments from The Alexander Technique, ‘how I use my body affects the way it works’.   It is very helpful as a yoga teacher to have an understanding of the Alexander Technique;  Nutrition – the importance of good nutrition cannot be over-emphasised and of course affects health and fitness.

generic1At both venues, Saturday mornings are for the development of personal Ashtanga Vinyasa practice followed by practical yoga teaching tutorials / methodology and meditation with the remaining time taken up with lectures and practicals.

In addition to weekend tutorials, there is a minimum requirement of one and a half hours of weekly classes (based on 45 weeks per year) from a suitable local teacher. Home practice and study may take up another 2 – 4 hours per week, with assignments to complete for each module. Assessments will be ongoing and together with submitted written module papers, will lead to overall evaluation for certification.

Small groups ensure good input and guidance for each trainee teacher, and will lead to an International Certification CYS Yoga Alliance, enabling graduates to teach worldwide. Full insurance cover will be available to all qualified CYS teachers and the Teachers Register on the website is available to all authorities and parties interested in acquiring the services of fully qualified yoga teachers. Guidance for the setting of professional fees together with the practical aspects of running classes is also given.

Continuing Professional Development – Re-registration for CYS teachers is linked to 12 hrs CPD yearly and workshops from International Yoga teachers are in the CYS post graduate programme.