Advanced Teacher Training Course

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This one year course aims to inspire, empower and support qualified yoga teachers by drawing from yogic and associated traditions. By honouring the uniqueness of the individual as both student and teacher of yoga, the course develops the intuition and confidence necessary to evolve teaching skills.

We aim to provide a space to facilitate the deepening of personal practice, thereby inspiring yoga teaching. The course presents a ‘toolbox’ of yogic and associated practices to apply in personal practice and when teaching.

Qualified, self-motivated yoga teachers from any tradition are invited to apply.

This 150 hour yoga registered course includes 100 taught hours held over 14 days (7 weekends of which 2 are Friday to Sunday residential weekends which are included in the course fee) plus 50 hours of home study and practice.

Areas of study include:

  • Developing teachers unique qualities
  • Planning themes and inspiring new ways to structure classes
  • DSY asana alignment principles
  • Detailed instruction on safe adjustments and light handed guidance
  • Developing confidence to safely teach postures that some find challenging to teach e.g. inversions
  • Modifying asana and use of props and supports
  • Enhancing the use of teachers physical anatomical language
  • Modifications for pregnant and postpartum women attending general classes
  • Yoga as a spiritual practice
  • Pranayama, mantra, meditation and DSY kriyas
  • Historical and background information on yoga including current research
  • Subtle anatomy of yoga (e.g. prana vayus, koshas, shariras, nadis, chakras and kundalini shakti)
  • Philosophy, including Patanjali, samkhya and vedanta
  • Sanskrit chanting of selected yoga sutras
  • Prana awareness exercises
  • Qigong (breathing, movement and energy exercises)
  • Coaching on marrying your practice, yogic principles, teaching and daily living
  • Guidelines on precautions for students with health conditions

Dates to be confirmed

Course fees to be confirmed

On successful completion of the one year course, the Devon School of Yoga Advanced Teacher Training Certificate is awarded. The certificate is recognised bythe Independent Yoga Network and the Yoga Register.



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