Did you graduate your 200 hour teacher training only to discover that you really didn’t know how to teach? Did you arrive to teach your first class unsure of your sequencing and hesitant in your delivery? You’re not a bad teacher, you just haven’t had enough practice.
The reality is that 200 hour teacher trainings are not designed to train teachers. According to the standards laid out by the Yoga Alliance half of your 200 hour teacher training had to be spent practicing while only 25 hours had to be spent on teaching methodology.
In this course you will learn how to answer the three essential questions you need to actually succeed as a teacher.
What problem am I addressing?
Who am I addressing is for?
How do I use my knowledge of yoga to address it?
The fact is that your students don’t come to class to learn yoga. They come because they have a problem. They’re stiff, they’re stressed, they can’t sleep, they’re looking for a deeper spiritual connection etc. They hope that yoga will be part of their solution.
Using a proven pedagogical strategy, we will develop the tools you need to identify demographic of students you want to work with and to hone in on the specific challenges they face. Our five stage teaching strategy includes observation, research, planning, teaching and reflection, and we will examine each of these in detail over the course of five modules.
Just teaching methodology
This is a course for beginner level teachers. It is not a course in how to practice yoga. We will not be covering alignment or anatomy. We will not be learning how to practice asanas. This course is delivered in a lecture format and there are no guided practice sessions.
Whether you are a Vinyasa teacher or a Yin teacher, a Power Yoga teacher or a Gentle Hatha teacher, this course will give you the tools to make your TEACHING the best it can be. If you want to amaze your students with your ability to perceive what’s going on in their body. If you want to impress studio owners with the thoroughness of your lesson plans. If you want to be the kind of teacher other teachers seek to imitate. This is the course for you.