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Teacher Training

Limitless: Unlocking Your Deeper Potential (200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Jai Patil & Lily Feng)

Yoga-Alliance Accredited Teacher Training

An immersive journey to enhance AWARENESS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE

  

Learning how to teach and exploring the many facets of yoga can help build expertise and knowledge, elevating one’s understanding of yoga practice for better physiological and psychological well-being. The true goal of this programme is to aid students in developing and unlocking their inner potential, paving the way forward in their personal yoga journey.

Correct practice of techniques requires proper understanding of the techniques' roots along with their correct execution. Learning a systematic teaching methodology that is consistent with human anatomy in the sequencing of postures and movements is key to safe and proper practice. Good sequencing skills enable physical balance in every part of the body; and having a focused and open mind brings about a balanced state of mental capacity. In this programme, Jai and Lily will explore all the above and be your loyal partners throughout this meaningful journey.

Better understanding of the philosophical and practical aspects behind the practice of postures and meditation can also greatly help in maintaining a healthier, happier, and more sensible lifestyle. 

This 200-hour Yoga Alliance Accredited Teacher Training programme is Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga-centric, requires commitment and self-discipline, and will provide the following key takeaways:

  • Mastering the art, techniques and principles of Yoga
  • Being a well-rounded yoga practitioner and aspiring teacher who understands the physical, physiological, psychological and philosophical aspects of Yoga
  • Unlocking your deeper potential to better practice and teaching
  • Building your confidence and transforming you to embrace larger challenges
  • A platform for you to grow, not only professionally in yoga but also in your personal yoga journey

Techniques, Training, Practice

  • Asana Mastery
    • Detailed learning of Sanskrit names and their corresponding English names for most of the basic and intermediate level asanas
    • A complete suite of Standing, Forward Bends, Back Bends, Twisting, Supine, Prone, Arm Balances & Inversions will be covered
    • Alignment and Foundations of each asana group
    • Variation Asanas for beginners, intermediate and advanced practitioners, and hands-on adjustments
    • Intelligent progression from basics towards intermediate and advanced levels
    • Dialogues of basic asanas for efficient class instruction and management
    • Functional alignment
    • Contraindications and Safety Notes
    • Usage of props – blocks, straps, bolsters, blankets, chairs, mat and modern props (for beginner and intermediate students)
  • Pranayama & Subtle Body
    • Mastering breathing techniques
    • Explains various breathing techniques and their health benefits
    • Three main Nadis
    • Prana Vayu Dhyana
    • Koshas, Kleshas, Chakras
  • Meditation
    • Knowledge of Key Terms
    • Meditation Methods
    • Chanting, Mantras and Mudras
    • Benefits of Meditation and relation to yoga practice

  

Anatomy & Physiology

  • Anatomy Introduction
  • Functional Anatomy
  • Anatomical Position and the three planes of movement
  • The Skeletal System (hips joint, shoulder joint, knee joint, spinal column)
  • Muscular System & Connective Tissue (limbs, abdominal muscle group, back muscle group, gluteal muscle group, pelvic floor muscle group)
  • The Skeletal and Muscular System in relation to the training syllabus
  • Common injuriwa in sports, yoga, & physical recovery
  • Exercise Contraindication

Physiology

  • Nervous System
  • Respiratory System 
  • Alimentary System
  • Homeostasis and Endocrine System

Biomechanics

  • Introduction of Biomechanics
  • Biomechanics in relation to yoga practice
  • Types of joint movement and safe practice
  • Enhancing mobility and stabilisation
  • Contraindications, misalignment, and safety considerations

  

Yoga Humanities

  • Introduction to Yoga and its roots
  • Branches of Yoga
  • History and Modern History (Main Yogic Epics, Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, etc.)
  • Streams of Yoga (Jnana Yoga, Raja Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Karma Yoga, Mantra Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, etc.)
  • Yoga Sutras of Patañjali – Important Sutras, their spiritual values and applications in modern yogic science
  • Relationship Between Asanas, Pranayama and Meditation
  • Philosophical approach to learning, practising and teaching yoga
  • The Vedas 
  • The Upanishads 
  • Yoga Ethics

  

Professional Essentials (Teaching Methodology & Practicum)

  • Teaching Methodology
    • Concepts of classroom management
    • Sculpting a class for students with different needs
    • Crafting the skill of a teacher and realising associated responsibilities and purposes
    • Art of lesson planning and sequencing a group class
    • Art of cueing (verbal, visual, physical cues)
    • Theme, introduction and closing for professional classes
    • Building confidence in verbal communication skills and body language
    • Finding your unique voice and style of teaching
  • Professional Development
    • Ethical Guidelines for Yoga teachers
    • Professional Guidelines for Yoga teachers
    • Commitment to roots of Yoga
    • Importance of Continuing Education and the way forward
    • Concept of business elements involved
  • Practicum
    • Teaching practice within small groups (from early stage of training to develop confidence, voice, pacing)
    • Leading a small group, class, and peer / mentor review
    • Applying knowledge and skill sets from previous sessions
    • Learning to build sequence for self-practice at different stages of personal development

5 March 2022 – 21 May 2022 (Weekend Programme)

  

Saturdays and Sundays

8:30am – 10:30am – Morning Intensives

10:30am – 11:00am – Break

11:00am – 13:00pm – Lecture, Group Work, Discussion, Teaching Practice

13:00pm – 14:00pm –Lunch Break

14:00pm – 15:00pm – Yoga Nidra, Mantra Chanting and Sanskrit Asana Names

15:00pm – 15:15pm Tea Break

15:15pm – 18:45pm – Lecture, Group Work, Discussion, Teaching Practice

18:45pm – 19:15pm – Clearing Doubts / Self-Study / Self-Practice

  

* No lesson on 16 & 17 April (Rest week)

** Homework Assignment: Written assignments may be offered to build greater knowledge absorption and enhance overall learning progression.

Students who are interested in participating should bear in mind that this will be a physically and emotionally demanding programme. It will require a strong commitment and personal sacrifice as well as the support of the student's primary support network. 

Interested students must:
• Have a deep desire to learn and personally explore the deeper dimensions of yoga
• Have a minimum of 12 months of regular yoga practice
• Be free of major injuries going into the programme
• Have a coachable attitude and a keen sense to learn
• Be willing to forgo most other personal or professional commitments for the duration of the programme

Lily Feng (ERYT200)

Lily was very intrigued when she stepped into yoga by chance, and many unexpected things happened on the mat. She soon discovered that the yoga mat is a place where she can find gratification and mind-body connection. Through consistent practice and continuous learning, she wants to share the joy of yoga and her love for it with more people.

Besides being a qualified yoga teacher, Lily is also a certified personal trainer. She has a wealth of experience in Pilates, sports rehabilitation, etc., and integrates multi-faceted training into her classes. Lily believes that everyone needs different exercises to meet their different goals. She expertly maintains just the right balance of guidance and difficulty when she teaches. Lily encourages students to use their own rhythm, focus on breathing and perception, practise awareness of the body, bravely challenge and enjoy every exercise, to express their inner emotions and to explore their inner and outer worlds.

Qualifications and Certifications

  • RYT500 Vinyasa Teacher Training, 2020
  • 50-hour Professional Acrobatics Training, 2018
  • ERYT200 Vinyasa Teacher Training, 2017
  • Animal Flow Training, 2017
  • Land-power Teacher Training, 2017
  • CrossCore Rotational Bodyweight Training, 2016
  • Sports Therapist Training, 2016
  • Pilates Training, 2015
  • 50-hour Maternal Yoga Teacher Training, 2013
  • 100-hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training, 2013
  • 200-hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training, 2012 

Jai Patil(ERYT-500)

Jai always loved playing sports. It was a yoga practitioner friend who inspired him to step onto the mat and this same friend’s motivation fuelled Jai’s practice. Regular physical asana practice gave him the opportunity to participate in University Yoga Competitions, and those competitions created a certain discipline in his life along the path of yoga. He is grateful to have met his very unique and disciplined guru – GuruJi Bsavaraj, Hadalagi – who inspired him to complete yoga courses Shri Krishna Yogashram.  

One of these was a teacher training in 2005, where he gained deeper insight into the Hatha yoga method that he had learned from childhood. Soon after, he discovered Ashtanga Vinyasa in Mysore and in 2009 learnt the primary series for 45 days in Sthlam8 with Master Ajay – an experience that he found invigorating and helpful for the weaker parts of his body. In 2010, Jayaprakash attended a 200-hour teacher training at the Sivananda Institute of Madurai that focused on the process of self-discipline and was a turning point in his expanding vision of spirituality. In late 2014 he went to Bali to attend a 2-week programme with his beloved teacher Matthew Sweeney, fell in love with self-practice classes and was intrigued by Matthew’s popular system of Vinyasa Krama. Jayaprakash currently practices Chandra Krama.

Jai aims to help his students understand the purpose of practising yoga rather than just making practice a habit. “It matters to me how much the degree of awareness evolves in one’s lifetime!” His approach is not merely to aid students in achieving greater flexibility and strength but rather to attain the discipline that must be created out of yogic sadhana. With this level of practice, Jai believes it is possible to make the planet one united nation.

QUALIFICATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • 300-hr Hamsalife Teacher Training Course, 2018
  • 200-hr Chandrakrama (Moon Series) with Matthew Sweeney, 2015
  • 300-hr Ashtanga Vinyasa with Matthew Sweeney, Bali, 2015
  • 200-hr Sivananda Yoga, 2012
  • Yoga Teacher Training Course/Talent Search Development Summer
  • 3-month Training Camp with Krishna Yogashrama, Guledgudd
  • Certificate of Teacher Training, Sthalam8 Ashtanga Yoga Shala, Mysore, India
  • Ashtanga Mysore Vinyasa in Mandala Yoga Shala, Mysore, India

Limitless: Unlocking Your Deeper Potential (200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Jai & Lily)

  

Full 200-Hour Programme

RMB 19,800 (only for the first 20 sign-ups)

RMB 22,800 (for registrations received before 31 January 2022)

RMB 28,500 (for registrations received from 1 February 2022)

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Application
Please complete an online application form or email us to apply. You will be notified by email within 3-5 days of its approval along with a Welcome Letter outlining payment procedures and further details. 

Early-Bird Discount
Early-Bird Price: Application sent in on or before 31 January 2022.
Regular Price: Application sent in starting from 1 February 2022.

Refunds/Cancellation:   

  • All refunds are subject to a 10% processing fee before 31 January 2022.
  • All refunds are subject to a 30% processing fee starting 1 February 2022.
  • Processing fee will be deducted from your refund.

Minimum Students
This programme requires a minimum of 10 students.

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  • 20% off all PURE Apparel retail products for all yoga event registrants on dates of the workshop.
  • 20% off all nood food items for all yoga event registrants on dates of the workshop.

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