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Teacher Training

GreenPath: 300-Hour Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training with Clayton Horton

1 February - 25 April, Starstreet Precinct – Wan Chai

The Greatest Happiness comes from helping others.

Teaching Yoga is a Service to all beings and is a contribution to our community and to the health of our world.

Continue your studies with Clayton and Greenpath Yoga.This 300-hour course is for those who have previously completed a 200-hour training course. We welcome students who are already teaching, aspiring to teach or simply wish to deepen their own practice.

Greenpath Yoga provides a holistic approach to yogic education, addressing and enriching multiple layers of the human experience. 

Yoga Alliance Accredited School
P
URE 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 & 300-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 towards 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.

Asana

  • Ashtanga Yoga in the tradition of the Jois family of Mysore, South India as well as simple restorative postures and mudras
  • The asana portion of the course will focus on the Ashtanga Primary Series and accessible Intermediate Series postures
  • Daily morning practise of Ashtanga Mysore-style and Led classes with meditation and simple breathwork
  • Study of Vinyasa; Correct breathing combined with conscious movement, dristhi (looking place), the internal energy locks, (bandhas)
  • Proper Technique & Alignment for stability, safety and ease

 

Teaching

  • Further developing your teaching voice - Verbal Cues, Authenticity and Non-Violent Communication
  • Classroom Dynamics - responding appropriately to what arises in the classroom, seeing the big picture, Led classes and Mysore-style
  • Injury Prevention - learn how to instruct students in a safe manner and stay injury-free as a practitioner & teacher
  • Deepening our Knowledge of Adjustments - how, why, when and for whom? Become comfortable and confident with basic and verbal adjustments
  • Prenatal Yoga - how to guide mums-to-be in a safe and supportive manner
  • Sanskrit - learn basic counting and asana names of the Ashtanga Primary and Second Series

 

Anatomy & Physiology

  • In-depth exploration of Functional Anatomy -  understand the relationship of muscles, bones, connective tissue and fascia
  • Subtle Anatomy: Further exploration of Chakras, Vayus, Koshas, and Nadis

 

Philosophy

  • Deepen our experience of the Patanjalim Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita and other ancient texts
  • History of Yoga - Yoga’s ancient history and its evolution into modern times
  • Tantra, Vedanta, Buddhism, Ecology and their relation to Yoga
  • The Tree of Yoga - Lineages, Gurus and styles of Yoga

 

Yoga Lifestyle

  • How to be a a good student
  • Qualities of the Teacher
  • Ethics - the moral foundation of the practice, Yamas and Niyamas and Non-Violent Communication
  • Bhakti Yoga - Kirtan, devotional chanting and mantra
  • Business of Yoga - how to orient oneself and gracefully navigate the seas of today’s Yoga biz, social media and online teaching
  • Yogic Diet - Nutrition for mind, body and soul, conscious eating, fasting
  • Ayurveda - a review and deeper exploration into India’s ancient Science of Life

 

Module 1: 1-11 February 2023
(Day off: 6 February, Monday)

Module 2: 1-11 March 2023
(Day off: 6 March, Monday)

Module 3: 15-25 April 2023
(Day off: 20 April, Thursday)

  

6:30am – 6:45am

Seated Meditation

6:45am – 9:00am

Mysore Practice (Open to Public)

9:30am – 12:30pm

Morning Study

2.00pm – 5:00pm

Afternoon Study

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. We emphasise that this programme may not be for everyone.

 

Interested students must:

  • Have a deep desire to learn and personally explore the deeper dimensions of yoga
  • Have graduated from a 200-hour teacher training with at least one year of teaching experience
  • Be free of major injuries going into the programme
  • Have a coachable attitude
  • Be fully committed and understand that 100% full attendance is required
  • Be willing to forgo most other personal or professional commitments for the duration of the programme
  • Commit to being drug- and alcohol-free during the training period
  • Notify PURE if undergoing any medication for any physical or psychological conditions before registering

 

Upon completion, this training will qualify you to register with Yoga Alliance at the 500-hour level. 

Clayton is an experienced and internationally known KPJAYI Certified Ashtanga yoga teacher who was born in Oklahoma, USA on Teacher’s Day, 10 September. He discovered yoga at age 21 whilst living in San Francisco, California, when his mother took him to a pranayama class. After several years of practice and a long trip to India, he began teaching in 1996. To Clayton, yoga is a healing path back to the Self, allowing us to experience true peace and happiness. Being kind and living in balance with nature are qualities that continue to guide his life.


Clayton studied with masters K. Pattabhi Jois and the Greensufi for many years, both of whom gave him great inspiration to practise daily and develop a yogic lifestyle. He founded Greenpath Yoga in San Francisco in October of 2001. The studio was one of America’s first green and environmentally-friendly yoga studios with inspiring and progressive yoga programmes, philosophies, events and authenticity. Clayton received formal authorisation to teach Ashtanga Yoga from the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute of Mysore, South India in 2003 and he received Level Two Authorisation in 2010. Whilst attending a course for teachers in Mysore during the summer of 2016, Sharath Jois awarded Clayton with the blessing of ‘Certification’ – the highest level of accreditation for teachers at the institute.


Clayton’s teaching style is traditional, yet light-hearted and relaxed. He believes that by practising and living yoga, we can transform ourselves and the world around us. According to Clayton, Ashtanga Yoga is a complete and well-balanced system in which an experienced and skilled teacher can help any student 'find their place' within its structure regardless of individual challenges, aptitude and constitution.


Clayton’s favourite hobbies are surfing, swimming and playing guitar. He is committed to making the world a better place by living with eco-awareness, teaching yoga and meditation, serving others with charity work (karma yoga), and offering music & Kirtan chanting (bhakti yoga). www.greenpathyoga.org

 

QUALIFICATIONS & CERTIFICATIONS

• Stanford Center for Health Education, Nutrition Science, online associate degree, 2020

• Gong / Sound Healing, ongoing studies with Martha Collard, HKG

• Natural Yogic Treatment, Fasting Detox Coaching Training, online 2020

• Paul Schmidt Acadamie, Lennestadt, Germany, Cetification in the practice of Bioresonance, 2017

• Initiation of Tantric Sadhana, Sahaj Meditation, Levels 1-6, Dada Dharmavedananda, Cebu Philippines, 2012-2017

• Bicom UK LLP, Biresonance Basic Therapy Course A and B, 2017

• Ananda Marga Yoga Wellness Center, Cebu Philippines, Diploma of Basic Natural Therapy, 2016
• K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute, Certification, 2016
• K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute Authorisation Level Two, 2010
• K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Research Institute Authorisation Level One, 2003

 

 

SUPER OFFER

(First 10 registrants only)

 

Early-bird Discount

(ends 31 December)

Regular Price

Full Training

HK$42,500

HK$44,550

HK$49500

One Modular 10-Day Drop-in

 

HK$16,500

HK$18,333

 

 

Morning Intensives (with Teacher’s approval only)

 

In-Studio

Regular Price

Zoom Online 30% OFF

*50% OFF for Graduates

(In-Studio/ONLINE)

Full 30-Day Morning Intensives

HK$9,600

HK$6,720

HK$,4800

 One Modular 10-Day Morning Intensive

HK$3,600

HK$2,520

HK$1,800

Individual Morning Intensive Drop-in

HK$420

HK$294

 

 

 

**50% off Morning Intensives Package (Full 30-Day or One Modular 10-Day option) for graduates of 200-Hour Greenpath Ashtanga Training. 

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Minimum Students
This programme requires a minimum of 15 students.

 

Studio Closure

In case of studio closure due to unexpected circumstances – including the Hong Kong Observatory’s issuing of typhoon signals 8 and above, black rainstorm warning signals – training will be postponed, and the new schedule will be decided by PURE and its teacher(s). If you cannot attend the make-up class sessions, you can access them online as they will be recorded.

 

Early-Bird Discount:       

  • Early-Bird Discount ends 31 December 2022.

 

Refunds/Cancellation:    

  • No refund or credit will be issued for cancellations starting from 1 January 2023.
  • Valid refunds are subject to a 10% processing fee that will be deducted from your refund.
  • All applications for refund (medical & emergency reasons) must be made within 3 days after the event finishes.

   

Healthy-licious juice cleanse offer from nood food

  • $200 discount on nood food 3-Day juice cleanse for all yoga event registrants on training date. Ask nood food staff at your event location for details.

 

Special offer from PURE Retail

10% off all PURE Apparel/Kurios regular-priced products for all yoga event registrants on dates of the workshop.



Contact & Enquiries

 

*If there is any discrepancy between the printed and web versions, the web version shall prevail.

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?
P
URE 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, P
URE 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 P
URE
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