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Teacher Training

Refinement: Preparing to Teach with Tin Ming 200-Hour Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher Training

Refinement: Preparing to Teach 200-Hour Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher Training is offered in two 100-hour modules. It is intended for advancing students who wish to deepen their practice and for aspiring teachers who are looking for a course that provides the tools with which to teach intelligently and confidently. This programme will certify students to teach alignment-focused and philosophically-inspired Hatha and Vinyasa classes. This includes the principles of Hatha, Vinyasa, Restorative Yoga, as well as the therapeutic benefits of yoga asana and pranayama.

This training is intended for anyone who is ready to move deeper into the practice of yoga as well as anyone interested in learning how to teach yoga. By substantiating critical skills and knowledge to specific postures, the course materials inspire yoga teachers to find their own voice for giving clearer and more effective verbal instructions. Topics include the history of yoga, yoga philosophy and lifestyle, teaching methodology, sequencing, anatomy and meditation. The course materials also provide knowledge in using props for designing one-on-one private sessions.
Students who attend 100% of both Module I & II will receive a 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training certificate and you will qualify to register with the Yoga Alliance as a 200hr RYT.

Yoga Alliance Accredited School
PURE Yoga is a registered school with Yoga Alliance. Our teacher training programmes and teachers are internationally accredited, have exclusive recognition and qualify for the 200-hr Yoga Alliance Certification.

Yoga Alliance is an international governing board for yoga teachers and training programmes in the U.S and globally. Graduates of our programme are automatically eligible to register as a RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) with Yoga Alliance. Becoming a RYT means having a higher profile and gaining international recognition as a yoga teacher, attributes that many hiring studios look for.

Mission Statement
We offer this training in an effort to grow our community of committed yoga practitioners, empowering those who demonstrate dedication to a personal practice, by sharing the knowledge, skills and tools we have learned so they too can start teaching yoga.

We intend to guide trainees toward a healthy self-confidence, while at the same time invoking in them a sense of humility and excitement, knowing that they are at the beginning of a long journey.

Module II Syllabus

Learning Objectives
At the end of the module, students will:
• Demonstrate the ability to teach classes across healing, grounding and dynamic modalities
• Demonstrate basic understanding and direction to sequence classes based on breathing awareness, classical pranayama, and mantra meditation techniques
• Demonstrate a greater context for, and understanding of, Yoga in its entirety, beyond the physical approach to asana
• Co-create a nurturing environment in which we can deepen our connection to ourselves, family, friends, and each other


Techniques, Training & Practice
Experience a range of styles through practice, from healing and grounding to dynamic. Student-teachers will be taught in a variety of physical and breathing methods to further engage themselves in practice.
In this session you will:
• Learn to practise asanas in various healing modalities in gentle, yin and restorative classes from both classical old-style grounding hatha yoga as well as modern restorative forms
• Learn to practise asanas in various vinyasa class sequences and more creative expressive vinyasa forms

B. Teaching Methodology
Learn how to accurately see different bodies and identify misalignments and congestion to safely assist students in removing dysfunction that causes pain and unnecessary discomfort. Through discussion and practice, the student-teachers will learn how to safely and intelligently sequence yoga classes.

In this session you will:
• Learn to refine the structure and content of verbal cues according to different styles of practices
• Learn to assist and adjust people in asanas

C. Yoga Philosophy & Psychology, Lifestyle & Ethics for Yoga Teachers
Study Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra through discussion, mantra and meditation. Learn the deeper meanings of the definitive text of yoga by breaking down these pearls of wisdom beyond their rudimentary translations.
In this session you will:
• Deepen your understanding of the breadth of Yoga teachings (asanas, meditation, pranayama, diet, yoga philosophy, intuition, lifestyle, and more) and how they can be used to help one’s yoga practice

(D) Practicum
In this session you will:
• Practise teaching as the lead instructor
• Receive and give feedback
• Observe others teaching

Learning Objectives
At the end of the module, students will:
• Demonstrate assessment skills (including structural and functional assessment, basic Ayurvedic constitution and imbalances assessment) for students or for themselves
• Demonstrate ability to create and evaluate individualised yoga practices using a variety of props (belts, blankets, blocks, bolsters, chairs, wall ropes and massage balls)
• Demonstrate a deeper understanding of anatomy, physiology and kinesiology
• Know how Yoga and Ayurveda work together to promote well-being of body, mind and spirit
• Demonstrate an understanding of the breadth of Yoga teachings (asanas, meditation, pranayama, diet, yoga philosophy, and more) and how they can be used to help one’s yoga practice
• Demonstrate understanding of the importance of the power of the mind – the use of affirmations, visualisations and mantra
Module I Syllabus

A. Teaching Methodology
Being a good teacher is not about doing the perfect, most difficult pose. It is about having good energy, being passionate and sharing what you know with others. It is about knowledge and authenticity and being of service.

In this session you will:
• Gain practical client assessment skills (including structural and functional assessment, basic Ayurvedic constitution assessment)
• Learn to sequence individualised yoga practices using a variety of props (belts, blankets, blocks, bolsters, chairs, wall ropes and massage balls)
• Learn to refine the structure and content of verbal cues
• Learn to assist and adjust people in asanas

B. Techniques, Training & Practice
Experience the essence of yoga asanas by learning progressive steps using various props – belt, block, bolster, chair and wall rope – based on anatomical principles and muscular efforts, reinforcing the connection between mind and body, and using the body as a tool for getting into the present moment.

Each body is different and requires individual effort. There is no one-size-fits-all alignment or pose. By approaching yoga asanas with reference to the Ayurvedic principles, discussions will lead participants to make wise choices about props and modifications and teach them to work hard, stay present and surrender to the process, rather than focusing on the end result.

In this session you will:
• Learn to practise asanas using a variety of props (belt, blanket, block, bolster, chair, wall rope and massage ball) according to the principles of alignment
• Discover how Yoga and Ayurveda work together to promote well-being of body, mind and spirit
• Deepen your understanding of the breadth of Yoga teachings (asanas, meditation, pranayama, diet, yoga philosophy, intuition, lifestyle, and more) and how they can be used to help one’s yoga practice

C. Anatomy & Physiology
Deeply understanding the anatomy and movement principles of the body is an invaluable tool for yoga teachers and serious students. Not only does it help your teaching, it also enriches your own practice. In this practical session you will experience the below anatomical and kinesiological principles in asana practice:
• Structure Below the Skin: Bones, Joints and Nerves
• Muscular Movements relative to the Force of Gravity
• Upper Limbs (Neck, Shoulder and Back)
• Lower Limbs (Hip and Leg)
• Arm, Wrist and Hand; Ankle and Foot
• The Diaphragm

Module 2:

31 July 2021
1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 August 2021
8:30am - 7:00pm (9 hrs)

This 10-day programme is designed for serious students working towards 200-Hour Yoga Alliance Certification. It includes more asana and pranayama as well as meditation, chanting and an in-depth study of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. The course also explores the history, different paths and schools of yoga, approaches to planning personal practices to meet individual needs. Styles across healing, grounding and dynamic practices will be covered.

Module 1

4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 22, 25, 26 September 2021
1-3 Oct 2021
9:00am - 6:00pm (7.5 hrs)
This in-depth 12-day programme is designed for yoga teachers and serious students. It provides foundational skills necessary for a safe and effective yoga practice including assessment skills from the perspective of structure and function, posture alignment, breath, subtle energy, and the principles of Ayurveda. Taking the benefits from a variety of styles and props, ranging from healing restorative practice to dynamic vinyasa practices, the course aims to guide participants in experiencing all asanas more deeply. By substantiating critical skills and knowledge to specific postures, the course materials inspire yoga teachers to find their own voice for giving clearer and more effective verbal instructions. The course materials also provide knowledge in using props for designing one-on-one private sessions.

Course Completion Requirements
• Attendance at all classes
• Completion of all assigned readings
• Participation in class discussions and activities (including case studies, review sessions, practicums). Participation needs to reflect that the student has learned and begun to assimilate the information from their assigned readings
• Satisfactory performance on in-class (80%) (closed-book) quizzes. This will indicate an achievement of the stated course Learning Objectives. Students will be given Answer Keys to the quizzes immediately after taking them, and there will then be time for further Q & A and group discussion.
• During in-class practicums, students must provide yoga practices in a safe and appropriate manner. Students are given immediate feedback from faculty and peers on all aspects of their observational, assessment, decision-making, planning and teaching skills.
• Satisfactory completion of the Home Practice Assignment. Students are given written feedback. If the expected standard of satisfactory performance is not met, students will be given additional guidance and assignments as needed until they can demonstrate the expected competency.
• If any of the above requirements or expectations are not met, the student will be counselled and/or given additional assignments to help them demonstrate satisfactory performance.

Required Texts
• Iyengar, B.K.S. Light on Yoga. US: Schocken (1996)
• Iyengar, B.K.S. Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. UK: HarperCollins (2003)
• Lad, Vasant, The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies, Harmony Books (1998)
• Lasater, Judith. Yogabody: Anatomy, Kinesiology, and Asana. Berkeley, CA: Rodmell (2009)
• Mehta, S. et el. Yoga: The Iyengar Way: The New Definitive Illustrated Guide. UK: Dorling Kinderseley (1990)
• Nachtomy, O. and Shifroni, E. The Psychophysical Lab: Yoga Practice and the Mind-body Problem. Israel: Mudita Books (2019)

Reading Materials & Reading Assignments
• Frawley, David, Yoga & Ayurveda, Lotus Press (1999)
• Frawley, David, Kozak, Sandra, Yoga for Your Type, Lotus Press (2001)
• Iyengar, B.K.S. Light on Pranayama : The Definitive Guide to the Art of Breathing. UK: HarperCollins (2013)
• Iyengar, B.K.S. Yoga For Sports. US: Westland (2015)
• Lad, Vasant, Ayurveda: The Science of Self-Healing, second edition, Lotus Press (1985)
• Mehta, S. Yoga: The Iyengar Way, Part II (Revised and Expanded Edition). UK: The Loving Heart Centre (2014)
• Mitchell, J. Yoga Biomechanics: Stretching Redefined, UK: Handspring (2019)
• Sengupta, R (ed.). B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga: The Path to Holistic Health. UK: Dorling Kinderseley (2001)
• Shifroni, E. A Chair for Yoga. US: Eyal Shifroni (2014)
• Shifroni, E. Props for Yoga I: Standing Asanas. US: Eyal Shifroni (2015)
• Shifroni, E. Props for Yoga II: Sitting Asanas and Forward Extensions. US: Eyal Shifroni (2015)
• Shifroni, E. Props for Yoga III: Inverted Asanas. US: Eyal Shifroni (2016)
• Steinberg, L. Asana Alternatives: The Neck and Shoulders. US: Parvati (2010)
• Steinberg, L. Asana Alternatives: The Knees. US: Parvati (2015)
• Vidal, M. Sun, Moon and Earth:The Sacred Relationship of Yoga and Ayurveda. Wisconsin: Lotus Press (2017)

 

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Full Training

31 July – 3 October

HK$25,200

HK$28,800

HK$36,000

Drop-in Module 2 or 1

HK$13,000

HK$14,856

HK$18,570

  

 

 

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Full Asana Intensive Practice
22 Practices

HK$6,000

HK$7,500

Any 10 Asana Intensive practices

HK$2,925

HK$3,250

Any 5 Asana Intensive practices

HK$1,575

HK$1,750

Intensive Practice Drop-in

$337

HK$375

  • Graduates receive 50% off for Full Asana & 10 Asana practice
    Capacity 17 for full training

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Registration:

• Full payment must be made upon registration.

•  To register, please see any PURE Yoga reception.

 

Early-Bird Discount
Super Early-Bird Price: Application sent in on or before 31 May 2021.
Early-Bird Price: Application sent in on or before 30 June 2021.
Regular Price: Application sent in starting 1 July 2021.

 

Refund/Cancellation Policy

 No refunds for cancellation starting 1 July 2021

 All refunds are subject to a 10% processing fee that will be deducted from your refund.

 

Healthy-licious juice cleanse offer from nood food
·         $200 discount on nood food 3-Day juice cleanse for all yoga event registrants on training dates. Ask nood food staff at your event location for details.

·         10% off all nood food items for all yoga event registrants on dates of the training.

 

Enquiries:

For enquiries, please email teachertraining@pure-yoga.com

Will I be able to teach right after I graduate from this programme?
Yes. All the course materials taught in this course prepare students with all the foundational knowledge and skills needed to become yoga teachers. Some students take it to deepen their own personal practice, kick-start a life transformational experience, while others do it to immediately start a teaching career. Others who do not want to proceed into teaching immediately would immerse into further trainings. More than half the students from our graduate programmes begin teaching friends, family, moving into part-time teaching in studios and then full-time teaching.

Will I be able to teach at Pure Yoga after graduating from this programme?
PURE Yoga is always open to applications and supports graduates from our programmes. We do have many teachers at PURE Yoga currently that are previous graduates. While we encourage graduates to apply with us, there is never a guarantee of job placement due to availability of openings or space within our studios. However, any graduates that apply with us are kept in our database and are advised if there are openings available.

Will PURE Yoga help with my Yoga Alliance application?
Upon successful graduation of our teacher training programmes, PURE Yoga will send the students a link to where they can apply for the Yoga Alliance certification. Our programmes and our school are Yoga Alliance accredited, meaning that students graduating from our programmes will “automatically” be approved when they apply to Yoga Alliance. From there, students will take their own steps in applying for Yoga Alliance – whether you are applying for 200-hour certification, 500-hour or so forth.

If I miss one day, will I be able to make up for it?
Students undergoing this programme must be fully committed and understand that 100% full attendance is required. They must also be willing to forgo most other personal or professional commitments for the duration of the programme – only with 100% attendance and completion of the course will students receive a certificate and no make-up of work will be given. Should there be any problems with this, students must speak with the faculty prior to the course and only under very special circumstances will it be considered.

Will I receive a certificate after the programme?
Upon successful completion, 100% attendance, and following the code of conduct – students will receive a Certificate of Completion from PURE Yoga for this teacher training programme.

Yoga experience

Pure Yoga Cardholders can opt to have their contracts temporarily suspended for the duration of the course. Please check YES if you would like to have your account suspended. Suspension period is on a monthly basis. You can choose the start day of your suspension. You are able to reactivate your account any time by filling in a reactivation form at the studio.
Should you wish to join any classes during the training, you will receive 50% off the regular price for drop-ins

*Please refer here for the full terms & conditions