Going further in your yoga practice will be all about learning to teach in the Iyengar method. The teaching of yoga in the Iyengar method requires commitment to practice and to theory, as you will begin to learn how to translate your knowledge to others in a class setting. The Marrickville Yoga Centre regularly runs a Teacher Training Course with students studying towards and completing Certification as Iyengar Yoga Teachers.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed the course so far and the transformation that is taking place. I have found that the theory is supporting and extending my practice and as a result I have observed this impact on my everyday life. Simon has a wealth of knowledge to share and has structured the course in such a way that it has been interesting, stimulating and practical.”
Robyn Lowe, Speech Pathologist & Researcher
“Simon’s guidance and encouragement have helped me get the skills and confidence to integrate the two. During the course, I have particularly enjoyed the led group practices with Simon and the other trainees, assisting in classes with Simon and Rod, and studying yoga philosophy. But best of all, are the friendships that I have made with my fellow trainees.”
Yvonne Cheung, Scientist
“My biggest realisation was that to become a teacher, I first had to learn how to practice and become more involved in my own practice so that my teaching can come from an authentic place of experience, knowledge and understanding. The course gave me the tools and confidence to start to work with the challenges that inevitably come up when yoga asks you to look deeper within yourself, whether it be the frustration of working with stiff hips or the self-doubt that arises when teaching others.”
The course takes place over 4 weekends throughout the year. As part of this course you will also be required to undertake at least 60 hours of assisting. Please see below for an overview of each element involved in the Teacher Training Course at Marrickville Yoga Centre.
Assisting is an essential and compulsory component of this Teacher Training course. Observation of teaching, as well as the student process, is vital for beginning teachers in learning about the Iyengar approach to teaching asanas. Assisting generally takes place on a weekly basis however there is the option to undertake the assisting process in blocks. This will, however, need to be established prior to enrolling in the course.
Study groups will take place over 4 weekends throughout the year. These will typically occur on Friday and Saturday evenings, and will run in a similar manner to the weekends you have been a part of this year.
FRIDAY NIGHT SELF-PRACTICE:
Students must attend at least 4 of these sessions throughout the year. These take place once a month during which students practice the relevant sequences. Students may attend as many of these practice sessions as they like.
In continuing on in your yoga study, you would be working towards an assessment which will see you passing into accreditation. Not all students, however, will necessarily wish to work towards this – but this is something you will need to discuss with Simon prior to enrolling.
Written assignments and individual and group presentations will form an important component of ongoing yoga study. The average weekly commitment in terms of reading and assignment preparation is 2 hours.
OVERVIEW OF COMMITMENT:
4 Weekends throughout 2017
4 (minimum) Friday night self-practice sessions at studio
60 hours (minimum) assisting hours throughout 2017
2 hours/week reading and assignment preparation
TEACHER TRAINING WEEKEND
FRI 5.30-7.30PM PRACTISE AND TEACHING
FRI 5.30-7.30PM PRACTISE AND TEACHING
SAT 5.30-7.30PM TEACHING
SUN 7.30AM- 9.30AM, 1PM -4PM
FRIDAY NIGHT SELF-PRACTICE SESSION
These take place once a month during which students practice the relevant sequences. Students may attend as many of these practice sessions as they like.
By the end of this Teacher Training Course you will have completed all the necessary requirements for accreditation. Whether or not you choose to pursue accreditation at this stage is at your discretion however by completing the In-Depth Course as well as the Teacher Training Course you will have completed all the hours of study, practice, and assisting necessary for accreditation.
DATES & TIMES 2017
February 24th – 26th
March 31st – 2nd April
July 21st – 23rd
September 8th – 10th
All four weekends – $800 (due February by 1st 2017.)
Individual weekend – $250